Call of Duty League Championships to Feature all 12 Teams in a New Format According to Pro Players

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Call of Duty League Championships to Feature all 12 Teams in a New Format According to Pro Players

With the move to online, it has been revealed that all 12 CDL teams will now feature at the end of year championships


The Call of Duty Championships is the biggest event of the year, featuring the best of the best playing for their part of the biggest prize pool of the year. Since 2013 CoD Champs has featured the top teams out of the league, however this year, the format will be slightly different.

Format Changes

Originally, it was thought that only the top eight teams in the Call of Duty League would advance to the Championships, with four wildcard spots according to the league's website. However, during a recent stream, Optic Gaming LA’s TJHaly said that the bottom four teams will advance to the Championships, but will start in the losers bracket.

Fellow Call of Duty pro, Dallas Empire’s Clayster revealed after seeing this leak, the whole new Championship format. Clayster revealed that the top two teams will get a two-round bye, with the third and fourth-placed teams receiving a one-round bye, following this the teams that finish between fifth and eighth will face off in winners round one, with the bottom four teams starting in the losers bracket.

With the Call of Duty League moving to an online format, the bottom four teams are currently Optic Gaming L.A, Toronto Ultra, New York Subliners and Los Angeles Guerrillas, like Clayster said, there is a big advantage with starting in the winner's bracket, however, miraculous losers bracket runs have happened before. Although there may now be less pressure to not be in that bottom four, no team will want to be there when it comes time for the Call of Duty Championships.

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.