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CoD: 100 Thieves Priestahh Out With Illness as They Battle Through Loser’s Bracket

CoD: 100 Thieves Priestahh Out With Illness as They Battle Through Loser’s Bracket

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100 Thieves superstar Submachine Gun Slayer, Preston “Priestahh” Greiner, has come down with an unspecified illness during 100 Thieves’ loser’s quarterfinals matchup against Enigma6. After a close map 1 Hardpoint win where Priestahh played magnificently, all seemed to be going well for 100 Thieves. However, during the 6th round of the map 2 Search and […]


CWL Fort Worth Day Two Recap

CWL Fort Worth Day Two Recap

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Welcome to our CWL Fort Worth Day 2 Recap! After a tumultuous day of pool play, bracket play presented even more drama. Several championship contenders fell early to an absolute gauntlet of a loser’s bracket, but after the dust settled, some familiar names still remained on top. Winner’s Bracket   The first match of the […]


CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap

CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap

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Welcome to ESTNN’s CWL Fort Worth 2019 Day One Recap! With the Call of Duty World League (CWL) transitioning to a franchising model next year, league officials decided to do away with the open bracket competition for pool play spots starting with this event. In fact, this was the first city-based MLG event that has not […]


Scuf Gaming to Sell OpTic-Branded Controllers

Scuf Gaming to Sell OpTic-Branded Controllers

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Scuf Gaming is releasing with brand new OpTic Gaming-themed controllers. The OpTic branding will be emblazoned on the SCUF Vantage and SCUF Impact.  According to Scuf Gaming: “As OpTic’s longest running sponsor, Scuf Gaming has long supported the organization’s console teams and their lineup of content creators. The release of the SCUF Vantage OpTic and OpTic […]


Call of Duty Franchises to go for USD $25 Million

Call of Duty Franchises to go for USD $25 Million

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One month ago during a fourth-quarter earnings call, Activision confirmed that a city-based franchising model would come to Call of Duty Esports next year. New information has now surfaced on just how much the franchise buy-in will cost organizations. Sources told ESPN staff writer Jacob Wolf that Activision Blizzard has begun shopping next year’s Call […]


Rostermania! All CoD Roster Changes Ahead of CWL Fort Worth

Rostermania! All CoD Roster Changes Ahead of CWL Fort Worth

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The first roster change period since the initial stages of the CWL Pro League has concluded, and it’s been one wild ride. Thanks to some controversial rules implemented by MLG, which give organizations unprecedented power over their rosters, we’ve seen half of the Pro League – 8 out of 16 teams – make significant changes. […]


CoD: A Possible Happy Ending for the Former Roster of Excelerate Gaming?

CoD: A Possible Happy Ending for the Former Roster of Excelerate Gaming?

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The former roster of Excelerate Gaming has been through rough times, to put it mildly. Excelerate Gaming released their entire roster ahead of CWL Fort Worth. Needless to say, neither the former players nor their fans were happy with the mass release. Since then, accusations of withholding pay and blackmail have surfaced against Excelerate Gaming. […]


After 6 Years, CoD Pro Faccento Retires

After 6 Years, CoD Pro Faccento Retires

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Brice “Faccento” Faccento retires after 6 years of Call of Duty competition, will “pursue other opportunities in the esports industry.” Following a 1-6 start to the 2019 Call of Duty Pro League, Brice “Faccento” Faccento of Evil Geniuses has announced his retirement from Call of Duty Competition via a Twitter Post: I've officially retired from […]


CoD Pro League Recap: Day 8, Division B

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 8, Division B

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In today’s CoD Pro League Recap, Week 2 of Division B is officially over, and some high-quality matches closed it out! The standings of Division B definitely look exciting coming into CWL Fort Worth taking place on March 15. First off, however,  we had Excelerate continue to struggle, this time against Denial Esports. Second, Team […]


CoD Pro League Recap: Day 7, Division B

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 7, Division B

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Welcome to our CoD Pro League Recap of Day 7 (Div B)! Day 7 is in the books, and if you thought Day 6 had some twists, apparently we hadn’t seen anything yet.  Day 7 had some even bigger twists! The first match of the day wasn’t all that shocking as Enigma6 Group easily defeated […]


