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ACHES details changes he would make to the CWL ruleset for Black Ops 4 season

Published: 31/Oct/2018 23:48 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 23:49

by Albert Petrosyan


Team Envy Call of Duty captain Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price has revealed which changes he would like to see made to the CoD World League competitive ruleset for the upcoming Black Ops 4 season. 

The first version of the CWL ruleset for Black Ops 4 was revealed on October 26, with many aspects of it being heavily debated among the competitive CoD community.

ACHES, who is arguably the most outspoken of all the pro players, was quick to point out which parts of the ruleset he did not agree with, and now has offered his version of what he feels should be the competitive format.

“Some map/rule/game suggestions for CWL and Treyarch. Any other changes are pretty much altering how they designed the game, which isn’t my place to suggest,” he tweeted. “So these are small things I think would make the game feel much better competitively.” 

Here are the maps that ACHES thinks should be implemented into the rotation for all three game modes:

  • Hardpoint
    • Arsenal
    • Frequency
    • Gridlock
    • Hacienda
    • Seaside
    • Contraband/Summit (Pick 1)
  • Search and Destroy
    • Arsenal
    • Frequency
    • Hacienda
    • Gridlock
    • Payload
    • Firing Range/Morocco/Seaside (Pick 1)
  • Control
    • Arsenal
    • Frequency
    • Gridlock
    • Seaside
    • Payload

Noticeably missing from the list above is Slums Hardpoint, which ACHES addressed in a subsequent tweet.

“I love HP Slums just as much as anyone. But in 5v5 with how BO4 is played, it is not the same map nor does it play even remotely how it did in BO2. 5v5 makes that map far too easy to hold hills because the very limited amount of lanes on the map. It plays the words of any HP map.”

While Slums was a popular competitive map in Black Ops 2, ACHES and some other pro players believe that it should not be in the rotation for Black Ops 4.

In addition to the revised map rotation, here is a full list of all changes that ACHES proposed be made to the current version of the ruleset. 


While Treyarch and the CWL are unlikely to bend their will to every proposal and request, ACHES is a longtime veteran competitor with a strong championship pedigree, and his strong knowledge and understanding of the game could compel those with the power to make decisions listen.

However, with CWL Vegas just around the corner, it’s unlikely that any wholesale or fundamental changes will be made to the ruleset before then. 

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.