Call of Duty World League 2019 is the seventh annual Championship organized by Activision. The competition will determine the ultimate Call of Duty World Champions for the Black Ops Season Three. The competition’s sponsors include Scuf Gaming and ASUS while the number of the competing teams also remained the same, featuring thirty-two best Call of Duty teams.
There are sixteen teams from Call of Duty Pro League and sixteen teams from Call of Duty Amateur Circuit. This year’s competition brought some interesting roster changes as well as the return of the most prominent, Pro League. The competition will also see some new initiatives which are directly aimed at rewarding those amateur teams.
Call of Duty World League Format Changes
Fans and competitors definitely remember those times when the complete Call of Duty professional scene was changed with the introduction of the professional Call of Duty World League. This very first Call of Duty World League later become known as the CWL 2016 season during which the best performing Call of Duty competed in different region-based Call of Duty leagues for their opportunity to appear at the very first Call of Duty World League Championship.
Soon later, we have seen this World League concept expanding further as the organizers introduced the very first offline Pro League where the best Call of Duty teams were able to compete in extremely high-level matches. This introduction of the offline Pro League also marked the great return of open Call of Duty events which gave those amateur teams a much-needed shot at playing against professional Call of Duty teams and players.
The last year’s competition also has seen new beginnings of interesting new traditions such as team banners which also marked a new era for the entire Call of Duty competitive scene. This year’s competition transitioned to an interesting five-versus-five gaming format. Moreover, the competition’s prize pool also increased amounting to $6 million which is the biggest prize pool ever seen in Call of Duty professional esports history.
CWL Pro League Returning in February 2019
In addition to changes in the prize pool and gaming format, this year’s competition also brought other changes such as removing all region restrictions from LAN events. With this newest change, players and teams from all over the globe can come together at CWL events no matter their home country. The very first major of the Call of Duty 2019 season is CWL Las Vegas which concluded on 9th of December.
The CLW Pro League will return in February 2019 with bigger teams, awesome inter-divisional matches, and no region restrictions. When it comes to the qualification matches, fans can expect to see some differences. Every team will have their chance to qualify for the Pro League while those four top-performing teams at CLW Las Vegas have already qualified directly to the CLW Pro League. The qualification stage of the CLW Pro League takes place at the MLG Arena situated in Columbus, Ohio starting on 16th of January 2019.
Those teams which placed fifth to thirty-second at CWL Las Vegas will compete for their chance to claim one of those twelve remaining spots for the biggest Call of Duty World League competition. This year there will be no any relegation period nor separate competition stages. There will be only one competing stage including twelve weeks of amazing matches consisting of inter-divisional matches. Competing teams will also be awarded generous prize bonuses while fans can expect to see some roster changes throughout the upcoming season.