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CDL Los Angeles Challengers final placements: Parasite beats Singularity

Published: 9/Mar/2020 11:08 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 12:08

by Andy Williams


Former Call of Duty world champion Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte led ‘No Mercy’ to their first win in the Modern Warfare CDC Season. Here’s how the event unfolded.

CDL Los Angeles had its mix of ups and downs, with OpTic Gaming Los Angeles finally leaving their woeful start behind them, after making it to Sunday’s single-elimination bracket. Atlanta FaZe were looking at going back-to-back after their dominant showing at their home series event, but Minnesota RØKKR had other ideas — ultimately taking them down in the semifinals.

Their final boss? Dallas Empire. After a shaky second match against FaZe in groups, Empire seemed a different squad on championship Sunday and played flawlessly to earn their first tournament win of the season. But what happened on the other side of the fence? Let’s take a look.

Dallas Empire at CDL LA.
The Empire struck back in CDL Los Angeles to take home the lion’s share of the points.

After preventing Team Singularity winning their third Challengers event of the season at CDC Paris, Team WaR were looking to pick-up consecutive tournament wins in the City of Angels.

However, after a narrow 3-2 win over Rebel Esports in Winner’s Round 3, Singularity were waiting in the wings. The all-English squad were out to avenge their double-series loss in the Grand Final of CDC Paris.

Showing no mercy, Singularity walked through WaR in dominant fashion, taking the series 3-1. Talking of No Mercy, Parasite and co. were putting in the work on the opposite side of the bracket, successfully defeating Sicario and Encrypted Gaming to earn their spot in the Winner’s Bracket Final.

Not bad for a team that just barely made the roster lock, with a stand-in no less. Singularity were primed to spoil the party and end No Mercy’s hot streak in the Winner’s Final.

In the Loser’s Round 7, Encrypted saw off Team WaR to a fourth-place finish; securing their spot in the top three.

Parasite being interviewed after CDC LA win.
Parasite was lost for words as No Mercy, Team Singularity and Encrypted Gaming were gathered on stage.

Parasite and co. made light work of the British champs, taking the series 3-1 and booking their place in the Grand Final. Encrypted fell short to the English squad in the Loser’s Final, bowing out of the competition in the third spot.

With a rematch on the cards in the City of Angels, Parasite mustered up all of his championship-winning experience and led his team to a convincing 3-0 win to take the whole event without dropping a series.

Of course, this was a significant win for Parasite, whose efforts this year on the amateur circuit have not gone unnoticed. However, with the majority of the roster flocking back to their respective nests, Duarte now finds himself as a free agent for the next CDC event.

The next Challengers Open event will take place on March 21-22, where Toronto Ultra will host a list of teams who will be competing for their share of the $10,000 prize pool.

CDL Los Angeles Challengers full results

Place Challenger Points Prize Team
1 10,000 $10,001 No Mercy Esports
2 6,000 $7,000 Team Singularity
3 4,400 $4,000 Encrypted Gaming
4 3,600 $2,000 Team WaR
5-6 3,200 $1,000 Rebel Esports
Freezin Clan
7-8 2,800 $0 Sicario Gaming
Built by Gamers
9-12 2,200 $0 Grand Evo Gaming
Lore Gaming
BirdyKun’s Team
Diamond Gaming
13-16 1,800 $0 Forget Device
Sweet Dreams
Nightshade x Gonzo
Team Omega
17-24 1,200 $0 FYC Esports
RiN Clan
Team Premier
Premier Esports
25-28 0 $0 ncefaratti team
Genetics Esports
U.S. Army Esports
West Coast Best Coast
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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.