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Luminosity smash Splyce and 100 Thieves look dominant – CWL Pro League June 27 recap

Published: 28/Jun/2019 8:54

by Connor Bennett

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With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season begins enters its final stretch, teams have been back in Pro League LAN action following the final rostermania period

100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, Luminosity Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Units, Splyce, UYU, and Enigma6 concluded their CWL Pro League play on June 27 with a round of games that saw two lengthy 3-2 series and two dominant 3-0’s. 

twitter: 100Thieves100 Thieves are the team to beat in the Call of Duty.

FaZe Clan 2-3 Units

FaZe Clan and Units got the action underway on Thursday night with a tightly contested series that swung back and forth from the get-go. The two teams traded maps after Units picked up the initial Hardpoint victory on Frequency. 

FaZe returned serve on Payload Search and Destroy, but couldn’t capitalize on their newly found momentum – falling to a 3-2 defeat on Seaside Control. However, the North American-European mix squad bounced back with a nail-biting 250-247 Hardpoint win as the action stayed on Seaside. 

They were quickly blown away by Units in a game five of Hacienda Search and Destroy though, as Connor ‘Weeman’ Chilton stepped up with a 9/4 kill/death ratio to drive his team to the victory. 

Evil Geniuses 2-3 Enigma6

The action continued to be tight in the second series of the night, with the resurgent Evil Geniuses taking on Enigma6. While EG’s form has improved signiciantly, it was E6 who jumped out to the early 2-0 series lead with a dominant Hardpoint showing on Arsenal before pushing through a 6-3 victory in Hacienda Search and Destroy.

Evil Geniuses answered back with two devastating showings in Arsenal Control and Frequency Hardpoint – sending Enigma6 to the 100 point club with a 250-66 victory, but E6 staved off the reserve sweep by grinding out a 6-5 Search and Destroy win in the final map. 

100 Thieves 3-0 UYU

From there, the back-to-back champs stepped up – as 100 Thieves quickly dispatched UYU in the first of two 3-0 series. 

100T kicked things off with an even more dominant Hardpoint showing, defeating UYU 250-62 on Arsenal. The action stayed on Arsenal for the following two games, with the CWL Anaheim winners picking up a 6-3 win in Search and Destroy before closing out a close Control match-up 3-2. 

Luminosity Gaming 3-0 Splyce

In the final match of the night, the newly-formed Luminosity Gaming line-up ran right over Splyce with a 3-0 of their own. 

Behind stellar play from Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry, LG also sent Splyce to 100 point club in Hardpoint – securing a 250-97 win on Frequency. The former Midnight player didn’t take his foot off the gas folliwing their crushing first map win, as he dominated in Search and Destroy with a 13-2 K/D ratio.

Brack didn’t need to break out the hard carry in Control as his teammates stepped up to complete the sweep with a 3-0 final map win to give LG plenty of confidence moving forward, finally moving off of the bottom spot in Division A.

The twelfth and final week of Black Ops 4 Pro League action will kick off on Monday, July 1 and runs through July 5 – although, there will not be any action on July 4. 

OpTic Gaming, eUnited, Gen.G, Team Envy, Team Reciprocity, Midnight, Team Heretics, and Elevate will all descend on Columbus, Ohio looking to secure better seedings heading into the CWL Finals in Miami, which start on July 19.

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4 features Warzone desperately needs in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 28/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 13:31

by James Busby

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With season 6 of Warzone out for fans to enjoy and Black Ops Cold War on the way, we’re still excited to see what content updates will drop in the future. Here are four things we want to see added to Call of Duty’s battle royale title.

Warzone’s blisteringly fast kill times, highly customizable loadout drops, satisfying killstreaks, and addictive gunplay makes it one of the most unique entries in the BR genre. Of course, like all good battle royale games, Warzone needs a constant stream of fresh content updates and unique modes to keep players invested. 

Fans are now looking forward to Warzone in the upcoming Black Ops Cold War, releasing on November 13, 2020. We’ve seen some fantastic additions to Warzone already in Modern Warfare, but there are still some things that would be perfect to heighten the experience for players.

