Activision has now announced the dates of Call of Duty League’s post-season Playoffs and Championship Weekend, more commonly known as Champs. These events will end the 2020 CDL season and crown one team as the champion.
Call of Duty League Playoffs
Activision made the announcement in a blog post today with the details.
Playoffs: Aug 19-23
Championship Weekend: Aug 29-30 pic.twitter.com/2h5gAcQGv6
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) July 14, 2020
CDL Playoffs boasts a best of five double elimination formation with four teams making it to Championship Weekend.
On Wednesday, August 19, at 3 PM PT, Playoffs will begin with two matches. Eliminations Round 1 hosting the low seeded teams happens that Wednesday. And until August 23, twelve Call of Duty League teams compete against each other. Team seeding occurs based on where they are in the CDL standings. Based on current rankings, Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen will enter Call of Duty League Playoffs as the top seeds.
These four days narrow down which team survives to the end. In fact, the very first day of matches on August 19 eliminates two teams right off the bat. Seattle Surge and Los Angeles Guerillas place at the bottom right now, but that could shift in the next few weeks.
Call of Duty League Championship Weekend
The excitement of CDL Playoffs will carry over since less than a week after it ends, Call of Duty League Championship Weekend starts. August 29 and August 30 will decide the inaugural 2020 CDL season champion.
A $4.6 million prize pool will be split between teams for their playoffs performance where the CDL champion wins the bulk of it. All matches take place online and can be watched on the CDL YouTube channel.
Right now, Activision’s Call of Duty League shows success with new levels of engagement and viewership. After Activision Blizzard cemented an exclusivity deal with YouTube Gaming for Overwatch League and CDL streaming, fans were worried about viewership. Not only has that not been an issue, but that momentum helped push CDL teams even further.
The first competitive season is finally nearing its end. But even after this season’s excitement, fans can’t wait for the next events. From CoD Challengers showing players how to be a pro to Call of Duty esports finalizing, this year is full of content.
Written by Justin Amin