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Overview[edit]

Unlike most other esports, Call of Duty esports takes place on a different game every year. The platform on which it is played also changes from year to year. Major League Gaming ran national championships in the United States from 2008-2011, although these were not "World Championships". Activision first supported the scene with a million dollar tournament in 2011 with Call of Duty XP. Due to it taking place on the unreleased Modern Warfare 3 and qualifiers being held on another game (Black Ops) with questionable rules, it is not considered to be a 'World Championship'. The first Call of Duty Championship took place in 2013. The first three years of the event took place in the middle of the competitive season, late March or early April, and were run as promotional events for the newest game. Starting with the Call of Duty World League Championship in 2016, Activision created a full global circuit to determine the champions and moved the event to the end of the season. It continued for four years and was then replaced by the franchised Call of Duty League Championship in 2020.

Competitive Seasons[edit]

Season Platform Title World Championship Winner
2021 PC Black Ops Cold War Call of Duty League Championship 2021 TBDlogo std.pngTBD
2020 PlayStation 4 Modern Warfare Call of Duty League Championship 2020 Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDallas Empire
2019 PlayStation 4 Black Ops 4 Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 EUnitedlogo std.pngeUnited
2018 PlayStation 4 World War II Call of Duty World League Championship 2018 Evil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
2017 PlayStation 4 Infinite Warfare Call of Duty World League Championship 2017 OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
2016 PlayStation 4 Black Ops 3 Call of Duty World League Championship 2016 Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
2015 Xbox One Advanced Warfare Call of Duty Championship 2015 Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial Esports
2014 Xbox One/360 Ghosts Call of Duty Championship 2014 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming
2013 Xbox 360 Black Ops 2 Call of Duty Championship 2013 Fariko Impactlogo std.pngFariko Impact
2012 Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 3 N/A N/A
2011 360/PS3 Black Ops N/A N/A
2010 360/PS3 Modern Warfare 2 N/A N/A
2009 360/PS3 Call of Duty 4 N/A N/A
2008 360/PS3 Call of Duty 4 N/A N/A

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