The Call of Duty community was sent abuzz on January 8 with the announcement of League Play coming soon to Black Ops 4 Multiplayer, but not everybody is happy with the actual format.
After weeks of complaining from the majority of the Black Ops 4 player-base, Treyarch finally confirmed that the long awaited game mode would make its debut at the end of January.
The developers revealed that League Play will be made up of two significant components - events and scrims. The events will be designed to emulate the tournaments that pro players play, in that they will be intense and frequent but shorter in their duration, normally enabled over weekends of three-day periods.
In between those events there will be scrims, which will essentially be an unranked Multiplayer playlist limited to the same official ruleset used by the CWL.
The purpose of these scrims will be for players to get competitive practice and hone their skills ahead of the events, which will be ranked.
While the news of League Play finally being implemented has been greeted with extreme excitement by most, the positive reaction has not been as universal for some in the competitive community, especially pro players.
Many have questioned Treyarch's decision not to use a ranked system for the scrims and have voiced their concerns and apprehensions about the scrims having the potential to be non-competitive, which would be counterproductive to the whole premise of League Play.
Furthermore, seeing as this system is not exactly what the pros were looking for, the fact that it's being released four-plus months into the game's lifespan has them further incensed, especially since the actual ranked mode will almost only take place during weekends.
That being said, here are some of the best reactions on Twitter from pro player who explain why they are not to keen on this type of League Play.
League play by the end of the month! THANK YOU @Treyarch— Seth Abner (@OpTic_Scumper) January 8, 2019
All I wanted was a playlist with a decent ranking system that I could grind. Smh for the millionth time.— Seth Abner (@OpTic_Scumper) January 8, 2019
wow i hope this is changed ASAP. This format STINKS. https://t.co/I7fwFd8XyV— Patrick Price (@ACHES) January 8, 2019
Not a fan of the league play format. League play events? Everything else is unranked? Hello?— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 8, 2019
Well see how it looks when it’s released. But if I have no reason to grind it outside of the “weekend” events it’s gonna be lame. I’m still gonna play it cuz I’d rather play a comp playlist but damn...— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 8, 2019
League play will be there 24/7 it doesn’t mean it’ll only be there for a short time on and off the ranking system will be on or off tho https://t.co/eNK7qTDXrD— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 8, 2019
Black Ops 2 but with a better point system for wins/losses. Crazy thought— Jordan Kaplan (@JKap415) January 8, 2019
after 19 intense meetings they decided on adding Endurance Chaos Moshpit instead of League Play— nels (@BNellyNelson) January 8, 2019
They messed up ranked. I’m going back to bed— John (@Xotic16) January 8, 2019
L U L— 100T SlasheR (@SlasheR_AL) January 8, 2019
Ranked play only on weekends... mindblown. You had one job Treyarch— eU aBeZy (@aBeZy) January 8, 2019
League play should be permanent and there should be a special 3 day event every weekend where you receive an in-game item or cod points if you dont get smoked— Casey Romano (@CaseyPandur) January 8, 2019
Just seen the league play format, that is horrible.— Trei S0ngz (@TreiZer0) January 8, 2019
So we are getting fifa type weekend leagues? Not sure if I love it, hopefully there are some great rewards. Sounds stressfulhttps://t.co/A3OrqGOrUt— MerK (@JoeDeLuca) January 8, 2019
In addition to the tweets above, you can click here to view the reactions of hundreds of non-pro players who have been complaining about the League Play format on Twitter