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CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs Day One Recap – Scores, Match Recaps, and Highlights

Published: 28/Jul/2018 1:10 Updated: 28/Jul/2018 2:18

by Albert Petrosyan


Day One of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs has come to a close after an intense day of competitive Call of Duty action.

With the four matches of the Winners Bracket Round 1 now all wrapped up, the two brackets are set for what should be an exciting rest of the tournament.

Taking place from July 27-29 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH, the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs features the top four regular season teams from Division A and B.

The competition features a double elimination bracket and a whipping $500,000 prize pool, not to mention the pro points needed to improve seeding for CWL Champs.

The action kicked off with Team Kaliber taking care of UNILAD Esports by a scoreline of 3-1, in a match that featured an excellent triple kill from ‘Kenny’ in the Game 2 S&D.

Echo Fox took on eUnited in the following match, in a battle featuring two teams that ended their regular seasons on fire.

However, eUnited cruised to a relatively easy 3-1 victory, helped on by an overtime golden flag capture in the Game 3 CTF.

In the next match, Division A’s top seeded team Red Reserve took on Rise Nation in a rematch of the CWL Anaheim Grand Final. Just as in that event, Rise got the upper hand over their European counterparts and took the match 3-1.

The final match of the day featured OpTic Gaming against FaZe Clan in a rematch of the Stage 1 Playoffs Grand Final. The match went down to the wire, but FaZe clutched up for the victory in Round 11 of the Game 5 S&D

Thursday, July 27 Scores

Round Team vs Team PST EST BST AEST
WR1 Team Kaliber 3-1 UNILAD 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
WR1 eUnited 3-1 Echo Fox 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
WR1 Red Reserve 1-3 Rise Nation 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 9:00 AM
WR1 OpTic Gaming 2-3 FaZe Clan 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 A

Detailed Match Recaps

For all brackets, match schedules, results, rosters, and other information, please visit our CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs dedicated hub.

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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton


The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.