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CDL New York Challengers final placements: WaR and UYU reign supreme

Published: 13/Jul/2020 11:41 Updated: 13/Jul/2020 11:42

by Connor Bennett


Alongside the New York Subliners winning their own CDL New York home series event, top teams from the US and Europe did battle for bragging rights in their region-specific open challenger tournaments. Here’s how they shook out.

With the remainder of the inaugural Call of Duty League season being moved to online, the accompanying challenger open events have followed suit. Though, North American and European teams are no longer clashing in a bid to prove which region is superior.

Instead, the events are split, meaning NA teams only play NA teams and European teams are only playing against others on the continent. 

As a part of the CDL New York home series, 32 teams from each region did battle to try and come out on top, but it was a few familiar names who managed to stand above the newcomers. 

The New York Subliners managed to defend home court and won their own event.

CDL New York NA Open placements

In the North American side of things, the UYU fivesome of Davpadie, Charullz, Jintroid, Wrecks, and Cells managed to secure the event win by taking down P!NG Crew in the final. 

UYU had consigned P!NG Crew to the lower bracket with a dominant 3-0 victory in the winners’ bracket but P!NG managed to make things a little more interesting in the grand final, though, they came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline.

The event also marked the debut of Doug ‘Censor’ Martin as a part of team Triumph. His squad managed to finish the weekend in fourth and rounded out the teams who managed to take home some cash. 

Place Prize Money Team
 1 $ 10,500 UYU
 2 $ 7,500 P!NG Crew
 3 $ 5,000 Carnage Gaming
 4 $ 2,500 Triumph
5-6 Expired Spam
Rebel Esports
7-8 PTSD
Team Vengeance
9-16 Shoot Straight Please
Built by Gamers
Escaping Reality
Sixth Gear
AF Academy
17-32 Ascend
NY Open 7/10
4S’s and a Tee
Hectic Esports
J4L Black
Apex’s Minions
Next Threat
California Rolls
Here to ruin your day
Toxic SZN
5 Dudes NY
Pickup Squad
Theory Nation
David Quit Cause of Females
Ricky is 5 foot

CDL New York EU Open placements

On the other side of the Atlantic, the Team WaR lineup of Denza, Dqvee, Vortex, Harry, and Afro reigned supreme after a losers bracket run on their way to claiming the top prize of $3,500.

The British squad took down TrainHard Esport in the grand final following a bracket reset – coming out with back-to-back 3-2 scoreline victories. Cementing the victory also gave WaR revenge over the squad who had sent them down to the losers bracket in the first place. 

Place Prize Money Team
 1 $ 3,500 Team WaR
 2 $ 1,500 TrainHard Esport
 3 $ 1,000 Connect 5
 4 The Atlas Lions
5-6 cowana Gaming
Team Singularity
7-8 Team BDS
9-16 Obtained Black
R2J is a dealer
Manchester Hydra
100% or 0%
Team Toasters
team moon v2
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17-32 ClutchRayn
Cataclysm Gaming
Voltage eSport
Snakes and Ladders
Vortex Gaming
Doch Death Squad
No Scrim Gang
UFC Fight Island
Les Déchus
Granit Gaming
Manchester Hydra
El Baneado y los descendidos
Cliff Theo Temp Huj Breechy

With the focus of the CDL quickly switching to London for the Royal Ravens second home series of the season, challenger teams will get straight back into action as well. 

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Black Ops Cold War PC requirements: Minimum and recommended specs

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:20

by Tanner Pierce


With Black Ops Cold War just two weeks away from being officially released, Activision and Treyarch have officially unveiled all the PC requirements and recommended specs a fan could dream for, including what you’ll need if you want to run the game on high settings.

Black Ops Cold War is almost here and fans are starting to get hyped for the first-person shooter. With only two weeks left until the game’s official launch, most fans have decided if they are going to be picking it up or if they’re going to be skipping out on this year’s entry.

Up until this point, however, neither Activision or Treyarch given a ton of info about the PC version of the game. That’s now changed as the required and recommended specs have officially been unveiled, as well was the specs you’ll need in order run it on other types of settings.

Black Ops Cold War minimum PC specs

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core I3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB for MP only, 175GB for all game modes
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 670/Geforce GTX 1650/Radeon HD 7950

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 970/GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390/AMD RX 580

Black Ops Cold War recommended PC specs with ray-tracing

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070
Activision released a handy graphic to explain to PC players what they’ll need.

Black Ops Cold War competitive PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080/RTX 3070 or Radeon RX Vega64 graphics

Black Ops Cold War Ultra RTX PC specs

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB
  • Video: Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080

As expected, if you want to run the game on extremely high settings, you’re going to need the PC to match it. That being said, the required specs are better than what was required in the beta, with the full game only requiring an I3 processor while the pre-release version needed an I5.

This, however, shouldn’t be surprise, as full versions of games are almost always more optimized than their pre-release counterparts. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how bad the low-settings PC version looks once it’s live. Here’s hoping that it won’t be too bad.