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Censor could be starting for the Subliners in their next CDL match

Published: 18/Mar/2020 2:27 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 2:36

by Isaac McIntyre

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Doug ‘Censor’ Martin could be set to make his Call of Duty League debut with the New York Subliners, after the last-placed team confirmed they were testing new roster combos ahead of the competition’s fifth event.

The Subliners have struggled to make their mark in the new franchise league so far. After an 0–2 start at the Launch Weekend in Minnesota, they collected 10 points for a sixth-place run in London, and finished last in Los Angeles.

With the CDL moving to an online format amidst the coronavirus crisis, the org is seizing the opportunity to test new roster tweaks. For Censor, who has been riding the pine since joining the team, it could lead to his CDL debut.

The Subliners confirmed they were putting their roster under the microscope in a March 17 tweet. The org suggested that “given the current environment,” the team would be “adapting how [they] prepare the team for competition.”

“Moving forward, we’ll integrate our broader roster into training, including scrims, to ensure that all our players get experience playing together, giving us necessary flexibility,” New York’s official statement regarding their scrim plans continued.

This move was confirmed to be taking place in the very next scrim block, after Subliners star Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda addressed the impending switch-up. According to the 2019 All-Star, the first change would be bringing Censor in.

Temp confirmed he would be jumping onto main AR, and Martin would load into the Subliners’ scrim against ladder-leaders Atlanta on SMG. Lamar ‘Accuracy’ Abedi may be the player to make way. NY are also expected to scrim Dallas Empire.

“We’re scrimming tomorrow with our boy Doug [Censor]. I’m running the main brothers, main AR Don right here. Running the main versus MajorManiak tomorrow, gonna be a great time,” the CDL star said during his March 17 stream.

Of course, Censor finally getting scrim time with the top team doesn’t necessarily mean he could automatically be promoted to the CDL starting lineup. With how the squad has fared so far, however, changes may be necessary.

The Subliners have been tweaking their roster slightly already too. Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris made way for Nick ‘Happy’ Suda for LA,  but that switch didn’t seem to change much. New York were bounced out in back-to-back 3–1 defeats.

The choice to boost Happy into the starting roster over Censor also seemed to spark a bit of tension within the roster ranks ⁠— Temp dubbed Censor “trash,” and Censor had to apologize for his dad’s tirade following a roster snub.

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Temp and Censor seem to have patched things up after they butted heads earlier this month.

Everything seems to be patched up behind-the-scenes between Censor and Temp though, considering the Subliners starter didn’t seem too fussed to be giving up his SMG spot for the former FaZe star in New York’s scrims.

Censor fans will still have to wait and see if their main man can prove himself against the league’s best, but it looks like he’s got one foot in the door ⁠— if he can prove he’s still got it, we could see him online during CDL Week 5.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 tourney: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:24 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 19:25

by Brad Norton

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Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups went live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Black Ops 2 Invitational teams & bracket

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Bracket

Here is the starting bracket for this competition, which is being updated live on the tournament’s web-page as the results from the various matches start filing in.

TST Black Ops 2 Bracket
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The official bracket for Hitch’s Black Ops 2 Invitational.

Format & rules

The biggest thing to note about this tournament’s format is that it’s being played on mouse and keyboard, unlike true competitive Call of Duty, which has always been played using controllers.

Outside of that, the only other important aspect to note as the map-mode rotations, which we’ve listed below for both the Winners and Losers Bracket rounds.

Winners Rounds:

  • WR1: Raid Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • WR2: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • WR3: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD

Losers Rounds:

  • LR1: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD
  • LR2: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Standoff CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express SnD
  • LR3: Yemen Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD, Slums CTF, Slums Hardpoint, Standoff SnD
  • LR4: Standoff Hardpoint, Raid SnD, Raid CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Express

Finals Rounds:

  • GF: Yemen Hardpoint, Standoff SnD, Slums CTF, Raid Hardpoint, Raid SnD
  • GFR: Slums Hardpoint, Express SnD, Raid CTF, Standoff Hardpoint, Meltdown SnD

Movember charity

Movember Charity
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TST is hosting several tournaments to raise money for the Movember charity.

This Black Ops 2 Invitational, like the rest of Team Summertime’s Off-Season Series, was created to raise money for Movember, which is the “leading charity changing the face of men’s health.”

If you’d like to donate to this cause, you can do so by visiting TST’s Movember charity page here.