With Black Ops 2 coming out in several months, we’ve recently been introduced to the concept of league gaming as well as shoutcasting for matches. With shoutcasting, gamers will be able to spectate on matches and provide live commentary which others can listen to as they watch the games in progress. Leagues will help to match up players with gamers who share their approximate skill level. Recently we learned a bit more about the league system from the Black Ops 2 website. Here’s an excerpt from the latest update:
“Competition is fun at any level, which is why Treyarch has introduced Leagues, offering skill-based matchmaking and seasonal ladders. Play a small number of matches to get your skill rating, and from there, you’ll be placed into a division with players of similar skill. Keep winning and you’ll move up in rank – steady progress will move you up the ladder and into upper divisions. Skill-based matchmaking ensures that you are challenged but not out-gunned.”
The league system will work not only for individual one-on-one deathmatch games, but also for team play. Players will be matched up with others on teams who share their skill level and pitted against teams made up of comparably skilled players. As the season progresses, you’ll be able to climb upward in the rankings, fight more challenging opponents, and ascend toward glory. We’re excited to see how all of this plays out with Major League Gaming and how the community grows around the competition.