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CDL London Challengers final placements: Singularity go back-to-back

Published: 10/Feb/2020 11:50 Updated: 10/Feb/2020 11:51

by Connor Bennett

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The first Call of Duty League London homestand gave European challenger teams the chance to prove their worth as they battled it out for a split of the $10,000 prize pool and some ranking points. Here’s how they fared.

As eight of the best Call of Duty League teams battled it out to be crowned CDL London Champions, with the Chicago Huntsmen coming out on top, the challenger teams grinded away at the same time.

Though they may not have gotten the love of the main stage crowd, or viewed by fans worldwide on a stream, the tightly-contested bracket saw some teams build on their trip to Minnesota for CDL Launch Weekend and others make their debut at the Copper Box Arena in London.

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The Royal Ravens hosted the CDL London event.

Teams from across Europe had players representing the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Denmark, and others, as notable teams like Team Singularity, Team WaR, and TrainHard Esports traded blows.

In the end, it was Singularity who managed to come out on top – winning back-to-back challenger events. The first-seeded team took down Team TWI, DarkPanda, Elitist, and the Royal Ravens academy squad on their way to the championship bracket. 

Once there, they finally dropped their first map of the event to TrainHard. They regained though, grabbing a 3-1 semi-final victory before completing the sweep over TrainHard in the grand finals – defeating them with a clean 3-0 scoreline.

While the top 24 were handed ranking points, only the top three teams walked away with a cash prize – with the London Royal Ravens Academy squad toppling Team WaR to finish in third. 

The final standings of all 33 competing teams can be found below this article, with each team having their respective prize pool split and ranking points rewards noted. 

Just like the Call of Duty League proper, the focus of the challenger teams will have to switch to Atlanta on February 22, where there will be $25,000 up for grabs. 

Will Team Singularity be able to continue their early dominance in Atlanta? Or will another squad rise up and make a name for themselves? Only time will tell.

CDL London Challengers final placings

Placing Ranking Points Prize Money Team
1 10,000 $6,000 Team Singularity
2 6,000 $3,000 TrainHard Esports
3 4,400 $1,000 London Royal Ravens Academy
4 3,600 $0 Team WaR
5-6 3,200 $0 Electrify Esports
Elitist
7-8 2,800 $0 Blu Martini Gaming
Obtained eSports
9-12 2,200 $0 Aporia
Mythos Gaming
Neversity
Valory Esports
13-16 1,800 $0 Octane City
TSU Esports
Exodia
QLASH
17-24 1,200 $0 ELG Sports
Lavity Gaming
TwoFace Gaming
DarkPanda Esports
Tekk10 Gaming
Senior Origin
UL Esport
Retribute Esports
25-32 0 $0 Carried by eGrill
inFerno Of Devil
Team Wucci
Team Matrix
WildeyTom Team
Poseidon eSports
Emperiial eSports
Team Twi
33 0 $0 Nexus Esports

 

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Infinity Ward
Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.