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The Call of Duty League’s Problems and How to Fix Them

The Call of Duty League’s Problems and How to Fix Them

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The Call of Duty League’s launch weekend was quite the event, but didn’t go off without a hitch. There were multiple technical and broadcast issues that honestly plagued the League’s debut. At one point during the opening match there was a delay due to a long-standing streaming issue. Twenty minutes later, the issue was finally […]


Call of Duty League: February Tickets For Atlanta FaZe Home Games Go On Sale

Call of Duty League: February Tickets For Atlanta FaZe Home Games Go On Sale

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With the amount of hype surrounding the Atlanta FaZe this early in the Call of Duty League season, it should come as no surprise how fast the tickets to their first home opener are selling out. @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @Mutineers @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @OpTicGaming @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @RoyalRavens @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @Huntsmen @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @ROKKR @ATLFaZe ︻╦╤─ @ParisLegion @ATLFaZe […]


Call of Duty League Launch Weekend Recap

Call of Duty League Launch Weekend Recap

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The Call of Duty League kicked off its inaugural season with an impressive display at the Armory in Minneapolis. The Call of Duty League was announced late 2019 and drew excitement from Call of Duty and esports fans alike as Activision Blizzard seeks to enhance the scene. Call of Duty League is similar to the […]


Florida Mutineers Present “In the Know Bowl 2020” Featuring NFL Players

Florida Mutineers Present “In the Know Bowl 2020” Featuring NFL Players

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This Friday in Miami, just before our dearly loved Super Bowl, Misfits Gaming will be partnering up with Verizon’s mobile-first content brand In The Know for the 2020 “In The Know Bowl.” The event will feature live-streamed pro-am Call of Duty matches between professional NFL athletes and esports gamers from Activision-Blizzard’s Call of Duty League. […]



Call of Duty: CDL Week 1 Power Rankings

Call of Duty: CDL Week 1 Power Rankings

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After one weekend of play, the Atlanta FaZe and the Chicago Huntsman stand alone at the top. 1 & 2; Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsman These two teams dominated launch weekend, each dropping only one map total over the entire event. The Huntsman showed what they were capable of in the first match of the weekend, […]


Deathmatch Domination Is Coming To Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Deathmatch Domination Is Coming To Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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With the success of the new Call of Duty League, Infinity Ward has announced a brand new playlist update for Modern Warfare. But what is it exactly? IW will be adding a game mode that combines fan-favorite, Team Deathmatch, and pending-league favorite, Domination, into one brand new mode: Deathmatch Domination. When the Call of Duty […]












Need To Know Basics Before The Call of Duty League Begins

Need To Know Basics Before The Call of Duty League Begins

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In just less than 24 hours, the first season of the Call of Duty League will begin. With fans around the world ready and raring to watch their favorite teams and players, here are a few things you need to know before the tournament starts streaming live from Minneapolis. There are twelve teams in the […]


How To Win Call of Duty League Custom CDL Shoes

How To Win Call of Duty League Custom CDL Shoes

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The Call of Duty League is set to kick off its inaugural season in just two short days. Taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, each and every CDL organization will be at the event to watch their favorite game played, live on LAN, for the first time. And hey, while that is pretty exciting in general, […]




Call of Duty Extends First Season Of Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Extends First Season Of Modern Warfare

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The first season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may have started last December, but if you still haven’t had the chance to kick back and shoot ’em up, we have some good news for you. Infinity Ward announced a Modern Warfare season extension just last night, but if you’ve already spent all of your […]




Infinity Ward and Activision Staff Band Together For Australian Bush Fires

Infinity Ward and Activision Staff Band Together For Australian Bush Fires

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With the devastating Australian bush fires taking away more and more land each day, Infinity Ward and Activision are pulling efforts together for a safe and stable recovery. In their latest event, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare team released the “Outback Pack,” which consists of high-quality cosmetics. Infinity Ward and Activision are ensuring that […]



