Warzone Weekend: Call of Duty League Warzone Event Announced

Call of Duty League professional players will participate in a private Warzone match.
Call of Duty League professional players will participate in a private Warzone match. / Photo by COD League

Warzone Weekend, a new competitive format for the popular battle royale mode featuring Call of Duty League professional players, was announced Tuesday.

Call of Duty: Warzone, a battle royale subsidiary of Modern Warfare, has grown in popularity since its March release. It's quickly become one of the most, if not currently the most popular title in the genre. Community operated tournaments such as Warzone Wednesdays and Code Red have become must-watch events for fans.

The Call of Duty League is getting in on the action with a new event called Warzone Weekends. The first of which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 24.

Warzone Weekend: Call of Duty League Warzone Event Announced

According to the announcement trailer, the event is sponsored by Metro by T-Mobile and features $10,000 up for grabs with the winners taking it all.

All 12 CDL teams will compete in a 48 player lobby in a quads format. The most exciting news is that the game will take place in a private lobby. Up until now, all competitive Warzone events have taken place in public lobbies based on other battle royale formats.

"Team rosters for CDL Warzone Weekend will be composed of at least three players from each organization (either starters or substitutes). Each team will have the option to round out its four-player roster with either another member from its Call of Duty League squad (starter or substitute) or to invite a special guest non-CDL player from the Call of Duty community to join in the action," the league said in its announcement.

The first Warzone Weekend goes live on the CDL YouTube channel at 3 p.m. ET.