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CWL Fort Worth Winners and Losers Brackets for $325,000 Pro Tournament

Published: 16/Mar/2019 5:26 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 23:29

by Albert Petrosyan

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The third and final day of the $325,000 CWL Fort Worth Pro Tournament is finally upon us and there is a lot of intense Call of Duty waiting to be played. 

Due to a brand new formatting change introduced this season, major CWL events now have two separate tournaments played at the same time – one for teams from the CWL Pro League teams and one for amateur teams.

As a result, the Pool Play phase of the pro tournament concluded on Friday, March 15 to give way to the first day of knockout matches on Saturday, March 16. 

MLGOpTic Gaming and eUnited, both finalists at CWL Vegas, will be starting in the Losers Bracket at CWL Fort Worth.

As per the format at CWL Fort Worth, the top two teams of each of the four pro pools would start off the knockout rounds in the Winners Bracket, while the bottom two teams would start in the Losers Bracket.

The arrangement of teams in these brackets is based on their final position within their respective pools. 

In the Winners Bracket, the winners of Pools A and B face the second place teams in Pools C and D respectively, while the winners of Pools C and D face the second place teams of Pools A and B.

CWL Fort Worth Grand Final

Luminosity Gaming 3-1 Splyce

@Splyce

SERIES ONE

  • Map One (Frequency Hardpoint) – Luminosity 250-160 Splyce
  • Map Two (Arsenal S&D) – Luminosity 6-3 Splyce
  • Map Three (Frequency Hardpoint) – Luminosity 2-3 Splyce
  • Map Four (Hacienda Hardpoint) – Luminosity vs Splyce

CWL Fort Worth Winners Bracket

Winners Bracket Round One Matchups

  • Gen.G (1st in Pool A) 2-3 Luminosity Gaming (2nd in Pool C)
  • Team Reciprocity (1st in Pool D) 0-3 Enigma6 Group (2nd in Pool B)
  • Splyce (1st in Pool C) 3-2 Denial Esports (2nd in Pool A)
  • Red Reserve (1st in Pool B) 3-0 Team Envy (2nd in Pool D)

Winners Bracket Round Two Matchups

  • Enigma6 Group 0-3 Luminosity Gaming 
  • Splyce 3-0 Red Reserve

Winners Bracket Final

  • Luminosity Gaming 3-1 Splyce

CWL Fort Worth Losers Bracket

Losers Bracket Round One Matchups

*Red color denotes elimination from tournament

  • Excelerate Gaming (3rd in Pool C) 2-3 Team Heretics (4th in Pool A)
  • 100 Thieves (3rd in Pool B) 3-1 eUnited (4th in Pool D) – Match Recap
  • UYU (3rd in Pool A) 3-0 Midnight Esports (4th in Pool C)
  • OpTic Gaming (3rd in Pool D) 3-0 Evil Geniuses (4th in Pool B)

Losers Bracket Round Two Matchups

  • Team Envy 1-3 Team Heretics
  • 100 Thieves 3-0 Denial Esports
  • Team Reciprocity 3-2 UYU
  • OpTic Gaming 2-3 Gen.G  Match Recap

Losers Bracket Round Three Matchups

  • 100 Thieves 3-0 Team Heretics 
  • Gen.G 2-3 Team Reciprocity 

Losers Bracket Quarterfinal Matchups

  • 100 Thieves 3-1 Enigma6 Group
  • Team Reciprocity 3-2 Red Reserve

Losers Bracket Semifinal

  • Team Reciprocity 3-1 100 Thieves

Losers Bracket Final

  • Team Reciprocity 1-3 Splyce

As is usually the case, there were quite a lot of surprises during the Pool Play stage of the tournament, none more so than the fact that tournament favorites OpTic Gaming will be forced to start in the Losers Bracket after going 1-2 to finish third in Pool D.

eUnited, who finished fourth in Pool D, will also begin the knockout rounds in the Losers Bracket, and all eyes will be on their win-or-go-home first round matchup against 100 Thieves, who start off Losers’ despite going 2-1 in Pool B. 

As for the Winners Bracket, a lot of attention will be paid to the first round match between Gen.G and Luminosity Gaming, as both teams are expected to go far in this tournament. 

MLGOpTic Gaming had a rough go of things on the first day of the Championship Bracket at CWL Fort Worth.

Heading into Day 2 of the event, there were plenty more surprises, but nothing was more surprising than OpTic Gaming coming up short in the second Losers Round to finish with a 13-16 placing. 

Joining them in that category was none other than the defending World Champions of Team Envy, who have yet to find their footing during the Black Ops 4 season. 

Elsewhere in the Losers side of things, 100 Thieves is in the midst of an incredible run, picking up wins over eUnited, Denial Esports, and Team Heretics (who knocked out Envy with a 3-0 win) to set themselves up for a surprising finish on Championship Sunday. 

In the Winners Bracket, both Luminosity Gaming and Splyce look unstoppable and are set to lock horns in the Winners Finals on the final day of competition. 


Don’t forget, you can keep up with the tournament schedule, scores, Pool Play standings, and more, by visiting our dedicated CWL Fort Worth hub

Make sure to also follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL, as we will be providing live score updates as they happen.

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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby

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From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

Call of Duty WWII screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
Activision / Sledgehammer Games
Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

Make sure you bookmark this feature and check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest CoD 2021 news.