A few weeks ago we posted a story stating that many CoD Casters were worried about Infinity Ward’s support for the eSports community in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Well known caster Fwiz tweeted multiple times saying that no one in the eSports community has been contacted by IW thus far.

However, it appears that may have changed. According to a tweet from Chris Durate (ImpactParasite), whose team won the Call of Duty Championship, he’s visiting Infinity Ward tomorrow.

Just last week, Fwiz tweeted out saying any CoD Pro players in LA should talk to him cause it’ll be “worth your time.” Now, one week later, it seems that both Fwiz’s tweet and the visit to IW could be connected.

After Fwiz tweeted that, MLG CEO responded with a quick “yes it will.”

If all these tweets are connected, it may be a big reassurance that the eSports community has been wanting that IW is planning on supporting the eSports with Ghosts.

We’re expecting official Multiplayer info to come in August according to Mark Rubin.

SOURCE: @ImpactParaiste, @Fwiz, and @MLGSundance

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  • What i want

    So are they testing there multiplayer?

    • Mitch

      Probably looking at features that could come in handy for the pro-circuit, like League Play and CoDcasting from BO2.

      • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

        Hope they don’t just copy BO2 and actually bring something original to the table.

        • BotMw

          I actually want them to copy over every competetive feature of BO2 . I’d also like for them to improve those features but if they don’t it’d be alright because the features would be there.

  • Rick Kump

    Not that I care about eSports, but if IW is just bringing people in now to see the MP, it means they will have zero impact on it’s design. This is just to placate them by showing off MP to them first. Treyarch’s approach was to include members of the eSports community over a year in advance of the game’s release…back when their input could help shape the game. At least IW has maintained their arrogance, if nothing else.

  • Mitch

    Talking about MP: I think it would be cool to have Private Match only perks. Perks like OMA and DC obviously don’t work in Public Matches, but can be great for Private.

    • DanDustEmOff

      I would also like maps to have a smaller version for split screen and private match. Kinda like wager matches did in Blops 1.

    • lMattW

      That’d be cool, private match settings where you can recreate CoD4 or MW2 would be fun. Or mix ‘n match.

  • ElseAndrew

    Dunno why they was all so worried, it was confirmed along time ago that they was going to continue with eSports. I do hope that they don’t continue with 100% MLG maps though, it’s not fair on people that play the game for fun and not as a “job”.

    • abc

      They’ve probably shoved in 1 for 1 Treyarch’s stuff.

      I can’t see them changing much given the extra work required for making a next-gen version on top of the current gen versions, a bit like how they pretty much took Treyarch’s theatre mode.

      I’m not overly familiar, though, on what you mean by 100% MLG maps?

      • ElseAndrew

        3 routes, left, right and center. I miss being able to go into a building and free-roam over many floors.

        • abc

          Oh OK, yeah I don’t like that style either. It’s OK for some maps but too many maps are like that now.

          I like my ‘back of the back’ routes, back when maps had areas that were unused and you’d be relatively ‘safe’ and able to move tactfully around the map with minimum enemy interaction.

          3 routes makes maps too same-y and boring. I remember when it used to take a good few plays to get learn all the possible routes and ways around a map.

          • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

            Black Ops 1 had the best multi-path maps imo.

  • MeisseN

    “Pro players”..

    Not with Mouse & Keyboard and pro players lolz

    • DanDustEmOff

      Professional means that you do it for a living. It doesn’t matter what peripherals they use.

      Also there is no worthwhile Pro PC scene in CoD.

      • MeisseN

        Seems like we have different opinions about the word/abbreviation “Pro”. To me, a man called “professional” in gaming isn’t someone doing this for a living, but someone with better skills than normal players. They usually have a higher KDR, SPM, and can be a better member in a team/squad. All in a word, they are the key to winning matches.

        Oh btw, of course peripherals matter. A player with Xbox controller can seldom get an edge over a M&KB player.

        There’s no worthwhile Pro PC scene in CoD because too few players play CoD on PC. But PC CoD is much more difficult than that on consoles.

        • DanDustEmOff

          Obviously to earn a living off something skill based you have to have the skills to do it so winning matches and having a high KDR is needed to be able to earn a living off it.

          Professional is derived from profession and a profession is a trade or something you do for a living. It doesn’t matter one bit what tools they use as long as they get the job done.

          Its like having a better component over everyone else in motorsport. It may be better or require more skill to use, but if no one is allowed them then it is still competitive and its existence is irrelevant to the sport.

          I will agree that CoD is harder on the PC as is any shooter especially so when coming from a console. However the Pro CoD scene has evolved around the console so it is a level playing field.

          • MeisseN

            I get you 🙂

          • burn the niggers

            you got your loose ass creampied again

          • MeisseN

            That’s needlessly graphic

          • DanDustEmOff

            At least he has the decency to have a debate without being offensive.

            Also his ability to accept my views speaks volumes about his character.

            You however appear to be some angry bigot with no sense of taste or decency.

            Further more a coward, how may black people have you burned… none.

            You speak tough hiding behing your keyboard and behind annominity, yet I bet you wouldn’t introduce yourself to a black person as your profile name.

            I see you as a little bigot with a small man complex that feels the need to insult others to make himself feel big.

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    Great sign 🙂

  • Matt

    ‘eSports’ is a joke. Your real money will come from making a good multiplayer experience for the millions that buy and play your game.

  • Oscar

    So does this mean, possibly MP game play tomorrow or information ,or what? My information buds are drying up >.<

  • lMattW

    ATVI put up $1 million for their competitive event this year, and apparently they think it paid off because they already announced they will do it again next year. Given that, it’s guaranteed they will make sure IW implements the features necessary to have good competitive games. A company doesn’t spend $1 million without thinking things through very thoroughly.