The Call of Duty League 2021 season is gearing as much as kick off subsequent month, however followers of the CDL received’t have to attend that lengthy to see some professional competitors. A particular pre-season occasion later this month will rejoice the one-year anniversary of the Call of Duty League and its large adjustments—together with franchising city-based groups—final yr within the wake of the Call of Duty World League.
The common season of CDL 2021 begins on February 11-14, 2021 with the Atlanta FaZe Home Series on-line occasion. However, earlier than the start of the common season, the Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic will probably be broadcast as a pre-season occasion on January 23-24, 2021. The Kickoff Classic will characteristic fan voting for matchups throughout the occasion. The prime three common season groups from 2020 will maintain on-line polls and viewers will select who they’ll face.
- Dallas Empire, 2020 CDL Champions –
- New York Subliners
- Paris Legion
- London Royal Ravens
- Atlanta FaZe –
- Florida Mutineers
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Seattle Surge
- OpTic Chicago (previously Chicago Huntsmen) –
- LA Thieves
- Minnesota RØKKR
- Toronto Ultra
The groups who will not be voted into matches within the Kickoff Classic polls will face off in their very own matches throughout the pre-season occasion.
Additionally, the Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic will characteristic the Group Selection Draw Show, broadcast throughout the pre-season occasion. “The unique snake draft format will allow teams to select the team that will be placed in its next-ranked opponents group. 2020 Call of Duty League Champions Dallas Empire (Group Alpha) will select first, determining who second-place Atlanta FaZe will have in its own group (Group Bravo). Atlanta will then select a team for Dallas’ group.” This will set the stage for the common season competitors. More info on the draw format will probably be coming sooner or later.
The Kickoff Classic may also characteristic extra particulars on the Call of Duty League 2021 season format particulars, extra of the season schedule, and prizing.
Late final yr, Call of Duty League launched an explainer video showcasing some of the brand new format and adjustments coming to the 2021 season, such because the shift again to 4v4 play, requiring groups to remove one of their previously 5-man groups.
All Call of Duty League 2021 occasions will probably be broadcast solely on YouTube, at YouTube.com/CODLeague. This yr’s League season also moves to PC play using controllers, and will not be played on PS5 consoles. Part of this could possibly be attributable to restricted stock availability of the PS5 console, in addition to Sony’s limitations on customized/professional controllers proper now, which might require all gamers to make use of the DualSense if PS5’s have been used. It stays to be seen if League play will transfer again to console sooner or later.
Call of Duty League 2021 begins on February 11-14, 2021 with the Atlanta FaZe Home Series on-line occasion. The Call of Duty Kickoff Classic units the stage for the upcoming season on January 23-24, 2021.