Charlie Cater
Charlie Cater
Charlie "MiniTates" Cater is a college student from England with a passion for esports gaming especially Call of Duty. He has followed the competitive scene since Black Ops 2. He hopes to pursue this passion through a university esports degree.

Everything You Need To Know About CDL Challengers Elite Stage 2

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Stage 2 of CDL Challengers Elite begins this week, here’s everything you need to know.


With Stage 2 of the 2021 Call of Duty League season starting this week, on Thursday, March 18, the Amateur Elite season also begins earlier on Tuesday, March 16. Challengers Elite sees the top eight amateur teams play for their piece of the $50K Prize Pool. The tournament begins with round-robin group play, before the top six play in a knockout bracket for some cash.

Qualified Teams

North America

  • New York Subliners Academy
  • WestR
  • uT Crew
  • HYXR
  • Arial Arise
  • Built By Gamers
  • EastR
  • Fantastic Four

Europe

  • RAMS
  • Orgless
  • TrainHard
  • Connect 4
  • Team Moon
  • Passion
  • 67k
  • ELITE 2

Format

In Challengers Elite, every team plays a minimum of seven matches. The six top-performing teams advance to either the double-elimination Knockout Bracket (four teams) or the single-elimination Playoff Bracket (top two teams). The four teams that make it to the Playoff Bracket remain in Elite for subsequent seasons.

Schedule and How to Watch

Challengers Elite matches are streamed live on the Call of Duty League YouTube channel. Matches are played on the Tuesday and Wednesday before CDL events, with the Major being on the same week.

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