The Call of Duty League announced this week that YouTube will serve as the official broadcast partner of the 2023-2024 season.
During the 2022-2023 season league broadcasts and co-streams/watch parties hosted by prominent streamers such as OpTic Gaming-associated Call of Duty pro Seth “Scump” Abner were available on both YouTube and Twitch.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 2023-2024 CDL season will be broadcast in 4K on YouTube Gaming starting Friday (Dec. 8) at 12 PM PST/3PM EST on the official CDL channel – youtube.com/codleague.
Major I – Boston Breach
- December 8-January 21: Online Qualifiers
- January 25-28: LAN Tournament
Major II – Miami Heretics
- February 16-March 17: Online Qualifiers
- March 21-24: LAN Tournament
Major III – Toronto Ultra
- April 12 – May 12: Online Qualifiers
- May 16-19: LAN Tournament
Major IV – Carolina Royal Ravens
- May 24-June 16: Online Qualifiers
- June 20-23: LAN Tournament
Activision Blizzard’s original and exclusive media rights deal with YouTube took place during the 2020-2021 season—and coupled with media rights for the Overwatch League during the same period—that deal was worth an estimated $160M USD.
In our reporting on the situation at Minnesota Røkkr’s now-former owner Version1 (it was taken over by G2 Esports), it was revealed that the original YouTube media rights deal was actually the only time Activision Blizzard projections about media rights values in its original pitch to team owners were accurate.