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CWL Anaheim pro pools announced with one stacked group of death

Published: 7/Jun/2019 1:35 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 17:21

by Albert Petrosyan


The pro pools for the $325,000 CWL Anaheim professional Call of Duty tournament have been announced, with one pool standing out as the group of death.

Following the conclusion of the tenth week of the CWL Pro League on June 6, the Call of Duty World League was able to determine the configuration of the 16 pro teams within the four tournament pools for CWL Anaheim.

The pools are all based on each team’s current position within their respective Division of the Pro League, as the teams that have performed well thus far got paired with teams that haven’t.

The top-seeded teams of the four pools are OpTic Gaming, eUnited, FaZe Clan, and 100 Thieves, all of whom are currently first and second in Divisions A and B.

You can find a full breakdown of all four pools below, including the proverbial group of death.

MLGCWL Anaheim is one of the most iconic annual tournaments in Call of Duty esports.

Pool A matches up giants from North America and Europe

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team Heretics
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Denial Esports

Pool A of CWL Anaheim features Division A leaders OpTic Gaming paired with Spanish powerhouse Team Heretics, both of whom will be considered favorites to advance into the Winners Bracket.

However, Evil Geniuses could play spoiler for that second position, considering their relatively strong run of form since overhauling their roster. Denial Esports, who are in a bit of turmoil at the moment, will be expected to come in last.

DexertoCWL Vegas champions OpTic Gaming will be heavy favorites to top Pool A.

Pool B is eUnited’s to take

  • eUnited
  • Team Reciprocity
  • Elevate
  • UYU

It would be hard to favor any team against eUnited at the moment, considering that they just went a combined 7-0 in their last two weeks of play at the Pro League.

The CWL Fort Worth and Vegas finalists should wrap up this pool relatively easily, while Team Reciprocity, who have been on an excellent run of form in Division A, will likely be favorites to come in second. 

eUnited - TwitterSince the addition of Simp to the starting lineup, eUnited have been on a tear, which should continue over to CWL Anaheim.

Pool C features FaZe Clan as favorites

  • FaZe Clan
  • Splyce
  • Midnight Esports
  • Enigma6 Group

Since their return to pro status, FaZe Clan have been on a bit of a hot streak in the Pro League, and that should carry over to them winning Pool C at CWL Anaheim.

As for the second spot, Splyce will likely consider themselves a strong candidate to advance to the Winners Bracket, while Midnight Esports could make a strong run for it as well.

MLGFaZe Clan have been playing well since returning to the Pro League, and they’re favorites to top Pool C.

Pool D is the ‘group of death’

  • 100 Thieves
  • Gen.G
  • Team Envy
  • Luminosity

As is usually the case at these major CoD events, there is at least one pool that is labeled as the group of death, meaning that winning the pool may not be as clear cut and easy as the other three. 

The pool features CWL London champions 100 Thieves, CWL Fort Worth winners Luminosity, the electric squad of Gen.G, and Team Envy, who despite their recent struggles, still have two players who won the World Championship last season.

100 Thieves will undoubtedly be favorites to win the group, but even they’ll admit that it won’t be an easy road, and as for the second place spot, any of the other three teams are a legitimate threat to claim it. 

CWLCWL London victors 100 Thieves will be favorites to top Pool D, but the group of death is not going to easy for any of the four strong teams.

Full CWL Anaheim pro pools

Pool Teams
A OpTic Gaming, Team Heretics, Evil Geniuses, Denial Esports
B eUnited, Team Reciprocity, Elevate, UYU
C FaZe Clan, Splyce, Midnight Esports, Enigma6 Group
D 100 Thieves, Gen.G, Team Envy, Luminosity

About CWL Anaheim

Played June 14-16 at Anaheim, California, CWL Anaheim will be the fourth and final seasonal tournament of the Black Ops 4 CWL season, before the end-of-the-campaign competitions like CWL Finals and the CWL Championship are played. 

The event will feature both the $325,000 pro tournament, as well as a $75,000 amateur open bracket, expected to feature almost 200 teams from around the world.

As always, we will be providing you with a full hub for this event, including all livestreams, scores, standings, brackets, and more, so check back soon!

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

Modern Warfare on PS5 Leak

A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.