Call of Duty League announces details on new tournament structure and new schedule

Keshav Bhat

The Call of Duty League has announced a new schedule and additional details for their 2020 season after announcing in later December a change in the league’s structure to return to a format legacy to Call of Duty esports.

The league has revealed that there will be less events overall in 2020 compared to the initial home stead season schedule, but the overall format will be familiar to the legacy of Call of Duty esports.

Here’s the details on the new format for the league, direct from the CDL team:

Beginning at Launch Weekend in Minneapolis on Jan 24-26, and throughout the entirety of the 2020 regular season, all teams will earn 10 CDL Points for every match won. League standings will be determined by the total amount of CDL Points accumulated. At Launch Weekend, all 12 teams in the league will play two matches over the course of the three-day event.

Beginning in London on February 8, Home Series Weekend events will feature eight teams competing in a tournament bracket. The eight teams competing will be separated into two groups of four (i.e., four teams in Group A and four teams in Group B). The first-round matchups for each group will be determined ahead of each event by the League Office. Over the course of each Home Series Weekend, the four teams that have won two matches in their respective groups will advance to compete in a single-elimination bracket to determine the Home Series Weekend event winner. Teams will earn 10 CDL Points for each win. The overall Home Series Weekend event winner will also earn 10 bonus CDL Points.

Each Home Series Weekend, CDL Points will be distributed in the following structure:

  • 1 Place – 50 CDL Points
  • 2 Place – 30 CDL Points
  • 3/4 Place – 20 CDL Points
  • 5/6 Place – 10 CDL Points
  • 7/8 Place – 0 CDL Points

Tiebreakers will be determined based on the following criteria, as needed:

  1. Teams’ Head-to-Head Match Win Percentage
  2. Teams’ Head-to-Head Game Win Percentage
  3. Teams’ Overall Game Win Percentage

Regular season CDL Points will determine which eight teams qualify for the playoffs. As a reminder, at the end of the regular season, the top eight ranked teams, including four wild card spots, will advance to the playoffs. The four wild card teams will compete in a single-elimination bracket, with two teams advancing. The two teams that advance from wild card matches will face off against the third and fourth overall seeds to start off double-elimination bracket play. The top two overall seeds will receive first-round byes when double-elimination play commences. The final two teams will compete for the Call of Duty League Championship.

The new schedule is available on the Call of Duty League website HERE. There is a reduced number of events for the season compared to what was originally announced.

The 2020 Call of Duty League season begins January 24-26 with the Launch Weekend event hosted by Minnesota Rokkr team.

SOURCE: Call of Duty League

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