Call of Duty League Adopts New Structure for the 2021 Season

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December 20, 2020 1:09 am

The Call of Duty League 2020 season ended with Dallas Empire clinching the trophy after beating a dominant Atlanta FaZe. After the conclusion of the inaugural season, CDL announced major changes for the 2021 season.

Firstly, CDL switched to a 4v4 format over the previous 5v5 games. Secondly, teams will now compete on PC with league-approved controllers instead of consoles. Finally, as Call of Duty enters the Black Ops Cold War era, Activision has a new structure for the league.

The League announced the new structure in a blog post on the official website. It also uploaded a video to explain the structure on the official YouTube channel.

Call of Duty League to host majors in 5 stages followed by playoffs

According to the new structure, there will be 5 majors where all 12 teams will be divided into groups. They will follow double-elimination brackets for all the games, and the results of a major will decide seeds for the next major.

Teams’ performances throughout the 5 majors will win them points. The league will use these points to rank all the teams in a table. At the end of these majors, the top 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs and a shot at winning the Call of Duty League Champion title.

The 2021 season is different from the inaugural season in many ways. Therefore, fans will get a completely new experience watching their favorite teams battle it out for the title. Moreover, the new 4v4 format will lead to fast-paced games and fresh strategies.

The introduction of PC gameplay will also give a visual upgrade to the league. There are also a few new teams and many roster changes that will only increase the excitement for the next season of Call of Duty League. With all this excitement for the next season, consider the possibility of a league team by popular streamer Dr Disrespect.

With the fall of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive scene, Call of Duty League has the perfect platform to grow as the biggest eSports tournament out there.

Shwetang Parthsarthy

Shwetang Parthsarthy is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student at NUALS, Kochi, and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world has grown into a professional pursuit with ES.

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