Call of Duty Adds Old Favorite Grind Game Mode To Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Adds Old Favorite Grind Game Mode To Modern Warfare

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With heightened concern for the future of Call of Duty, Infinity Ward has added a new game mode to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This new update takes the tactical pace of objective modes and coincides it with the frantic running and gunning that Team Deathmatch is so popular for. The mode is called “Grind.” […]


Call of Duty League Pulls Back On 2020 League Play

Call of Duty League Pulls Back On 2020 League Play

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With expectations at an all-time high, the official Call of Duty league has decided to start scaling back in the new year. According to the Sports Business Daily, a large number of the teams involved in the new COD league have been at risk of being too “overwhelmed” in the past few weeks. Many fans […]


Call of Duty: Player of the Year 2019

Call of Duty: Player of the Year 2019

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The year is coming to an end and the newly formed Call of Duty League is on the horizon, slated to kick off in early 2020. With a new year and a new era of Call of Duty approaching, we thought it would only be right to cap it all off by discussing the top […]


US Navy Decides to Focus Advertising at Esports Audience

US Navy Decides to Focus Advertising at Esports Audience

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Advertising has almost entirely moved to digital mediums to cater to younger target audiences. The U.S. Navy announced that they will not be rolling out a Super Bowl in lieu of spending the money on online advertising and esports. The Navy investing in esports may seem strange at first, but this is a growing theme […]



Call of Duty: Interview with Prestinni of the Florida Mutineers

Call of Duty: Interview with Prestinni of the Florida Mutineers

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has made some significant changes to the usual gameplay formula of the franchise. Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson has the sort of unique position of having played through a three-year development cycle of Call of Duty, starting his pro career with Black Ops 3, yet still a new enough player where he […]



The Toronto Ultra Have a New Home: The Old Maple Leaf Gardens

The Toronto Ultra Have a New Home: The Old Maple Leaf Gardens

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The Mattamy Athletic Centre has been unveiled as the Toronto Ultra’s home venue for the 2020 Call of Duty League Season. OverActive Media (OAM) has announced that the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly known as the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens) will be the venue for all Toronto Ultra home matches in the 2020 Call of Duty […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One Revealed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season One Revealed

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The first batch of seasonal offerings from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be released on December 3rd. With nearly all of it being free across all platforms. Activision has even dubbed Season One “the biggest free content drop in Call of Duty history.” Season One will feature six multiplayer maps across a variety of […]



Call of Duty: Code Red MW 2v2 Tournament Recap and Results

Call of Duty: Code Red MW 2v2 Tournament Recap and Results

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Aydan “Ghost Aydan” Conrad and John “2Pac ThuGLorD” take home the first-place trophy along with $5K USD in the Code Red MW 2v2 Tournament. Yesterday, November 25, BoomTV and ZippoGaming hosted the latest Code Red tournament. This time, the game was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Teams of 2 faced off in the new 2v2 […]


Misfits Gaming Group Launch $10 Million Seed Fund For Esports Businesses

Misfits Gaming Group Launch $10 Million Seed Fund For Esports Businesses

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Misfits Gaming Group, owner of the Call of Duty League team Florida Mutineers, has officially launched “the newest company under the MGG umbrella,” MSF.IO. MSF.IO is an esports incubator and seed fund, aimed at supporting esports companies “looking to take their business or idea to the next level,” according to the organization’s official press release. […]



What We Know So Far About the Call of Duty Esports League

What We Know So Far About the Call of Duty Esports League

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With fans eagerly anticipating the upcoming esports season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, our staff over at ESTNN have put together this “in the loop” guide for you to get caught up with. The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League™ will begin with the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend at the […]




Remembering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Remembering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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In celebration of Modern Warfare 2’s tenth anniversary, we take a look back on what made it so great and compare it to some of the newer installments. Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Ten years out from the original release, we thought it would be appropriate to reflect […]


