This was just the beginning Military zone esports, according to Activision league manager Johanna Faries.
“We spent a lot of time out of season to think about what the next level offer is for Military zone do you look like CDL and the wider Call of Duty export community? “Faries said. “Over the next few months, I think we will have exciting things to share what this means for us and what fans can expect not only in 2021
The CDL is preparing for its second season, after a debut marked by a global pandemic and countless technical problems, as the league quickly switched to a fully virtual format. In 2020, the professional games were overshadowed by server problems, dropping players and quick replacements, even extending to the championship weekend.
Take the London Home Series finals between the Dallas Empire and the Paris Legion in July, for example: The teams were able to pre-test and deploy certain servers, but the only sources available are in California, Texas or Illinois. The teams eventually played on servers in Texas, giving the Dallas team a clear potential latency advantage. The Dallas Empire won the series, but even team star James “Cluster” Ubans called it “so unfair.”
Hey, we won, so I can’t say I’m salty, but it’s completely unfair that the server choices against Paris are CA, TX and IL. We veto the CA because they are 4 CAs, they impose IL because it is the furthest of them all and they are left to play on the TX host. So dishonest.
– NYSL Clayster (@Clayster) July 19, 2020
Faries did not go into detail about the server’s location or speeds, but she said the league is working closely with teams to build a more stable ecosystem for the 2021 season. It all officially starts on February 11, but first there is the Kickoff Classic at 23 and January 24, including six pre-season games with votes from fans among the top teams.
“There’s been a significant increase in server support,” Faris said. “Again, I think there is a good work plan, if you will, for anyone who knows where the servers are, what the contingency plans look like if something happens in the middle. All signs indicate that we are very ready for this. “