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Clayster Roasts H1Z1 Pro Player Who Suggested the CoD Pro Should Delete His Tweet

Published: 1/Jun/2018 13:29 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 15:30

by Mike Kent

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Professional Call of Duty player James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks didn’t hold back on Thursday, May 31st after eUnited’s win over Rise Nation.

At age 26 he’s the oldest pro Call of Duty player in the CoD World League and is one of only three people to have attended everyone $1 million event in the franchises’ history.

The former world champion has a storied history in the competitive scene and is well known for making his feelings clear in controversial situations.

He showed this fire following eUnited’s dramatic win over Rise Nation in Stage Two of the CWL Pro League, hitting out at Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza for being a sore loser during the post-match interview.

He continued this train of thought when he began to respond to Twitter users who had challenged him on his response to former OpTic Gaming star, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.

Karma had Tweeted out that he could benefit any of the top teams outside of Rise and OpTic, to which Clayster responded that he was ignorant because he discounted eUnited.

As you’d expect this garnered a significant response from fans of Karma, but this didn’t appear to bother Clayster in the slightest.

While he ignored most of the people who sent him hate, he did decide to clap back at a professional H1Z1 player.

LG’s Yogi had sent a gif suggesting Clay should delete his Tweet to Karma, but the CoD world champion bounced right back with an epic burn. Ouch.

Clayster and eUnited end the first week of Division B with a record of two wins and one loss, which sets them up nicely for the second week of matches where they’ll face OpTic, UNILAD, compLexity and Tainted Minds.

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CDL 2021 Stage 1 groups announced

Published: 25/Jan/2021 0:19 Updated: 25/Jan/2021 0:31

by Jacob Hale

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The 2021 season of the Call of Duty League is about to kick-off and teams have just been locked into their groups following the Stage 1 group draw during the CDL Kickoff Classic on January 24.

The CDL Kickoff Classic marked the first time fans could see their favorite teams in action this year, with every franchise playing one match against fan-voted opponents between January 23-24.

Perhaps the most important part of the weekend was the CDL Stage 1 group draw, which saw teams pick out who they want their opponents to face throughout Stage 1 of the season.

Each stage consists of three Home Series tournaments as well as a Major, all of which feeds into the World Championship tournament at the end of the season — so how these groups play out could have huge implications on the rest of the year. Here’s how the group draw played out and how the unique drafting system all worked.

CDL 2021 Stage 1 groups

Group A Group B
Dallas Empire Atlanta FaZe
LA Thieves OpTic Chicago
Minnesota ROKKR Florida Mutineers
London Royal Ravens Toronto Ultra
New York Subliners LA Guerrillas
Seattle Surge Paris Legion

CDL 2021 Stage 1 group draw process

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The 2021 season brings about a number of changes to the CDL.

The group draw selection took place on Sunday, January 24, in a format that left some fans a little confused.

The draw was described as a reverse-snake-draft format, with teams picking who wound up in the opposing group, starting with the top two seeds of the 2020 season, Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe.

Here’s how it worked:

  • Dallas picked the first team to be in Atlanta FaZe’s Stage 1 group — let’s call them Team 1.
  • Atlanta then picked a team to be in Dallas’ group — let’s call them Team 2.
  • Team 1 then picked another team to be in Dallas’ group.
  • Team 2 then picked a team to be in Atlanta’s group, and so on.

When was the group draw?

As mentioned, the group draw took place on Sunday, January 24. As revealed by the CDL, it was featured prior to the OpTic Chicago vs Los Angeles Thieves Kickoff match, which took place at 3pm PST (6pm EST/11pm GMT).

This has now set the stage for the first few events of the season, with the groups being shaken up for Stage 2. After the first Major, teams will go through the same process to decide Stage 2 groups, and for each Stage after that until Champs rolls around.

Be sure to keep up with all of the action on Dexerto, and follow us over on @DexertoIntel for on-the-pulse updates!