Call of Duty is one of the most famous first-person shooter games in the history of Esports. Call of Duty is actually considered as a franchisee of a series of games. The game is published by Activision, while there are plenty of game developers. The game was first released in October 2003. However, a lot of series then came out after the initial release. The first game focused on the World War II theme. Almost every year, Call of Duty releases a new series of the game, and therefore, the latest release came out in October 2019.
About Call of Duty
Call of Duty is a very huge first-person video game franchise, published by Activision. The game has released so many sequels after its release that no other esports game has ever done it. It is available on most of the platforms there are for gaming. You can enjoy Call of Duty on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, GameCube, Nokia N-Gage, Wii, Android, iOS, Blackberry, and J2ME. No other game has ever supported this many platforms before. The game is the collaboration of multiple developers working together on different series of it.
The first developers to release in 2003 were Infinity Ward. However, new developers joined the scene like Treyarch, who developed the second and the third series of the game. After the release of the Modern Warfare series of Call of Duty, it proved to break all the records for the game before. Thus, the developers decided to create a separate series for Modern Warfare only.
Treyarch kept on developing multiple series for Call of Duty until they made the last Modern Warfare sub-series in 2008. The developers then started working on a different project and came out with Call of Duty Black Ops. The Black Ops version became very famous and gathered a lot of attention in the esports world. Therefore, the developers decided to make a sub-series for Black Ops in 2010 as well. Later on, Black Ops 2, 3, and 4 released in 2012, 2015, and 2018 respectively. Call of Duty has been releasing a new series each year for the fans. In 2020, a new series named as Cold War is set to be released in November.
In February 2016, the Call of Duty series has sold out more than 20 million copies of the game. According to an estimate, Call of Duty’s total is more than $15 billion.
Play Modes in Call of Duty
Call of Duty is one of the games that provide most of the game modes. In just one game, a player can play multiple modes, either solo or with friends. Some of the most likable Call of Duty modes are Team Deathmatch, Free-for-all, Cyber Attack, Search and Destroy, Domination, Hardpoint, Headquarters, Gunfight, Ground War, Realism, Infected, Drop Zone, One in the Chamber, Invasion, Search & Rescue, Shoot House, Shipment, Capture the Flag, Cranked, Gun Game Reloaded, CDL Hardpoint, and many more.
This many game modes provide huge diversity to the game and a player with any taste would like it in any way. The most famous and played Call of Duty game modes is Team Deathmatch and Free-for-all.
In a Team Deathmatch, two teams land on a map on the opposite sides. The game provides an option to select for Team Deathmatch 6v6 or a 10v10. During the match, whichever team holds more kill until the end of time, or whichever team touches the winning-score, wins. Securing numerous kills and maintaining a kill streak provides you different perks within the game. A player gets an option to select for a desirable perk according to the game. As the player dies, the perk goes away as well.
Similarly, in a Free-for-all mode, all players land on the map in random positions. All the players keep on respawning until the time limit or score hits a specific point. Perks can be used during a free-for-all match as well. There are a lot of other Call of Duty modes that players enjoy every day. The game also released a Battle Royale in its latest Warzone edition. In the Battle Royale, 100 players land on a big map to collect weapons and fight against each other. The last man standing wins the map.
Call of Duty Tournaments
Throughout the year, multiple Call of Duty tournaments takes place. Activision and a lot of other esports event organizers arrange the different levels of tournaments for the Call of Duty fans. For each series of the game, several tournaments on an International and National level take place. The highest number of tournaments are arranged for the Call of Duty Black Ops series. The International level tournaments include the Call of Duty League, Call of Duty Championship, and Call of Duty Challengers. Each year, these three International tournaments occur for different series of the game.
Similarly, the national level tournaments contain Call of Duty League: Los Angeles, Call of Duty: Launch Weekend, CWL Pro League, CWL London, World Gaming Network Championship. These tournaments vary from series to series. The events might be different for different editions of the game, but the epic battles are the same everywhere.