The SML was run by SweatyMonkeysGaming and was sponsored by TheVortex. The professional tournament they held was for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The league was officially unveiled at a ComiCon in Abu Dhabi 2019. The prize pool was 1500 AED Nearly 40 players took part in the first CDL tournament, which took place online. The first-ever Sweaty Monkeys League Finals took place on April 21, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates online.