The Name of Responsibility League is not going to pursue enlargement in 2021 based on a report by ESPN Esports. Following preliminary reporting by Sports activities Enterprise Journal’s Adam Stern that the league has seen curiosity from potential consumers in enlargement franchises, ESPN’s Jacob Wolf writes that the league hopes to showcase its unique city-based occasion mannequin, which was compelled to shift away from stay occasions this 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a 12 months of city-based competitors in 2021, the league will look to increase in 2022, and can probably search a better sum from enlargement franchises than the $25M USD buy-in for the inaugural 12 groups.
Moreover, the CDL as we speak revealed that Season 2, which shall be performed on the following iteration of the CoD franchise, Name of Responsibility: Black Ops Chilly Struggle, will return the esport to a four-versus-four competitors mannequin – which was extra generally utilized in Name of Responsibility competitors traditionally and separated the sport from the extra widespread five-person groups of most top-level esports. It will imply that every CDL franchise might want to launch one beginning member from its roster, probably resulting in a considerable shakeup for every crew going into the league’s second season.