Harrison Giza

Harrison Giza

Harrison is an esports commentator and gonzo video game journalist, focusing on esports and Call of Duty news for ESTNN. Current writer at Punchland and former contributing staff at Midnight Pulp, Bad Hat Harry, Montecito Picture Co. For inquiries or interviews: harrisonanthonygiza@gmail.com.

Call of Duty League Pulls Back On 2020 League Play

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With expectations at an all-time high, the official Call of Duty league has decided to start scaling back in the new year.

According to the Sports Business Daily, a large number of the teams involved in the new COD league have been at risk of being too “overwhelmed” in the past few weeks. Many fans and critics have speculated that the franchised Call of Duty teams are struggling to deal with the demands of both a league and tournament formats simultaneously. Because of this, there has been a delay moving forward.

Originally, the league was to be played in a home versus away league format, but now, Activision has confirmed that a traditional tournament system would also be returning to the franchise forefront.

However, it has now been reported that the move to try and reintroduce tournaments is at least in part to help take some of the pressure off of official franchises, many of which also compete in the Overwatch League. There are also plans to remove at least one of the two league events each weekend for the duration of the 2020 Call of Duty season.

The original schedule called for 26 matches over 28 weeks, with teams looking to play five-on-five COD matches. CDL Commissioner Johanna Faries addressed the changes as well as fan commentary in a recent blog post.

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