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Call of Duty stars Fero and Tommey announce stacked teams for CWL Finals

Published: 4/Jul/2019 1:45 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 3:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the CWL Finals Call of Duty event fast approaching, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez have announced who they will each be teaming with for the final open bracket tournament of the season. 

The upcoming CWL Finals in Miami will be split into two parts – one will be a $1.25 million Playoffs for the CWL Pro League, and the other an amateur open bracket with $150,000 on the line.

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Because the Playoffs will be limited to only those who are on active rosters of qualified teams from the Pro League, there will be a lot of professional players who will have to play in the open bracket, because they’re either not on pro teams or have been designated as substitutes. 

One of those players is Tommey, who started the Black Ops 4 season with Team Reciprocity but stepped away from competing midway through May.

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Having decided to return to the thrills of competition, the veteran player revealed on July 3 who his team will consist of at CWL Finals. 

  • Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren
  • Martin ‘Chino’ Chino
  • Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado
  • Kaden ‘Exceed’ Stockdale
  • Byron ‘Linney’ Linney

One of the more stacked teams that Tommey and co. will have to compete against at the tournament will be the squad that Fero’s chosen to team with.

Following his short and disastrous spell with Team Envy, the ex-100 Thieves man was unable to join another Pro League team ahead of the third and final roster change window, and has now announced his open bracket team for the $150,000 tournament. 

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  • Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez
  • Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell
  • Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson
  • Saul “Parzelion” Masse-Siguenza
  • Eric ‘JetLi’ Phan

For most of these players, if not all, placing well at CWL Finals will be their only hope for qualifying for the CWL Championship in August – the most prestigious tournament of every season.

The teams that finish in the top-16 will all clinch a spot for Champs, with the remaining 16 slots filled by the teams currently in the Pro League. 

Of the ten players listed above, only three have a chance to make it to Champs if they don’t qualify in Miami – Exceed, Nagafen, and FeLo.

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All three are currently substitutes for Pro League teams – Midnight Esports, Gen.G, and Evil Geniuses respectively – and could technically still be rotated back into the starting squad in time for the grand tournament in August. 

CWLCWL Finals will take place July 19-21 in Miami, Florida.

Both the Pro League Playoffs and the open bracket tournament of CWL Finals will take place July 19-21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida.

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Prior to the event kicking off, the eight Pro League teams that failed to qualify directly for Playoffs will compete in a Play-In tournament on July 19, from which two more teams will advance to the Playoffs that weekend.

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Black Ops Cold War leaks reveal League Play mode returning

Published: 18/Oct/2020 14:50

by Joe Craven

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Reputable Call of Duty leaker ‘TheMW2Ghost’ has claimed that an in-game challenge in Black Ops Cold War shows that League Play will make a long-awaited return when the full game drops in November. 

Despite it’s immense popularity in Black Ops 2, League Play has not yet returned in a Call of Duty game. While we’ve seen many Ranked modes – Black Ops 3’s Arena or Black Ops 4’s World League Play – the fan-favorite competitive mode has not featured in some games, including 2019’s Modern Warfare.

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However, recent leaks from TheMW2Ghost suggest that an in-game challenge, similar to the one that was completed on October 17 to earn an extra day of the open Beta, will make way to reveal a League Play mode in the full game.

Black Ops II League Play
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Many consider Black Ops II League Play to be the best Ranked mode in Call of Duty history.

The leaker claimed that an in-game challenge, found in the files of Black Ops Cold War, is heavily indicative of a League Play mode featuring, either at launch or as post-launch content.

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“There’s a Challenge in Black Ops Cold War which is for League Play,” they tweeted. “WTF, some weird/cool challenges for Zombies too.” 

While this is not confirmed – or even unlocked – at the time of writing, the very reference to League Play in the game’s files is very good news for fans of the competitive mode.

It’s worth encouraging a degree of caution though. Past Call of Duty games have had Ranked modes confirmed as coming post-launch, only for the mode to never materialise. A number of CoD games, such as 2019’s Modern Warfare, have settled for a Call of Duty League playlist, rather than a fully fledged Ranked mode.

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Treyarch on a Black Ops Cold War Ranked mode

Back in early October, David Vonderhaar was asked about the possibility of a Ranked Play mode. He responded: “Have you seen a Black Ops game without a competitive agenda?”

What League Play would mean for SBMM is also up in the air. Many have criticized the seemingly high levels of skill-based matchmaking in the Beta, but believe a Ranked playlist could mean that SBMM is reduced in public matches. We’ll have to wait and see on all fronts.