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Florida Mutineers win CDL Minnesota: results, final placements, highlights

Published: 15/Jun/2020 2:15 Updated: 15/Jun/2020 2:17

by Albert Petrosyan

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Florida Mutineers are champions of the Minnesota Home Series, becoming the fourth team to win multiple tournaments in the Call of Duty League’s inaugural season.

Mutineers cast aside any doubts about their consistency as they took down the vaunted Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Final 3-1, looking like the better team for most of the series.

Their road to the promised land was the hardest out of any team; Florida clutched up for Game 5 victories against Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire prior to beating FaZe, which means they defeated the league’s top three teams in a single Home Series weekend.

It was the perfect ending to what was the most intense and exciting CDL tournament so far, one that featured eight matches that went to a Game 5, three reverse sweeps, and four upsets.

The Mutineers’ championship effort earned them the maximum 50 CDL Points, which means they’ve now leapfrogged ahead of Minnesota ROKKR in the 2020 standings. Atlanta earned themselves 30 points to add to their league-leading tally, while Empire and LA Guerrillas came away with 20 points to round off the top-four.

CDL Minnesota Home Series final placements

Placement Team CDL Points Prize Money Roster
1 Florida Mutineers 50 $50,000 Skyz, Havok, Frosty, Fero, Owakening
2 Atlanta FaZe 30 $30,000 Simp, Priestahh, aBeZy, Cellium, MajorManiak
3/4 Dallas Empire 20 $10,000 Crimsix, Clayster, Huke, Shotzzy, iLLeY
3/4 Los Angeles Guerrillas 20 Decemate, AquA, Blazt, Vivid, Saints
5/6 Seattle Surge 10 Slacked, Apathy, Octane, Pandur, Proto
5/6 Chicago Huntsmen 10 Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Prestinni
7/8 Minnesota ROKKR 0 Alexx, SiLLY, Assault, GodRx, Asim
7/8 Toronto Ultra 0 Methodz, Classic, Cammy, Bance, MettalZ

CDL Minnesota Grand Final recap & highlights

Thanks to their momentum from upsetting Empire in the semifinals, Mutineers came out hot and struck first with a 250-146 win on Gun Runner Hardpoint. The win was relatively stress-free, thanks to strong performances from Fer0 (33-24) and their new man Owakening (29-22)

As they’d done all weekend, Atlanta responded to the early adversity quickly and relentlessly, taking the Arklov Peak Search & Destroy 6-1 to tie up the series at one map apiece. ABeZy really stood out this game, putting in 12 kills, including three in the victory-clinching seventh round.

With the series shifting back to the respawn modes, Mutineers returned to their winning ways, absolutely smoking FaZe on St. Petrograd Domination 177-132. It was a total team effort from Florida, spear-headed by Skyz’s monstrous 27-11 line, while no one on the Atlanta side managed to break positive in the extremely one-sided affair.

As one-sided the first three maps were, the fourth and final one was anything but. It looked like it might end up that way at first, as Florida maintained a healthy lead for most of the way before Atlanta staged a massive comeback to go up top. However, the frantic finish went the way of Mutineers, who got the 250-231 win and secured the Home Series victory.

CDL Minnesota Home Series scores and brackets

Here are all of the scores and brackets from this weekend; teams marked in red were eliminated at that stage of the tournament.

Friday, June 12 – Day 1 recap & highlights

Round Match
Group B R1 Toronto Ultra 2 – 3 LA Guerrillas
Group A R1 Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 Seattle Surge
Group B R1 Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 Chicago Huntsmen
Group A R1 Dallas Empire 3 – 1 Minnesota ROKKR

Saturday, June 13 – Day 2 recap & highlights

Round Match
Group B WR2 LA Guerrillas 1 – 3 Florida Mutineers
Group A WR2 Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 Dallas Empire
Group B LR1 Toronto Ultra 0 – 3 Chicago Huntsmen
Group A LR1 Seattle Surge 3 – 2 Minnesota ROKKR
Group B LR2 LA Guerrillas 3 – 2 Chicago Huntsmen
Group A LR2 Dallas Empire 3 – 0 Seattle Surge

Sunday, June 14

Round Match
Semifinal 1 Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 LA Guerrillas
Semifinal 2 Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 Dallas Empire
Grand Final Atlanta FaZe 1 – 3 Florida Mutineers

Group A Bracket

Group B Bracket

Playoff Bracket

CDL Minnesota coverage & recaps

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With the Minnesota Home Series now wrapped up, the Call of Duty League turns to the Paris Legion’s event, which will be taking place on June 19-21.

While not stacked with as many top teams as this weekend’s tournament was, CDL Paris is still set to feature some top sides, including three that are currently in the top-five of the 2020 standings.

  • Group A:
    • Paris Legion vs Florida Mutineers
    • London Royal Ravens vs Dallas Empire
  • Group B:
    • New York Subliners vs OpTic Gaming LA
    • Atlanta FaZe vs Toronto Ultra

For more information about this tournament and the entire CDL season, make sure to check out our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes updated standings, full event schedule, latest roster changes, and more.

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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby

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From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

Call of Duty WWII screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

Make sure you bookmark this feature and check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest CoD 2021 news.