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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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Black Ops Cold War cheaters are already ruining multiplayer – in a beta

Published: 17/Oct/2020 12:57

by Joe Craven


Black Ops Cold War fans have been left frustrated after it has become clear that some players have been cheating and aimbotting – in the game’s ongoing beta. 

Community issues with cheating in Call of Duty have risen exponentially in the last year or so, with many complaining that cheaters in Warzone have led t0 some online matches being unplayable.


While Activision have released multiple statements and lawsuits to combat cheaters and sites selling exploits, many players have called on them to do more.

What is worrying even more players, though, is that a minority appear to be cheating in the ongoing Black Ops Cold War Beta. That’s right, a beta.

Activision / Infinity Ward
The BOCW Beta is now open to all players, regardless of per-orders or platforms.

While earlier weekends in the beta have been strictly limited to those who have pre-ordered and PS4 players, October 17 sees it opened to all players, regardless of platform or pre-orders. Xbox, PC and PS4 players can now all play Treyarch’s latest instalment, but that has seemingly led to some issues.

Redditor ‘madzuk‘ shared footage of one Cartel match, which shows an opponent quite clearly aimbotting. Their XM4 spins around the map, locking onto opponent after opponent, and meant they racked up an incredible 94 kills in the completed game.

For the Redditor and their teammates, it simply meant confirmation of what they feared – that people are hacking in the Beta of an upcoming title.


The MOST blatant and ridiculous aim hack I’ve EVER seen in a video game 😂 from r/blackopscoldwar

The frustration of many players then turned to Activision, asking how the major publisher is failing to prevent cheating in a Beta. “We’re literally a week into the beta and the games ruined by cheaters and SBMM already,” one fan replied. “I can’t believe the series I love and played daily for over a decade has turned into this.”

The Reddit user’s post has already garnered over 1,200 upvotes, as players strive to draw attention the cheater. Hopefully we don’t see many more posts like this one.