CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division B Recap for Day One of Week Four - Scores, Match Recaps, and Live Standings - Dexerto
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CWL Pro League Stage 2 Division B Recap for Day One of Week Four – Scores, Match Recaps, and Live Standings

Published: 6/Jun/2018 2:04 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Albert Petrosyan

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Week Two for Division B (Week Four overall) at the CWL Pro League Stage 2 kicked off with an exciting first day of intense Call of Duty action.

After a full slate of five matches, there is some serious separation forming between the top and bottom of the standings.

The CWL Pro League Stage 2 features a total of 16 teams divided into two Divisions, with the top four team in each Division qualifying for the $500,000 Playoffs.

With so many massive roster changes since the conclusion of Stage 1, many of the teams are putting their new rosters to the test in what will most certainly be a long and highly contested competition.

The day started off with UNILAD Esports facing eUnited in a matchup featuring two teams who had both won their previous two matches.

After UNILAD jumped to a 2-0 lead, eUnited came back to force a Game 5, but UNILAD’s win in Round 11 of the S&D prevented the reverse sweep and handed the Europeans their third straight win.

The next match had Mindfreak face a Luminosity team looking to bounce back after losing last two matches of Week One. However, the Australians kept the hurt coming as they stunned LG 3-2, who fell to a surprising 2-3 record in Stage 2.

@Nimble_CODAfter going up 2-0 against Luminosity, Mindfreak was able to avoid the reverse sweep and took the series 3-2 to complete the big upset.

However, the story of the day was OpTic Gaming, who came into the week having won all three of their matches and nine out of 10 maps.

In their first match of Day One, the destroyed compLexity Gaming 3-0, a match which featured a Double Overtime in the Game 3 CTF.

They later faced Mindfreak to round off the day, and swiftly defeated them 3-1 to improve to 5-0 in Stage 2. The Australians could not make it two upsets on the day as they now sit at 2-3.

Also in Day One, Rise Nation defeated Tainted Minds 3-1 to improve their record to 4-1, while their opponents remained winless at 0-5.

Below you can find all of the scores for the Day One matches, along with a live look at the Division B standings. For all scores, schedules, rosters, standings, and live-stream, make sure to visit our dedicated CWL Pro League Stage 2 hub

Tuesday, June 5th Scores

Team 1 vs Team 2 PST EST BST AEST
eUnited 2-3 UNILAD 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 AM
OpTic Gaming 3-0 compLexity 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 5:30 AM
Luminosity 2-3 Mindfreak 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 7:00 AM
Rise Nation 3-1 Tainted Minds 3:30 PM 6:30 PM 11:30 PM 8:30 AM
Mindfreak 1-3 OpTic Gaming 5:00 8:00 PM 1:00 AM 10:00 AM

Division B Standings After Day One of Week Four – Top Four Teams Advance to the Playoffs

Place Team W L W% Maps Map %
1st OpTic Gaming 5 0 100% 15-2 88%
2nd Rise Nation 4 1 80% 14-5 74%
3rd UNILAD Esports 3 2 60% 10-10 50%
4th eUnited 2 2 50% 10-8 56%
5th Mindfreak 2 3 40% 10-13 43%
6th Luminosity Gaming 2 3 40% 9-11 45%
7th compLexity Gaming 1 3 25% 4-11 27%
8th Tainted Minds 0 5 0% 4-15 21%
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Scump says “a lot could go wrong” with CDL switching to PC next season

Published: 21/Oct/2020 0:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the Call of Duty League switching from console to PC for the 2021 season, at least at the professional level, Chicago Huntsmen’s legendary CoD pro Seth ‘Scump’ Abner has detailed some of the potential issues that could arise.

The Call of Duty League’s switch from console to PC was inevitable, but that doesn’t mean the transition will be without its faults; one major concern, of course, has been hacking. Maybe not in the competitive scene, but the growing presence of PC in CoD this year (with the addition of cross-play and Warzone) has exposed Activision’s inability to handle the issue on a large scale.

Add in the fact that the CDL’s Challengers circuit and in-game ranked mode(s), for example, will support both console & PC, and suddenly the concern is heightened. And while it’s unlikely that anyone in the pro ranks would cheat, if the 2021 season starts out online, there’s a chance that, at the very least, accusations could start flying around.

Scump was asked about this switch during one of his recent streams and, uncoincidentally, hacking was the first thing he brought up: “The one thing that could go wrong – if there’s hackers, any kind of competitive playlist is chalked. That’s definitely something to worry about.”

“That is going to be very annoying if hackers just run rampant in all the ranked playlists,” he went on. “If there are hackers, it’s chalked. There’s supposed to be anti-cheat in the works? Hopefully, they do a good job with it and hopefully, everything is good.”

The veteran also brought up the potential situations where the gaming rigs experience issues during competitions: “‘PC crash during a tournament is bound to happen,’ more than likely, yeah. There’s a lot of things that could go wrong, definitely a LOT of things that could go wrong.”

There was one positive bit of news that Scump revealed during this discussion: the CDL is working on adding a ‘pause feature’ that would allow them to stop and start matches if need be.

The lack of such a feature really became apparent during the 2020 campaign, especially the CDL Playoffs, when teams like OpTic Gaming LA and London Royal Ravens had players booted offline mid-match.

As a result, since the disconnections occurred too late into the respective Hardpoint games, both teams had to play the round a man down, 4v5, which inevitably led them to lose.

Needless to say, had a pause feature existed, the whole situation could have been avoided. Instead, the CDL was forced to stream all matches with a massive delay so that viewers with ill-intentions couldn’t hit anyone offline.

CDL Hardpoint restart rules
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Without a pause feature, the CDL installed these unpopular rules for if/when Hardpoint matches needed to be restarted.

Ultimately, the Call of Duty League’s switch to PC is a “step in the right direction,” as Scump remarked, but there are definitely potential problems that could stem from the transition. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For more information about the upcoming campaign, make sure to visit our CDL 2021 season hub.