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CWL Champs 2019: FaZe Clan among first four bracket teams eliminated

Published: 17/Aug/2019 2:14 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 5:52

by Albert Petrosyan


Day three of the Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 wrapped up on August 16, and four more teams saw their CoD Champs journey come to an early end.

The start of bracket play at CWL Champs 2019 could only mean one thing – casualties, and there were four of them on the first day of the Championship Bracket.

Splyce, Team Envy, and FaZe Clan all failed to win their first round match in the Losers Bracket, meaning that they have now all been eliminated from the $2 million competition.

While they all will be disappointed in their placement, FaZe getting knocked out this early definitely comes as a major surprise, as they came into the week being one of the favorites to hoist the majestic trophy on Sunday.

Unfortunately, the road stops here for all four squads, who have officially placed 13-16 and will be taking home $25,000 each. You can check out the full final placements and prize split in our CWL Champs 2019 Final Placements hub

After restructuring their roster mid-season, FaZe Clan were unable to make it out of the first round at Champs.

Splyce upset by Team WaR

The first Losers Bracket match of the day was between Team WaR against Splyce, who came into the matchup as heavy favorites to advance.

The back-and-forth series ended up going to game five Search & Destroy, as WaR took the first Hardpoint and Control, while Splyce won the first S&D and the second Hardpoint. 

The fifth map went all the way to a round 11, and with everything riding on the line, the amateur side had just a bit more clutch factor to seal Splyce’s fate. 

Envy stunned by Singularity

While they did not have the greatest of seasons this year, Team Envy’s roster still featured three players who won it all at last season’s Champs.

However, that experience was not enough for them to surpass Team Singularity, the amateur team that has been one of the biggest surprises at this year’s tournament.

The match started with Singularity taking a quick 2-0 lead after winning Arsenal Hardpoint 250-163 and Payload S&D 6-4. A strong Arsenal Control from Envy put them on the board, but their AM opponents put the match to bed on Gridlock Hardpoint 250-155. 

FaZe reverse swept by 100 Thieves

Following pool play, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone that predicted a Losers Bracket first round meeting between powerhouse teams 100 Thieves and FaZe Clan.

However, after both were stunned in their Winners Bracket matches, that ended up being the matchup, and it ended up producing an unforgettable series that people will be talking about for the rest of CoD esports history.

Having built a 2-0 overall lead and a 2-0 round lead in the third map Control, FaZe were essentially one kill away from knocking out 100T and advancing to the next round.

Instead, they allowed 100T to steal the Control from under their noses, which gave them the momentum and confidence needed to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in Champs history. 

Heretics stopped by Elevate

An under-the-radar match turned into a fascinating battle, which unfortunately, was overshadowed by a lengthy delay due to technical issues.

Elevate jumped to a strong 2-0 lead after taking the first two maps, but that start was reciprocated by the Spanish side, who won the next two games to force a fifth map.

Unlike the 100T vs FaZe match, however, a reverse sweep was not to be on the cards, as Elevate took the game five S&D to eliminate Heretics.

Check out the full Championship Brackets by visiting our CWL Champs 2019 Winners and Losers Brackets, and follow all of the action live via our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features both livestreams, updated scores, and more.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.