There was a massive scene in COD/UO/COD 2 (especially in the US) for CTF, and although there was some overlap with players from S&D, it was almost like a second community. In essence doubling the numbers of active players in the competitive / ladder community. Although I agree that at the 'top of the scene,' in terms of competitive play and LAN competitions etc, it'll be S&D staying true to form.
Howdy folks. The progress and developments so far look great. You'll have a few old members of the COD2 /COD4 competitive scene dropping in for the Early Access release (with a few days booked off work!). Looking forward to a proper return to FPS gaming.