Call Of Duty League Details Announced For 2021 Season

Call of Duty League is hitting 2021 hard with a preseason event, fan polls, and a new snake draft.


The 2021 Call of Duty League season will begin February 11 with the Atlanta FaZe Home Series online event, which will run until February 14. Fans will be able to enjoy a special pre-season event called the Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic that will be broadcast on January 23-24.

Fans will be able to decide matches at the pre-season event via online polling. Each of the top three regular season teams from the 2020 season will hold online polls to determine who they will face off against in the Kickoff Classic. The Dallas Empire were 2020's champions, and will be pit against either the New York Subliners, Paris Legion, or London Royal Ravens depending on the results of their poll. Fans for the second place team in 2020, Atlanta FaZe, will vote between the Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerrillas, and Seattle Surge. And finally, Chicago OpTic (formerly Chicago Huntsmen) fans will decide between the LA Thieves, Minnesota RØKKR, and Toronto Ultra.

The Kickoff Classic will also play host to the Group Draw Selection Show, a snake draft where teams will determine the first groups of the 2021 season. As last year's champs Dallas Empire will be choosing first, and it will select one of the teams the Atlanta FaZe will have in their group (Group Bravo). Atlanta will then choose a team to be part of Dallas' group, and the draft will proceed like that until all of the groups have been established.

All of these events will be broadcast from the Call of Duty League YouTube channel. For more detailed information on what the 2021 season will bring, fans can also check out this 2021 season format explainer video. There will be more details on the season format, 2021 season schedule, and prizing ahead of the pre-season kickoff event, so be on the lookout for future updates from CDL.

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