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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Data Leak Confirms New Locations On The Horizon

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Data Leak Confirms New Locations On The Horizon

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a global phenomenon once again, with millions of happy fans clamoring online to shoot, trash talk, and happily throw live grenades at each other. Contrastly, many current COD users have been disappointed since the game launched without any clear kind of Battle Royale feature. However, with game rumors […]


Call of Duty League Releases Match Schedule for Inaugural Season

Call of Duty League Releases Match Schedule for Inaugural Season

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The Call of Duty League has officially announced the full schedule of matches for the first 11 weeks of the 2020 season. On November 15th the Call of Duty League (CDL) released the full match schedule for the first 11 weeks of the regular season. This includes the opening weekend, set for early 2020 from […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Adds Update for Classic Shotgun

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Adds Update for Classic Shotgun

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With another Modern Warfare game already rumored to be on the horizon, Activision is currently planning another update for the current version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The shoot-em-up classic has been getting quite a response in the press, with some hailing it as the greatest video game incarnation the series has offered yet. […]


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 […]




Activision Gets Started With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Loadout Basics

Activision Gets Started With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Loadout Basics

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There’s a lot to look at when considering what to equip for battle in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but Activision’s guide helps lead players in the right direction. With the number of shooter fans clamoring for their next Special Ops mission to get started, they’re going to need a lot more than an Operator […]


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: Modern Warfare Breaks The Bank In First Week Success

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Breaks The Bank In First Week Success

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has dominated the market during its opening release week. Lately, there has been a lot of Call of Duty news hitting the internet. Though most of it is a user-generated backlash, there is still hope on the horizon for the Activision classic. Despite the constant influx of new COD games, […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Draws Heat For Portrayal Of Russian Soldiers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Draws Heat For Portrayal Of Russian Soldiers

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With the release of every Call of Duty game comes new controversy. So, with the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, consumers are already lurching out at how Russian soldiers are being depicted in the game. Metacritic, a user-operated aggregate review site,  currently has the remade classic at a 2.4 out of 10 scale. […]


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 […]


Eager Call of Duty Modern Warfare Fans Get Official Full Patch Update

Eager Call of Duty Modern Warfare Fans Get Official Full Patch Update

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The release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been well received over the past few days by fans and critics alike. This new patch update shouldn’t be any different. Patch 1.05 has brought a large number of people together across all platforms, weighing in at a total of 2.4GB on PS4, 3.02GB on Xbox […]


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, […]


Call of Duty Mobile Release Breaks Records, Entices And Upsets Fans

Call of Duty Mobile Release Breaks Records, Entices And Upsets Fans

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Call of Duty Mobile has broken records, surpassing the 100 million download mark in its first week. This is a great sign for the potential fanbase of the upcoming Call of Duty League, and for the future of Activision. Call of Duty Mobile has stepped into the ring, challenging the handheld PUBG Mobile for the […]


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 […]


OverActive Media Hires New General Manager for Toronto Call of Duty Franchise

OverActive Media Hires New General Manager for Toronto Call of Duty Franchise

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Esports organization OverActive Media has just announced that Dominique Gelineau will be its new general manager for the Toronto Call of Duty franchise. “Toronto is really seen as the city to represent Canada. Whether it’s in sports or in business, it really is a major hub for being that face of Canada on the international […]


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. […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Multiplayer First Look: Thoughts and Recap

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Multiplayer First Look: Thoughts and Recap

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In a precedent-defying limited gameplay stream today, the community got its first look at 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer. Twitch streamers CourageJD, TeePee, LEGIQN, and ProSyndicate played 5 iterations of a brand new 2 vs. 2 Multiplayer game mode called “Gunfight”. Today, we got a good look at the game engine, basic mechanics, […]


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 […]



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, […]


CoD: 100 Thieves Dominate CWL Anaheim to Become Back-to-Back LAN Champions

CoD: 100 Thieves Dominate CWL Anaheim to Become Back-to-Back LAN Champions

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Frankly, the champions were never truly tested. On their march to victory, 100 Thieves lost all of four maps the entire tournament. Their closest matches, against OpTic Gaming and Gen. G, they closed out in hotly-contested map fours. They were never taken to a final map five. Some MVP Controversy Austin “Slasher” Liddecoat ultimately took […]


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 […]




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 […]


Splyce and Toronto Defiant Owners OverActive Media to Field CoD Franchise Team

Splyce and Toronto Defiant Owners OverActive Media to Field CoD Franchise Team

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According to a press release, OverActive Media is one of the first five organizations to sign on to Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty franchising plan. According to a press release and the Activision Blizzard earnings call, OverActive Media (OAM), the owners of Splyce and the Toronto Defiant, is one of the first five organizations to […]


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 […]


Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Teases New Specialist: Spectre to be Released April 30

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Teases New Specialist: Spectre to be Released April 30

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In a tweet from the official Call of Duty account, Activision and Treyarch teased a new Specialist character and ability for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: Spectre. Fans of the Black Ops franchise will remember Spectre from Black Ops 3 where Spectre’s specialist abilities were Active Camouflage and Ripper. However, judging by the teaser […]


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: More Rostermania! Roster Changes Ahead of CWL London

Call of Duty: More Rostermania! Roster Changes Ahead of CWL London

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Rostermania is back again, and no less than three teams have confirmed roster moves of their Call of Duty squads ahead of CWL London happening on May 3. Team Envy, 100 Thieves, and the Evil Geniuses are among the organizations in Call of Duty that have announced roster changes. Below we’re listing all the officially […]


Black Ops 4 – April 17 Update: Arsenal Sandstorm Map, KN-57 Buff, and More

Black Ops 4 – April 17 Update: Arsenal Sandstorm Map, KN-57 Buff, and More

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Treyarch has released a massive server-side update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. This update will blast you with a sandstorm, and I’m not talking about the song by Darude. This sandstorm is none other than an alternate weather take on the existing Arsenal multiplayer map, along the lines of similar “re-imagined” maps such […]


CoD: Treyarch Announces Skill Divisions, Competitive Ruleset Changes in New Patch

CoD: Treyarch Announces Skill Divisions, Competitive Ruleset Changes in New Patch

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Treyarch has announced two massive changes to League Play and competitive Call of Duty. Firstly, specialist abilities and weapons will now be generated by in-game score only, with no time-based progression. Secondly, skill divisions finally made their way to league play, offering a pseudo-skill based ranking and matching system for Call of Duty: Black Ops […]


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 […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 2, Cross-Division Play

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 1, Week 2, Cross-Division Play

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By the CoD Gods, it’s April, fools, and the Pro League keeps coming at us with thrilling matches! The first match was no foolin’ as Gen.G Esports settled back into their comfortable groove to win over Denial Esports. Second, Splyce takes Midnight Esports for a ride as some tense matches result in a 3-1 victory […]


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 […]


New Blackout Area, Alcatraz, Teased for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

New Blackout Area, Alcatraz, Teased for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch teases a new area for the game’s Battle Royale Mode. We all know what day it is today – April Fools Day – but for now, this new teaser by Treyarch for the Blackout mode of Black Ops 4 doesn’t appear to be a joke. The teaser […]


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 […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 4, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 4, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

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The first week of cross-division play in the CWL Pro League has ended, and it has been one wild ride! These matches provided plenty of drama along with their scintillating gameplay. The first match featured UYU getting blown out of the water by Team Envy. Second, it was a battle of the bottom as Excelerate […]


Call of Duty Twitch Channel to Host Surprise Blackout Tournament Tomorrow

Call of Duty Twitch Channel to Host Surprise Blackout Tournament Tomorrow

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Like a well-timed team ambush in Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode itself, Major League Gaming has just sprung on us a surprise Blackout tournament scheduled for March 29 (tomorrow) at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. Not much has been publicly revealed about the tournament as of yet, but what we do know is that it […]


Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 3, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

Call of Duty Pro League Recap: Day 3, Week 1, Cross-Division Play

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Day 3 of cross-divisional play is completed, and we continued to get some entertaining matchups! Two of the matches were shorter complete sweeps this time around, but we did have one go the distance to Game 5. The first match of the day demonstrated the long road Red Reserve must take to become prominent in […]


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 […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 – Rumor Roundup

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 – Rumor Roundup

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We all know that there’s going to be another Call of Duty game coming out from Infinity Ward, the remaining developer to iterate a game in Activision’s three-year cycle of Call of Duty games. However, the fact that a new Call of Duty game is coming out is all that we know for certain. That […]


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 […]


Signs Point To Red Reserve Keeping Thier CoD Roster (For Now)

Signs Point To Red Reserve Keeping Thier CoD Roster (For Now)

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Rumors are pointing to the idea that Red Reserve’s CoD team will live on. Those of you who are fans of the CWL Pro League’s Red Reserve team might have been (justifiably) worried about the team’s future. This is because this past February, news outlets from around the world announced the organization’s supposed demise. Many […]


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 […]


Activison Blizzard Confirms City-Based Franchising for Call of Duty Pro League

Activison Blizzard Confirms City-Based Franchising for Call of Duty Pro League

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In a 4th quarter earnings call on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Activision Blizzard’s President, Rob Kostich revealed that Activision would be moving to a city-based franchising model a la Overwatch for the Call of Duty Competitive Esports scene next year and beyond. This announcement came after much speculation over the past couple of years from […]


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 […]