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‘Call of Duty’ Film Director Reveals How it Will be Different From Other War Movies

Published: 18/Jun/2018 15:33 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:05

by DG Goldstein

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More information has been revealed regarding the future release of a ‘Call of Duty’ film and how it will differ from other War movies, according to the Director.

First announced in 2015 alongside the release of CoD: Black Ops 3, the creation of Activision Blizzard Studios was set to produce films and shows surrounding the various franchises of Activision.

Although only one project has been released by the Studio known as ‘Skylanders Academy,’ a Netflix series which began in 2016 and is currently going into its third season, it was always suggested that a ‘Call of Duty’ feature film would be developed with a release date of 2018 or 2019.

In February, it was revealed that ‘Sicario: War of the Cartels’ Director Stefano Sollima was connected with the release of a Call of Duty film, which will likely set up a cinematic universe that can be used for future installations.

While promoting ‘Sicario: War of the Cartels,’ Sollima also answered questions from ‘/Film,’ a movie blog, in regards to how a CoD film will be different from other war and video game installations from the past.

“I think it’s more the idea, the concept of telling the story of a soldier, it’s something you have not seen much, there have been many war movies, but no soldier’s movie.”

He later went on to mention how they will need to ‘betray the structure’ and create something that is ‘completely new’ in order to find success with audiences.

“I think the movie has to be a totally different experience from any video game, so in order to make a good movie based on a video game, you have to betray the structure. a video game, you have to create something that is completely new and a great movie.”

As of writing, it is unknown when such a ‘Call of Duty’ film will be released, or which actors will be involved with the production.

Source: /Film

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.