According to a report from Sportsbusinessdaily, Activision Blizzard is set to announce its plans for the Call of Duty League (CDL). The League will have home and away matches, similar to sports. By contrast to the Overwatch League (OWL), the CDL is expected to be geographically-located.
The SBJ claim that an official announcement will be revealed today, July 25.
Moreover, the report claims that the League is expected to contain 12 teams/cities. Currently, there are 16 teams in the Call of Duty World League professional circuit including the likes of OpTic Gaming, eUnited, FaZe Clan, 100 Thieves, and EnVyus.
The League is set to begin in 2020, although the date is unknown. The official end to the Call of Duty World League 2019 season will be after CWL Championships from August 14-18. The prize pool is $2,000,000.
This League will be the second of the Activision Blizzard franchised circuits as the Overwatch League is now in its third stage. It looks as though the company is attempting to continue with a similar format. Also, the OWL will play home/away games for its 2020 season.
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It has been rumored that Activision Blizzard has been selling spots in the Call of Duty League for $25 million.
Recently, FaZe Clan has teased its involvement in the League. The Director of Business Development for FaZe Clan, Clinton Sparks, posted a video on his Instagram story with the caption, “#Meetings, FaZe Clan, @Offsetyrn, @CallofDuty”. The Head of Esports for FaZe, Erik Anderson, was also spotted in the video.
There are 7 confirmed teams/cities in the Call of Duty League so far:
This story is unconfirmed. It will be updated once new information is released.