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Ultra win CDL Toronto: final placements, highlights, results

Published: 26/Jul/2020 22:15 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 2:19

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Toronto Ultra are champions of their own Home Series, stunning the Atlanta FaZe in the Grand Final to become the sixth different team to win a Call of Duty League tournament this season.

With CDL Toronto being arguably the most stacked Home Series so far this season, few expected the Ultra to be the last ones standing. Well, that’s exactly what happened, as the boys in purple went a perfect 4-0, taking down juggernauts Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, and Atlanta FaZe in their journey to victory.

It was far from pure dominance for the hosts, however, as many of their games were nailbiters that could have gone either way. But they did what they had to do when it counted, and their clutch play is exactly why Toronto have joined the elite and exclusive list of teams that have won a Home Series in 2020.

Their championship effort earned them the maximum 50 points, guaranteeing a top-eight seed for the Playoffs, while runners-up FaZe added another 30 points to solidify their place atop the standings. OpTic Gaming LA and Dallas Empire, who lost in the semifinals, both received 20 points to round off the top-four.

CDL Toronto final placements

Placement Team CDL Points Prize Money Roster
1 Toronto Ultra 50 $50,000 Methodz, Cammy, Bance, CleanX, Classic
2 Atlanta FaZe 30 $30,000 Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Priestahh, Majormaniak
3/4 OpTic Gaming LA 20 $10,000 SlasheR, Kuavo, TJHaLy, Drazah, Hollow
3/4 Dallas Empire 20 $10,000 Crimsix, Clayster, Huke, Shotzzy, iLLeY
5/6 Chicago Huntsmen 10 Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Prestinni
5/6 Florida Mutineers 10 Frosty, Skyz, Havok, Fero, Owakening
7/8 Seattle Surge 0 Octane, Apathy, Slacked, Proto, Pandur
7/8 Minnesota ROKKR 0 Alexx, SiLLY, GodRx, Assault, Asim

CDL Toronto Grand Final recap & highlights

The series kicked off on Gun Runner Hardpoint, a bread-and-butter map for both teams, and it showed as things went down to the wire for a 250-247 Toronto win.

It was a back-and-forth affair to say the least, as FaZe were ahead big early before Ultra came back to take a lead of their own. Atlanta looked like they might rally late but a break on the always-difficult second hill gave the hosts the last-second win.

For as close as the first map was, the following Search & Destroy on Arklov Peak was a complete blowout, as Atlanta got the 6-0 win to tie up the series. It was only the ninth such scoreline in S&D all season, and FaZe’s third, as Ultra never looked like they had a chance from the getgo.

Despite having all the momentum sucked out of them in that extremely one-sided S&D loss, Toronto regained quickly for a 165-157 win on Gun Runner Domination to take a 2-1 series lead.

The Ultra led comfortably for most of the way until a massive comeback from Atlanta, including a three-cap, nearly flipped the script. However, the hosts did just enough at the end to stem the bleeding to take control of the match.

Down 2-1 and their backs against the wall, FaZe did what they do best – dominate. A huge 250-143 in on St. Petrograd Hardpoint not only tied up the series at two maps apiece, but also restored the balance of momentum as the match shifted to a do-or-die fifth game.

It was all Atlanta from the beginning – a huge 57 point haul on the first hill gave them the edge they needed to remain one step ahead of Toronto the entire way.

With how back-and-forth this series was from the beginning, it was only right for the fifth map – St. Petrograd S&D – to follow suit. Back-to-back rounds saw some unbelievable plays from both sides, as Priestahh and aBeZy pulled off a massive 2v4 before a sneaky ninja defuse from Methodz earned one back.

Pristine play after pristine play – game five was an epic battle that fittingly went down to a round 11, which Ultra clutched up to seal their first-ever Home Series victory, thanks to a huge 1v2 from – you guessed it – Methodz!

CDL Toronto brackets & scores

Here are the full results from this weekend, as well as the brackets for Group A, Group B, and the tournament playoffs.

Group A Bracket

Group B Bracket

Playoff Bracket

CDL Toronto Home Series coverage

What’s next – CDL Playoffs preview

With the Toronto Home Series being the last event of the regular season, the league’s attention will shift to the $4.6 million CDL Playoffs and Championship Weekend, which kick off on Wednesday, August 19.

The Playoffs will feature a double-elimination bracket with the six highest teams in the standings earning a spot in the winners bracket. The four lowest-seeded sides will start off in the first round of the losers bracket, which means they’ll be facing elimination right away.

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The official bracket for the $4.6 million CDL Playoffs and Championship Weekend.

All of the Playoff matches will be best-of-five as usual, but the Championship match is set to be a best-of-nine, with the team from the winners bracket starting up 1-0.

Here’s the rundown on the prizing:

  • League Champion—$1.5 million
  • Runner-up—$900,000
  • 3rd place—$600,000
  • 4th place—$450,000
  • 5th place—$300,000 (2 teams)
  • 7th place—$175,000 (2 teams)
  • 9th place—$100,000 (2 teams)

You can find out more about this event and others by visiting our Call of Duty League 2020 season hub, which includes the latest standings, recaps, and highlights of every Home Series, and more.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven

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Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 

AK-74u

AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
Treyarch
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
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The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.

M16

M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.

AK-47

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.


So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.