Call Of Duty: Warzone Pro Tournaments Are Coming, Activision Teases
The Call of Duty League may be expanded to include the battle royale game.
It looks like Activision has big plans for the Call of Duty League this year, as a top executive with the company's pro gaming division has teased that Call of Duty: Warzone will be added to professional competitions in the future. Johanna Faries, the head of leagues at Activision, revealed to ScreenRant that, for sure, Warzone is coming to the Call of Duty League.
That being said, Faries said Activision is not ready just yet to talk about the specifics of how it all may work.
"There are [plans to bring Warzone to Call of Duty League], and we're excited to announce those plans in the coming weeks and months," Faries said. "We've been closely monitoring the introduction and the wild popularity of Warzone since last spring. We did bring in Warzone related content with our pros last season, but we've taken the off-season to think bigger about what a more structured investment could look like. There are really exciting things to come as early as this season."
After an inaugural season in 2020, the second Call of Duty League season begins in February with Black Ops Cold War. All matches will be played online due to the COVID-19 crisis, and there will be a series of changes for this year's competition.
As for Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale game had a strong first year, picking up 85 million players so far. The game makes money from its various microtransactions, and those have proven to be very lucrative.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone recently came together with the big Season One update, but the rollout was not exactly smooth, as players reported overpowered weapons and other issues.
In other competitive gaming news, Epic Games just recently pledged a whopping $20 million for the next Fortnite Champion Series.
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