With the debut of the Call of Duty League, fans will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the game for long stretches. On this inaugural weekend, fans will finally be able to dive into the action.
YouTube made it easy to catch up on previous seasons. On the other hand, YouTube no longer has sole streaming rights to the CDL.
Friday, December 2 marks the commencement of the new season of the Canadian Football League. The Major One qualifying season starts off with a match between Boston Breach and Atlanta FaZe.
The fact that the stream can’t be found on YouTube will come as a huge surprise to those of you who are trying to track it down. There’s no need to worry; you can still get it.
Access to the stream has changed. Since the CDL and Google’s contract expires in 2022 without being replaced, neither party has renewed it. The first year of the $160 million contract began in 2020, and the last months of 2022 marked the end of YouTube’s monopoly.
Getting your hands on the next season of the league is a breeze. You only need to go to one specific location on the web.
Discussions on viewership numbers have been ongoing since the YouTube partnership began, and 2023 has arrived with no official announcement of CDL broadcast rights.
According to information provided to Hitt and SBJ, “both YouTube and Twitch are hesitant to give up the money they have in prior years.” In contrast to YouTube’s free access to Overwatch League broadcasts, Twitch paid $90 million to have exclusive streaming rights. To coincide with the launch of the CDL in 2020, Activision Blizzard shifted its other major esports league to YouTube as well.
The Call of Duty League will still be available for viewers, so they can watch their favorite teams compete for the season’s championship.