Boston Breach to host Call of Duty League 2024 Major 1
New England-based esports organisation Oxygen Esports has announced that its Call of Duty League franchise Boston Breach will be the host of the first Major tournament in the 2024 season.
The tournament will take place at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, MA, between January 24th and 28th, 2024.
This will be the second time that the Boston Breach is hosting a CoD League Major tournament in two years, after hosting the second Major of the 2023 season. The organisation has partnered with well-known events company Live Nation to organise the upcoming tournament. Moreover, Oxygen Esports noted that it expects around 15,000 guests to visit the first large LAN tournament of the 2024 CDL season over the course of the weekend.
Along with the Call of Duty League Major 1, Boston Breach will also host the Call of Duty Challengers tournament. The tournament will see 96 teams from across the world compete for a $75,000 (~£60,500) prize.
It’s important to note that the Challengers tournament will take place at the Citizen’s House of Blues Boston, not at the MGM Music Hall.
Boston Breach is owned by Oxygen Esports, an esports company that also owns Boston Uprising in the Overwatch League. The organisation also operates its own rosters in VALORANT, Rocket League and Rainbow Six.
The company merged with Boston Uprising in 2021 and claimed the Call of Duty League slot left vacant after OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming merged. The team’s biggest success to date was third place at the CoD League 2022 Stage 2 Major.
Oxygen Esports President and Co-Founder, Murph Vandervelde, commented on the news: “Oxygen Esports and the Boston Breach have established Boston as a destination for esports and this tournament fortifies our position in this ever-growing industry.
“Being the largest esports event that has ever been hosted in Boston, diehard fans and those curious about the world of professional esports can expect a weekend full of excitement and unique experiences.”