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Call of Duty: Full list of qualified Black Ops 4 teams for 2019 CWL Pro League

Published: 18/Jan/2019 14:47 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 15:42

by Ross Deason

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As the qualifier tournament for the Call of Duty World League’s Pro League rolls on, more and more teams are qualifying for the CWL’s highest level of competition. 

The 2019 CWL Pro League for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due to begin on February 4, but only four of the 16 teams were confirmed before the play-in qualification event began.

Those teams are the top four finishers from CWL Las Vegas in December – OpTic Gaming, eUnited, Splyce and Luminosity Gaming.

Every other team left Vegas knowing that their job was only just getting started, and that they’d need to bring their A game to the Play-In event when it got underway on January 16.

One team that did just that was Midnight Esports, who torched through the first three days of competition with a perfect 5-0 record to become the only team to lock up a spot prior to the final day of Pool Play.

Over the course of the next few days, the list of teams moving to the Pro League grew, with some surprising inclusions and exclusions.

Below, you can find all of the teams that have secured a spot in the 2019 CWL Pro League so far. We’ll be updating this list every time a new team qualifies.

1 – OpTic Gaming

OpTic have looked dominant in Black Ops 4.

OpTic Gaming put a disappointing WWII season behind them and were the dominant force online when Black Ops 4 released. They backed that form up at the first event of the year, CWL Las Vegas, with an impressive win.

OpTic will be heavy favorites for the CWL Pro League when matches begin.

2 – eUnited

Clayster was the vocal leader for eUnited in Vegas.

A second place finish at the first event of the Black Ops 4 season gave eUnited all the confidence they needed.

James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and company will come into the CWL Pro League with a desire to dethrone OpTic.

3 – Splyce

Jurd’s left Europe behind in his quest for Call of Duty glory.

Despite their third place finish at CWL Las Vegas, Splyce undoubtedly gave OpTic Gaming their closest matches.

With the firepower on this roster, counting them out would be foolish.

4 – Luminosity Gaming

SLACKED will have a point to prove when the Pro League begins.

You could be forgiven for having no idea that Luminosity actually managed to qualify for the Pro League. The team looked lackluster throughout CWL Las Vegas and it’s hard to believe that they managed to secure fourth place at all.

However, any team with players like Matt ‘FormaL’ Piper and Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman on the roster is one that shouldn’t be underestimated.

5- Midnight Esports

Midnight Esports shocked everyone with a perfect 6-0 record in Pool C at the CWL Pro League Qualifier.

With Pool C containing teams like 100 Thieves and Team SpaceLy, few were looking towards Midnight as a team that could come out of the group on top, but they defied all expectations with a string of incredibly dominant performances that carried them right into the CWL Pro League.

This roster is filled with some amazing young talent including the likes of Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon and Devin ‘LlamaGod’ Tran that will no doubt be a team to keep an eye out for once the Pro League starts up.

6 – Team Envy

Apathy hopes to lead Envy to a Pro League title in 2019.

Despite a somewhat shaky performance at CWL Vegas, Team Envy has now bounced back completely with a dominant showing in Pool B of the CWL Pro League Qualifier.

After winning their first five games in Pool Play, the team secured a Top 2 finish in the Pool and will now look ahead towards the Pro League in just a few weeks.

7 – UYU

UYU showed they aren’t a team to be taken lightly with an incredibly performance at the Qualifier.

UYU might have fallen a bit short at CWL Vegas with a 13th-16th place finish, they came into the Pro League Qualifier looking to prove themselves as one of the best teams in Call of Duty and they did just that with a strong showing in Pool D.

With quality wins over Mindfreak and Red Reserve, they coasted to a 4-1 record after their first five matches and that was all they needed to earn their spot in the Pro League.

8 – 100 Thieves

100 Thieves overcame some early struggles to secure their spot in the CWL Pro League.

100 Thieves journey at the Qualifier certainly got off to a rough start, ending Day 2 with a 1-2 record, but the team managed to pick themselves up with three straight wins on the final two days to secure their spot in the Pro League with a Top 2 finish in Pool C.

