Activision Bans the “Gruesome Call of Duty League Trophy”
The fourth Major tournament of the 2022 Call of Duty League is fast approaching. New York Subliners continues to show what it has in store.
The Vanguard tournament season saw the CDL allow tournament hosts to design their trophies. Winners have won everything, from crowns to shields.
The Dubliner’s trophy, which marks the penultimate LAN event of the year, features the Statue of Liberty split in half with a skull in the middle. Activision has decided to block the broadcast of the Dubliner’s trophy despite all the excitement surrounding the design. This is due to its “gruesomeness”.
Too Scary for CDL Major 4 Trophy
The Dubliners unveiled the unique design on 13, 2022, as the attention turned to the competition. The Statue of Liberty in New York is a landmark. However, the skull at the centre represents the New York Fury. This sister team competes in Valorant.
Activision doesn’t like the trophy despite its positive reputation. Matt Lucero is the creative director of the Dubliners. He claims that the Call of Duty publisher rejected his design, and the trophy will not be shown on the broadcast.
Although viewers might not be able to see the final champions lifting the reward after the Grand Final, they will still receive the reward off-camera.
Strangely, the trophy was not allowed to be captured on camera because of its horrific nature. Call of Duty is rated 18+ worldwide.
Activision does not provide any Majors trophies, so, strangely, they have decided to limit the creativity of its teams. Vanguard matches are often full of gore.
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