CWL Champs 2019 dates and location officially revealed - Dexerto
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CWL Champs 2019 dates and location officially revealed

Published: 14/Jun/2019 21:22 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 22:26

by Alan Bernal

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The Call of Duty World League (CWL) is winding down to its final stages and the association has finally revealed the dates and location for the ultimate tournament in the circuit.

The CWL has been incredibly competitive this season, with teams vying for every win to qualify for a chance to climb through the Pro League Playoffs.

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Pro League teams have been through the ringer this year with orgs collapsing, crazy upsets at major tournaments and surprise teams making a name for themselves, but now it’s a mad dash to the finish with only two months until the Championships.

MLGThe 2019 Champs is right around the corner.

In a June 14 Twitter post, the CWL announced the next chapter in the legendary World League Championships story, giving fans a head start on booking and planning for the annual competition.

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Teams around the league will now be eyeing a trip to Los Angeles as the World League Championship descends onto sunny Southern California from August 16-18 “for the biggest tournament of the year.”

The announcement marks the return of the CWL Championships to Los Angeles, where teams will compete in the three-day event for the majority claim of the $2,000,000 pot.

Moreover, the qualified teams will be grinding all weekend long to earn the right of lifting the CWL trophy and wear the prestigious Championship rings presented to the winners of the final tourney of the year.

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While the preliminary rounds for the event will take place August 14-15, spectators will only have access to the first day of CWL Champs which will begin immediately following the prelims that Friday.

CWLThe Championship rings awaiting the winners of the event.

It should be noted that anyone under the age of 13 will not be granted access to the venue no matter what, while people 13-15 need an adult with them, and 16-17 “must present a signed parental consent form” available at the CWL MLG site.

There will be loads of headlines unfolding in Pauley Pavilion during the summer heat of the competition. Fans will have to wait for ticket information that should be released soon.

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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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