The Call of Duty League announced Monday that the 2021 season will be played on PC with controller inputs mandated. A first for Call of Duty League esports which primarily ran on PlayStation 4.
The announcement comes just after the league announced competition would switch back to 4-v-4. Call of Duty esports was 5-v-5 for two years during Black Ops 4 and Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty League Moves to PC + Controller Format for 2021 Season
"Today, the League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season. This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice. As part of this transition, Call of Duty League competition will maintain exclusive use of controllers for the upcoming season," the league said in its announcement.
The controller options weren't officially announced, but expect PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 peripherals to be allowed. Additionally, Scuf controllers should continue to be allowed.
Call of Duty Challengers, the amateur side, will feature crossplay competition. Controllers are mandated as well. Fans wonder if this season is just a test run to see if mouse and keyboard is the next major change, but that remains speculation.