Seven weekly qualifiers with prizes for the top teams and the best players. Here’s all you need to know about the new CCL College Warzone event starting August 15.

College CoD (CCL) has announced a new College Warzone event, in collaboration with Fandom and America’s Navy, that kicks off in August and will feature the country’s top collegiate players in action. One week after the best is crowned at the Galen Center in Los Angeles during the CDL Champs, it will be time for the collegiate players to prove themselves in this first-of-its-kind College Warzone open weeklies.

Starting August 15, there will be weekly Warzone qualifier events where the aspiring professionals will be able to put their skills on display. The best teams from colleges and universities all over the country will participate in these events with sizable prizing for the top teams.

“Warzone esports is something we have been interested in for a long time. We heard everyone’s requests loud and clear and are excited to finally provide an opportunity for students to compete with the support of Fandom and America’s Navy. I can’t wait to adopt warzone into the CCL community and see what talent will be showcased throughout these events”

Jaden Shaw, Co-Founder of College CoD.

You can find more details about the College Warzone event below including the format, the prize pool distribution and broadcast details. 

Format and Scoring

Open qualifier format

There will be seven weekly qualifier events starting August 15, Monday. Fifty teams of three players and 1 sub will compete at each of these qualifiers. The teams themselves will compete over five drops during the open qualifiers giving players ample opportunities to showcase their consistency and Warzone skills. Unlike the usual College CoD events, mouse and keyboard players will be allowed to show off their talent alongside controller players!

Open QualifierDateTop Three teams auto-qualifyDetails
Trios Open Qualifier 1: 50 TeamsAug 15
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 2: 50 TeamsAug 22
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 3: 50 TeamsAug 29
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 4: 50 TeamsSept 6*
Tuesday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 5: 50 TeamsSept 12
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 6: 50 TeamsSept 19
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts
Trios Open Qualifier 7: 50 TeamsSept 26
Monday
Points for placement5 Drops
Every drop counts

Playoffs format

PlayoffsDateDetails
Playoffs: 50 TeamsOctober 1st
Saturday
8 Drops
Lowest Score not counted

The top three teams from each open qualifier automatically qualify to the playoffs based on their cumulative performance across the five drops. Every drop counts for placement points, so teams will need to show their consistency over the games to qualify. The tournament takes place on Warzone 1.0 with the qualifiers leading to the eventual playoffs nearly seven weeks later.

The playoffs kick off on Saturday, October 1 with the best teams from the open qualifiers. The playoffs will feature eight drops with the lowest drop score discounted. 

Prize pool distribution

CCL's College Warzone event will bring the best players in action.

The winning team of each of the seven open qualifiers will receive $300. There are also special prizes to be won. The player with the most kills in a single drop in playoffs receives $100, so there are opportunities for standout individual performances as well.

Teams that reach the playoffs have opportunities to earn even more money. The first place team in the playoffs wins $3,000 while the next two teams receive $1,800 and $1,500 respectively. In total, there is $10,000 USD up for grabs. Here’s the prize pool distribution for the top five teams in the College Warzone event.

  • 1st Place: $3,000.
  • 2nd Place: $1,800.
  • 3rd Place: $1,500.
  • 4th Place: $900.
  • 5th Place: $600.

Where to watch College Warzone?

The College Warzone games will kick off at 8pm EST for the open qualifiers and continue until midnight. The playoffs, however, will start at 2pm EST and continue through 9pm. The broadcast will start prior to game-time with America’s Navy “Anchors Aweigh” pre-show that will feature members of the Navy’s Goats & Glory Esports Team. 

Make sure to tune-in to all of the action on https://www.twitch.tv/collegecod.

More details on registration are coming soon!


About CCL:

College CoD (CCL) was formally acquired by eFuse in October of 2021. College CoD is a collegiate competition born from talent and drive, built grassroots by students for students. Teams come from all over the US + Canada to compete in Call of Duty and revel in the experience and community. We provide an exemplary competitive experience for college students through our games, player engagement and pursuit of professional grade services and support. For eFuse, College CoD is a key piece of eFuse’s expansion into the collegiate esports space– and is one of three marquee collegiate properties in the eFuse portfolio.

About Fandom:

 Fandom is the world’s largest fan platform where fans immerse themselves in imagined worlds across entertainment and gaming. Reaching more than 300 million unique visitors per month and hosting more than 250,000 wikis, Fandom.com is the #1 source for in-depth information on pop culture, gaming, TV and film, where fans learn about and celebrate their favorite fandoms. Fandom’s Gaming division manages the online video game retailer Fanatical. Fandom Productions, the content arm of Fandom, enhances the fan experience through curated editorial coverage and branded content, its Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers and the weekly video news program The Loop. For more information follow @getfandom or visit: www.fandom.com.

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