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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 World League Season reveal

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Written by John & Rob Gooderson
The future of Call of Duty esports is now known, as details surrounding the CWL 2019 season have been announced with a larger prize-pool and a big change!
The betas for both the new Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, and their take on the Battle Royale genre, Call of Duty Blackout have been and gone, leaving many avid fans of the first person shooter waiting in anticipation for the game’s full release.
We move a little closer each passing day more information is released or uncovered. The latest that has been widely speculated about around the professional scene and its followers is that of the esports mode for this year. Will it continue to be 4 vs 4, or will the top level of the game move to 5 vs 5.
Professionals and non-professionals alike have given their thoughts and preferences on the matter, and now it has been settled by the publishers themselves.

The largest change is the move to 5 v 5 for competitive play!

The 4 player-a-side limit has been in place since the inception of competitive Call of Duty, so the change to 5 v 5 is one that is sure to shake the community to its core!
Roster changes will now have to take place with each and every team involved being forced into picking up a 5th member, it is sure to be an exciting time for those involved.
Frame de un teaser de Call of Duty Black Ops 4
Frame de un teaser de Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty World League Season 2019 with $6 Million Dollars on the line!

The CWL is removing the region locks that have been in place up to now, so players will be able to compete across regions, so no longer will players be stuck in one of the European, North American or APAC regions as they have been previously.
The first event of the Call of Duty World League had already been announced prior to this event, taking place in Las Vegas, the CWL Las Vegas Open will take place from Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9 2018.
Amateur players will have their own prize pool to compete for, their own competition and with that a place to truly showcase their talents!
That's not where the good news for amateurs ends either, as "Each of the 16 CWL Pro League teams must designate one player from the amateur circuit as a substitute." So this gives up and coming players who have impressed in their circuit a place to step up onto a pro roster as a substitute.