It's a whole new game.
The next season of the Call of Duty League is set to begin way earlier than previous seasons, according to a report by Dexerto.
“Leaked internal documents” reveal the tentative schedule for the upcoming season, according to the report, which states that the first Major of the year will take place from Dec. 15 to 18 and include a Pro-Am event.
The full schedule in the leak shows several bye weeks in between the Major events, which take place every month or so. The season will culminate with the CDL Championship Weekend from June 15-18, according to the report.
This would put the CDL on a way different schedule than years past, which saw the league beginning in January or February and ending in August. A major complaint from fans and players was the several months between the launch of the new game and start of a CDL season, so this new format would alleviate that in a big way.
Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on Oct. 28. This would give players and teams well over a month of practice before the first Major event kicks off the season in December, while still capitalizing on the hype of the new title’s release window.
This article is currently being updated with more information.