The Call of Duty League is on the verge of changing in a big way, as things are about to switch over to World War II during the offseason. Before Call of Duty: Vanguard releases, though, it's time to crown a champion for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021 is already underway and is being held live from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA. Shacknews is here with everything you need to know.
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How much is the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021 prize pool?
Eight teams entered the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend. Here is how the prize money will be allocated (all amounts in USD):
- 1st place - $1.2 million
- 2nd place - $650,000
- 3rd place - $300,000
- 4th place - $150,000
- 5th-6th place - $75,000
- 7th-8th place - $25,000
The Florida Mutineers and Los Angeles Thieves already lost twice on Day 1 and are in the 7th and 8th place slots. Six teams remain heading into Friday's Day 2.
Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021 schedule
Six teams remain in the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021. Every team is competing in a double-elimination bracket. The two remaining teams at the end of Saturday will advance to face each other on Sunday. All matches are best-of-five with the exception of the actual Grand Finals match. That will be a best-of-seven format with the team coming out of the Winner's Bracket starting the set up 1-0.
Here are the brackets heading into Friday:
Here is the bracket heading into Saturday:
The Call of Duty League 2021 Championship Grand Finals will be contested on Sunday, August 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. ET.
How to watch the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021
Every game in the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021 can be seen live on the Call of Duty League YouTube channel.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta drops
Tune in to the Call of Duty League 2021 Championship Grand Finals on Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m. PT. Viewers can pick up one of 25,000 beta codes for Call of Duty: Vanguard. Those who win beta codes will receive an extra one to share with a friend. Open beta dates for Call of Duty: Vanguard will be officially revealed at a later date.
Additional viewer rewards will be given throughout the weekend and include things like Double XP tokens, stickers, and more. Check out the Call of Duty League website for more details.
How to watch the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2021 VODs
Activision will regularly update the Call of Duty League YouTube channel with full matches that can be viewed on demand. The full broadcast for each day can also be viewed individually.