Call of Duty League continues to have connectivity issues during playoffs

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The playoff series between the London Royal Ravens and Toronto Ultra ended in controversy on Thursday as Ravens player Trei "Zer0" Morris experienced game-defining connection issues. This caused the Ravens to play 4 vs. 5 while holding a lead in Game 4, which resulted in a loss and the Ravens losing the series. London will now face Paris in the second round with the loser being eliminated from the postseason.

This was the second time in consecutive days that online connection issues plagued gameplay. On Wednesday during an elimination match, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles Guerrillas player Kenny "Kuavo" Williams dropped from a game early in a round which led to a map loss for OpTic. Brandon "Dashy" Otel subbed in and OpTic was able to still win the series.

There is no pause function in the game during online competition, and a there is a specific ruleset which requires competition to continue should a points threshold is met, which it was in both cases. For example, a restart would only occur on Hardpoint if the total score is under 150 points and either the disconnecting team is losing by less than 30 points, or the disconnecting team is winning.

Call of Duty League players, including Royal Ravens and Ultra players, reacted to the latest online connectivity drama: