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Call of Duty League postpones CDL Minnesota Home Series

Published: 3/Jun/2020 22:36 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 22:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League has announced that the Minnesota Home Series has been postponed from its original start date to the weekend of June 12-14.

To say that the Call of Duty League’s inaugural season has been tumultuous and full of unforeseen obstacles would probably be a strong understatement.

After restructuring the 2020 campaign in March to make all of the remaining events online, the CDL decided to postpone the Minnesota Home Series in light of the protests that are going on in the United States and abroad.

The news broke on June 3, as the league posted this message on Twitter: “In light of recent and current events, this weekend’s Call of Duty League Minnesota Røkkr Home Series will be postponed one week to June 12-14. We will share more details soon, including how the Call of Duty League family plans to pay tribute to George Floyd and dedicate this Home Series to supporting the fight for social justice and the rights of black and minority communities, as well as organizations assisting with rebuilding efforts both in Minneapolis and nationwide.”

After initially being scheduled to take place from June 5-7, the tournament will be held the following weekend, starting on Friday, June 12 until Sunday, June 14.

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There’s been a lot of anticipation leading up to the Minnesota Home Series, as it will offer fans a rare chance to see the undisputed top three teams in the league – Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, and Chicago Huntsmen – all competing at a single event.

What’s more, the next two teams in the current standings – hosts ROKKR and Florida Mutineers – will also be participating, along with the much-improved squads of New York Subliners and Toronto Ultra.

Fortunately, the tournament’s simply been postponed and not canceled, so viewers will still be able to watch these powerhouse franchises to battle in what will be one of the more stacked events so far this season.

Call of Duty LeagueThe CDL’s top three teams – Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, and Chicago Huntsmen – will all be competing at the Minnesota Home Series.

This news comes after Activision decided to also delay the launch of Modern Warfare Season 4 and Call of Duty: Mobile Season 7, both of which were scheduled to release during the week of June 1.

While no new date has been announced for either, the speculation is that they’ve both been postponed by a week and will be releasing sometime between June 9-10.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
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Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.