Call of Duty League action returns this month. Here are all the details.
The Call of Duty League 2021 season has been eagerly awaited since the previous season closed. With the LA Thieves joining and OpTic returning to its rightful owner, there is much to look forward to. Well, the CDL has finally announced the start date of the season, along with a special pre-season event to get everyone on their toes.
The Call of Duty League 2021 season begins with a special kickoff event January 23-24. This is the same weekend as last year's launch week in Minnesota. At this event, the fans have a large say in the matchups, where the CDL viewers can vote on the games.
The fans can choose the opponents of the three best teams from last season and decide against whom they will play. The possible matchups are:
- 2020 CDL Champions Dallas Empire: New York Subliners, Paris Legion, London Royal Ravens
- Atlanta FaZe: Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerillas, Seattle Surge
- OpTic Chicago (formerly Chicago Huntsmen): LA Thieves, Minnesota RØKKR, Toronto Ultra
The Kickoff Classic features a "unique group selection drawing show" with a "special queue design format that allows teams to select the team to join the next opposing group". . This means that Dallas Empire can pick Atlanta FaZe's first opponent, and so on.
CDL 2021 opening weekend
The opening weekend will take place from February 11th to 14th. This is hosted by Atlanta FaZe and all 12 teams compete in the new format. This event gives us a first look at the new format for the season.
Further details on price, full schedule and format will be released closer to the opening event.