Activision Reveals Call of Duty League 2020 Details
Just ahead of the launch of the upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that is set to reinvent the sub-series of the franchise, Activision has also revealed the Call of Duty League 2020 season. This upcoming season of the esports league also looks to be reinventing itself when it arrives next year.
Call of Duty League 2020 Season Revealed
As you would expect, the Call of Duty League 2020 season will focus solely on players using the latest Modern Warfare title for their five versus five multiplayer matches. Also, this season looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the previous season by having players use the PS4 version of the game exclusively.
There will be a total of 12 teams in the upcoming 2020 season, and they will represent 11 different markets across both North America and Europe. The 12 teams will be based out of specific cities in those areas, and the pro teams will be traveling from city to city for each of the matches during the season.
The teams will be competing throughout the season against the other teams in hopes of getting a piece of the $6 million prize pool along with the Call of Duty League 2020 Championship. This is considered the inaugural season of the league, despite there being similar esports leagues for the game in the past.
This is because the league has a brand-new name, logo, and format that will be used for the upcoming 2020 season. It is moving away from its previous format. It is featuring a more franchise-based format that is like that of other leagues like the NBA or even fellow shooter league the Overwatch League.
All Team Cities List
Unfortunately, we only know a little bit about the teams that will be competing in the upcoming season. Of the 12 teams, we know all the city locations of them but nothing about the franchises or organizations that will be the crux of the particular team.
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dallas, Texas
- Florida (city not named)
- London, England
- Los Angeles (Team KSE)
- Los Angeles (Team IGC)
- Minnesota (city not specified)
- New York City, New York
- Paris, France
- Seattle, Washington
- Toronto, Canada
You can find the full list of the 12 cities below:
Though that is all that Activision has revealed about the 12 teams that will be competing in the league, some leaks have spoiled the franchises that will be part of the season. According to Charlie Intel, the coding of the new website for the league has some exciting spoilers contained within.
In the source code of the website that is available for easy viewing, the potential names of each city’s teams have been revealed before the official announcements. These include finding out various franchises like FaZe and OpTic, who are going to be having teams of their own in the league.
Leaked Team Names
The leaked teams are from the source code of the website, so they might not be the last names or franchises for these teams. After all, names like Minnesota Rokkr sounds a bit weird for a team name and both the FaZe and OpTic teams only have the companies attached to them.
While those may be the real names for the teams, it is also likely that they will get mascot-style names like the other teams that have ravens, huntsman, and so on. The potential colors for the teams, except Chicago Huntsman, have also leaked within the source code.
It will be intriguing to see how much of this is true since both FaZe and OpTic Gaming are massive parts of the esports community. It will also be interesting to see if any of the other teams will have support from major esports organizations like those two as well.
Stay tuned for the official team announcements soon, likely after the launch of the upcoming game. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reinvents the popular sub-series when it launches later this month on October 25, 2019.