There are certainly still some kinks that need ironing out, but they can surely breath a bit easier now knowing that they’ve made it into the League.

9 – Team Reciprocity

Tommey and co. managed to blitz through Pool A to earn a spot in the Pro League.

This squad filled with some of the best players in Europe finished just 9th-12th at CWL Vegas, but they bounced back in a big way during the Qualifier, locking in a Top 2 spot in Pool A to move into the Pro League.

Losses to FC Black and Team Divine derailed what could have been a perfect Pool Play showing from this team, but regardless, they earned a coveted spot in the Pro League and could do some real damage once it gets underway in February.

10 – Evil Geniuses

While UYU might have been the first team to secure their spot in the CWL Pro League from Pool D, that didn’t stop Evil Geniuses from coming through in their final game of the day to take the top spot for themselves.

A convincing 3-0 sweep over UYU to close out play in Pool D was all they needed to avoid bracket play on the final day and move right into the Pro League.

11 – Enigma6

Enigma6 took the top spot in Pool A to qualify for the Pro League.

Even in the midst a Pool A filled with teams like FaZe Clan and Team Reciprocity, Enigma6 managed to come out at the very top with an almost perfect record to boot.

Their only loss in six tries came against the aforementioned Reciprocity, but even that was a close 3-2 that could have went either way. With a Pro League spot now locked up, Enigma6 can sit back and watch the playoffs without any worries.

12 – Team Heretics

Heretics have defied all the odds and have advanced into the CWL Pro League.

With one of the most passionate fanbases in Call of Duty behind them, Team Heretics has managed to qualify for the CWL Pro League with an incredible second-place finish in Pool B.

Dropping only a single game all week, to the first-place finishing Team Envy no less, Heretics looks poised to do some major damage once the Pro League kicks off in just a couple of weeks.

13 – Excelerate Gaming

After going 3-3 to finish 3rd in Pool C, not many people envisioned that Excelerate Gaming would qualify for the Pro League directly through the Winner’s Bracket.

But that’s exactly what happened, as Beehzy, FA5TBALLA, MRuiz, Believe, ProFeeZy got 3-2 victories over Fact Revolution and FaZe Clan before sweeping Team Sween in the qualifying round.

14 – Team Space

Arguably the strongest North American team yet to sign with an org, Team Space once again proved themselves by qualifying for the Pro League.

After an uncharacteristically tough start to the Qualifier, SpaceLy, MajorManiak, Havok, Maux, and Nagafen scraped a 3-3 record to finish 4th in Pool C and advance to bracket play.

They never looked back from there, dominating their way through Tainted Minds (3-0), Red Reserve (3-1), and Mindfreak (3-0).

15 – Red Reserve

Although considered by many as the strongest EU team, Red Reserve took the much harder road to qualifying for the CWL Pro League.

Their 4-2 record in Pool D was not enough to finish them in the top two, and a 3-1 loss to Team Space in the Winner’s Bracket meant they had to win two straight elimination matches in the Loser’s Bracket.

Using their veteran experience, Joee, Rated, Zer0, Skrapz, and Bance did just that, defeating G2 Esports 3-2 and Team Sween 3-1.

16 – Overtime Esports

The 16th and final team to qualify for the CWL Pro League is Overtime Esports, who defeated Mindfreak in the final match of the Qualifier tournament to stamp their ticket.

The French side finished 3-3 in Pool C to advance to bracket play, although a loss to Team Sween in their lone Winner’s Bracket game meant they needed to win to straight in the Loser’s.

That they did, stunning FaZe Clan 3-2 before beating Mindfreak 3-1 to prove that they belong among the top 16 teams in the world.


With the 16 teams now confirmed, here’s a look at how they’ll be split into the two Divisions of the Pro League.


For more information on the format, schedule and results, don’t forget to check out our post on how to watch the 2019 CWL Pro League Qualifier.

You can also follow @DexertoINTEL on Twitter for all you Call of Duty esports needs.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
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You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.