CoD Pro League Recap: Day 6, Division B

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 6, Division B

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Day 6 of the CoD Pro League has concluded, and we got to see some shockers! The first match wasn’t that much of a surprise, though, as EUnited easily defeated Denial Esports. 100 Thieves, however, returned to form as they dominated Excelerate Gaming with their new player. For the third match, it was the clash […]


CoD Pro League Recap: Day 5, Division B

CoD Pro League Recap: Day 5, Division B

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Welcome to our CoD Pro League Recap for Division B, Day 5!   Week 2 of Division B is finally here, and with it come a couple of new “gentleman’s agreements” between the pros playing in the Pro League. First off, Seraph and her Annihilator Specialist Weapon have been “banned”  in favor of using Recon and […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 4, Division B

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 4, Division B

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Week 1 of Division B has ended, and it ended with a bang! We saw some great matches that (at least temporarily) settled some anticipated grudges and established just who was the superior Call of Duty pro team at the time. For the first match, Team Heretics proved themselves to be the better new kid […]


Call of Duty Pro League Day 3 Recap: Div. B

Call of Duty Pro League Day 3 Recap: Div. B

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Call of Duty Pro League Day 3 kicked off today with some changes to the meta! The Pro League was temporarily rocked by some controversial changes to a pro-favorite weapon – the Maddox RFB assault rifle. It was nerfed into the ground, but some last-minute changes to make the recoil in line with its prior […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Opening Day, Division B

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Opening Day, Division B

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As of today, Division B is officially underway for the CWL Pro League, and Team Heretics and ENIGMA6 Squad picked up wins. Unfortunately, 100 Thieves couldn’t make it tonight due to travel issues, we still had two entertaining matches on the docket. For the first match, Team Heretics took a stand against EUnited, pleasing their […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Week 2, Day 4

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Week 2, Day 4

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Day 4 of Week 2 was Valentines Day, but heartbreak happened left and right as upset after upset occurred. For the first match, Red Reserve handed a heartbreaking series shutout to UYU, as UYU came extremely close each game, but couldn’t find that cigar. Next, Midnight served Gen.G Esports their very first series loss in […]


Call of Duty Pro League: Week Two, Day Three Recap

Call of Duty Pro League: Week Two, Day Three Recap

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Day three of the Call of Duty Pro League featured some critical matchups as teams jockey for position in the Division A standings before they leave for their two-week hiatus tomorrow. Some rosters surprised fans with their performances yesterday while others were able to establish their strong position in the division heading into the final […]


CWL Pro League Recap: Week 2, Day 2

CWL Pro League Recap: Week 2, Day 2

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Day 2 of Week 2 is in the bag, and Division A of the Pro League continues to deliver us surprises. Today, Team Reciprocity handed Midnight their first Pro League series loss, revealing a potential calm in the Purple Storm. Following that, Gen.G Esports claimed the top spot in the League by continuing their undefeated […]



Call of Duty Pro League: Week Two, Day One

Call of Duty Pro League: Week Two, Day One

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The first heat of Division A has brought some surprises thus far. On the bright side, Midnight has continued their torrid start to the CWL season with a 4-0 first week. However, Evil Geniuses and Luminosity Gaming, two storied rosters, have gotten off to winless starts in the Pro League. Week Two of the Call […]


CWL Pro League Recap: Day 4, Division A

CWL Pro League Recap: Day 4, Division A

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Week 1 of Division A matches is officially finished. At the end of this week, the standings are not what many have expected. While some teams with traditionally high performing players are up in the ranks (notably OpTic Gaming and Gen.G Esports), we’ve had some newcomers ascend them too, especially Midnight, who remain undefeated. Perhaps […]


CWL Pro League Recap: Day 3, Division A

CWL Pro League Recap: Day 3, Division A

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Day 3 of the CWL Pro League Division A is done and dusted, and quality matches happened as usual. Reciprocity matched up against Gen.G for the first time in the first match of the day, with some neck-and-neck respawn games. Next, Luminosity Gaming’s struggles continued as UYU exposed cracks in their resolve. Third, Midnight chalked […]


