Sources: Two CoD organizations tried to sell CWL Pro League spots - Dexerto
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Sources: Two CoD organizations tried to sell CWL Pro League spots

Published: 7/Mar/2019 13:30 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 14:16

by Mike Kent

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When the Call of Duty Pro League season has been heavily criticized by the competitive community for granting the esports organizations too much power over the players who earned the spot in the first place.

For example, a team of five players who qualified for the Pro League without any monetary contribution (other than the mandatory salary) from their signed organization could be dropped when the window opened, allowing the organization to decide if they wanted to replace the entire team or simply sell the spot.

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It was clear before the transfer window opened that there would be a ruthless nature to the 2019 year, with a number of teams dropping players who earned the spot for more high profile substitutes.

As the window looks set to slam shut on March 8 with a bunch of new look lineups (some surprising, some expected), it seems that the 16 organizations who kicked off the CWL Pro League season back in February will remain, with none appearing to have sold. But, did anyone try and get rid of their spot?

Excelerate Gaming have attempted to sell their spot after releasing their entire starting lineup.

Sources close to Dexerto have confirmed that they were offered spots in the Pro League by both UYU and Excelerate Gaming, the latter released their entire Pro League starting roster on March 6 amid allegations of blackmailing players and refusing to pay salary. UYU meanwhile only officially have four players on their squad at the time of publication, after dropping Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno.

The initial offering was for around $150,000 for each spot, with bids eventually lowered to around $50,000 before negotiations broke down.

It’s unconfirmed why both teams were unable to sell, and their future in the league remains uncertain, especially for Excelerate who currently have one player on thier roster. Some have speculated that with a city based franchise model confirmed for the 2020 CWL Pro League season, buyers have been put off investing in the current season.

The CWL Pro League is currently on a mid-season break ahead of CWL Fort Worth, which kicks off on Friday, March 15. Teams will be back in Pro League action on Monday, March 25, with both UYU and Excelerate scheduled to be in action.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.