Call of Duty League Has Confirmed That Call of Duty Championship Weekend Will Have Strict Covid Protocols
The Call of Duty League will take us to its final, ultimate Championship Weekend from 19th to 22nd August, as the best eight teams in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War vie for the title of this year’s champs. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected industries across the board, and with restrictions on mass gatherings, eSports events were no exception. Call of Duty League held last year’s Championship Weekend online, and for most of this year, the games were also held online. Call of Duty League recently announced that fans would return for Major V and Championship Weekend, but with the rise of the Covid-19’s delta variant, serious protocols were implemented.
In a recent release, it was confirmed that although fans would still be allowed in events, effective immediately, all attendees would need to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen test received within 72 hours of the participant’s date of attendance. If participants are unable to provide either document, their entrance would be denied.
Furthermore, fans are now mandated to wear a mask throughout the event, regardless of vaccination status. This measure is linked to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Order that mandated mask wearing even if vaccinated.
For proof of vaccination, vaccination cards, document of vaccination from a provider or photos on printed forms or cellular phones are acceptable. Similarly, PCR or antigen tests can be either a printed copy from the lab or test provider or an e-mail or text message.
It is clear that the promoters of the League have had to compromise, especially in relation to health and safety.