Call of Duty Endowment Announces Campaign With General James Mattis

Call of Duty Endowment Announces Campaign With General James Mattis

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Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Call of Duty Endowment announced its brand new “Hire. Honor” campaign. This campaign is hoping to give players an initiative to try and get veterans back to work, as well as help them adjust to civilian life after they have served their time. General James Mattis, the former United States […]


Call Of Duty: Potentially game-breaking problem with the new Modern Warfare

Call Of Duty: Potentially game-breaking problem with the new Modern Warfare

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Popular Call of Duty YouTuber TheXclusiveAce discovered what appears to be a potentially game-breaking problem with the new Modern Warfare. Merely hours after a patch that brought two new maps and provided much-needed balance updates and bug fixes, TheXclusiveAce discovered what he describes as “another big problem with Modern Warfare”. TheXclusiveAce’s newfound discovery is very […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets Two New Maps and Hardpoint Mode

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets Two New Maps and Hardpoint Mode

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Headline: Shoot House, Krovbik Farmland, and the popular Hardpoint game mode make their way to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Infinity Ward and Activision announced today that two new multiplayer maps are coming to Modern Warfare tomorrow, Nov. 8th. Along with the maps, the fan-favorite game mode Hardpoint will be available as well. These additions […]





Call of Duty League: Seattle Franchise Unveils Logo and Team Name

Call of Duty League: Seattle Franchise Unveils Logo and Team Name

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The Seattle Surge has been revealed as the city’s franchise in the upcoming Call of Duty League. The Seattle Call of Duty League franchise has officially unveiled its team name as the Seattle Surge. This marks the 10th team to release its branding going into the Call of Duty League in 2020. The Seattle Surge’s […]




Call of Duty League: Minnesota Team Offically Unveils Name and Logo

Call of Duty League: Minnesota Team Offically Unveils Name and Logo

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The newest team introduced into the Call of Duty League is none other than the Minnesota Rokkr. The WISE Ventures ownership group took to Twitter for the announcement of the name and logo of the Minnesota-based franchise. The Minnesota Rokkr logo sports a medieval knight-like figure along with black, purple and blue colors. According to […]


Call of Duty League: Florida Team Officially Unveils Name, Logo and GM

Call of Duty League: Florida Team Officially Unveils Name, Logo and GM

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Florida’s Call of Duty Franchise is officially called the Florida Mutineers. Say hello to the Call of Duty League’s latest scurvy scallywags, the Florida Mutineers! Misfits Gaming Group, owners of the Florida-based franchise of the Call of Duty League, just unveiled their team’s name and their Kraken-based logo today for the world to see. In […]


Call of Duty: It’s Time to Stop Annual Releases

Call of Duty: It’s Time to Stop Annual Releases

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When a new Call of Duty is announced, endless amounts of hype are built up. As a release date for the next Call of Duty is comes around, it becomes about as significant as a national holiday to the Call of Duty community. So much so, that people even take time off of work to […]


Atlanta Esports Ventures Adds FaZe Clan

Atlanta Esports Ventures Adds FaZe Clan

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FaZe Clan has found a home in the recently announced Call of Duty League for 2020. They will be making a new home in Atlanta with the unveiling of The Atlanta FaZe. The titan organization is working with Atlanta Esports Ventures, owner of the Overwatch League team, the Atlanta Reign. FaZe Clan has been a […]


Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

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Toronto’s Call of Duty League launched as Toronto Ultra at the Rebel Entertainment Complex with a reveal of its full roster last night. The ten players of the city’s roster are Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, […]


Toronto Ultra revealed as Toronto’s Call of Duty League Franchise

Toronto Ultra revealed as Toronto’s Call of Duty League Franchise

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The official name of the Toronto Call of Duty League team is the Toronto Ultra. OverActive Media unveiled the branding for their official Toronto Call of Duty League team this evening at a reveal event in Toronto, Canada. The team, named the Toronto Ultra, also released the names of the players on its starting roster […]


