Call of Duty league will require all fans to prove they have been vaccinated before attending Champs
The update comes after Scump and other pros tested positive for COVID-19 at CDL Major V
Call of Duty League announced on Wednesday that they will be requiring fans to show proof of vaccination before attending the upcoming Championship from Aug. 19-22. According to a recent blog post on the CDL website, fans can only enter the Galen Center in Los Angeles if they can show a vaccination card. The document can be a photo or digital copy as long as it's from a verified healthcare provider.
Unvaccinated fans can still attend the event if they show negative COVID-19 test results. The date of the test results must be from no more than 72 hours prior. The Call of Duty League will also require fans to wear masks during the event.
After the recent Major V event, numerous players tested positive for COVID-19 including Call of Duty League fan-favorite Scump. A few days ago the OpTic Chicago star tweeted that he was recovering ahead of the upcoming Champs weekend. OpTic will face the New York Subliners in the first round of the winner's bracket on Aug. 19.
Both the players and coaches are taking the new league protocols seriously. In a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Empire head coach Ray "Lambo" Lussier talked about preparing ahead of the big tournament. "We’re doing everything on our end to take precautions, " he said, "and get tested non-stop." He went on to say that three of the team's four CDL players have been vaccinated.
The Dallas Empire will face Minnesota in the first round of the winner's bracket on Aug 19. This comes after Rokkr pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in CDL history during the recent Stage 5 Major.