The Call of Duty League has revealed a new schedule for Stage 1 of the 2021 season after being forced to postpone the Week 2 matches due to inclement weather causing power outages for pro players.
With the CDL being held mostly online in 2021, many teams decided to relocate to Texas in order for everyone to play on the same servers and mitigate the effect that online connection differences can have on matches.
Unfortunately, the Lone Star State has been overwhelmed with lots of snow and bad weather over the past few days, causing failures to the power grid that’s led to widespread power outages.
With plenty of pros suffering from these issues, playing Week 2 as it was originally scheduled (Feb 18-21) was going to be virtually impossible, and thus the league has decided to postpone the matches.
New Super Week schedule for CDL Stage 1
Forced to make a major adjustment to the Stage 1 schedule, the league has opted to merge Weeks 2 and 3 into one massive “Super Week,” which will consist of seven days of matches, starting Feb 22 until Feb 28.
There will be a double-header to kick off Super Week on Feb 22, following by six straight days of triple-headers between Feb 23-28.
Delaying Week 2 isn’t just a simple matter of playing the matches at a later date. The 2021 CDL schedule is very constricted – Week 3 was originally set to be played just four days after Week 2 (Feb 25-28), with the Stage 1 Major starting just a day after that – on March 1 – and scheduled to go the whole week.
However, to avoid having 14 straight days of matches (Super Week + Major), the league has subsequently rescheduled the Major as well, now taking place March 3-7.
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As far as the season structure goes, that wouldn’t present too big of an issue since all 12 teams have to play their five Stage 1 matches anyway, so playing the second and third weeks’ games in a single week won’t throw anything off.
The big question is whether or not the situation in Texas will improve enough by then; if the weather continues to cause problems for the pros that are there, then the CDL won’t be able to play out the Super Week as planned.
CDL Stage 1 Schedule
- Super Week: February 22-28 (Week 2 & 3 combined)
- Stage 1 Major: March 3-7