UK Call of Duty franchise, London Royal Ravens, have recently announced their intentions to host a large-scale challengers event in June. This comes following backlash over their February event’s limited open bracket size.
The Royal Raven’s home event has become eagerly anticipated after the huge success of CWL London in May 2019. CDL teams will compete at the Copper Box Arena in London’s first event of the year. However, the open bracket size of only 32 teams led to widespread disappointment in the amateur scene.
London Royal Raven’s caught some flack as a result but seem to have steadied the storm. The franchise took to Twitter to announce their new “100+ team challenger tournament” that will take place in June later this year. They also made clear how they were “unable to change the challengers format” for their first event in February.
A much greater number of amateur teams will now have the opportunity to compete and showcase their talent on the main stage. Further details of this large-scale challengers event will be revealed soon.
The Royal Ravens’ inaugural CDL event will see eight of the twelve CDL teams go head-to-head: Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners , Paris Legion, Seattle Surge, Toronto Ultra and London Royal Ravens. All the action will take place on February 8-9, with tickets available to purchase through the Royal Ravens’ website. The event will also see the new point system and tournament structure for the 2020 season:
We now look forward to the Minnesota Launch weekend where we will see all 12 CDL teams compete for the first time since August 2019. Teams will receive 10 CDL points for each win they receive throughout the weekend. In addition to the CDL launch, the first challengers tournament will also take place with $250,000 up for grabs.
Who will you be supporting in the first CDL event of the year?