The 2021 season of the Call of Duty League will be not be played on consoles and instead will be played on PC with a controller. Previously the League had been played on Xbox before moving to PlayStation 4 in 2015 as part of a deal with Sony. The players will only be able to use one of the officially sanctioned controllers, here is the full announcement.
The League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season. This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice.
As part of this transition, Call of Duty League competition will maintain exclusive use of controllers for the upcoming season. This change provides players with expanded choice of controller, allowing them to select the League-approved controller style that works best for their game. More details and rules pertaining to peripherals will be released at a future date.
The Call of Duty Challengers division is also undergoing a change and for the first time the players will be cross platform.
For the first time in Call of Duty esports history, competitors will be able to compete online in Call of Duty Challengers on their platform of choice across console and PC. We will continue to test platform hardware and make restrictions if necessary.
Players are required to use controllers. Mouse and keyboard peripherals will not be allowed.
Any LAN Challengers event that takes place during the season will be played on PC. Competitors may plug in their League-approved controller of choice.
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