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

Published: 22/Jun/2020 0:00 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 6:28

by Albert Petrosyan


Florida Mutineers have done it again, winning the Paris Home Series to become the first Call of Duty League team to win three tournaments and go back-to-back so far this season.

Pure domination. That’s all one can say about the Mutineers’ performance in the Grand Final vs Atlanta FaZe, as they disposed of the league’s top team in 3-0 fashion to win CDL Paris.

The journey to their third Home Series win was as convincing as it gets – victories against Paris Legion, Dallas Empire, New York Subliners, and FaZe sealed the deal and extended their current winning streak to a whopping eight games.

It’ll be hard to argue against putting Florida at the top of the heap when it comes to the best team in the Call of Duty League; while they may not have any tournament victories on LAN, it’s clear that they’ve now become the side to beat and could easily go into the Championship Weekend as the favorite.

Their efforts, once again, earned them the maximum 50 CDL Points, pushing them all the way up to second place, while Atlanta remained atop the standings with 30 points of their own.

CDL Paris Home Series final placements

Placement Team CDL Points Prize Money Roster
1 Florida Mutineers 50 $50,000 Fero, Skyz, Havok, Frosty, Owakening
2 Atlanta FaZe 30 $30,000 Simp, Cellium, Priestahh, aBeZy, MajorManiak
3/4 Dallas Empire 20 $10,000 Clayster, Crimsix, Huke, Shotzzy, iLLeY
3/4 New York Subliners 20 $10,000 Temp, ZooMaa, Attach, Accuracy, Mack
5/6 London Royal Ravens 10 Skrapz, Wuskin, Seany, Dylan, Zer0
5/6 Toronto Ultra 10 Methodz, Cammy, Bance, MettalZ, Cleanx
7/8 Paris Legion 0 KiSMET, Louqa, Denz, Zed, Shockz
7/8 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 0 SlasheR, Kuavo, TJHaLy, Dashy, Chino

CDL Paris Grand Final recap & highlights

The series kicked off on Gun Runner Hardpoint, a map and mode combination very familiar to these two teams. While it was a back-and-forth affair to start, Mutineers eventually gained control and secured the 250-190 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

The second map, Piccadilly Search and Destroy, was a lot tighter, going all the way to round 11. The two powerhouse squads traded punches but it was ultimately Florida who clutched up at the end for a 6-5 win and a huge 2-0 advantage in the match.

With full momentum on their side, Mutineers put in arguably the most dominant performance of the season on Hackney Yard Domination, winning by an unbelievable scoreline of 235-70 – a margin that may have been unheard of until today.

Needless to say, it was all Florida from wire to wire, and a much-deserved 3-0 sweep saw them clinch the tournament victory and become the first team to go back-to-back this campaign.

CDL Paris Home Series final brackets and scores

Here are the finalized brackets and results for this weekend’s tournament. Teams marked in red were eliminated at that point in the competition.

Group A Bracket

Group B Bracket

Playoff Bracket

Friday, June 19 – Day 1 recap & highlights

Round Match
Group A R1 Florida Mutineers 3 – 0 Paris Legion
Group A R1 Dallas Empire 3 – 2 London Royal Ravens
Group B R1 OpTic Gaming LA 1 – 3 New York Subliners
Group B R1 Toronto Ultra 2 – 3 Atlanta FaZe

Saturday, June 20 – Day 2 recap & highlights

Round Match
Group B WR2 New York Subliners 2 – 3 Atlanta FaZe
Group A WR2 Florida Mutineers 3 – 1 Dallas Empire
Group B LR1 OpTic Gaming LA 0 – 3 Toronto Ultra
Group A LR1 Paris Legion 1 – 3 London Royal Ravens
Group B LR2 New York Subliners 3 – 1 Toronto Ultra
Group A LR2 Dallas Empire 3 – 0 London Royal Ravens

Sunday, June 21

Round Match
Semifinal 1 Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 New York Subliners
Semifinal 2 Atlanta FaZe 3 – 2 Dallas Empire
Grand Final Florida Mutineers 3 – 0 Atlanta FaZe

CDL Paris Home Series coverage & recaps

Next up: CDL New York Home Series

With just three more Home Series left in the 2020 regular season, the Call of Duty League turns to The Big Apple, as New York Subliners host their first and only event on July 10-12.

Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen headline the eight teams that will be competing, as opportunities to add to their CDL Point totals are starting to dwindle.

  • Group A:
    • Paris Legion vs Toronto Ultra
    • Atlanta FaZe vs Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Group B:
    • London Royal Ravens vs Chicago Huntsmen
    • New York Subliners vs Minnesota ROKKR

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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Ranking all of Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer maps

Published: 29/Nov/2020 17:44

by Joe Craven


Maps in Call of Duty are as important as ever – a sure fire way to ensure the game’s multiplayer remains fresh and enjoyable. Much has been said about the Black Ops Cold War maps in the weeks since launch so, ahead of Season One on December 1o, we’re ranking them all based on flow, design, and replay-ability. 

Looking back at the best Call of Duty titles – Modern Warfare (2007), Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops II – the common thread amongst all of them is some stellar multiplayer maps. From Shipment to Highrise to Raid, the best Call of Duty games feature some truly memorable maps.

General opinion suggests BOCW’s maps are solid if unspectacular; an improvement on last year’s Modern Warfare but not necessarily matching the high standards we know Treyarch can reach. Maps like Fringe, Raid, and Firing Range are the pinnacle of CoD maps, and we can hope to see some of them later in the year.

