There's a pretty interesting read about Sundance's thoughts on this "skill" situation and one of his proposed solutions:
Major League Gaming CEO says an MLG-created first-person shooter is inevitable
The persistent leveling systems in games like Call of Duty and Halo make it much harder to present a clean, skill-based competition, especially when you add in things like killstreaks and ordnance drops. That sort of play is enjoyable for the mass market, and for players who enjoy having fun and being rewarded for time, but it’s not competition-friendly.
So the dream game would be a title that brings back the classic deathmatch feel, with strong level design and balanced weapons. A game where you could have two players, or teams, duel each other, and show the action to fans.
So why not just create the game yourself? It’s something DiGiovanni says is inevitable.
“One day we will. One day we will. Yeah,” he said.