Rumors are circulating that the first official 5v5 Call of Duty tournament has been cancelled.
The PlayStation Masters is set to take place at the EGX convention in Berlin, Germany on Friday, September 28. The tournament is a four team invitational, played on Black Ops 4, with teams consisting of five members instead of four.
However, a tweet from a German Call of Duty player named WJuleez suggests that the event may have been cancelled.
There has been no official announcement from PlayStation regarding the status of the event, and the reasons as to why the Masters would be cancelled are unknown.
PlayStation have previously run events like this prior to the release of the newest title in the Call of Duty franchise to help build hype for the game’s release.
Call of Duty fans have been eagerly anticipating the PlayStation Masters as it will provide an opportunity for followers of the console esport to take a first look at the 5 vs 5 esports gameplay, which is rumored to be the competitive format heading into Black Ops 4.
While there has been no official announcement that Call of Duty esports will be played 5v5, fans looked to the PlayStation Masters event as a hint of what is to come. With less than two weeks until the event is set to kick off, it will be interesting to see if Sony moves to squash the rumors, or if the event will indeed be cancelled.