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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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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.