After planning to move all their personal matches online due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the competitive Call of Duty League esports competition finally returns this weekend.
The Call of Duty League 2020 season continues on Friday, April 10 at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET / 8 PM. The broadcast goes live on the company’s official YouTube channel, with the format turning into “a completely online production” with this new style “follow[ing] the original tournament structure, “according to a press release.
You can check the image below to see the home series schedule. CDL also shared an updated schedule for 2020 for the first games to take place this weekend.
“I spent many years in the NFL and saw firsthand how sports can lift the human spirit,” league commissioner Johanna Faries said in the press release. “Nobody wants to be in this situation, but we are, and we are grateful that Call of Duty Leagye can go ahead and deliver live competition to the fans when it is probably needed most.”
CDL will move its entire production to online and home broadcasting for the foreseeable future, where the company provides its “greatest commitment to the health and safety of our players, staff, team staff and fans.”
Overwatch League, which is also owned and run by publisher Activision Blizzard, has also canceled its games for the next few months. Instead, just like CDL, OWL swung into a completely online production, with staff and players all practicing social distance and working from home.
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