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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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Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

Published: 26/Nov/2020 14:42

by James Busby

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While Warzone currently shares its loadouts with Modern Warfare, it won’t be long until Black Ops Cold War’s guns are integrated into the game. Here are seven guns that you should be leveling up ahead of the cross-progression update. 

Black Ops Cold War features plenty of deadly weapons that will drastically shake up the Warzone meta, giving players even more choice when it comes to crafting the perfect loadout. Warzone will also share weapon progression with both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare, so you’ll be able to level up your guns in either game. This integration will likely have a huge impact on Warzone’s current meta, especially when Treyarch adds new weapons to Black Ops Cold War.

While Modern Warfare’s ever-popular Kilo 141 and MP5 loadouts will still likely remain popular picks among players, there are a number of new and returning guns that could dethrone the current kings. As a result, we’ve put together a list of the seven best Black Ops Cold War guns you’ll want to use in Warzone. 

AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War’s AK-47 will be a force to be reckoned with when it drops into Verdansk.

Best AK-47 loadout

While this Russian rifle struggled to compete in Modern Warfare’s, it has come back with a vengeance in Treyarch’s latest title. In fact, the AK-47 is the best gun in the entire game thanks to its high-damage and incredible versatility. Whether you prefer to run and gun your way to victory, or methodically pick off targets from afar, there is a loadout that caters to every kind of playstyle. 

This reliable rifle has proven so lethal that it has dominated the pro and casual CoD scene since launch. One of the most potent AK-47 builds literally has no recoil, so this could rival the new Kilo 141 when it drops. The difference between both Modern Warfare’s AK-47 and the current Black Ops Variant is night and day.

Krig 6

Krig 6
Activision / Treyarch
The Krig 6 is one of the most accurate AR’s in the game.

Best Krig 6 loadout

The Krig 6 has been making a name for itself thanks to its low recoil and methodical fire rate. While it doesn’t deal as much damage as the AK-47, it makes up for this with its fantastic precision. Warzone is dominated by assault rifles like the Kilo 141, Grau 5.56, and M13 as these weapons enable the user to beam opponents without the need to wrestle with any finicky recoil patterns.

After all, being able to effortlessly hit players from across all ranges is a huge bonus to any Warzone player looking to increase their kill count. The Krig 6 also boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, making it a great pick for those that prefer to seek out those all-important headshots. 

M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
Only time will tell whether this classic assault rifle has what it takes to wreak havoc across Verdansk.

Best M16 loadout

Modern Warfare’s FAMAS demonstrated just how bad burst rifles could be in Warzone, but the M16 could change this notion completely. Unlike the FAMAS, Black Ops Cold War’s M16 can dish out highly accurate rounds in a matter of seconds. In fact, the iconic burst rifle was recently nerfed as it was overperforming.

Despite Treyarch toning down its damage range and slightly increasing its delay between bursts, this AR still absolutely melts opponents. Any gun that can accurately drop an enemy in a couple of bursts is always going to pique the interest of Warzone players. As proven by gameplay in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, the M16 can quickly down even the most well-armored of enemies. 

MP5

MP5 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The MP5 still continues to dominate the SMG competition.

Best MP5 loadout

A lot of Call of Duty fans were left disappointed when they found that the MP5 still remained at the top of the SMG rankings. Multiplayer lobbies were dominated by this lightning-fast SMG during Black Ops Cold War’s launch week, and it’s not hard to see why. Despite the recent nerf, the MP5 still boasts high rates of fire, great mobility, and decent close-quarters damage.

Whether this variant will prove as lethal as the Warzone’s current MP5 remains to be seen, but we expect the new attachments will certainly allow it to rival its predecessor. 

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one Tactical Rifle that is worth adding to your arsenal.

Best Type 63 loadout

While the Type 63 shares a few similarities to Modern Warfare’s EBR-14, it is better in every single way. Not only does it have a significantly lower recoil pattern, it can also unleash some incredibly fast two shot kills. Equipping the 18.3” Strike Team barrel will not only speed up this semi-auto rifle’s fire rate, but it will also increase its damage. 

While most semi-auto rifles are often plagued by sluggish fire rates, high recoil, and lackluster magazine sizes, the Type 63 doesn’t fall victim to these negatives. Just like Warzone’s Marksman Rifles, the Type 63 offers sniper-like precision and damage with the added bonus of mobility. 

AUG

AUG Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AUG’s highly accurate burst fire makes it lethal across all ranges.

Best AUG loadout

Unlike Modern Warfare’s full-auto AUG SMG, Black Ops Cold War’s variant offers greater accuracy and range. This burst-fire tactical rifle is capable of dealing even more damage than the M16, especially when it’s equipped with the 19.6” Match Grade Barrel. This increases its effective damage range by 100%, making it hit even harder across mid to long-range distances. 

Burst fire weapons have obviously been lacking in Warzone, but Black Ops’ AUG could quickly change that. 

Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Stoner 63 could rival the popular Bruen and PKM loadouts.

LMGs have been somewhat lacking in Black Ops Cold War due to their overall bulk and slower ADS times. However, this isn’t the case in Warzone. After all, the Bruen, PKM, and the FiNN are prime examples of how LMGs can dominate the competition. 

The Stoner 63 is arguably the best suited LMG for Warzone. This is partly down to a combination of speed and accuracy. While both the RPD and M60 offer better damage, their poor accuracy makes them difficult to recommend. Simply attach the SALVO 125 RND Fast Mag and the Airborne Elastic Wrap to begin getting those game-winning squad wipes. 


So there you have it, seven of the best Black Ops Cold War guns you should be using in Warzone. If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.