Call Of Duty League adds new rules to appease fans
By Bob Garcia
The new Competitive Settings are expected to make competitions more interesting
The Call of Duty League (CDL) heard the call of eSports fans. For almost a month, a great number of people in the Call of Duty ecosystem have wanted CDL to introduce Raid to all three game modes, and their wish has been granted. CDL has announced a new Competitive Settings V1.1 ruleset that is being rolled out, which will now be available for Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and Control.
Raid quickly became a popular map after it was introduced, both for its appeal to recreational players, as well as its ability to provide more competitive eSports tournaments. Even before the new Competitive Settings were announced, professional gamers were using it as a competitive map, with Raid scrimmages often found. The CDL announced yesterday that it was including the updated ruleset for competitions, adding that it has also added a classic map and changes to Challengers Cups. The latter will “now run Best of 3 until [the] Top 64,” according to a CDL tweet.
In Hardpoint, Raid was added and Cartel was removed. In Search & Destroy mode, it will now be found, but Crossroads was taken away. In Control, Moscow was removed to make way for Raid. The subtraction of Cartel has been expected for some time and gamers weren’t too surprised that Crossroads would be stripped out. However, Moscow has been a regular scrimmage map and it’s deletion has left some gamers a little miffed. Raid’s popularity, though, should put them at ease relatively quickly.