Prior to their infinite warfare ESports Reveal, Activision, CWL administrators and team owners discussed what happens next in terms of their league after the official launch of the COD World League just last year. In this meeting a conversation was held regarding the potential possibility of the league being an Offline League. The reasons behind this decision would most likely be due to ping issues that affected the fairness of the competition, with west coast teams despising the fact that they had to play against east coast teams and vice versa. This would mean that the competition would be more fair and ultimately more enjoyable without ping issues. Although this would be great a great way to prevent DDOS attacks against the servers, It wouldn’t stop it entirely and please note that this is only a plan and unfortunately isn’t confirmed.
Finally, in the meeting there was also a discussion regarding a proposed global super bowl that would work in a similar format to those such as ELEAGUE which is a tournament that is broadcasted by Turner. The idea of this is that Activision would cover all travel and hospitality expenses for all of the players competing. Please note that these plans are only proposed plans that are yet to have had any action taken upon them.
What are the chances?
Call of Duty is a franchise loved by many and it is great that Activision are considering an offline league, however in my opinion i feel that it would require a lot of resources such as time and money to make this a reality. The chances of it happening this year is little to none although i think it is great that Activision are moving forward and are even considering this.