Sony Cancels Call of Duty: Modern Warfare On Russian Playstation Store

Sony Cancels Call of Duty: Modern Warfare On Russian Playstation Store

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In a move some will surely call political propaganda, Sony has announced that they will “not sell” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the PlayStation Store at all in Russia. In a tweet earlier today, Activision posted that the official Sony Russia account broke the harsh news to the newly-disappointed Russian fans. In the statement, […]



New York’s Call of Duty Franchise Revealed as the New York Subliners

New York’s Call of Duty Franchise Revealed as the New York Subliners

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New York, say hello to the New York Subliners, the official Call of duty World League Franchise for the Big Apple. Activision Blizzard’s freshly franchised Call of Duty League has gotten plenty of attention this week as more organizations reveal the branding of the teams for their new league. This week, ANDBOX unveiled the branding […]


BREAKING: Dallas Empire is the Next Call of Duty Franchise, Roster

BREAKING: Dallas Empire is the Next Call of Duty Franchise, Roster

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Team Envy announced their franchise entry, the Dallas Empire, into the geolocated Call of Duty League today. In a press release earlier this evening, Team Envy announced that they would field a geolocated Call of Duty League team in the upcoming Call of Duty World League. The team has officially been named the Dallas Empire. […]


London Royal Ravens Debut as First Call of Duty League Team

London Royal Ravens Debut as First Call of Duty League Team

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At long last, the time has come. After months of heavy speculation and internet rumor, the London Royal Ravens have officially announced their team for the upcoming 2020 Call of Duty League. The Ravens are coming. Introducing the London Royal Ravens. #6thRaven #MindTheGap pic.twitter.com/1wdI3zGrHa — London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) October 15, 2019 So far, the […]


Dallas Call of Duty League Franchise Adds Clayster and Shotzzy

Dallas Call of Duty League Franchise Adds Clayster and Shotzzy

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Activision Blizzard’s announcement to franchise the 2020 season of the Call of Duty League was monumental. There will be 12 teams in total to start, and already roster announcements are coming out. The Dallas Call of Duty team owned by Envy Gaming has announced two top-class players this week. First, Dallas is bringing two-time Call […]


Call of Duty League and Prize Pool Officially Announced

Call of Duty League and Prize Pool Officially Announced

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The Call of Duty League is just about ready to get underway with a new format different from the Call of Duty World League. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will take the forefront for the inaugural season. The Call of Duty League (CDL) will feature 12 city-based teams. The ownership of each franchise went through […]


100 Thieves Withdraws from Call of Duty

100 Thieves Withdraws from Call of Duty

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100 Thieves CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag broke the news this afternoon in an emotional video. In a heartfelt video today, 100 Thieves CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag revealed today that 100 Thieves will no longer field a team in professional Call of Duty. The news comes on the heels of the reveal of the franchising plan […]


Call of Duty: Franchising Format Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Franchising Format Details Revealed

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New details have come out regarding the franchised-based format that competitive Call of Duty is moving to next season. The release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare will officially mark the end of what we know as Call of Duty Esports. In a Reddit post on the r/CoDCompetitive, the u/callofduty_esports account provided details to fans […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Stock Market

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Stock Market

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On the heels of the final CWL Championship, mixed emotions are present in the Call of Duty community. Moving onward and upward is good for any competitive esports title, but leaving the golden age of Call of Duty Esports is difficult. Nevertheless, the show must go on and Call of Duty is moving onto a […]


Call of Duty: 2019 CWL Championship Smashes Twitch Viewer Records

Call of Duty: 2019 CWL Championship Smashes Twitch Viewer Records

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eUnited destroyed many barriers to claim their victory at the 2019 CWL Championships that took place in Los Angeles, CA. But eUnited’s boundaries weren’t the only ones being demolished. According to Twitch analytics site SullyGnome, the 2019 CWL Championships have single-handedly catapulted the viewership of Call of Duty onto the top charts for two categories. […]


