The Call of Duty League has announced a return to LAN with the CDL Stage 4 Major, with offline events returning on the 17th of June running through to the 20th in Arlington, Texas.
After a year of mess and struggles with online play in the CDL, they are finally returning to an offline scenario with the $500,000 Stage 4 Major being hosted in the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The last LAN event in Call of Duty was in March last year when, then, OpTic Gaming and the LA Guerrillas hosted a combined Home Stand in Los Angeles.
The Road to LAN
Recently on the OpTic pre-show with H3CZ, BigT, Zooma and Karma, H3CZ mentioned that Call of Duty would be returning to LAN with the final 3 stages and the possibility of having fans attend the 2021 CDL Champs and then hopefully leading us to a fully LAN year next year. This was said on a pre-recorded show the Chicago franchise post an hour before the day they play during the tournament day.
A lot of fans and pros are gonna be excited to hear this news, especially since the return of the competitive scene to 4v4 it’ll be exciting to see classic COD competitive in a LAN scenario even if it means we have to wait for fans.
Another reason to celebrate for this happening is that maybe we won’t see something like the disaster of the 2020 CoD League Champs when players were being hit offline and matches were played in 4v5 situations due to the predictions table hosted by Activision themselves.
Due to this happening games had to be played before the time they aired and were already recorded so that players wouldn’t get disconnected and so that the tournament could continue as intended. Seems like Activision finally starting to make good moves by returning the CDL to LAN.