The Arena CoD League (ACL) has been unveiled to the European Call of Duty community.
It’s the work of Esports Universe (ESPU), a new UK-based company whose management includes Aerox Esports MD Davey Stevens.
The Arena CoD League has been created to cater for the UK and wider European scene, including amateur and youth communities. It says it hopes to bridge the gap “where the 2019 CWL structure has fallen short”.
“With some players not being able to attend the overseas events, the ACL creates a place where everyone can compete from the comfort of their own set up,” Esports Universe said in a statement.
Players earn Arena Points by competing in daily Black Ops 4 matches on the ESPU’s new website. There’s no limit to how many matches can be played and points will not be deducted if a team loses.
Players will also be able to earn points from bi-weekly 5K tournaments – there’s more details of that here.
After this, three major ACL tournaments will take place in the 2019 season, the first starting in December 2018 with a £6,000 prize pool.
The first three majors will be online, and while there is space in the calendar next summer for a potential LAN, nothing has yet been confirmed.
“The ACL has been created in order to satisfy the demand for competition of all levels for the European Call of Duty community,” the firm added in a statement.
“With over £20,000 in prize money to be won and an all new way to play, the Arena CoD League is set to be the prime location to be playing Call of Duty Black Ops 4 in Europe this season.”
Harrus Ali from Esports Universe told Esports News UK: “This is what a large portion of the CoD esports community have been asking for many years, we want to cater to those demands.
“We would like to see a UK and European ‘revival’ of Call of Duty esports, particular in the grassroots, intermediate and path to pro scene. We can then build on this and become a UK hub for major esport games and competitions. It is a great opportunity for all levels of gamers to compete.”
ESPU has also just revealed its new website which acts as a competitive hub in different esports games.
For more info you can check out the initial reveal stream here:
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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