Call of Duty League made the announcement on Wednesday that CDL Champs will continue as originally planned with fans in attendance if they can present a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test.
CDL requires vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test to attend Champs
After League of Legends canceled the North American Finals that were supposed to take place live in Newark, New Jersey, people began to wonder if Champs would be canceled too. This suspicion arose as players and coaches came forward after the Stage 5 Major and said that they had come down with COVID. Despite the positive COVID cases and other canceled events, Champs will resume as originally planned.
— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) August 11, 2021
The statement from the Call of Duty League says: “Our top priority is the health and safety of our fans, staff and players. With the rising rate of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, we are enhancing our safety measures for the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend.”
“Effective immediately, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or, if not fully vaccinated, a negative PCR or antigen test received within 72 hours of the day of your attendance. All attendees must wear a mask during the event, regardless of vaccination status,” the statement said.
Several current CDL teams attending Champs praised the CDL for allowing the event to continue on Twitter.
California considering law to require vaccines for public places
The CDL’s announcement to continue Champs with the precautions of vaccines and negative tests comes off the back of the proposed law by the Los Angeles Council. On August 11, a local Southern California news station ABC7 Eyewitness News announced the draft proposal for the law.
This law would require vaccination to enter most public indoor spaces such as bars, gyms, and retail stores. The purpose behind the law would be to encourage Los Angeles residents to ensure they are getting vaccinated and protecting themselves from COVID-19. After the mass amount of positive COVId-19 tests after the LAN event for the Stage 5 Major, only time will tell if the extra precautions will help prevent the spread of the virus.