Call of Duty celebrates the “WxC,” a new women’s league

Call of Duty celebrates the “WxC,” a new women’s league

6. May 2023 by miranda angeles

The new Call of Duty WxC league is one of the few esports competitions of this title where only women participate. The first season is currently coming to an end.

About the WxC

Alyssa “Allycxt” Parker founded the new Call of Duty women’s league to create a safe environment for all female players. WxC seeks to make this competition as widely covered as possible.

The first season of the WxC features eight teams. Each of the teams qualified through two Open Qualifier competitions.

All teams played seven matches during the regular season, with all matches leading to the playoffs. It is important to note that $100 in prize money was awarded for each of the regular season games.

Allycxt hopes that with tournaments like WxC, the women’s competitive Call of Duty scene will become a safe environment free of sexism. In addition, she hopes that more and more women’s tournaments will offer larger stages with bigger prize pools.

Teams participating in the WxC

In the WxC, some of the most important female players of the professional scene have participated. But, of course, we are talking about Kels, the first woman to qualify for a CDL Challengers Elite tournament and a player who has won local tournaments on numerous occasions.

  • Phoenix
  • Midnight
  • Moonlight
  • Wildfire
  • Sunlight
  • Pink Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Toronto Tsunami

On the other hand, it is important to comment that an important content creator of Toronto Ultra took over the Toronto Tsunami team yesterday in May. Through the Twitter account, Meagan “Overgirl” Stewart said she was the team’s owner.

The Tsunami coach and his four players joined the newly renamed team. This team now has a brand and a social media account.

In other words, it can be said that women’s esports are moving in the right direction to become something exceptional.

On the other hand, it is important to comment that the rest of the teams participating in the WxC have not yet had the support that Tsunami has received. However, some organizations are working behind the scenes to support them.

WxC connection with Call of Duty League

The connection between the WxC and the Call of Duty League is very strong, thanks to Allycxt’s role as a commentator on the CoD League broadcast. Even on the official telecast of the Major 4 Championship League in Columbus this past Sunday, the CDL significantly mentioned WxC.

It is important to note that the Oxygen Esports-owned team, the Boston Breach of the CDL, saw the WxC in action and decided to support this competition. Thanks to this team, the prize pool doubled from $5,000 to $10,000. Currently, all the players are competing for a much larger prize.

The first season of the WxC

The first season of the WxC has already finished its regular season. So far, the most outstanding team has been Toronto Tsunami, who have finished with seven wins and 0 losses.

On the other hand, Phoenix has been the team that came the closest to making a competitive series against Toronto Tsunami. However, they could not reach the goal, and Toronto Tsunami won as in the rest of the games.

Now, for the postseason, all teams advance to the playoffs regardless of how they performed in the tournament’s first phase. A double-elimination format will be used for the playoffs; now, these games’ dates are unknown. As a reminder, all teams will fight for the $10,000 prize purse.