Where Have All The Tournaments Gone?
It wasn't very clear what the Challenge Division would entail, but by the looks of it, there may only be one Challenge Division event per 'stage' in North America. Basically, every team that is not in the Pro Division is considered to be in the Challenge Division. The official announcement about the Challenge Division stated the following:
I love events, really do. Most players have such a good time an passion for them. Stinks there aren't many to travel to this year.— Neslo tK (@Neslo) February 12, 2016
Challenge Division teams can compete in two tiers of tournaments:
At the end of each Pro Division Stage, the top teams based on Challenge Points qualify for the Relegation Tournament in their region, where they can compete for a spot in the next Stage of the Pro Division.
- Tier 1 events are LAN and online tournaments that are open to both Pro Division and Challenge Division participants. There are dedicated prize pools for both Pro Division and Challenge Division teams. Pro Division teams are not eligible to earn Challenge Division points, so top placing amateurs can walk away with their chance to enter the Call of Duty Championship Qualifier.
- Tier 2 events are online and LAN tournaments open only to Challenge Division teams. Both cash prizes and Challenge Points can be rewarded.
- UMG South Carolina
- 4 online Challenge Division tournaments