Call of Duty League has announced that the 2020 season will have a new format based on tournaments.
The season will begin on January 24th, 2020 with Week One that will have teams compete in predetermined individual matches. Week Two will begin in February and it will start using the traditional eight-team tournament format.
The new format is said to be “both familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports and fresh amidst the backdrop of our city-based franchise structure.”
Our holiday gift to you ?:
▪️ More matches
▪️ More drama
▪️ More reasons to get excited for 2020
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) December 24, 2019
We will be seeing city-based teams, such as the Dallas Empire and the Florida Mutineers, and the competition will travel in different cities around the world. The previous format did not agree much with the idea of traveling since teams had to travel across countries to play a single series.
However, having the tournament format, teams will be able to fly across countries and play more series. We will see more games in every city and each of the games played will count more in the entire tournament.
Points System Coming on January 24th to Create a League Ranking
Call of Duty League is also adding a points system that hasn’t yet been revealed, but it is safe to say these points will help create a League ranking. We should see a top eight ranked teams make it to the playoffs when the season ends. The League of Legends Championship Series is also using the same point system. Call of Duty League explained in a blog post how, together with the new format, they “will deliver a competitive experience where every match of the season matters. The result: fans will get to see more matches, more drama, and more teams competing each home series weekend.”
We should see this system being implemented at the League’s Launch Weekend on January 24th, 2020.
We will see the familiar FaZe Clan, Envy, and OpTic Gaming in the League.
As we mentioned before, Week One starts on January 24th, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Week Two will be held in London, England, on February 8th.