Minnesota is one of the twelve cities represented in the franchised Call of Duty League, and local team RØKKR are bringing their CDL opponents to their hometown to kick the action off.
However, anybody that knows Minnesota knows the weather can creep pretty low at times – especially in January, deep in the heart of the winter season.
In a tweet posted on January 21, Clay put his thoughts out there pretty clearly, questioning why the League opted to host the very first event of the inaugural season in Minnesota, particularly during one of the coldest months of the year.
"Can’t believe they put the first event in Minnesota in f**king January”, the Empire player said, which, although he doesn’t explicitly say it, many believe to be a comment on how cold it gets in the North Star State.
He also joked about fans not wanting to attend the event, saying he “hopes to see all ten of the fans there!”
Can't believe they put the first event in MINNESOTA in fuckin JANUARY.
Hope to see all ten of the fans there! pic.twitter.com/TfPqtMRvNk
— Empire Clayster (@Clayster) January 21, 2020
While several fans making jokes about it, saying they’re “pretty sure he’ll be playing indoors,” some other pro players responded to him too.
Former teammate Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr of Atlanta FaZe was one of the first to respond, simply telling Clay that he’s “shook already,” while Seattle Surge’s Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry asked “What do you mean man? Mall of America is here, it’s lit.”
Wow you’re shook already
— FaZe Simp (@SimpXO) January 21, 2020
What do you mean man mall of America is here it’s lit
— Surge Slacked (@Slacked) January 21, 2020
There’s no doubt Minnesota will be a bit chilly throughout the event, but with the players traveling all across North America and Europe over the coming months, Clay and his peers will likely get more than their fair of sunshine and warm weather at other events.
The Call of Duty Launch Weekend is in Minnesota’s Minneapolis Armory, with all twelve teams in attendance. Despite Clay’s concerns about the event, there is no doubt fans will be incredibly excited to see the professional Call of Duty circuit kick off once again.