Call of Duty: eUnited Victorious in the Final CWL Championship

Call of Duty: eUnited Victorious in the Final CWL Championship

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In what was a CWL Championship for the ages, eUnited came out on top. It was almost never in doubt after their victory at the CWL Pro League Playoffs. The team of James “Clayster” Eubanks, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, Chris “Simp” Lehr and Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris came into The Pauley Pavilion and methodically […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day Four Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day Four Recap

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The competition has reached new heights at the CWL Championship. Thus far, we have seen early exits from unexpected teams and some other surprises along the way. Chief among the surprises so far is the early exit of FaZe at the hands of 100T. The intense set between these two prestigious organizations set the stage […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 3 Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 3 Recap

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Day Three of the CWL Championship has wrapped up, and it had some expected wins alongside some serious upsets. The CWL Championship is in full force for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season. Refer to our recaps of days one and two to get caught up on what you may have missed in […]


Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 2 Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day 2 Recap

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The Knockout Stage at the CWL Championship is now official. With notable upsets of Gen.G, UYU and Midnight Esports, we will see some amateur teams competing against professional teams in bracket play. All in all, pool play provided three victorious amateur teams in their respective pool. With the bracket set, we will see exactly how […]



Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day One Recap

Call of Duty: CWL Championship Day One Recap

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The first day of the CWL Championship is over, and ESTNN has all the results viewers need. Day One of the CWL Championship has drawn to a close. There were some upsets and some not so surprising results that dictate what will take place on Day Two. Although most of the professional teams saw early […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool F Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool F Preview

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In the Call of Duty Championship Pool F, 100 Thieves is scary strong. Just mere hours remain before the beginning of the final CWL Championship in history. The MLG era of competitive Call of Duty is coming to an end. Franchising is coming despite how fans and critics feel about that general idea. The entire […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool E Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool E Preview

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Pool E overall provides one of the more interesting mixtures of teams of all the pools previously covered. Check out ESTNN’s recent breakdowns of Pool A, Pool B, Pool C and Pool D as we gear up for the final CWL Championship in an illustrious history. This championship feels different as we transfer over from […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool D Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool D Preview

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As we continue our coverage of the Call of Duty World League Championship 2019, we next look at Pool D. Please see our previous breakdowns on Pool A, Pool B and Pool C where we highlight storylines coming into the last major tournament of Black Ops 4. In Pool D, we have Team Reciprocity, Team […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool C Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool C Preview

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FaZe Clan tops the list in Pool C for the Call of Duty Championships. We are just five days away from the commencement of the Call of Duty World League Championship for Black Ops 4. Thirty-two of the best professional and amateur teams will represent their organizations at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. […]


Call of Duty Championship Pool B Preview

Call of Duty Championship Pool B Preview

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Pool B is chock full of talent at every level. Pool B of the Call of Duty Championship provides a balanced group of teams that have all led different paths toward qualifying. Upsets are always in play when looking at a pool that does not have one overwhelming favorite, and the reality is that any […]


Call of Duty Championship: Pool A Preview

Call of Duty Championship: Pool A Preview

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Call of Duty Championship Breakdown by the Pool The stage is set for the greatest Call of Duty players in the world to compete against one another at the Call of Duty Championship. A $2M USD prize pool is at stake and competitors are additionally seeking the often elusive championship ring. Thirty-two of the best […]


Call of Duty: Activision States Black Ops 4 Microtransaction Revenue Exceeds Previous Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Activision States Black Ops 4 Microtransaction Revenue Exceeds Previous Call of Duty

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In a report about their Second Quarter revenue, Call of Duty publishers Activision Blizzard have revealed that they’ve made bank on microtransactions. CEO Bobby Kotick has revealed the following statistics about Black Ops 4 and its microtransactions: “Activision had 37 million MAUs. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 MAUs grew year-over-year versus Call of Duty: […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal- Full Recap

