The biggest amatuer circuit is switching lanes.
Call of Duty Challengers has officially switched to FACEIT due to fan request, and hopeful CoD grinders will now have an easier and more consistent way to join the amateur circuit.
The new platform hopes to smooth the signup process and allow more players than ever before, increasing the scope of the competition.
FACEIT officially announced the switch through an official blog post published on Jan. 15, 2024. The project originally stemmed from a Reddit post from Dec. 2023, where FACEIT asked CoD Challengers players how to improve the sign-up process. The campaign worked, and the third-party matchmaker is now partnering with Activision to host the league.
This is the first time CoD Challengers will take place on FACEIT, so you’ll need to make a new account if you plan to sign up. Here’s how to do it.
How to sign up for CoD Challengers on FACEIT
To sign up for the new CoD Challengers on FACEIT, follow these steps.
Note that if you already have a FACEIT account, likely for Counter-Strike, you can skip the first step and use your existing account.
Challengers Cups tend to run once a month with a standard 4v4 Competitive format. The events are single-elimination with the top eight advancing to Day 2. Players will have to sign up in teams of four with no individual sign-ups allowed. For a full list of maps and settings, check the specific tournament page.
FACEIT has greatly expanded its efforts in Call of Duty over the past year, and it now hosts regular matchmaking for the game. In between Challenger Cups, grinders can sharpen their skills in normal matches supported by FACEIT’s ranking system. Note that the company’s anti-cheat hasn’t been fully integrated into Call of Duty, but with the closer partnership between the two companies, expect an update sometime this year.