Call Of Duty League Sets Viewership Records Ahead Of Championship Event

The New York Subliners Home Series set a viewership record for the event, and the biggest games are still to come.

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This past weekend's Call of Duty League event was a huge success in terms of viewership numbers. Activision announced that the New York Subliners Home Series reached the highest viewership of the entire season for YouTube, with around 115,000 people watching at its peak.

The number doesn't count other viewership sources, so the total number of viewers is likely higher. Whatever the case, 115,000 surpasses the previous record of 113,000 peak viewers from the Atlanta Home Series.

The Call of Duty League rolls on this weekend with the London Royal Ravens Home Series, which will air on YouTube over the July 17-19 weekend. The final series in the regular season, the Toronto Home Series, will follow on July 24-26.

After that, the postseason begins on August 19 and runs through August 23 until four teams are left. The final four squads will then duke it out at the League Championship event, which takes place August 29-20.

This year's playoffs carry a prize pool of $4.6 million, which will be distributed this way:

  • League Champion—$1.5 million
  • Runner-up—$900,000
  • 3rd place—$600,000
  • 4th place—$450,000
  • 5th place—$300,000 (2 teams)
  • 7th place—$175,000 (2 teams)
  • 9th place—$100,000 (2 teams)

For lots more on the playoff structure, check out this in-depth blog post. The event will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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