100 Thieves owner Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag shared his thoughts on the state of the online Call of Duty tournament scene and how it can be improved.
With the release of Black Ops 4, competitive players will soon be venturing beyond the game itself to play in tournaments and wager matches.
There are multiple websites where players can compete in such tournaments, something that Nadeshot thinks needs to change for the better of the community.
With so many websites in existence, Nadeshot is afraid that the community will be divided to the point where it ceases to exist, something he claims has happened to the Search and Destroy community in the past.
To prevent this from happening, Nadeshot has suggested that Activision step in to shut down all 3rd party websites and regulate online tournaments through a single service.
Multiple websites hosting countless Call of Duty tournaments every night is what killed the Search and Destroy community. Activision needs to shut down all 3rd party sites and regulate online tournaments back on Gamebattles so winning actually means something again.— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) October 12, 2018
Nadeshot originally suggested that Activision stick with Gamebattles as the main source of all online tournaments, but many fans replied saying that Gamebattles isn’t the best site to use for various reasons.
In a follow-up tweet, Nadeshot clarified that he didn’t care what site was used but that what matters most is “there [being] one site and one site only with the rights to host Call of Duty tournaments and wagers.”
Gamebattles wasn’t the point of the tweet, I shouldn’t have used any specific site as the destination for tournaments. I just think it’s important that there be one site and one site only with the rights to host Call of Duty tournaments and wagers.— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) October 12, 2018
With the CWL already taken a more cautious approach to the competitive scene in Black Ops 4 by bringing pro players out to develop the ruleset for the upcoming season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them step in and regulate the online community.
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