Call of Duty League is Ready to Launch the 2021 Competitive Season

An exciting season up ahead.
An exciting season up ahead. Activision

Call of Duty League announced that the 2021 season is almost here. It’s not all that’s happening since there are going to be some changes to the overall structure.

The regular season will have five stages with each one leading up to a Major. At each stage, teams get to compete in five group play matches that determine the seed for the corresponding Major. Plus, each will see matches being played for three Home Series weeks.

For the Majors, it’s going to feature 12 teams in the Call of Duty League. All will go head-to-head in a double-elimination competition.

Like last year, teams get to earn CDL for every match won throughout the season. There are also extra points given to teams based on how they performed at the Majors. Getting CDL Points will be important for the upcoming season. Teams need to fight for their spot in the new season to get a chance to become one of the eight teams qualifying for the 2021 Call of Duty League Playoffs.

Under the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War era, the different pro teams face each other in Bo5 matches and 4v4 battles played on PC using League-approved controllers.

Map Pool

While some other details are yet to be released, the Call of Duty League 2021 Season Map Pool has been released. The map rotation is:

  • 1st map: Hardpoint
  • 2nd map: Search and Destroy
  • 3rd map: Control
  • 4th map: Hardpoint
  • 5th map: Search and Destroy

Also, these are the specifics on maps:

  • Hardpoint
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Miami
    • Moscow
  • Search and Destroy
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Cartel
    • Moscow
  • Control
  • Checkmate
  • Garrison
  • Moscow


The 12 teams have been revealed as well and they are:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago OpTic
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota ROKKR
  • New York Subliners
  • Los Angeles Thieves
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto Ultra

Launch Pack

They say that it’s important to always dress the part. With the new season almost here, a launch pack is being released which could help everyone play like a pro. The pack includes:

  • Operator Skins
    • Competitor Home
    • Competitor Away
  • Stickers
    • Camper
    • Flex
    • Main
    • Slayer
    • Sub
  • Emblems
    • Free Agent
    • Get That Bag
    • Run It Back
  • Calling Cards
    • It’s My Year
    • Ego Chall

Excited for the upcoming competitive season?

Join the Discussion
Top Stories