CDL 2021 Format Revealed - Major Tournaments, Groups, Weapons, Maps, Home Series, Dates and More

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The Call of Duty League or CDL concluded with an epic season finale back during their world championships.

Now, with so much uncertainty within the world; esports is not stopping as the CDL is coming back very soon.


They have recently announced a new structure for the 2021 season.

Here it is! 


Update - January 7th, 2021

The CDL has adopted some new rules going into the beginning of the 2021 season.

The following weapons have been permanently banned from competitive play: 

  • ALL Tactical Rifles

As well, there have been some map changes in regards to certain game modes. 

For Hardpoint, Cartel has been removed from the map rotation and Raid has been added.

For Search and Destroy, Crossroads has been removed and Raid has been implemented.

Finally, for Control, Moscow has been removed in favor of Raid!



Taking to a new YouTube video and blog post to explain the new structure of the season.


The league is moving to a more tournament orientated approach going forward.

They have noted the following: 

With the start of the 2021 Call of Duty League season fast approaching, it’s time to talk about exciting changes to the overall structure of this season’s competition.

Tournaments are back as high stakes Majors that will feature all 12 teams in the Call of Duty League competing in double-elimination competition. Tournament seeding will be determined by head-to-head group play matches over the course of three Home Series weeks leading up to each Major.

The regular season will include five stages, each culminating in a Major Tournament. During each stage, all teams will compete in five group play matches to determine their seed in each Major.

Like last year, teams will earn CDL Points for each match win throughout the season—

with additional points distributed to teams based on their performance at Majors. CDL Points totals will be critical, with teams fighting for their spot in the 2021 season standings and a shot at becoming one of eight teams to qualify for the 2021 Call of Duty League Playoffs.


As well, they have posted the following YouTube video showcasing the following format: 

Be sure to let us know what you think of the new format! 


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