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Reveal- Full Recap

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In one of the largest reveal events in recent history, Infinity Ward finally showed off Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer game mode. On July 30th, Infinity Ward invited several YouTubers and other Call of Duty content creators to capture gameplay on an early build of their new game. Today, they followed that up with […]


Evil Geniuses to Withdraw from Competitive Call of Duty

Evil Geniuses to Withdraw from Competitive Call of Duty

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Evil Geniuses is an esports organization known for fielding competitive teams in various esports games such as Dota 2 and Rocket League. They are known in the competitive Call of Duty scene as the winners of the CWL Championships in 2018 during the WWII season. However, despite their impressive victory in 2018, they failed to […]


Call of Duty: EUnited Claim Victory at CWL Miami

Call of Duty: EUnited Claim Victory at CWL Miami

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EUnited took down Gen.G Esports to claim the top spot at CWL Miami. The EUnited squad, which includes CWL fan-favorite James “Clayster” Eubanks, finally came out on top at a CWL event. EUnited made their way through the Winners Bracket of the CWL Miami Playoffs and defeated Gen.G Esports in a second best-of-five Grand Final. […]



CoD: Modern Warfare Reveal Will Take Place at 10 AM PST

CoD: Modern Warfare Reveal Will Take Place at 10 AM PST

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Activision will reveal the first live gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today at 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM BST. As per a tweet yesterday from the official Infinity Ward account, we will be getting our first look at 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer mode today at 10:00 AM […]


Blizzard Promotes Johanna Faries to Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports League, Outlines Future Plans

Blizzard Promotes Johanna Faries to Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports League, Outlines Future Plans

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Activision Blizzard announced Johanna Faries as Call of Duty Esports League Commissioner today. Activision Blizzard promoted Johanna Faries to the Commissioner position of the Call of Duty Esports League today, according to a post on their official website. Faries, who worked for the NFL before becoming Head of Call of Duty Esports, now takes on […]


Activision Blizzard Reveals Two More Franchises for Call of Duty League

Activision Blizzard Reveals Two More Franchises for Call of Duty League

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Activision Blizzard announced today that Immortals Gaming Club and WISE Ventures will field franchises in the upcoming Call of Duty League. Immortals Gaming Club will field a Call of Duty Franchise when the League starts next year, according to Activision Blizzard. According to the team, Immortals will retain the newly purchased OpTic Gaming brand for […]


CoD: Winners and Losers from CWL Rostermania

CoD: Winners and Losers from CWL Rostermania

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ESTNN’s Ashwin Palepu takes CoD fans through the way too early winners, losers and the questions marks after CWL’s ensuing Rostermania. Rostermania has finally calmed down a little bit and the first half of cross-division play is over, so now seems like a good time to take a way-too-early look to see who got better, […]


COD: Modern Warfare leads Gamestop Preorders After E3

COD: Modern Warfare leads Gamestop Preorders After E3

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After a few down years for Call of Duty, Infinity Ward’s return to the Modern Warfare franchise has people excited. Modern Warfare is Back Gaming retailer Gamestop has released a top 10 list of most preordered games after E3, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare tops the list. Infinity Ward’s return to the franchise clearly […]


Call of Duty Rostermania Recap

Call of Duty Rostermania Recap

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After CWL Anaheim, the CWL underwent its most eventful Rostermania of the Black Ops 4 season. With only two events left, one of them being the CWL Championship, players and general managers did all they could to assemble their best available roster to finish out the year. Ultimately, only OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, Gen. G, […]



Call of Duty News: CWL Anaheim Preview

Call of Duty News: CWL Anaheim Preview

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ESTNN’s Ashwin Palepu breaks down CWL Anaheim before the event starts on Friday, June 14th. CWL’s final city-based LAN event of the Black Ops 4 season has at last arrived. CWL Anaheim has served as one of Call of Duty’s most entertaining tournaments since its inception over 8 years ago. Its legendary atmosphere is an […]


