Huge CDL Format Overhaul Leaked For Modern Warfare 2 Season
The 2022 Call of Duty League season is officially over. With Los Angeles Thieves crowned as the World Champions, the third franchised season has come to a scintillating conclusion, and rostermania is set to ensue.
But teams might want to get their skates on this off-season when it comes to signing players, as the league is set for a huge format overhaul that will leave teams needing to be prepared.
Ahead of what is supposed to be a quite extensive break away from Call of Duty esports, leaks have now suggested that the 2022-23 season isn't too far away at all, and you won't have to wait long for more action.
CDL Format To Be Overhauled In Modern Warfare 2 Season
It's been admitted by the Call of Duty League themselves that starting the esports calendar in the new year is far from ideal, given that the game cycle has already begun to slow down by this point. With the initial hype surrounding the annual Call of Duty release peaking between October and December, fans, players, and industry figures have all unanimously agreed that the season should kick off in that period, rather than February or March.
Now, it seems like the CDL is set to follow through on one of their promises, and overhaul that current format going into the Modern Warfare 2 season which will see the esports calendar brought forward by two to three months.
According to reputable leaker TheGhostOfHope, the CDL season will start in November, just one month after the game is released.
How Will A CDL Format Overhaul Work?
TheGhostOfHope's leaks suggest that the Kickoff Classic, the season curtain raiser, will be played just a month after Modern Warfare 2 is released, meaning teams will have just three months to kick negotiations into gear and sign their rosters.
The format could then have a multitude of Majors, somewhere in between this season's four splits and the proposed Modern Warfare 2019 season's 12 splits. With a range of teams wanting to host a Major this season, the more events the merrier, and it's likely that we'll see a few more events than this year's circuit.
The leaker also suggested that the Modern Warfare 2 Ranked Play will come in Season 1 of the game, which will better coincide with a November/December start to the CDL.
So, don't get too disheartened if your team dropped out of the World Championships early, you might not be waiting too long to see them back in action.