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Classic dropped for CleanX on Toronto Ultra ahead of CDL Paris

Published: 18/Jun/2020 18:12 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 18:30

by Calum Patterson

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Toronto Ultra have announced that Danish player Tobias ‘CleanX’ Juul Jønsson will be taking a spot on their starting lineup, replacing Nick ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo, just ahead of the CDL Paris Home Series.

The young Dane first made a name for himself at the CWL World Championship in Black Ops 4, with Team Singularity, where he put on some monster individual performances, securing a top 12 finish.

Largely off his showing at the biggest event of the year, he earned himself a substitute spot with the Ultra, but with star names already taking the starting spots, it was unknown if he would get his chance.

In their announcement, however, Ultra conspicuously note that this is the starting lineup for their first match, hinting at possible mid-tournament subs.

Veteran Classic makes way for the young player, after a week of confusion around his status on the team.

Due to leaving Canada, it was rumored that Classic had not been allowed to practice with squad, and was apparently benched.

On June 13, Classic simply tweeted “absolute joke,” which many believe was a reaction to his supposed benching.

Ultra placed top 4 in the Florida Home Series, but their placing dipped to 7-8th for the Minnesota Home Series. Potentially their fortunes will change, if CleanX can provide the slaying power he’s known to be capable of.

But, their first match will be far from an easy introduction to the CDL. Ultra will be going up against Atlanta FaZe, who many put as either their number one or number two team in the game.

CleanX will be hoping to put on a showing and prove that his practice while on the substitutes bench has been enough preparation for a starting spot.

As for Classic, it looks like he’s relegated to the bench for the time being, but whether this is actually because of his in-game performances is another matter. For a player of his level, a substitute spot will feel a waste of his talents.

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale

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Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
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Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.