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Dallas Empire win CDL London: final placements, results, highlights

Published: 19/Jul/2020 23:19 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 0:30

by Albert Petrosyan


Dallas Empire are champions of the CDL London Home Series, becoming the second team to win three Call of Duty League tournaments this season.

After falling short in the semifinal stage of their last two events, Dallas Empire not only got past that particular hurdle, but also took care of business against Paris Legion in the Grand Final, joining Florida Mutineers as the only teams to win three Home Series so far this campaign.

It was pure domination from the Empire, not only in their lopsided 3-0 finals victory over Legion, but for the entire tournament overall. They only dropped one map the whole way, ironically against Paris in the first match of the weekend, but then proceeded to sweep New York Subliners and Florida Mutineers – two of the hottest teams in the league.

Dallas earned the maximum 50 CDL Points for their championship effort, pushing them all the way back up to second place in the 2020 standings. Legion were awarded 30 points, a huge haul for what’s been a difficult first season, while Royal Ravens and Mutineers got 20 apiece to round off the top-four.

CDL London Home Series final placements

Placement Team CDL Points Prize Money Roster
1 Dallas Empire 50 $50,000 Clayster, Crimsix, Huke, Shotzzy, iLLeY
2 Paris Legion 30 $30,000 Louqa, Shockz, Denz, KiSMET, Zed
3/4 London Royal Ravens 20 $10,000 Skrapz, Wuskin, Zer0, Dylan, Seany
3/4 Florida Mutineers 20 $10,000 Skyz, Havok, Frosty, Fero, Owakening
5/6 OpTic Gaming LA 10 SlasheR, TJHaLy, Kuavo, Drazah, Hollow
5/6 New York Subliners 10 Attach, ZooMaa, Accuracy, Temp, Mack
7/8 Seattle Surge 0 Octane, Apathy, Slacked, Pandur, Proto
7/8 Los Angeles Guerrillas 0 Decemate, Blazt, AquA, Vivid, Saints

CDL London Grand Final recap & highlights

This Grand Final was a rematch of the same matchup that kicked off CDL London back on Friday, and just like with the first map in that series, this Hackney Yard Hardpoint was a similarly one-sided affair.

A very fast and strong start from Empire saw them build an early 100 point lead, and even though Legion did rally to make the final scoreline look more respectable, it was a deserved wire-to-wire 250-145 win for Dallas.

The series then shifted to Gun Runner Search & Destroy, which ended up being just as lopsided of a game as the first map, if not more. Empire overwhelmed Legion straight from the get-go, allowing them just one round while they swarmed for six of their own, which set them up for a commanding 2-0 lead going into Gun Runner Domination.

Map three was the first in which Paris actually showed some life, even building a nice lead towards the halfway mark of the game. However, Dallas flexed their respawn prowess in the second half, and it was too much for their opponents to handle. The final scoreline read 167-134, sealing the series victory and yet another championship for the Empire.

CDL London Home Series brackets & scores

Here are the brackets and results for Group A, Group B, and Playoffs at the London Home Series.

Group A Bracket

Group B Bracket

Playoff Bracket

CDL London Home Series coverage & recaps

 What’s next? – CDL Toronto preview

With the London Home Series now wrapped up, the Call of Duty League shifts to Canada for the first time, as the Toronto Ultra will be hosting their first-ever tournament of the season on July 24-26.

This will be the final Home Series of the regular season, which means that it’ll be the last step in determining each team’s final placement in the 2020 standings and where they’ll be seeded for the CDL Playoffs next month.


Featuring alongside the Ultra will be some of the league’s top teams, including Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, and Florida Mutineers, all of whom are vying for one of the two top-seeds for the postseason.

  • Group A
    • Chicago Huntsmen vs Seattle Surge
    • Toronto Ultra vs OpTic Gaming LA
  • Group B
    • Atlanta FaZe vs Minnesota ROKKR
    • Florida Mutineers vs Dallas Empire

For more information about this event and the rest of the CDL season, check out our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes the latest standings, full tournament schedule, Championship format, and more.

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Best Black Ops Cold War weapons to use in Warzone

Published: 26/Nov/2020 14:42

by James Busby


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 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 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 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 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.