The first in a series of events in the Call of Duty World League Challenge Division have been announced, giving regular players the chance to compete at the highest level.

The Challenge Division will offer amateur players outside of the Pro Division a path to the Call of Duty Championship. Each season the best 80 teams worldwide will be invited to the Championship Qualifiers.

In addition to the Call of Duty Championship Qualifiers, top performing teams in Challenge Division events in February and March can make it to the Stage 1 Relegation tournament, where they will take on Pro Division teams to potentially earn a place in the CWL Pro Division.

Details of the first three European online events are below, each offering $5,000 prize pools.

  • 20th - 21st February presented by ESL
  • 27th - 28th February presented by ESL
  • 12th - 13th March presented by ESL

Europe's first live event, the EGL Open, will be hosted on March 5/6 at the Truman Brewery in London, offering $25,000 in prize money and World League points.

Source: Activision