This weekend’s Call of Duty League online Home Series event hosted by the Minnesota RØKKR has been postponed until next weekend, the league announced today.
“In light of recent and current events, this weekend’s Call of Duty League Minnesota RØKKR Home Series will be postponed one week to June 12 to 14,” the CDL said. “We will share more details soon, including how the Call of Duty League family plans to pay tribute to George Floyd and dedicate this Home Series to supporting the fight for social justice and the rights of black and minority communities, as well as organizations assisting with rebuilding efforts both in Minneapolis and nationwide.”
Minnesota has been volatile for the past week since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Many events in the gaming and esports worlds have been postponed to further give a voice to the protests and increasingly large movements for social change and justice.
Today, Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison increased charges against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes as he died. Chauvin is now being charged with second-degree murder. Ellison also brought charges to the other three officers who were on the scene.
The CDL made a move to online tournaments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, but Minnesota hosted the league’s first event, the Launch Weekend, in January.
Minnesota’s online tournament will now take place from June 12 to 14. The next CDL event on the schedule is the Paris Home Series from June 19 to 21.