Conquest Esports Cause Massive Upset in Pool Play by Beating Splyce at CWL Anaheim - Dexerto
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Conquest Esports Cause Massive Upset in Pool Play by Beating Splyce at CWL Anaheim

Published: 17/Jun/2018 0:40 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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Conquest Esports, a relatively unknown entity came into pool D after running through the open bracket, and caused a major upset as they beat one of the best European teams, Splyce.

Conquest previously faced off against OpTic Gaming and gave them a run for their money, but were unable to close out the match losing 3-1.

After the loss to OpTic and an earlier loss to Team Envy, they found themselves 0-2 in the pool despite their strong performances, but they took advantage of a Splyce roster on a shaky run of form.

The maps were all close, but KiSMET and GRVTY are both known for their SnD skills, and it showed in the match as they won both, the game five in convincing fashion.

They were up 4-0 in the first SnD before Splyce brought it back to a round 11, but Conquest showed provisional level composure to close it out.

Splyce had taken the map one fairly easily, winning by over 100 points, but Capture the Flag went Conquest’s way before Splyce forced the map five on Ardennes Hardpoint.

Conquest were simply the better team in the game five on USS Texas SnD, closing it out 

It moves Conquest to 1-2 in their pool and gives them a chance at the winners bracket, but only if they can take down their final matchup against CompLexity.

Either way, they have proven they are a very formidable team, and will look to go on to manage as high a placing as possible, perhaps even sneak in to top eight for the money.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.