eSports facebook eSports twitter

Call of Duty

The first-person shooter is one of the most common and well-renowned eSports genres, and they don’t come much bigger than Call of Duty. The franchise has been around on traditional consoles for many years, and has successfully made the step into eSports in recent times with the Call of Duty: WWII the most recent version –introduced in 2017 and being used for the 2018 season. The constant changing of both scenario and gameplay means professional players must adapt to updates every single year and be extremely diverse in their gameplay if they want to be successful.

Other first-person shooter eSports include Quake, Halo, Battlefield and Rainbow Six: Siege, but Call of Duty is one of the stand-out names in this competitive field. The gameplay is constantly updating and evolving with the release of every edition, and the franchise has featured in Major League Gaming tournaments since 2008 when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was introduced.


Operated by Activision and Major League Gaming and presented by PlayStation 4, the Call of Duty World League season is one of the biggest events in the eSports calendar. The World League Championship is the ultimate aim for all competitors, with 32 teams from around the globe battling it out to be victorious in the showpiece event that attracts huge live audiences along with those watching via stream.

The Global Pro League produces 16 of the competing teams, with the other 16 teams reaching August’s climax through various Last Chance Qualifying events. Of those teams, eight come from the North America region, six from Europe and two from Asia Pacific.

Previous COD World League Seasons have seen prize pool's as high as $2,000,000 split between the 32 competing teams playing the most recent title. The regular CWL meetings held all over the world offer prize pools upwards of $200,000 and CWL Pro Points that are needed to qualify for the big tournaments and improve your personal individual ranking.