Call Of Duty League Switches To PC, But Players Can't Use Mouse + Keyboard

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Yesterday, the Call of Duty League made the decision to move from playing on the PS4 to the PC. That’s fine and cool, only in moving to the PC, they’re not letting competitors use the single best thing about playing shooters on the platform: using a mouse + keyboard.

“Today, the League is announcing it will move pro team competition to PC + Controller beginning with the 2021 season, the league’s statement reads. “This means that all pro matches will be played on PC and all pro players must use a League-approved controller of their choice.”

Weird, but it’s also likely done in order to keep everything fair and standard for the 2021 season, seeing as previously everyone was using controllers on a console.


As for the future, the statement then says, “As part of this transition, Call of Duty League competition will maintain exclusive use of controllers for the upcoming season, with the particular mention of “upcoming” there suggesting that once 2021 is in the books, maybe things will open up a little.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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I made the switch to PC at the end of last year but I still play MP on console with a friend (Battlefield, for better or worse, is my poison).

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty good at both. I better be after spending so much damn time in the franchise.

Once you spend any sort of time on PC, the sheer frustration of aiming with controllers becomes so much more apparent even while abusing the aim assist console MP has built into it. There are just those times when someone will be just too fast for your cursor as you go back and forth trying to land a shot which would have been easy peasy with the mouse.

I had assumed that Activision would prefer to show the highest caliber play with their product but maybe they just don’t want to give the impression that higher level play is only for hardcore people give their huge casual audience.