Dr DisRespect's teammate shows incredible power of melee in Code Red Blackout tournament - Dexerto
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Dr DisRespect’s teammate shows incredible power of melee in Code Red Blackout tournament

Published: 11/Jan/2019 10:08 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 10:34

by David Purcell

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Dr DisRespect sat back and enjoyed a melee masterclass from his own teammate during the Call of Duty ‘Code Red’ Blackout tournament. 

LyndonFPS made an incredible impression during the second round of the winners bracket, after wiping out an entire squad by just striking enemies down with his weapon. The popular streamer was the sole survivor at this stage of the competition and picked up the victory for The Doc’s squad. 

Their team finished in second place across the whole tournament, losing out to Team Liquid’s Casper and Flanker for the $10,000 cash prize. However, this was definitely one of the most eye catching moments from the event. 

Team Liquid scooped the grand prize during the Call of Duty: Blackout ‘Code Red’ tournament.

The first kill came more from desperation than anything, as Dr DisRespect’s teammate had fired a full round towards his opponent to no avail – opting then to attack with a melee. But, the others looked very much planned out. 

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Once he had knocked one player, others started to rush into the small bunker he was hiding in. Little did they know that Lyndon was waiting right by the entrances, ready to pick them off one by one in a play which left The Doc laughing in the background: “Cool game, uh?” he said.  

Liquid’s Casper and Flanker claimed their second consecutive Code Red tournament on PC platform by eliminating Dr DisRespect and LyndonFPS in the Grand Final, securing a $6,000 first place cash prize. 

Lyndon tweeted after the event, revealing that he had won $1,500 for his squad’s runners up effort. 

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.