From Boston, With Love: Thoughts & Scenes From CDL Major II

Boston, Massachusetts – one of the most historic and decorated sports cities in the world – has finally experienced their first major Call of Duty event.

At the time of writing this blog, we’re not quite wrapped up just yet in the City of Champions, but in a few short hours the curtains will close on an absolutely electric weekend on Landsdowne Street. Oxygen Esports and Boston Breach opened their doors this past Thursday at Fenway Park’s new MGM Music Hall, and it seems they chose extremely wisely – the fledgling venue is incredibly well suited for an esports major.

From the layout of the venue itself, to the friendly staff, to the enticing and historic location – it doesn’t get much better than Fenway Park for Boston’s first esports major in half a decade (the last that I can recall being ELEAGUE’s Boston CS:GO major in 2018, which was held at Boston University’s home ice at Agganis Arena).

The vast majority of folks that I’ve spoken to at the venue have had nothing but great things to say, and sure – the beers are priced at MLB stadium premiums – but the handful of restaurants and bars that stretch along and around Landsdowne Street make the concessions prices at MGM Music Hall a slightly less bitter pill to swallow.

The audio and visual presentation at MGM has been nothing short of impeccable. Lighting has been dramatic and dark without making it impossible to see in front of yourself, the sound mixing between the game itself, player comms, and commentary are tuned to precision, and the crowd… The crowd can speak for itself.

Even though Boston’s run in the lower bracket was cut short by OpTic yesterday, every org in attendance at CDL Major II should be taking notes on how Oxygen Esports and Breach have hosted their event this weekend. This was an incredible introduction to CDL majors for me – and it seems like everyone else is really enjoying themselves as well.

Thanks for having us, Boston. We love ya.

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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