The 2022 season of the Call of Duty League (CDL) finally begins with the Kickoff Classic event of the past weekend, the first personal LAN of this year’s competition. However, CDL players already have some concerns when it comes to players reliability around Covid-19.
After the tournament in Arlington, Texas, which enabled the fans to see Kickoff Classic live in the Esports Arena, several cases of Covid were registered both players and fans. One of these cases is James, Cluster ‘Embanks of NYSE, who has now expressed his disruption on the handling of the event by the CDL on Twitter.
Cluster claims that there has been an absolute collapse of the CDL when it comes to the Covid-19 security of the Kickoff Classic – only one of many LAN tournaments planned for the CDL 2022 – a feeling which is confirmed by La Thieves. Dylan Messenger Cannon.
In a Tweet, Cluster says that players at the LAN tournament have pushed for No fans and daily tests for CDL employees and players present – something that is common for sporting events for some time. However, the Kickoff Classic LAN event took place without mask obligation for the fans present, and only a single negative test was required to participate in the players.
This event took place as Covid cases increases in northern Texas. Last week alone, Tarrant County recorded, where the eSport’s stage is in Arlington, 32,000 cases. It is therefore no surprise that players have some concerns when it comes to their security.
Absolute breakdown from the CDL to demand only 1 negative test for players on Thursday and have no rules for fans (though we did not force fans, daily tests for players / employees) and of course a lot more positive from this weekend Testing. So brain tot.
- NYSE Cluster (@clayster) 25. January 2022
CDL Kickoff ???? S / O @tomfoxphoto & @SeezCollins with @dallasnews pic.twitter.com/fstr5ol7am
- Camera (@ThecamSteadman) 22. January 2022
Not surprised to test teams positively, says Envoy on Twitter. Record cases around the world, why should we risk it for a 30,000 Kickoff events? In addition, the CDL still does not do the minimum at the event to ensure the security of the players.
The CDL website indicates that every personal event subject to local law and public health laws is carried out. It also means that the data can change all upcoming LAN events – this could mean shake of the schedule when the situation worsens.
Activision was contacted for a commentary, but the CDL will continue for the time being as planned.