The champions of the first season of the Duty League is celebrated in a unique way: with their faces plastered in the stadium Call of Duty: Warzone. Today Activision unveiled the front entrance of the Verdansk Stadium War zone will soon be showing a giant rendition of the CDL trophy, along with pennants featuring all five members of the Dallas Empire crowned champions for the 2020 season.
It’s a unique kind of crossover and an example of how game developers and publishers can use popular games to promote esports. In the past, games were like League of Legends and Overwatch have introduced unique skins to celebrate champion teams or players. But this move from the CDL is more like traditional sports, with championship flags being raised in local stadiums. It also makes sense that Activision uses Duty‘s incredibly popular Battle Royale spin-off: War zone currently has more than 100 million players.
This isn’t the first time the CDL has come up with a surprising way to celebrate its best team. In addition to a trophy and ring, the Dallas Empire also received a ridiculous champion throne. The changes in Verdansk will be seen in-game from May 10.