Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend Players Revealed
The Call of Duty League is getting ready for the fourth stage of the competition soon, but before that, we have a special side tournament that will be happening this season. Activision is bringing back the Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend. It is sure to be a crazy competition following up right after the insane Stage 3 Major we just had.
Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend Revealed
The Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend will feature the 16 most popular and best players from around the league competing in a different tournament that will see the best player crowned the champion this year in the end.
All in all, it seems that the CDL is ensuring that the community has some more content to watch this weekend and that players have some fun practice to get in before the real season resumes next week. Regardless, it sounds like a great time, and we have some more details on it.
Ahead of the start of the competition this weekend, we now know the Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend players competing in the upcoming event. Sixteen players have been selected to compete in this tournament and will have their chance to shine individually.
The players were selected by two main methods: the community and the broadcasters who cover the CDL. In the past, the community voted for one player to represent each of the 12 teams, while the CDL hosts selected four more.
All of the All-Star Players
Through this, we have received the 16 Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend players who will be competing in this upcoming tournament. You can find the full list of the competing teams and their respective teams that they are on below:
- Owakening: Florida Mutineers
- Dashy: OpTic Chicago
- Insight: Toronto Ultra
- Octane: Seattle Surge
- Methodz: Toronto Ultra
- Shotzzy: Dallas Empire
- Apathy: Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Hydra: New York Subliners
- PaulEhx: London Royal Ravens
- Simp: Atlanta FaZe
- Kenny: LA Thieves
- Envoy: OpTic Chicago
- Skrapz: Paris Legion
- Abezy: Atlanta FaZe
- Huke: LA Thieves
- Standy: Minnesota Rokkr
These 16 players have the opportunity to represent the entire league in this upcoming tournament as they were selected among the 48 players in total that make up the starting lineups of the 12 teams. A third of the entire starting players in the league are represented in this event.
How the event will work is that these players will not be competing in the usual team-based format that the Call of Duty League is used to. Instead, they will be competing in a solo tournament where they are on their own, and their performance rises or falls depending solely on them.
How the Tournament Will Work
It will be a simple single elimination solo bracket tournament where a match loss means that the player is out. The actual matches will work because it will use the Gunfight game mode in Black Ops Cold War to facilitate these one-on-one duels to the death.
Players will have the same weapon and equipment to use against their opponent for that round in every match. It will likely change every couple of rounds per usual for Gunfight. They will play on the rather small maps that are in this mode.
Players will compete in these matches, eliminate the other opponent first or take the flag if the time runs out and both players are still alive. The first player to win six rounds of the deadly duels will win the overall match and move into the tournament’s next round.
The 16 players will continue this way, dropping to only eight in the second round, then four in the semi-finals, and then only two in the finals to figure out who the so-called “best player” in all of the CDL is right now. Or, at the very least, the best solo player around in the Call of Duty League.
Most teams only have one player representing them at this time, but some have more than one, like in the case of Toronto Ultra, the LA Thieves, Atlanta FaZe, and OpTic Chicago. They are four of the best teams around, so this is no surprise at all, but it will be interesting to see if any of them face off against their current teammates.
Second Tournament and Bracket Prediction Details
Furthermore, the Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend players don’t just include the solo tournament ones, either. There will also be a short four-on-four draft tournament during the weekend, where four of the casters in the CDL have selected their squad of four players.
There are four teams of four. They will compete against one another in a quick single elimination bracket across the game modes of Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and Control. In some ways, it will be like a quick mini-version of the tournaments that we get at the end of each stage.
If you are interested in checking out the Call of Duty League All-Star Weekend yourself, it will begin on Saturday, May 22, and conclude the next day on Sunday, May 23. You will be able to watch all of the matches live as they happen on the usual YouTube channel.
Furthermore, there is a special Pick ‘Em Challenge where you will predict the players you think will win their respective matches right now. For each match that you guess correctly, you will get 15 minutes of double experience gifted to you for some boosts to your grinding in Warzone and Cold War.