The latest instalment in the “Inside The Comms” series produced by the Call of Duty League (CDL) has accumulated a wave of backlash from a number of players and coaches.
The video in question focuses on Atlanta FaZe’s victory over Chicago OpTic during the Stage One Major, and just a few days from the start of the Toronto Home Series, the series has caused controversy once again.
While these videos provide an excellent insight into team communications and their reactions during a match, many believe that this particular video revealed far too much information around in-game strategies.
OpTic Chicago players Seth “Scump” Abner and Brandon “Dashy” Otell were quick to share their opinions on the video.
It wasn’t just members of OpTic that were frustrated by the amount of information that was revealed in the video. Dallas Empire coach and former pro Raymond “Rambo” Lussier asked, “how is this a good thing for anyone?”
This isn’t the first time that this particular series of videos has caused controversy.
After the LA Thieves defeated the New York Subliners 3-0, the video showed a conversation between a frustrated James “Clayster” Eubanks and the rest of the New York Subliners.
According to the three-time world champion, the conversation was posted without the permission of the CDL, which led to the North American veteran sticking his middle finger up at the camera during a live broadcast.
What Can Make The Comms Videos Better?
When done correctly, showcasing contrasting moments of victory and defeat can prove to be a great insight into the inner workings of a professional esports team.
To improve this kind of video, team strategy should never be broadcast as it could give rival teams the chance to see how they play particular situations during a match.