Black Ops 2 - the titan of a title with huge developer support from Treyarch focused on esports has recently landed internationally and has been met with mixed reactions, most of which we've witnessed has been nothing but positive. With a new game brings new experiences & discussions, possibly the biggest of all that being Treyarch's new playlist; League Play. League Play is Treyarch's very own version of League of Legends ELO/Ranked system, or StarCraft 2's version of ranks/divisions sparking a competitive environment. The playlist features hundreds of players & teams from around the world placed into their respective divisions based off their skill, wins & losses into one of five different divisions. Teams/players must first play 5 placement matches prior to be placed into a division. Iron - This is the lowest division that one can be placed into. Bronze - Second lowest division, slightly increased skill. Silver - The third lowest division, this is where a lot of competitive amateur players may start out. Gold - Teams & players are noticeably better in this division, expect harder games. Platinum - Most top pro teams & very good amateur teams start in this division after 5 placement matches. This division did include OpTic, FeaR, Dominance & more to begin with. Expect some tough matches. Master - Contains all the top teams internationally participating in League Play thus far. Expect to lose just as much as you win with some super intense matches. Pro - Currently no teams placed in the pro division, expected to change however! This is the elite division, if you're in this rank - you're considered a good team/player. So what game types and what are the basic rules in League Play on Black Ops 2? Currently four game types are featured in League Play and they are: Search & Destroy Domination Capture the Flag Hardpoint Domination featuring scorestreaks & an assault shield. The basic rules of League Play are extremely close to the rulesets we have been playing on for years on Call of Duty titles, with the ever present 7.5 second respawn timer in Domination/Capture the Flag - however Hardpoint features an instant respawn. A big controversy that has sparked huge discussion in the worldwide community is that scorestreaks are currently enabled within League Play. Something that most competitive players aren't used to & haven't seen in an extremely competitive environment since COD XP back in 2011. What about livestreaming from in game? This was a huge feature that Treyarch announced for their esports supported title, Black Ops 2. Although it was stated that "anyone" would be able to livestream, only players with an upload speed of at least 1.5 mbps are able to livestream from in game to YouTube. CODCasting & live streaming from in game featured at Gamescom.So how do you rank up?Similar to previous Halo ranking systems, in League Play you only rank up by winning. You can also drop in rank via losing matches, losing points and eventually dropping to the bottom of the ladder and into the league below you should you keep losing. It works the other way around, you keep winning, you keep gaining points and going up the ladder. What's the latest information on Black Ops 2 League Play? Currently it is in trial season. The first season commences on December 1st, with this month playing host to a plethora of games and teams battling it out testing rulesets for feedback and to rank up. It is rumoured that teams/players ranks are reset at the end of every season, and that seasons are bi-monthly. What are your thoughts on the current rulesets for League Play? Should scorestreaks be disabled and more items/weapons be banned? Would this discourage non-competitive players from playing the competitive playlist and not venturing into the professional COD scene? Discuss below! Please follow us on Twitter for the latest news, articles and media!