Call of Duty League set to return in LAN, After a long wait for players and fans, the Call of Duty League confirmed today that it will return to hosting LAN events later this year. The CAll of Duty league said on Twitter that
In coordination with our teams, we’re happy to announce Call Of Duty League plans for teams to return to LAN play at select events later this season, More details to come.
In early 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDL 2020 moved to an online-only format. The last offline CDL LAN event was the week four home series of the 2020 season, in Los Angeles, in March. There, the Dallas Empire beat the Minnesota RØKKR in the finals—and the Dallas Empire eventually won the online championship at the end of the season.
Several CDL franchises hinted that a return to LAN was approaching yesterday, with some being less subtle than others.
- Atlanta FaZe posted a short video of a CDL tag generator generating the tag “BACK2LAN.”
- Chicago OpTic just straight up posted “back to LAN” from its account.
The return of LANs is a welcome one to most of, if not all members of the Call of Duty League. Numerous players have expressed their excitement over a return to the familiar setting. Online connection problems and competitive integrity issues have been a burden on an otherwise exciting year of Call of Duty League action.