Activision Take CoD eSports to the Next Level

By Dave Horobin, 10 months ago
Activision have announced the first series of Challenge Division events for the Call of Duty World League, which will allow amateur teams from around the world the chance to compete at the highest level.

World League

The Challenge Division will offer amateur players outside of the Pro Division a path to the Call of Duty Championship. At the end of the season, based on performance through the year, 80 teams worldwide will be invited to the Championship Qualifiers. In addition to the Call of Duty Championship Qualifiers, top performing teams in Challenge Division events in February and March can make it to the Stage 1 Relegation tournament where they can take on Pro Division teams and earn their place in the CWL Pro Division and maybe their own guaranteed spot in the Call of Duty Championships.

All teams are welcome to compete, with players competing for World League points and their shot at the Call of Duty Championship. Players can sign-up for the first wave of online Challenge Division events based on their region below:

North America

February 20th - 21st presented by UMG
February 27th - 28th presented by UMG
March 5th - 6th presented by ESL
March 12th - 13th presented by ESL

Europe

February 20th - 21st presented by ESL
February 27th - 28th presented by ESL
March 12th - 13th presented by ESL

Australia/New Zealand

February 20th - 21st presented by ESL
February 27th - 28th presented by ESL
March 5th - 6th presented by ESL

In addition to the online tournaments, Europe will host its first live event ‘EGL Open’ at the Truman Brewery in London on the 5th & 6th March, with $25,000 in prize money and World League points up for grabs for competing teams.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.