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ACHES is tired of having to play ‘burgers’ in CWL 2Ks

Published: 5/Nov/2018 4:59 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 9:09

by Vincent Genova


Call of Duty esports is unique in that anyone can sign up for a 2K tournament and play against the best players in the world. The best players in the world, however, are not getting much out of it.

Two-time World Champion ACHES vented his frustrations while playing against a team that was struggling to keep up with his EnVy squad in the early rounds of the first NA 2K.

His teammates reminded him that the team they were playing was trying to get better, and was in a position that most pros were in before they made it big.

The reasoning did not work as ACHES hilariously unloaded, “I want to get better at basketball, I don’t get to go play LeBron every day!”

“LeBron ain’t got time to just play me 1 on 1, or 5v5, or me vs the Lakers,” continued ACHES.

The online CWL 2K tournaments have drawn criticism from pros for their size and the amount of time they take to complete, with some tournaments stretching into the early morning hours of the following day. The first Black Ops 4 2K has over 1,000 registered teams, most of which barely put up a fight against pros.

Changes to the CWL format have made the Pro Points earned during 2Ks less of a necessity for the top teams in the world, however the events are still used for valuable practice in a competitive setting – just not in the early rounds.

ACHES did not just bring up the comparison to the NBA, he also used other esports as an example of CoD’s strange mixing of top pros with amateurs, “I can’t just hop on [League of Legends] every Sunday and be in a game with [SK Telecom].”

EnVy finally put the am team out of their misery as ACHES’ hilarious rant continued. You can watch his full musings below.

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CDL Challengers Cup #4 final placements: WestR’s reign continues

Published: 18/Jan/2021 3:01 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 3:02

by Brad Norton


WestR, House Tarth, and Renegades have all come away as champions in their respective regions as the fourth Black Ops Cold War Challengers Cup event is now in the books. 

  • WestR continues to be the most dominant force in NA, taking home their fourth consecutive Challengers Cup victory.
  • House Tarth finally get back atop the EU region with an impressive upper bracket run over former champions.
  • Renegades reclaim the throne in APAC, taking down VOID Collective in the Grand Finals.

Final placements

Just under 1,000 teams competed around the world as the weekend-long event offered up pro points alongside the standard prize pool. No different from earlier Challengers Cups, $2,500 was on the line across NA and EU while APAC battled it out for a share in $1,500. 

Placement Team Prize
1st WestR $2,000
2nd NYSL Academy $500
3rd Built By Gamers
4th Triumph
Top 6 Slammed Strikes Back
Bean Squad
Top 8 wambyyyybambyy
Placement Team Prize
1st House Tarth $2,000
2nd Connect 4 $500
3rd RAMS
4th Gangsterz
Top 6 Obtained Esports
Team Singularity
Top 8 Orgless
Team Sween
Placement Team Prize
1st Renegades $1,000
2nd VOID Collective $500
3rd Chiefs Esports Club
4th Vertex Gaming
Top 6 Next Up
Top 8 Team Handsome

Challengers Cup #4 Results & Recap

The fourth Challengers Cup event kicked off on January 16 and came to a close just one day later. Hundreds of teams duked it out though a number of familiar names topped the pack once again across all three regions.

WestR once again proved to be an unstoppable force in NA. The reigning champs cruised through this week’s upper bracket without much difficulty. Despite a remarkable showing from NSYL Academy on their way through the lower bracket, they couldn’t quite matchup in the Grand Finals.

On the EU side, House Tarth climbed their way back to the top spot after two weeks of finishing in the Top 6. They took down Connect 4 in back to back matchups, winning 3-2 in the Winner’s Finals and then 3-1 in the Grand Finals.

Similarly, Renegades pushed back to the top of the APAC region after their extraordinary winning streak came to an end in Challengers Cup 3. They took down VOID Collective 3-1 in the final series.