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Clever Modern Warfare spot can easily win you S&D rounds on Rammaza

Published: 12/Jan/2020 23:50

by Brad Norton


Search and Destroy typically brings out the most creative plays in Call of Duty, and a new tactic on Rammaza is one of the most crafty tactics seen yet in Modern Warfare. 

Accuracy and timing are what often elevate one team over another in competitive Call of Duty, however strategy throughout Search and Destroy can prove absolutely pivotal from time to time. Entering each round with a plan of where to attack and which sight-lines to hold, could give you the jump on your opponents.

Some crafty strategies can leave the competition puzzled, as this daring tactic on Rammaza proves that unconventional thinking could secure a round win with ease. 

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareRammaza will feature as one of seven maps in the competitive pool throughout the first Call of Duty League season.

Throughout a recent online tournament boasting one-on-one matchups, the sixth round of an S&D series came down to the wire and some quick-thinking gave the attacking player a huge lead. 

Planting the bomb inside a war-torn building at A-site, ‘Equuip’ rushed upstairs and quickly peeked each side of the map to try and spot the last remaining enemy.

Unable to see exactly where his foe was located, the streamer could just about hear a few audio cues that gave away a rough position. With time ticking away on the bomb, there was only a matter of seconds left for the opponent to defuse. Astutely aware of just that, Equuip readied his weapon and began to shoot at the ground.

At first, not a single hit-marker registered. However, on the second attempt, the player was able to gun down the defuser in a short burst without even directly seeing him.

Knowing the precise location of the bomb-defusing kit, the streamer lined up his sights and relied on audio cues to determine just where an enemy was sitting.

“You know he’s tight after that one chat,” he jokingly said upon securing the kill and putting his team just one round away from victory.

Twitch viewers flooded the chat with amusing reactions, as shooting someone through the floor is certainly not a tactic that you see every day. An impossible strategy on the majority of maps in Modern Warfare, perhaps you can expect to see this literally groundbreaking tactic on Rammaza more frequently now.

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Search and Destroy has remained a staple in the Call of Duty series since 2004.

This play can be utilized every time Rammaza appears in the map pool moving forward. All that’s needed is for the attacking team to plant at the A-site and defend overhead. Rather than risking lives and camping in the room of the bomb itself, it appears much safer to defend from the high ground.

If you’re the last remaining enemy and attempting to defuse however, be sure to check even the highest level of elevation before starting the process. You never know who might be about to rain down fire from above and cost you the round.

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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


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

Black Ops Brawl event
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
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.