Thu September 20 2018

Call of Duty World League’s new season gets five vs five

By Charlie Fripp

Ready for the new competitive season of Call of Duty? Well, Activision revealed all the details for the new Call of Duty World League season, using Black Ops 4.

For the format, CWL Pro League will make use of five vs five team play, a dedicated amateur circuit featuring its own prizing and the largest overall purse in league history of $6 million. Black Ops 4 will launch on 12 October, but the CWL Pro League competition will take place in a single season across twelve weeks beginning in February 2019.

“With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the Call of Duty World League is poised to have its most exciting and biggest season yet. Beginning in Las Vegas and continuing throughout 2019, CWL fans can expect the best players from around the world to battle even harder to be crowned Call of Duty World League Champion,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager of Call of Duty, Rob Kostich.

He added that the season brings with it a host of new ideas and features.

“This season brings a ton of new storylines, including the move to five vs. five in CWL. We’re excited for this opportunity and we’re supporting it with the largest prizing in our history of $6 million. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is tailor-made for intense competition at all levels – pro and amateur – and with this move we’re ensuring that the game you play, is the game you see this season with the CWL.”

For those not into the professional competition, amateurs’ “opportunity to compete expands greatly through Challengers, a dedicated amateur circuit coming to CWL LAN events in 2019. Based on the results from these competitions, a playoff race will emerge, and teams will compete for placement in the inaugural Challengers playoffs.”