The Call of Duty League has wrapped up its 2020 season, but it’s coming back next year with some changes. The official CDL Twitter account posted a teaser that seemingly confirms that 4v4 competition is coming to the league next year with the introduction of Black Ops Cold War. The current format is 5 on 5.
As ESPN reminds us, the 4v4 format for professional Call of Duty was the standard until the 2018-2019 season with Black Ops 4 when the team size was increased to five. With competition dropping back to teams of four, this may lead to roster cuts for pro teams.
Former CoD pro Anthony Wheeler said on Twitter that he likes the change but it’s also “scary for the pros” due to the potential cuts.