First appearing in 2012 on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, League Play laid the foundations for what competitive Call of Duty has become. The mode provided a place for players of similar skill to battle it out using the competitive ruleset and to earn the coveted Master rank.
Since 2012, there have been many iterations of League Play, with many citing the ranked playlist from Call of Duty: World War 2 being the very best thanks to its MMR system and simple ranking system.
It's been a few months since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and there has yet to be some form of competitive playlist implemented into the game. According to one leaker, this could be about to change.
Tom Henderson has unveiled that a ranked playlist will return to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the first quarter of 2021.
League Play for Black Ops 4 arrived on February 21, 2019, meaning that it's going to be the same timeframe for a ranked playlist to appear on Black Ops Cold War.
February could well be the release of the second season of post-launch content, giving Treyarch the perfect time to add it into the game, much to the delight of competitive players.