While there have been many changes to the CWL ruleset over the last few seasons, there’s still one change that some are looking to be made.
In almost every major esport around, coaches are able to communicate with their teams during tournaments and events, whether it be in-game or in between individual rounds.
Call of Duty is one of the major exceptions to this rule, as coaches are unable to give any sort of coaching during matches.
The issue was brought to light by eUnited coach Brian ‘Saintt’ Baroska who posted a thread on Twitter wondering why the rules haven’t been changed given that other major shooters allow extensive coaching.
Been thinking about it all night and why haven't the coaching rules changed for CoD yet? If you look at any other major shooter title whether it be CS, R6, Halo, or GoW they ALL allow coaches on stage with the team being able to communicate whether it be in game or between rds— eU Saintt (@BrianSaintt) December 17, 2018
Saintt went on to talk about the difficulties with the current state of coaching in the CWL, explaining the fact that a coach would need to walk up on stage after a map “and physically take one of [their] player’s headset off” in order to give any sort of feedback.
With CoD it's near impossible to even talk to the team in between maps because you need to walk over to the stage after the map and physically take one of your player's headsets off their head and use it to talk to the team while at that point the next map is about to start soon— eU Saintt (@BrianSaintt) December 17, 2018
He then ended his thread by saying it was "ridiculous" that he and OpTic Gaming coach Tyler ‘TeeP’ Polchow had to watch the Grand Finals of CWL Vegas from the crowd rather than help their team out.
Saintt wasn’t alone in his thoughts on the matter, as a number of coaches chimed in with their approval of his sentiments.
OpTic Gaming coach TeeP
RT— OpTic TeeP (@TylerTeeP) December 17, 2018
Evil Geniuses coach John ‘Revan’ Boble
DOUBLE RT— John Boble (@RevanJB) December 17, 2018
Splyce coach Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland
TRIPLE RT— Mark Bryceland (@MarkyB) December 17, 2018
Team Envy coach Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil
Damn we mistimed that. QUADRUPLE RETWEET— Bevils NV (@bevils1sg) December 17, 2018
While there’s been no official response from the CWL, there’s still quite some time until the next open event starts up in Fort Worth, Texas on March 15, allowing time for some adjustments.
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