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Activision announces Call of Duty World League with $3m prize

Emma Clark

Published 25/09/2015 | 10:14

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Activision has announced the Call of Duty World League, which will provide professionals and amateurs with a competitive platform and a $3m prize pool.

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Ahead of the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision has announced a new competitive league that will boast a prize pool of $3 million.

The Call of Duty World League will be made up of two Divisions, the Pro Division and the Challenge Division. The Pro Division, as the name implies, will be made up of professional teams from around the world who will battle it out in regional competitions to earn their spot at the Call of Duty Championship.

Meanwhile, the Challenge Division will give amateurs and aspiring professionals a taste of the competitive action. The winning teams in The Challenge Division will also earn a spot in the Call of Duty Championship by competing in a series of official LAN events.

To cater for this league, the Call of Duty Championship’s date is moving from spring to autumn. This will give players an extended amount of time to hone their skills.

The Call of Duty World League Pro Division kicks off competition in January 2016. More details regarding broadcast, personnel and partnerships will be released at a later date.

 

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