A date has been set for the launch of the inaugural Call of Duty League

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

We now have a date for the launch of the inaugural Call of Duty League, which will see 12 new city-based teams across two continents compete in the first ever franchised Call of Duty competition.

On October 29, it was announced by Activision-Blizzard that the launch weekend for the Call of Duty League will be held January 24-26. The location for our first look at the competition will be the home of the Minnesota franchise, who today revealed that their team would be branded as Minnesota Rokkr. All 12 teams will compete across the weekend in 5 vs 5 games of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The weekend will also feature the first Open tournament for the Call of Duty Challengers, the competition in the tier below the Call of Duty League where the world’s best amateur teams can compete for prize money and potentially earn themselves contracts with one of the main franchise teams.

Not all the teams competing in the CDL have announced their full rosters or revealed their branding yet, but with the tournament being given a start date of less than three months away, we can assume it won’t be too long before we know all the details.

The format for matches, such as which maps and game modes will be played, has also not been disclosed yet.