We’ve not stuck the large-team maps in our list, focusing instead on the nine in standard 6v6 multiplayer. That means all eight base maps and Nuketown ’84, which was added on November 24. The maps will be ranked down from nine to one and we’ll update this list in the future as more maps are added.

Finally, this list is of course subjective. Different players will enjoy different maps, but we’ve tried to gauge opinion and collaborated our views to produce this overall list.

9. Miami

Miami from CoD: Black Ops Cold War
Miami is bottom of the pack for Black Ops Cold War maps.

Bottom of the list is Miami. This overly-large, overly-dark map is incredibly frustrating to play whenever it comes up in the rotation. It’s a struggle to pick enemies out in the murky environment, and there’s also huge variety in different areas of the map.

Go through one of the buildings and you’ll probably be gunned by a camping shotgunner, go through the beach or mid-map and you’ll probably be gunned by an unseen opponent in the darkness. This is the exception to the comment that Black Ops Cold War’s maps are solid, and should be taken to the map abattoir as new ones are added.

8. Armada

Armada Control Room in Black Ops Cold War
Armada is set on a boat in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Just one spot above Miami is Armada, a boat map that features a bizarre hole in the middle. It’s bizarre and, to be frank, we’re not quite sure why it’s there.

Sure, rappelling around the map is fun enough, but the ridiculous number of levels and angles lends itself to seriously uneven gameplay. The only reason it’s above Miami is because it’s bright enough to actually see your enemies.

7. Satellite

satellite map in cod black ops cold war
Satellite featured in the game’s beta, and received mixed responses.

Next up on our list is Satellite. The best part about this map is its generally fast pace. It’s not the biggest map, so you shouldn’t have any issues finding enemies to shoot at (or to shoot at you).

With that being said, one half of this map is sand dunes, and it’s a nightmare. The dunes don’t provide nearly enough cover to make many parts of the map feel safe, so expect to be eliminated by a distant head-glitching sniper at least a few times per game.

6. Cartel

Cartel map from Black Ops Cold War
Cartel is set in Nicaragua on a drug plantation.

There’s a sizeable leap in class from Satellite to Cartel. For the most part, this map flows really nicely and has a variety of sight-lines and lanes that lend themselves to different play-styles in a way that feels balanced.

The issues with this map almost all revolve around its center. The elevated hut gives campers way too much protection, and the array of bushes do nothing but allow players to vanish in and out of the shrubbery. Trying to capture Flag B is a stressful chore, and CoD should never feel like that.

5. Garrison

Garrison from Black Ops Cold War
Garrison comes in the middle of our list.

Set in Hannover, Germany, Garrison is about as middle of the road as CoD maps can get. It’s fine, and there are no real issues with it. It’s not a stellar map, but it also doesn’t have any major weaknesses. There’s probably a right angle too many, but it has a nice flow and is small enough to stay fast-paced. In a word, solid.

4. Checkmate

Checkmate from BOCW
Checkmate is set in Berlin, Germany.

In terms of aesthetics, BOCW’s Checkmate is deeply reminiscent of the original Modern Warfare’s Killhouse. It’s set in a large warehouse and caters to a nice variety of gameplay.

The plane lends itself to some close-quarters action, while the longer lines of sight down the left mean snipers can prosper too. While this kind of thing was an issue on Satellite, it works nicely on Checkmate and feels consistently fun, regardless of your weapon of choice.

3. Moscow

Moscow from BOCW
Moscow is, unsurprisingly, set in Moscow, Russia.

Taking the bronze medal in our rankings is Moscow, another BOCW map that featured in the game’s beta. This is the epitome of a vibrant, three lane map, the likes of which have cemented Treyarch as the best CoD map designers.

It flows very nicely but always remains consistent, meaning good players prosper and campers are punished. Mobility too, is key on Moscow, with plenty of walls and windows to mantle to ensure you dip in and out of the action as you want. It’s very good, but lacks the organized chaos of our top two maps.

2. Nuketown ’84

Nuketown '84 from BOCW's multiplayer
Nuketown ’84 is the fifth reincarnation of the famous Black Ops map.

As you’d expect, we’re big fans of the fifth iteration of Nuketown. It’s a colorful, vibrant take on an absolute CoD classic. Barring some issues with ‘out of the map’ glitches, it’s as solid, fast-paced, and downright enjoyable as its always been. Organized chaos has long been a fan favorite, and that’s exactly what Nuketown ’84 has brought to Treyarch’s 2020 title.

1. Crossroads

Crossroads from Black Ops Cold War
Crossroads is set in the snowy Soviet Union.

A simple process of elimination means you’ve probably figured out that Crossroads is, at the time of writing, the best map in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer.

It’s small and really fast-paced, but well-designed enough to ensure it never dissolves into the kind of anarchy that frustrates players. The three lanes have the perfect amount of crossover, encouraging creative movement, and rewarding smart play-styles.

It’s also a great map to look at, with the snowy scenery making the perfect backdrop for some Cold War skirmishing. We’d put it on a par with Nuketown but, given the fact that Nuketown is a re-skin of an old favorite, we’re giving this one top spot for now.

That rounds off our ranking of BOCW’s multiplayer maps! Be sure to check back to this page as more maps are added and be sure to tweets us @DexertoIntel to let us know your thoughts.