Activision-Blizzard has had its fair share of problems over the last 12 months. Most recently, the organization is receiving backlash for the current state of the Call of Duty esports scene. Major names like Nadeshot, Clayster, Simp, Scump, and more have recently come forward to discuss problems in the competitive COD space.
“I went to our board of directors pleading for us to get back into competitive Call of Duty,” said Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, the owner of 100 Thieves. “I said let’s spend the money, let’s give our community what they’re asking for, just trust me and I’ll make sure LA Thieves is a success. Two years later, I guess I’m the fool.”
“It is now imperative that Activision steps up and provides assistance for the League,” writes Sanjiv Sookoo of Cogconnected. “Many fear that within two years the league may collapse.”
Even pro player James “Clayster” Eubanks expressed his concerns with Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty scene. “I don’t rly get involved anymore but trying to shift the blame of a failing ecosystem on the players is absolutely comedy,” he said in a social media post.
The Profit‘s Take:
Nadeshot coming out with the early candidate for 2022’s hot take of the year. He is clearly unhappy with the company’s Call of Duty League investment. Up until now, we have not heard ANY CDL slot owners complain about the state of the league or the COD esports scene. So, this might have a domino effect where we see more ownership groups express their displeasures with the league and Activision-Blizzard.