The Call Of Duty Championships are becoming one of the biggest e-sports tournaments around the world, and with a combination of the popularity of the game, and the influence of powerhouse team OpTic Gaming, it’s no surprise to see even more people looking to get involved. The Call Of Duty Championships are build-up of a number of rounds from all over the globe, with North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand all being involved. Here we’ve put together a guide on where you can catch the Call Of Duty Championships next year!
When the Championships begin, there are a number of regional tournaments that take place around the globe. While the times and dates are beginning to change rapidly over the number of years that the tournament has been carried out (with the 2016 iteration occurring 2nd-4th September this year, compared to being held in the Spring like previous years). This year, the prize pool was a huge $2 million!
The regional tournaments take place in Asia Pacific, Brazil, Europe and North America, and it is in these regional tournaments that qualification and seeding is determined before the teams enter the world championships. Alongside regional tournaments there are a number of online tournaments, giving players the chance to earn CWL Pro Points and prize money. All of these tournaments lead up to the CWL Championship qualifiers, and ultimately a chance to take on the world’s best in Los Angeles – the hosting city of 2016’s Call of Duty World Championships.
In Australia, if rules are set to remain the same as they were this year, 16 teams will compete for 2 spots at the CWL championship, after beating a number of teams throughout live and online tournaments. The online qualifiers this year took place in July.
In Europe, 24 teams will compete for 8 spots in the CWL Championship, through a combination of online qualifiers and live qualifiers, which you can head to and watch if you so wish. If you do want to head to the Europe Call of Duty qualifiers, make sure to head to https://www.ehiccardrenewal.org.uk/e111-renewal/ in order to renewal your EHIC card before you travel. The online qualifiers this year for the European teams took place also in July, on the same dates as Australia.
In America, there is a huge demand for players looking to be in the Call of Duty championships, and because of this, there are a few more teams fighting for a few more spots in the Championship throughout the regional qualifiers. In North America this year, 32 teams competed for 10 spots in the championships, and the online qualifiers took place in August.
For some teams that don’t quite reach the qualifiers, or are knocked out of the qualifiers, there are a number of opportunities to gain some live competitive experience as well as earning CWL Pro Points. Whether you’re looking to head to a live event (if so make sure that you get your tickets quickly), or you’re looking to watch the action from the comfort of your home, more details on the times and dates of each live event will be found at the beginning of 2017.