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All 2020 Call of Duty League events canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Published: 12/Mar/2020 20:38 Updated: 16/Mar/2020 15:31

by Scott Robertson

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Activision Blizzard announced on March 12 that all Call of Duty League Home Series for 2020 are officially canceled going forward, citing concerns over the global coronavirus outbreak.

The official announcement comes after it was announced that Activision Blizzard’s other main esports venture, the Overwatch League, was canceling all of its events for March and April.

In a followup to the original statement regarding OWL, the league’s commissioner made the point of clarifying that matches will still be played and broadcast during those months, but not in front of crowds at homestands. In their announcement, the Call of Duty league made a similar clarification.

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Official statement from CDL.

In the league’s statement, they said that all matches for the remainder of the season will take place online, and that those will still be broadcast to fans.

CDL says “dates will be announced shortly” regarding the online broadcasts, indicating that the matches that would have taken place during the upcoming Dallas home series may be postponed.

The Dallas Empire are already trying to make the best of the bad situation, as owner Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail called for the community to come together during this tough time, and the team’s Twitter posted a hilarious joke about their online Modern Warfare success.

Several fans recognized the potential for Home Series to be canceled prior to the announcement from Activision Blizzard, as cities like San Francisco, Paris, and Chicago started banning or canceling large public gatherings.

This is just the latest entry in a growing of list of gaming and esports events that have had to change plans due to coronavirus scares.

Overwatch League homestands in both Korea and China had already been canceled before the latest decision from Activision Blizzard. E3 2020, TwitchCon Amsterdam, the Rocket League World Championships, and several FIFA events will also not be taking place.

Leagues and organizers who chose not to cancel have made several alterations to their events to promote safety and wellbeing. ESL Pro League, FLASHPOINT, LCS, and LEC, just to name a few, have either moved locations or restricted fan access in some regards.

Some of these events will take place without any crowd presence, such as the IEM Katowice CS:GO World Championship major.

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How to get free Pawn Takes Pawn rewards for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Now that the Pawn Takes Pawn easter egg hunt is finally over, which connected both Warzone and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, fans have now been rewarded with in-game items for both games and Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how you get your hands on them.

After months of solving easter eggs both online and in Warzone, the Pawn Takes Pawn campaign has finally come to end and while most people thought that the hunt itself was fun, the final reveal of a simple video was a bit less ideal than some were hoping for, to say the least.

That being said, it’s not all bad. As a reward for the community completing the easter egg, Activision is giving all players some sweet rewards for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone/Modern Warfare, and even Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting your hands on them isn’t too tricky but there are a couple steps you have to follow.

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Activision has revealed that Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Mobile players can unlock special Pawn Takes Pawn items.

Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Mobile Pawn Takes Pawn rewards

Players are able to get a slew of rewards for three separate games. While you definitely get more for Modern Warfare/Warzone, the fact that Treyarch is already giving out rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its official release is cool to see. Even giving some love to Mobile is a nice gesture.

  • Black Ops Cold War
    • Knight chess piece weapon charm
    • “Family Portait” calling card
  • Modern Warfare/Warzone
    • Ak-47 weapon blueprint
    • Helicopter skin
    • Pawn chess piece weapon charm
    • 5 emblems
    • 5 calling cards
    • 5 sprays
  • Mobile
    • By15 weapon skin
    • Calling card
    • Avatar
    • Spray
    • Frame

All in all, it’s a ton of content and it’s nice to see Activision giving some love to all games, rather than just one.

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Players can also earn rewards for Black Ops Cold War before its release.

Pawn Takes Pawn content instructions

Getting access to all three of these content packs is relatively simple, however, there’s still a few steps that you have to go through. Before you start, you’ll want to make sure that you have an Activision account and that it’s linked to either your PlayStation, Xbox, or Battle.net accounts.

  1. Go to pawntakespawn.com/colorbound and either sign-in to your Pawn Takes Pawn account or make one if you haven’t already.
  2. Type in “1PIECES9IN8PLAY1” in the box that shows up titled Flying Colors.
  3. Watch the video.
  4. After you fully watch the video, you should see an achievement pop up in the top right hand corner allowing you to “redeem rewards”. Click that link and you’ll see a list of codes.
  5. In a separate tab/window, go to callofduty.com/redeem and sign-in to your Activision account.
  6. Input the codes one by one once the box pops up.

It’s worth noting that there’s a small bug associated with the codes. Sometimes, after you watch the video, the achievement won’t pop up. To solve this, re-input the code on the “colorbound” website and watch the video again. It should pop up after that point.

After you complete all the steps, you should see your rewards show up in-game the next time you boot it up.