After more than a year of virtual competitions, Call of Duty League will return to tournaments in person with its event Major IV, which will take place next month at Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas, United States.
“We have been working very diligently with internal groups to ensure that everyone involved at the site adheres to the fairly strict application of the COVID-19 protocols,” he said. Johanna Faries, Leader Leader for Activision Blizzard and CEO of Call of Duty.
“This is really good news on many fronts. As you can imagine, we have waited patiently for this moment to return to the offline LAN game, ”he added. This is how the June 17-20, 12 teams will meet in large games under one roof.
However, as part of this tentative return, only participating players and league personnel will attend in person, who must be tested for COVID-19 and follow strict protocols throughout the event to ensure the safety and comfort of all players. present.
Fans will be able to follow the championship live from home through the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel. Regarding whether there will be the possibility of them attending a tournament in person during 2021, the company commented that they are analyzing all possible scenarios.
“If we are ready to invite fans to future experiences, we will do so in a great way and make sure everyone is comfortable. If we need to take our time, it is because we have really thought it through, ”explained the Activision Blizzard executive.
After the weekend in which it will take place Major IV, the league will revert to remote online play until further notice, Faries said, adding that there will be more information later on whether Major V, the last major tournament of the regular season, will also be a face-to-face event.
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