Capture the Flag over Domination, Call of Duty League Modern Warfare

The Call of Duty League is set to begin in a month and a half, but many feel Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t ready for competitive play. Not only does the game feature some bugs, but the spawns in certain game modes are simply atrocious. Hardpoint and Domination, the two respawn CDL modes, are currently a running joke in online professional scrimmages. Spawns and gameplay ultimately aren’t meeting expectations. However, in the latest update, Capture the Flag was introduced to private matches. The consensus is CTF has much better spawns and plays great for competitive. So, the question is, should Capture the Flag replace Domination?

Capture the Flag making a case for the CDL

Hardpoint is and will remain the premier respawn game mode in Call of Duty esports. While Modern Warfare‘s version has experienced some turbulence so far, it isn’t leaving the game mode rotation.

That leaves Domination, which hasn’t been a competitive game mode since Call of Duty: Ghosts. When the Call of Duty League announced it would be the third game mode alongside Hardpoint and Search and Destroy, many fans weren’t pleased.

Currently, in Modern Warfare, Domination plays extremely slowly and the spawns are illogical. On nearly every map there are players spawning on the enemy’s flag, which takes all of the skill out of the mode.

Capture the Flag, on the other hand, makes much more sense. The spawns are still iffy at best, but many pros claim they are more understandable than in Domination. Also, the game mode plays much faster than Domination.

We saw a departure for CTF last year for Black Ops 4, which featured Control as the third game mode. However, CTF has been in nearly every competitive rule set since the early days of Call of Duty. The professionals are calling for the mode to make a return in Modern Warfare.

While this decision shouldn’t be made hastily, Activision and the CDL need to take a serious look at replacing Domination with Capture the Flag. The Call of Duty League kicks off Jan. 24 with the launch weekend in Minnesota.

Do you think Capture the Flag should be in the CDL? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Modern Warfare coverage.

Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.

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