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ACHES criticizes "$300m" CDL after map forfeit at Launch Weekend

by Andy Williams
MLG/Activision

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LA Guerrillas’ pro, Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, has lashed out at the Call of Duty League after an incident which forced his team to forfeit S&D versus Minnesota RØKKR.

The Call of Duty League got off to an explosive start in Minneapolis on January 24, with the first three games showcasing the very best of what Modern Warfare has to offer.

From a heated eClásico between Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire to a drama-filled bout between hosts Minnesota RØKKR and Los Angeles Guerrillas, the first day alone provided fans with plenty to talk about.

The Armory, Call of Duty League Launch Weekend.
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Minnesota RØKKR packed The Armory full to the brim.

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However, two-time world champ, ACHES, was vocal about his team’s second map forfeit versus the home side. 

After beating RØKKR 6-3 in Search & Destroy on Piccadilly, Price and co. were heading into Domination, intent on sweeping the series 3-0. 

However, in a dramatic turn of events, a member of the Guerrillas squad enabled Hardline (currently restricted according to the current competitive settings), which forced the side to forfeit the map... Leaving the series evenly poised at 1-1. 

Time stamp: 1:06:31 for mobile users.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1i3UiESV3I

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After a lengthy pause, both squads resumed the series. However, the momentum seemed to swing in favor of RØKKR after the restart, and the team would go on to win back-to-back respawn game modes to close out the series. 

ACHES immediately weighed in on the ordeal (which proved to be a turning point in the series), by pointing the finger towards Modern Warfare developers, Infinity Ward.

The Guerrillas captain later vented his frustrations on the matter by stating: “The fact that sh*t like this happens in a 300 million dollar league is f**king insane.”

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Price wasn’t the only player to be vexed by the incident, with some of his fellow teammates joining him in articulating their thoughts on Twitter.

There appears to be some confusion among pros, in light of the competitive settings receiving an update on January 23. 

Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato stated that Hardline had been left “unbanned” despite the most recent ruleset listing the perk under the ‘Restricted Items’ list. 

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Given the drama which ensued, Activision will likely be looking to clarify what is and isn’t acceptable with pros ahead of the rest of the weekend’s action. 

If you’re looking to keep up-to-date with CDL’s Launch Weekend action, check out Dexerto’s dedicated hub — which contains all of the information you’ll need, in one convenient location.