The new year for the Call of Duty team is usually about two months earlier than it is for the rest of the world. In early November a new title launches and the community starts a new experience. This is happening right now as Call of Duty fans everywhere are just getting their hands on Infinite Warfare.
The November new year is also something that happens with Call of Duty esports. Last year, with Black Ops III, we introduced the Call of Duty World League (CWL) and created a great foundation for Call of Duty esports. More than 1.2 billion minutes of live competitive Call of Duty was watched with more than 121 million viewers tuning in over the course of the season. The fans of Call of Duty esports are looking forward to this new year of esports, and so are we.
The CWL team is excited to be a part of PlayStation Experience for some big announcements about the 2017 season and a special invitational tournament to kick off the new year. Season structure, game updates, and key events will all be discussed as part of the livestream prior to the invitational start.
The $20,000 invitational will take place during PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, CA on 3rd and 4th December. The eight-team invitational will be the first official LAN broadcast of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Participating teams will be announced shortly. We encourage all our fans to come out and check out the action live. If you can’t tune in live, we will be streaming all the action on MLG.tv and twitch.tv/CallofDuty.
Stay tuned to the CWL on Twitter for livestream information and more CWL news.