Call of Duty League recently announced <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/call-of-duty-league-official-2020-schedule-has-been-released-24-events-altogether-starting-january-24-36710\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the schedule for its inaugural season<\/a>, as well as <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/call-of-duty-league-has-officially-announced-the-matches-that-will-take-place-in-the-first-half-of-the-regular-season-39707\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">the matches in the first half of the regular season.<\/a>\r\n\r\nThe league is structured so that each team hosts two events throughout the season, and since there are teams from four different countries, lengthy travel is unavoidable. However, some teams will only play one match even though they are traveling thousands of miles to compete.\r\n\r\nMatthew \u201cFormaL\u201d Piper, who plays for <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/chicago-huntsmen-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esports-inaugural-series-36479\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chicago Huntsmen<\/a>, vocalized his displeasure in a tweet:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/FormaL\/status\/1195425316031754240\r\nIn Week 2 of the regular season, <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/london-royal-ravens-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esports-inaugural-series-36169\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">London Royal Ravens<\/a> is hosting an event in London, and Chicago Huntsmen is competing at it.\r\n\r\nThey are only scheduled to play one match that weekend, against <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/paris-legion-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esports-inaugural-series-34881\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paris Legion<\/a>. Chicago is 4000 miles away from London and an eight-hour flight if there is no transfer. Understandably, a professional gamer would feel a bit of annoyance with this.\r\n\r\nFormaL\u2019s team member Alec \u201cArcitys\u201d Sanderson, reacted to his tweet:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/Arcitys\/status\/1195425569032298498\r\n\r\nObviously, this statement was made in jest, but one knows that some displeasure helped create this tweet.\r\n\r\nEric \u201cMuddawg\u201d Sanders, who is the General Manager of the league team <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/optic-gaming-los-angeles-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esports-inaugural-series-35956\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">OpTic Gaming LA<\/a>, tweeted to FormaL:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/Muddawg\/status\/1195426211746344960\r\n\r\nIn Week 4, OpTic Gaming LA is scheduled to compete in Paris, facing off in one match against <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/atlanta-faze-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-city-team-representing-georgia-34042\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlanta FaZe.<\/a> Los Angeles is much further west then Chicago, so they\u2019re facing an even longer travel day.\r\n\r\nAnother Call of Duty League professional, the Head Coach of <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/minnesota-rokkr-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esport-inaugural-series-34471\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Minnesota R\u00f8kkr<\/a> Brian \u201cSaintt\u201d Baroska, replied to FormaL as well:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BrianSaintt\/status\/1195427493920022529\r\n\r\nA little dramatic, but he has a point. Minnesota R\u00f8kkr is traveling to Paris in Week 4 to face off in one match against the <a href="https:\/\/happygamer.com\/new-york-subliners-team-breakdown-call-of-duty-league-esports-inaugural-series-36725\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">New York Subliners<\/a>.\r\n\r\nJust because these three teams have had vocal members, doesn\u2019t mean other teams aren\u2019t facing the same concerns. Virtually every team is affected by international travel while only playing one match.\r\n\r\nCall of Duty League has invested a lot of money into bringing Call of Duty esports into the mainstream, and part of it is the inclusion of European markets.\r\n\r\nThis will be an issue that competitors will have to deal with, but the silver lining is that the teams can visit new places and play a game they love.\r\n\r\nFormaL did acknowledge that to a certain degree:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/FormaL\/status\/1195429041831964672\r\n\r\nIt will be interesting to see if anyone else voices their displeasure publicly, or if competitors will treat it as the nature of the job.