Call of duty esports fans received some exciting news. The Call of Duty League would finally make its return. After the CDL made the announcement on March 12th that the season would be temporarily on hold, they stated that all tournaments would be pushed to online-play. We’ve seen the LCS and the ESL Pro League for CS:GO move towards online-play.
The announcement broke the hearts of many professional players and content creators. However, everyone agreed that it was the best route to take given the COVID-19 situation. Live events would be hazardous to the goal of slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus. But since the announcement on March 12th, fans didn’t hear another mention of upcoming tournaments. Every tweet that was pushed out by @CODLeague would get a flurry of replies asking about the season. That will come to an end now with the new revised CDL Home Series 2020 schedule finally out.
Revised CDL Home Series Schedule
The league will continue with the Home Series starting with the Dallas Empire. Although it’s not much of a home series given that everyone will be playing online, Dallas will still have the advantage as every other team will play before them; as was the case for the Rokkr, FaZe and Guerrillas/OpTic in their home series events. This allows them to check out their competition beforehand.
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Before the league started, many casters and news outlets placed Dallas Empire #1 on the ranking list. This was due to Dallas Empire’s strong performance in online=plau. However, Home Series events would be on LAN, and it’s a much different game compared to online. This is where Dallas Empire lagged a little behind, and teams like the Huntsmen and FaZe excelled in their LAN matches. But now that everything is shifted to online play, it’s a completely different ball game and we’re excited to see how this plays out.
CDL is BACK. Presenting the new 2020 Home Series Schedule. Competition returns THIS FRIDAY, April 10 at 4pm ET/1pm PT! https://t.co/qwDMUI7xtr#CDL2020 #LFG pic.twitter.com/rmX4oaD7Ms
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) April 6, 2020
As it stands, the scheduled dates are different, but the order of the home series is the same. The last remaining order of the home series events are as follows:
- Dallas Empire – April 10 – 12
- Chicago Huntsmen – April 24 – 26
- Florida Mutineers – May 8 – 10
- Seattle Surge – May 22 – 24
- Minnesota Rokkr – June 5 – 7
- Paris Legion – June 19 – 21
- New York Subliners – July 10 – 12
- London Royale Ravens – July 17 – 19
- Toronto Ultra – July 24 – 26
There are still some dates to be announced, but at least we have a just of things for the new few months. Teams and players were excited by the announcement today, and here are some reactions around the league:
📢 Let’s goooo, we’re back! 📢
⚡️Fri/Sat/Sun #CallofDutyLeague Pro Broadcasts
💰 5 New $50,000 Challengers Cups (Deeper prizing, DEDICATED broadcast on Sundays)
🎮 $15,000 Challengers Team Opens online tourneys on same corresponding pro team wknds
✈️ City Circuit (2v2) too
— JackFelling (@JackFellingX) April 6, 2020
Good to be back 😎 pic.twitter.com/B63IGe0OOf
— OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTicGaming) April 6, 2020
— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) April 6, 2020
Couldn’t be more excited!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Lottie Van-Praag (@Praagy08) April 6, 2020
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