Call of Duty News: Treyarch is adding Contract Challenges to Black Ops 4

Call of Duty News: Treyarch is adding Contract Challenges to Black Ops 4

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Treyarch is bringing Contracts to Black Ops 4. Treyarch announced today, through an official Black Ops 4 Reddit post, that they will be adding in-game challenges, known as Contracts, to the Black Ops 4. The developer will release Contractsinto the live game live in “late June,” according to the announcement. Treyarch further elaborates that they […]


CoD Opinion: Why Call of Duty Gamers Should Be Angry at Activision Over Reserve Crates

CoD Opinion: Why Call of Duty Gamers Should Be Angry at Activision Over Reserve Crates

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ESTNN’s Phillip Miner breaks down the latest in Activision’s Loot Box controversy and highlights the dangers of the loot box phenomenon. Rise up, gamers. This is the first time I’ve ever used that clarion call. Many previous times I’ve heard this call to action, it was over such trivial matters as game difficulty and handholding, […]


Ian “Crimsix” Porter: OpTic Call of Duty Team “Almost Dropped” by Infinite Esports

Ian “Crimsix” Porter: OpTic Call of Duty Team “Almost Dropped” by Infinite Esports

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Ian Porter, a.k.a. “Crimsix” of OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty team, hasn’t revealed much of anything regarding Immortals’ potential buyout of OpTic Gaming, save that the negotiations have been pushed into June. The previous set deadline was May 31, but nothing concrete was signed or conveyed between the two parties yet. But after revealing this […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – What We Know So Far

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – What We Know So Far

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With the information about Call of Duty’s 2019 title coming in fast and furiously now, let’s dissect through all the news. The Important Stuff: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25th, 2019. Infinity Ward will launch the game with 3 editions: Standard, Operator, and Operator Enhanced. Their details are pictured below: Secondly, […]


OpTic Gaming’s Hector Rodriguez Gives an Optimistic Outlook for OpTic’s Future

OpTic Gaming’s Hector Rodriguez Gives an Optimistic Outlook for OpTic’s Future

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The previously reported May 31 deadline for a deal between Infinite Esports, OpTic Gaming’s parent company, and its potential buyer, Immortals Gaming Club, looms large and close. Everyone from Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag of 100 Thieves to the infamous Call of Duty leak source “CoDBurner,” has weighed in on what could potentially happen if/when a deal […]


Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Announced Today – What Can We Expect?

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Announced Today – What Can We Expect?

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In a teaser tweet yesterday, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty 2019, most likely to be titled “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” will be revealed tomorrow at 10:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, and 6:00 PM BST. The official Call of Duty YouTube channel accidentally revealed the premier thumbnail. Users from Reddit were quick to […]


Call of Duty News: CWL Pro League is Back!

Call of Duty News: CWL Pro League is Back!

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Call of Duty Pro League returns this week after CWL London, and we’ve got a quick reminder of how the Division A teams stack up! A week after CWL London, Division A of the CWL Pro League has returned to action. Halfway through the Pro League, let’s take a quick look at where our Division […]


CoD News: 100 Thieves Claim the Trophy at CWL London

CoD News: 100 Thieves Claim the Trophy at CWL London

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100 Thieves leave London with the CWL London trophy. CWL London is officially over, and 100 Thieves have claimed its trophy! The team, led by former OpTic Gaming player Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, defeated EUnited in the Grand Finals to take the win. Earlier that day, 100 Thieves beat OpTic Gaming in the Winners Final, and […]


Call of Duty: CWL London Day 1 Recap

Call of Duty: CWL London Day 1 Recap

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London was calling the Call of Duty World League to it, and did the CWL deliver on the first day! Some significant technical issues delayed the festivities, but the fans and players alike made the best of that situation to hilarious results. And the Pool Play didn’t disappoint either, especially with teams like OpTic Gaming […]



