Everything You Need to Know About CoD Challengers Elite Stage 1

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Everything You Need to Know About CoD Challengers Elite Stage 1

Here’s all the info on the first CoD Challengers Elite stage of the season.

The Call of Duty League has upped its support for the amateur players year after year since the inaugural 2020 season. One of the biggest additions in support was the Challengers Elite. Challengers Elite sees the 12 best teams from NA and EU play in their own mini-league across a month, resulting in a winning team who ultimately takes home $20K.

This season saw Challengers Elite bump up to 12 qualified teams from the previous 8. Here are all the teams competing, alongside the schedule and prize money.

NA Qualified Teams

Boston Breach Academy

  • Censor
  • Beans
  • Kremp
  • Seany

Phase One

  • Dak
  • Whiz
  • Cruze
  • Flames


  • MohaK
  • Estreal
  • Purj
  • Squirt

PRS Gaming

  • ProMR
  • Sizkie
  • Lunarz
  • Gus


  • Gwinn
  • Gio
  • Cryptic
  • Gunsiii


  • Capsidal
  • Davpadie
  • Hicksy

Convoy Gaming

  • Yeez
  • Wrecks
  • Wardy
  • Classic

SMOG x Alpha

  • Snoopy
  • Thresh
  • Ruper
  • Infinit

Iron Blood

  • Gunless
  • Pentagrxm
  • Prestinni
  • Bink

TFeL Enterprises

  • FeLo
  • Uli
  • 2Real
  • Ghosty

Team WaR

  • Parasite
  • Fire
  • oJhnny
  • Lao

ROKKR Academy

  • ReeaL
  • Pandur
  • Fame
  • GodRx

EU Qualified Teams


  • Breszy
  • Abuzah
  • Cobra
  • Lynz


  • Lucky
  • JurNii
  • Dezna
  • Vortex

Team Notorious

  • Weeman
  • Maple
  • MettalZ
  • EriKBooM

Falcons Esports

  • Pac
  • Vampire
  • Exnid
  • KingAbody


  • Yazaah
  • Fibrone
  • Twizz
  • Izaac

Orgless Teams

Harry, Gismo, Furiious, FDot

Mythix, Niall, Character, Detain

Sukry, RenKoRm SupeR YaKo

Dqvee, Rafi, Henry, Defrag

ZiroW, D3L1V3R, Depaa, Yumeko

BBConor, Genesis, Disarray, Kels

JonnyW, Higgy, Kez, Fxrrimond

Schedule and Prizing

The Challengers Elite Stage 1 Qualifiers were held over January 4th and 5th to get our 12 teams for each region. The first week of matches will stage place on January 11-12th, with Week 2 being Jan 18-19th before the final week and Playoffs on Jan 25-26th.

Teams will play a round-robin format in groups, with the best record teams advancing to the playoff bracket in the final week of matches. The prize money will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st – $20K
  • 2nd – $10K
  • 3rd – $6K
  • 4th – $4K
  • 5-6th – $3K
  • 7-8th – $2K
  • 9-12th – $1K

Teams will also earn Pro Points alongside their prize money, giving them a higher seed in future tournaments. The Challengers Elite gives Call of Duty fans, even more, gameplay to watch, as it will be played on the Wednesday and Thursday of each week ahead of the main Call of Duty League matches on Friday – Sunday.

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