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CWL makes major changes to Black Ops 4 competitive ruleset

Published: 29/Jan/2019 19:32 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 22:43

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty World League has announced some major changes made to the competitive ruleset to be used at all upcoming official Black Ops 4 competitions and tournaments. 

All of the changes that have been made are restrictions, six of them for Specialists and two of them for Scorestreaks. 

Two of the Specialists, Ajax and Torque, are now fully restricted meaning players will not be able to use neither their respective equipment or ability in competitive matches. 

Three Specialists have received partial restrictions, including the Prophet’s Seeker, the Firebreak’s Reactive Core, and the Seraph’s Tactical Deploy, which had already been banned in Hardpoint and S&D but will now also be unavailable in Control.

Players who choose any of those three Specialists will now also be free to choose a Trophy System, Combat Axe, Frag, Molotov, or Concussion in place of the banned equipment.

The Torque and Ajax Specialists have been fully banned from competitive play, meaning players cannot use their equipment nor ability in-game.

As for the sixth Specialist restriction, that belongs to the newest of the bunch – Zero. When Zero was first added into the game, the CWL remained mum on her place in the competitive ruleset, but it has now made its stance perfectly clear. 

“Zero’s Ice Pick and EMP Disruptor, and any new Specialist content that [they] release in the future, will remain out of competitive play by default until or unless deemed viable through the CWL Organization.”

The Zero Specialist, and all new Specialists added in the future, will be restricted from competitive play by default unless otherwise stated.

As for the Scorestreak restrictions, the Dart and RC-XD have been banned from competitive play, joining the list of five scorestreaks that had already been restricted, including the UAV, Care Package, Counter-UAV, Sentry, and Mantis.

All of the changes mentioned above will go live in Black Ops 4 in the days following the announcement, which means that they will be in full effect when the CWL Pro League kicks off on February 4. 

For a full list of all restricted Specialists, weapons, items, scorestreaks, and more, along with official map pools and game settings, you can check out the official ruleset for the 2018-19 CWL season (will not yet be updated to reflect these recent changes)

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.