CWL Pro League Recap: Day 2, Division A

CWL Pro League Recap: Day 2, Division A

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Day 2 of the Pro League is complete, and we got to see some knock-down, drag-out matches between top contenders! Gen.G Esports made a statement against Red Reserve for the first match of the day. Next, Midnight continued to establish their dominance of Division A with another victory against Evil Geniuses. Third, OpTic Gaming took […]


CWL Pro League Recap: Opening Day, Division A

CWL Pro League Recap: Opening Day, Division A

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The first day of the Pro League is complete, and we got a treat! Sibling rivalry was the highlight of the first match between Red Reserve and Reciprocity. Meanwhile, a stunning, unthinkable upset occurred between Midnight and OpTic Gaming, where Midnight proved themselves not to be taken lightly. Match 1: Red Reserve vs. Reciprocity For […]


Call of Duty Esports: OpTic Gaming Replaces Dashy with ZooMaa

Call of Duty Esports: OpTic Gaming Replaces Dashy with ZooMaa

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According to the coach for OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty team Tyler “TeeP’ Polchow, Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparratto, previously declared as a substitute player under the CWL’s new roster rules will be playing with OpTic Gaming during the Pro League. According to Teep, who revealed this during a stream on Twitch, ZooMaa will replace Brandon “Dashy” […]


Call of Duty World League: Pro League Day 1 Primer

Call of Duty World League: Pro League Day 1 Primer

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At long last, we’ve arrived. The 2019 edition of the Call of Duty Pro League begins today at the MLG Studios in Columbus, Ohio. The league will operate with two divisions of eight teams, with Division A playing each other for two weeks, followed by Division B doing the same, before two weeks of inter-divisional […]


Call of Duty Esports: Team Space Acquired by Gen.G Esports

Call of Duty Esports: Team Space Acquired by Gen.G Esports

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Professional Call of Duty squad formerly known as Team Space has found an organization after months of waiting. Michael “Spacely” Schmale, Chance “Maux” Moncivaez, Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak, Colt “Havok” Mclendon, and Jared “Nagafen” Harrell have been picked up (finally) by Gen.G. Team Space previously competed as Str8 Rippin’ at CWL Vegas this past December. After […]


Call of Duty Stars Dylan and Dqvee to Duke it Out for Charity

Call of Duty Stars Dylan and Dqvee to Duke it Out for Charity

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Two legendary players from the professional Call of Duty scene – Dqvee, of Lightning Pandas and Epsilon, and Dylan, formerly of Team Sween – will duel to the death for a good cause. The charity gaming group Gaming for Awareness, in partnership with UK-based energy drink Gamer Focus, is hosting this throwdown which takes place […]


Call of Duty: Just How Powerful Is Seraph?

Call of Duty: Just How Powerful Is Seraph?

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Specialist abilities were introduced in Black Ops 3, and their competitive balance has been debated ever since. On Sunday, Red Reserve qualified for the Pro League in part due to a play that left G2 Esports on the outside looking in. Red Reserve’s Rated, who played as the team’s Seraph, started the Game 5 Search […]


CWL Pro League Qualifiers: Day Five Recap

CWL Pro League Qualifiers: Day Five Recap

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The last four Pro League qualifying spots were filled during Day Five’s bracket play. Excelerate Gaming, Team Space, Overtime Esport, and Red Reserve qualified on the final day. It was a day of high hopes and heartbreak for many players, organizations, and fans at the venue. Upsets and the elimination of traditionally high-performing Call of […]


CWL Pro League Qualifier: Day Four Recap

CWL Pro League Qualifier: Day Four Recap

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Day Four brings ecstasy for some, heartbreak for others, and stress for the rest going into bracket play tomorrow. Day Four of the Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier was not short on drama. Many a clutch performance brought teams from the brink of elimination. Other teams with strong positions in their pools were able […]


