Ex-FaZe Clan member and now Call of Duty podcaster Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparatto is returning to his previous team as a content creator. The comeback comes following the former professional player’s departure due to a thumb…
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Call of Duty is about to kickstart its next major tournament as OpTic Chicago proclaims the $100K Warzone International. The tournament will see the bests in the field as they compete for the massive prize…
Latest News from the COD Community
Welcome to our Call of Duty news tag, where our dedicated team of writers brings you the latest esports news on the franchise; from recent developments, patch updates, and leaks, to team updates and community happenings.
Call of Duty is a best-selling first-person shooter video game franchise that dates back to 2003. Most of the games have been developed by Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Since its release, the series has sold over 400 million copies and has been made available on several platforms, including Microsoft, MacOS, PlayStation, Android, and Xbox. The first CoD game was set in World War II, but sequels have been set in various time periods and places, from the cold war, middle east, and modern day, to outer space and futuristic worlds. A free-to-play battle royale version of the game, “COD: Warzone” was developed and released in 2020. Warzone has two main game modes: Battle Royale and Plunder. In “Battle Royale,” up to 150 players compete to be the last one standing in a constantly shrinking map. The game brings several unique elements to the battle royale genre, from unrestricted parachuting and vehicles, to the chance to respawn into the match after the first death. Players can play solo, duo, in trios or four-player squads. In “Plunder,” players must scavenge for cash scattered and hidden across the map. Once the clock runs out, the team with the most money gathered wins.
Call of Duty is one of the best-selling and top grossing video game franchises in history, with every title selling millions of units worldwide. Several games within the series have received universal acclaim, especially Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which was praised by consumers and critics alike for its interactive gameplay, innovative mechanics, and engaging single-player campaign.
lthough Call of Duty’s popularity had waned in recent years, the release of Warzone in 2020 rekindled the world’s interest in the franchise. The free-to-play game was an immediate hit, racking up six million players within the first 24 hours. By April 2021, the game had amassed more than 100 million players and was among the ten most popular games on Twitch, based on peak all-time viewers. Call of Duty: Warzone also became one of the top esports games in the battle royale genre, with the World Series of Warzone major esports circuit established in 2021. The inaugural season featured a hefty $1.2 million prize pool spread across four competitive events, and involved seasoned veterans, famous CoD streamers, and community members. Other Call of Duty games in the franchise have also had success in the esports scene, and have had several tournaments, both local and international, throughout the years. Activision established the Call of Duty League in 2020, with the 2021 season opening weekend garnering a peak viewership of 131,000. All of this is the reason why we decided to cover the latest Call of Duty esports news here on EsportsHeadlines.com.