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LIVE: Call of Duty Pro League transfer period Rostermania hub for CWL Finals

Published: 17/Jun/2019 15:14 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 21:31

by Matt Porter

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With Call of Duty teams have just over three days to make any final roster moves before their squads are locked for Pro League Finals and the CWL Championships.

CWL Anaheim saw 100 Thieves become the first team in the Black Ops 4 season to win back-to-back major titles, but was also host to a number of disappointing and shocking performances from big-name teams.

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With the Pro League season now entering its third and final roster change period, teams have until Thursday, June 20 to make any final adjustments before they are officially locked in for the remainder of the 2019 season.

This final roster change period is much shorter than the two-week windows teams have previously had, so it’s expected that roster moves will be coming thick and fast – with some teams already announcing major changes.

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twitter: 100Thieves100 Thieves have won successive major Call of Duty titles.

Team Envy’s Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez has confirmed that he will likely be leaving the iconic esports team, revealing that he is a restricted free agent, which means teams are welcome to make a bid for his services if they would like to add him to their roster.

Team Heretics stunned CoD fans by announcing they had dropped Endika ‘Sukry’ Andres from their roster, which currently sits third in Division B of the CWL Pro League. Heretics escaped Pool A at Anaheim in second place behind OpTic Gaming, but fell to eUnited in losers round three to confirm their exit from the tournament.

Luminosity’s Matthew ‘Formal’ Piper has also teased a possible change to his team, but it’s not clear as to whether he, or one of his teammates, will be exiting the organization.

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You can view all the confirmed roster moves below, alongside each team’s current CWL Pro League roster.

Timeline of confirmed roster moves

Monday, June 17

  • Classic: Luminosity Gaming > Restricted F/A
  • Fero: Team Envy > Restricted F/A
  • Sukry: Team Heretics > F/A
  • Nolson: Splyce > F/A

Wednesday, June 19

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  • JetLi: Enigma6 > Restricted F/A
  • Parzelion: UYU > Restricted F/A
  • Skyz: Elevate > Luminosity Gaming
  • Brack: Unit > Luminosity Gaming

Thursday, June 20

  • Huke: Envy > Splyce (loan)
  • Fero: Restricted F/A > F/A
  • Gunless: Luminosity Gaming > Envy 
  • Assault: F/A > Envy
  • Blazt: Midnight Esports > UYU
  • Saints: Midnight Esports > UYU
  • Phantomz: Evil Geniuses > UYU
  • Classic: Luminosity Gaming > UYU
  • Alexx: Units > Team Reciprocity 
  • Seany: Team Reciprocity (starter) > (substitute)
  • Tommey: Team Reciprocity (substitute) > Streamer
  • Wartex: Movistar Riders > Team Heretics
  • Royalty: UYU > Midnight Esports
  • Frosty: Enigma6 > Midnight Esports
  • Zaptius: UYU > Midnight Esports
  • Exceed: F/A > Midnight Esports (substitute)
  • Nolson: F/A > Units
  • Weeman: Team WaR > Units 
  • Cammy: Team WaR > Units
  • Bance: Units > F/A
  • Breszy: Elevate > Enigma6 
  • Mayhem: UYU > Enigma6 
  • JetLi: Enigma6 > F/A

Friday, June 21

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  • Lacefield: Midnight Esports > Elevate
  • Believe: Mazer Gaming > Elevate
  • Pentagrxm: Mazer Gaming > Elevate (substitute)
  • Spoof: eUnited (substitute) > UYU (substitute)
  • Accuracy: F/A > Evil Geniuses

Monday, June 24

  • SpaceLy: Gen.G (substitute) > Gen.G (starter)
  • Nagafen: Gen.G (starter) > Gen.G (substitute)

Current CWL Pro League rosters

Division A

Team Roster Substitute Coach
OpTic Gaming Scump, Karma, Crimsix, Dashy, TJHaLy TeePee TeePee
FaZe Clan ZooMaa, Cellium, Asim, Skrapz, Zer0 GRVTY N/A
Gen.G MajorManiak, SpaceLy, Havok, Maux, Envoy Nagafen Nubzy
Team Reciprocity wuskin, Zed, Denz, Dylan, Alexx Seany ShAnE
Midnight Esports LlamaGod, Parasite, Zaptius, Frosty, Royalty Exceed N/A
Evil Geniuses Attach, Apathy, Xotic, JKap, Accuracy FeLo Revan
UYU Methodz, Blazt, Saints, Phantomz, Classic Spoof VandyJF
Luminosity Slacked, John, FormaL, Brack, Skyz Ricky Ricky

Division B

Team Roster Substitute Coach
eUnited Clayster, Arcitys, Prestinni, aBeZy, Simp TBA Faccento
100 Thieves Kenny, SlasheR, Octane, Enable, Priestahh Crowder Crowder
Team Heretics Lucky, JurNii, MethodZ, MeTTalZz, Wartex Lgend Lgend
Splyce Loony, Temp, Jurd, AquA, Huke N/A MarkyB
Elevate ProFeeZy, Wailers, MRuiz, Lacefield, Believe Pentagrxm Atura
Team Envy ACHES, SiLLY, Decemate, Assault, Gunless Bevils Bevils
Units Joee, Rated, Nolson, Weeman, Cammy N/A N/A
Enigma6 Group General, KiSMET, GodRx, Breszy, Mayhem Sender Sender
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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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