CWL Pro League Qualifier: Day Three Recap

CWL Pro League Qualifier: Day Three Recap

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During Day Three, some popular teams showed signs of life, but only one Pro League spot was earned. Day Three of the Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier is in the books, and even though both young and veteran rosters took solid steps toward qualifying for the Pro League, only Midnight Esports were able to […]


Control: A Great Addition to the Call of Duty World League

Control: A Great Addition to the Call of Duty World League

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While Back Ops 4 brings some relative novelties to the CWL scene in terms of new specialist abilities and equipment, specialists themselves are not new to the competitive Call of Duty scene and ultimately are not unique to Black Ops 4. While Black Ops 4 may not provide novelty via its gameplay, the game has […]


Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier: Day Two Recap

Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier: Day Two Recap

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Day two brings more insane moments, more confusing results, and sets up a fascinating weekend of Call of Duty. Day two of the Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier continued right where day one left off, providing tons of upsets and memorable moments (you can read our day one recap here). Several unexpected pool play […]


Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier: Day One Recap

Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier: Day One Recap

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*Update:  Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier Day Two Recap Day one of the Call of Duty Pro League Qualifier is in the books, and it did not disappoint. What’s Happening While the top four teams from the CWL Las Vegas tournament have clinched their spots in the Pro League, The 5th – 32nd place […]


Call of Duty: Cellium Shines in First LAN Match with FaZe Clan

Call of Duty: Cellium Shines in First LAN Match with FaZe Clan

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To kick off the CWL Qualifiers, FaZe Clan faced off against FaZe Clan Black at noon. Both competitive teams stem from the same organization, however, FaZe Clan is the alpha team within the organization while FaZe Clan Black is the secondary squad. The skill gap showed as FaZe Clan took the best of five series […]


KFC Gaming Tease Possible Call of Duty Tournament

KFC Gaming Tease Possible Call of Duty Tournament

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Worldwide fast food restaurant KFC has teased a possible Call of Duty tournament or league on their gaming profile. On Saturday the 12th they released a tweet spelling out ‘KFC’ in ‘coming soon’ emojis along with a distorted image that can be slightly made out. In the image, you can make out what seems to […]


Week in Preview: CWL January 13th, 2019

Week in Preview: CWL January 13th, 2019

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A glimpse into the upcoming week in competitive Call of Duty As of today, only four teams have earned themselves a spot in the CWL Pro League for the Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 season. These teams, OpTic Gaming, Splyce, Luminosity, and eUnited clinched their spots back in December at the CWL Las Vegas […]


Echo Fox Releases Their Call of Duty Roster

Echo Fox Releases Their Call of Duty Roster

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The American esports organization Echo Fox added to the on-going Rostermania by announcing that they would be disbanding their CoD team in addition to their Gears of War roster as well as rosters from select fighting games as part of an organizational revamp. Their CoD run started on May 11, 2016, by signing Neslo, SinfuL, […]


Call Of Duty Esports Adds 5v5 Format For Black Ops 4

Call Of Duty Esports Adds 5v5 Format For Black Ops 4

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2018 has been quite the year for CoD. A year filled with drama, shattered dreams, and great new prospects. As the release of Black Ops 4 nears, Activision, Treyarch, and the CWL executives have taken the competitive scene by storm by recently declaring that the next season of competitive call of duty will be pitting […]


Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Will Be Played At TwitchCon

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Will Be Played At TwitchCon

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TwitchCon 2018 will host the ‘Doritos Bowl’ where the world’s top streamers will battle it out in Call of Duty’s new Battle Royale mode (Blackout). Having just played the Call of Duty Blackout beta, there are still some kinks to work out. One being that the player with better armour will easily win any shootout. […]


Black Ops 4 To Be Next Big Esports Game

Black Ops 4 To Be Next Big Esports Game

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Activision is taking a page from their partner company Blizzard. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be built to be an eSports beast. Black Ops 4 will feature enhanced teamwork mechanics similar to Overwatch in an effort to become eSports next big hit. This year it is once again Treyarch’s turn at things, likely […]