Game developer Activision has announced the new season of Call of Duty League will commence on December 2nd.
The first LAN tournament is scheduled for December 15th in Raleigh, NC. There will be five Majors this year, three of which will be hosted by CoD League Teams, as well as a Championship weekend to end the season sometime in 2024.
The Call of Duty League has just finished its latest season. Los Angeles Thieves, the CoD franchise owned by 100 Thieves, took the trophy by beating Atlanta FaZe in the grand final. The playoffs of the 2022 season took place at the Galen Center in August.
The upcoming season will start 35 days after the release of the newest instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 2 (The game will be released on October 28th, 2022). The players will have two weeks of online qualifiers to get acquainted with the game before the first Major in December. The CoD League also announced that the first Major will also host a Pro-Am format in which professional players will play matches against amateurs for a $500,000 (~£439,850) prize pool.
In addition, the first Challengers Open of the season is also set for December, as well as the 2022 CoD: Mobile Championship. To finish it off, the CoD Endowment Bowl will also be played this December between military esports teams from the USA and UK.
The next three Majors of the season will be hosted by teams. The first one will go to Boston Breach, the second will be hosted by OpTic Texas, and the third one by the New York Subliners. Each team will prepare its own unique event and play matches in front of a home crowd. The last Major of the season is still lacking details, but the organisers noted that more details are ‘coming soon’.
We still do not know a lot of details, such as the size of the prize pool, but it seems like the CoD League will keep its format for 2023 with no large changes.