1. Return of classic guns

Black Ops Cold War Beta
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Black Ops Cold War will also carry on the Warzone mode.

The Call of Duty franchise first graced our screens back in 2003 and since then, players have fought their way through the gritty battlefields of WWII, stopped a nuclear cold war, taken down terrorist regimes, and even ventured into the very depths of space.

Each Call of Duty game has introduced a wave of new weapons, attachments, cosmetics, and killstreaks that fans can equip themselves with when venturing into the highly competitive multiplayer arenas. 

As a result, there have been a vast number of historical, modern-day, and futuristic guns added to the franchise over the years. While Warzone’s current arsenal of deadly weaponry is nothing to frown at, we’d love to see some iconic Call of Duty guns return to the scene. 

Fortunately, our prayers have been answered with the release of the CR-56 AMAX (Galil), so there could be a very good chance that we see other fan favourites make their way over to Warzone. After all, we’d love to run around Verdansk with our trusty Thompson SMG at our side. 

2. Dynamic weather conditions

Summit from Call of Duty Black Ops 1.
Treyarch
New weather effects could further enhance the game’s action for players to enjoy.

Battle royale fans have wanted dynamic weather conditions for ages and while PUBG has toyed around with various climate conditions, we’ve yet to see other battle royale games take the same leap – after all, Modern Warfare’s multiplayer already has night variants of maps like Azhir Cave, Hackney Yard, Gun Runner, and Rammaza, and Verdansk with The Haunting of Verdansk Halloween event.

While these maps may not feature any new content, the added veil of darkness really helps bring a new dynamic to the overall gameplay. Having a nighttime mode for allows for some brilliantly chaotic moments, particularly when you never know who is lurking in the shadows.

Watching enemy tracer rounds light up the sky, hearing nearby footsteps, and jumping at shadowy silhouettes is exhilarating and terrifying. Further dynamic weather effects would only enhance these emotions.

For example, weather effects that reduce player visibility would call for the use of NVGs (Night Vision Goggles), laser pointers, thermal optics, and Flash Grenades. Having various weather effects would also force players to adapt their current playstyle, drastically switching up the current meta and creating new opportunities for different weapons/attachments to truly shine.

3. Continued Seasonal events

Haunting of Verdansk Roadmap
Activision
Full roadmap for the Haunting of Verdansk event in Warzone & Modern Warfare.

With Halloween’s ‘Haunting of Verdansk’ now live on Warzone, we’ve got a great taste of seasonal content that incentivizes players to play. We think it would be a fantastic opportunity to expand on these events with further seasonals, such as a Holiday event featuring holiday bonuses; a thick layer of snow or a blizzard draping the map, with special cosmetics focusing around the time of year across different cultures.

These weather changes to Verdansk will force players to restrategize and approach their matches differently, requiring them to rethink their weapon add-ons such as optics, and differing perks like Cold Blooded.

4. Further map updates 

ActivisionChanges to Warzone’s map could drastically impact the way we play.

Warzone players have been busy opening the various bunkers dotted around the map, collecting the rare loot inside, and scrutinizing details in order to uncover the game’s secrets.

The opening of a few bunkers may seem small, but it’s this kind of change that helps keep the map interesting for new and veteran players. Epic Games and Respawn are constantly adding, removing, and even destroying vast sections of their battle royale maps, so we’d love to see Verdansk receive the same treatment. 

For example, Warzone’s Gora Dam could begin to crack under the pressure as the frozen reservoir begins to thaw, leading to a catastrophic event that sees vast sections of the map partially destroyed or flooded. Not only would this make for an awesome in-game spectacle, it would also drastically alter the way players traverse their way around Verdansk.

We’ve seen cool additions to Verdansk’s map as of late with the Football stadium opening, and a new train traversing the map, both allowing players new POI experiences in-game, but constant graduating changes to the map will keep it fresh and appealing for returning players.

New aquatic vehicles could even be introduced to further supplement this change. The possibilities are seemingly endless and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Warzone when Black Ops Cold War releases.