Call of Duty League matches postponed due to Texas snowstorms

By Olivia Richman

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Feb 19, 2021

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The second week of Call of Duty League has been postponed. 

Texas was hit by wintery weather and the southern state wasn’t prepared for the cold. Power outages due to the freak snowstorms have left millions without electricity and worse, 40 Texans have passed away as a result.

Since 24 Call of Duty League pros live in Dallas, it’s no surprise that the matches must be postponed due to many teams being shorthanded. It’s an unfortunate turn of events after the 2020 season saw complete disruption due to travel restrictions, but the league states that the decision to postpone was made by the players. 

To make up for the upsetting pause in the action, the Call of Duty League has decided to combine the second and third weeks into a “Super Week” with seven days of action. There will be 20 matches over that time, determined by the Group Selection Show. 

Despite the setback, the Super Week is bound to bring a lot of excitement. So far, the Call of Duty League has seen more viewership than expected. There were 1.4 million hours watched during the first week, which is an astonishing 50% more than last year’s launch weekend. About 131,000 fans watched OpTic Chicago take on Atlanta FaZe. 

It’s clear that the Call of Duty League is picking up and gaining a bigger audience as it continues. Last week, the league announced a new sponsor, USAA. Though the “homestand” format for the CDL and Overwatch League is yet to be implemented for either league, there is cause for optimism when it comes to Call of Duty esports. 

The action returns on Monday, February 22 at 12 p.m. PT with the Florida Mutineers vs. Los Angeles Guerillas. That will be followed by Atlanta FaZe vs. Toronto Ultra. There will be three matches each day, Tuesday through Sunday. 

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