EGL hosts first CoD World League Challenger LAN this weekend

Chris Higgins
EGL hosts first CoD World League Challenger LAN this weekend

The European Gaming League will host the first European LAN for Call of Duty's World League Challenger Division this weekend in London.

The Truman Brewery is set to become a busy place for gaming enthusiasts as PC Gamer takes over the other half of the building for their Weekender expo event.

A minimum of $25,000 is up for grabs by teams in the Challenger Division of Activision's professional circuit as they compete against eight invited Pro teams over two days.

The winning team receives $10,000 but Challengers will need to face off against a Pro team in each of their groups, including Epsilon, Splyce and Infused.

Points will also be awarded based on finishing position, with Challengers looking to earn as many as possible in hopes of qualifying for promotion to the Pro league at the end of this year's season.

We have run many Call of Duty tournaments down the years and are thrilled to be working with Activision to take our activity to the next level," said EGL CEO Glen Elliott. "This is a real honour for our team to be awarded the opportunity to do this for the biggest game on the planet.”

Console FPS eSports continues to break more ground after a lengthy decline in numbers over the past four years.

Valve recently announced that every Major tournament for their PC equivalent CS:GO in the future will feature a minimum $1m prize pool.

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