Swagg pleads to Activision to form a Warzone esports circuit alongside the CDL

Swagg pleads to Activision to form a Warzone esports circuit alongside the CDL
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Jack Marsh

Published 

14th May 2024 16:54

The World Series of Warzone was pushed to its limits last year, culminating with a first-of-its-kind LAN in London which featured 150 of the best Call of Duty battle royale players in the world.

But with the move over to Urzikstan, Warzone esports appears to be in quite a muddle as the WSOW has yet to be reignited.

With the circuit looking bleak, battle royale guru Kris "Swagg" Lamberson has now called on Activision to invest in the scene and push it alongside the CDL.

Swagg calls for a World Series of Warzone overhaul

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Speaking on the Warzone-centric Pullze Check podcast, Swagg was quizzed on what he thought Warzone esports needs to do to begin thriving again and eyed a CDL combination in his response.

"Whenever the CDL has a LAN, you have Warzone with it as well," Swagg began to pitch.

"I think you can do it with CDL and Warzone. Back then, MLG used to have LANs for CoD but there would be other games too. So there would be a Smite LAN next door, so it would be cool if CDL and Warzone both had LANs together."

"That way, the fan bases would overlap and a lot of people would show up not only for the CDL but for Warzone too. That makes the most sense to me, to have them both at the same time."

James "JGOD" Godoy also noted Halo could fall into this category too given the new Microsoft merger, which could also be extended to have Overwatch too in a massive medley of Activision esports assets all under one roof.

Is a Warzone x CDL collaboration possible?

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Funnily enough, this idea is already supported by the Call of Duty esports general manager Daniel Tsay, who told GGRecon last year that a Dreamhack-like combination of Activision assets is being considered.

But Tsay is also focused on restructuring the Call of Duty League for the 2024-25 season after Activision reneged on the franchised system by refunding/cancelling $300 million worth of buy-in fees.

This could be the perfect time for Warzone to be tied into the CDL, which will likely be vastly different than it is now, and Call of Duty esports could start thriving harmoniously together for the first time in years.

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Warzone esports does need to get through this year without dying a death though, as the months roll on without an announcement of what the future holds for the battle royale.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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