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Call of Duty Challengers Points system updated after backlash

Call of Duty Challengers

The Call of Duty League has made a major change to Challengers Points following a backlash from the amateur community.

In 2020, amateurs will have the opportunity to compete in the Call of Duty Challengers competition featuring a $1million prize pool. This path to the pro system was brought in amidst the new franchising model for the brand new Call of Duty League.

The Challengers Points system will be used to rank amateur players. The CDL recently revealed that any starting player or substitute who is signed to a franchise would receive a 15,000 point bonus. Understandably, the amateur community was outraged by this announcement, deeming it unfair on the players that aren’t signed to a franchise.

Former Call of Duty world champion, Chris “Parasite” Duarte, failed to make it onto a franchise roster for the 2020 season. He among many others were outraged by the new system. Parasite also had a few choice words about the game itself, branding it “broken”:

After days of outcry on social media, the Call of Duty League made an announcement on November 21 with big changes to the system.

New Challengers Points system

In the new system, the 15,000 points given to CDL players will now be removed from their accounts. These players will now receive 1,000 Challengers Points for each week that there is 2000 Series tournament before the start of the CDL regular season.

The Call of Duty League stated “Any Challengers Points bonus awarded to pro players will not count towards the Top 16 travel coverage for the Call of Duty Launch weekend, Midseason Weekend, Championship Weekend Open tournaments or any such event where travel coverage is awarded to competitors by the league.”

Challengers Points will be displayed on a leaderboard, providing an accurate ranking of non-pro players competing in the path-to-pro system.

The change seems to be going down well with members of the community including New York Subliners Head Coach, John Boble:

The Call of Duty League season begins on January 24 at the official Launch Weekend in Minnesota. Visit the official Call of Duty League website for more information on the Challengers system.

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