Activision Blizzard Announces First Five Call of Duty Franchise Teams

Activision Blizzard Announces First Five Call of Duty Franchise Teams

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Activision/Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty, announced the first five franchised teams for the Call of Duty World League this afternoon in their Q1 2019 Earnings Call. Activision/Blizzard officially announced the first franchised teams for Call of Duty World League (CWL)  today on their 2019 Q1 earnings call. The move was previously mentioned during […]


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Begins Today

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Begins Today

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Blackout It has been a while since Treyarch made changes to Call of Duty Blackout’s main map. Recently, Call of Duty added a smaller and more fast-paced map, Alcatraz, and it seemed that this would be the direction that Treyarch went with their Battle-Royale mode: various types of maps with different combat styles. However, Treyarch […]



CoD News: UK Org Lightning Pandas Go Extinct, Blame Franchising

CoD News: UK Org Lightning Pandas Go Extinct, Blame Franchising

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UK Organization Lightning Pandas withdrawals from competitive Call of Duty, citing “impending cost of franchising” implemented by Call of Duty owner Activision. The Lightning Pandas, a Call of Duty team that’s famous for placing Top 12 during the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships (the WWII season) has officially ceased operations. The Lightning Pandas got […]



Call of Duty: Midnight Esports Sign Former EUnited Coach “Saintt”

Call of Duty: Midnight Esports Sign Former EUnited Coach “Saintt”

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In a tweet from their official Twitter account, Midnight Esports confirmed they picked up former EUnited coach Brian “Saintt” Baroska to coach their competitive Call of Duty team. Midnight Esports is pleased to announce @BrianSaintt as our new Coach for the Call of Duty team pic.twitter.com/XIci2LwejT — Midnight Esports (@GGMidnight_) April 9, 2019 After his […]


Call of Duty: The Short, But Eventful Odyssey of the Rampart-17

Call of Duty: The Short, But Eventful Odyssey of the Rampart-17

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The Meta. Every esport relies on a precise balance of weapons, heroes/specialists, and roles. This balance, however, is fickle. Each game patch may present minor changes to specific game mechanics or variables, but those small changes in the hands of a professional player can become paradigm-altering. Some meta-changes happen overnight, via developer updates, and some […]


EUnited adds Call of Duty Veteran Faccento as Coach, replacing Saintt

EUnited adds Call of Duty Veteran Faccento as Coach, replacing Saintt

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After a disappointing top-16 showing at CWL Fort Worth (which followed a strong second place finish at CWL Las Vegas), EUnited have made a second change to their Call of Duty team, replacing their long-time coach, Brian “Saintt” Baroska with Brice “Faccento” Faccento via a statement of the team’s website. Why Now? Immediately after the […]



Black Ops 4’s New Blackout Map, Alcatraz, Out April 2nd on PS4

Black Ops 4’s New Blackout Map, Alcatraz, Out April 2nd on PS4

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch revealed a brand new Blackout map today called Alcatraz. Blackout’s New Map is called Alcatraz Blackout is getting a new map, and it looks like it isn’t an April Fools Joke! Unlike previously thought, Alcatraz will be an entirely new play space for Blackout and not just […]



CoD: Luminosity Gaming Take Top Prize in Blackout After Dark

CoD: Luminosity Gaming Take Top Prize in Blackout After Dark

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The Blackout tournament that happened today, dubbed After Dark, has just concluded, and Luminosity Gaming has emerged triumphant! They walk away with the lion’s share of the prize pool, which totaled $20,000. Luminosity Gaming’s four-man squad had the most first-place finishes in each Blackout session, which combined with their other statistics, earned them a total […]





CoD Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

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Cross-division play promised us some scintillating games, and Day 1 of it did not disappoint at all! Three out of the four matches played went all the way to a Game 5, with two of them being reverse sweeps. Overview First, Team Heretics showed signs of faltering from their Fort Worth performance suffering a defeat […]