Veteran professional player Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has a potential idea to improve viewership for Call of Duty esports.
With Call of Duty esports growing rapidly over the course of recent years, fans have had more opportunities than ever before to watch their favorite teams and players compete at the highest level throughout the competitive season.
Now that the franchise has returned to ‘boots on the ground’ combat following three years of ‘advanced movement’ mechanics, the demand to compete and participate is at an all-time high, with Team Passes for the CWL Dallas and New Orleans Open events selling out in record time.
However, even while the scene expands, some community members believe that more can potentially be done to bring new viewers to the esport in terms of in-game integration and coordination.
With CWL New Orleans taking place between January 12th and January 14th, veteran professional player Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price came up with an idea to improve viewership by potentially providing fans with Supply Drops based on time spent watching in the in-game theater.
For every hour you spend in theater watching the event you get a supply drop. (Things COD should do but don’t)
— PATTYP (@ACHES) January 12, 2018
While there has been a substantial amount of competitive integration implemented within the franchise such as the GameBattles dedicated servers, it is unknown if the developer has any more plans down the line.