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CWL Vegas Pools have been officially drawn

Published: 19/Nov/2018 21:23 Updated: 21/Nov/2018 18:39

by Wyatt Donigan

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With just a few weeks left until CWL Vegas, it’s almost time for the Black Ops 4 season to begin in earnest.

As we draw nearer to the start of CWL Vegas on December 7, one of the main things left to do was determine which teams will be slotted into which pool. 

The CWL held an official livestream to draw the teams on November 21 to find out just where each team would be starting their journey at the first Open event of the season.

The teams were seeded based on their placing during the WWII season, with 12 teams automatically qualifying for the pool play portion of the event.

Eight more teams will make it into pools by way of the Play-In Tournament before CWL Vegas and the open bracket of the event itself.

Of the 12 teams in Wednesday’s draw, seven of them qualified for pools by their placement in Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League last season and the other five qualified by having the most Pro Points outside of those eight teams.

100 Thieves, Luminosity Gaming, FaZe Clan, and Splyce are the No. 1 seeds of each Pool since they earned the most Pro Points during the WWII season. 

The remaining eight teams were placed two pods and were drawn into each Pool one-by-one. 

CWL Vegas Pools

Pool A

Team Roster
100 Thieves Enable, Fero, Kenny, Octane, Slasher
eUnited Abezy, Arcitys, Clayster, JKap, Prestinni
Team Reciprocity Denz, Seany, Tommey, Wuskin, Zed
Play-In Team TBD
Open Bracket TBD


Pool B

Team Roster
Luminosity Gaming Classic, FormaL, Gunless, John, Slacked
Red Reserve Bance, Joee, Rated, Skrapz, Zer0
Evil Geniuses FeLo, Goonjar, Royalty, Saints, Xotic
Play-In Team TBD
Open Bracket TBD

Pool C

Team Roster
FaZe Clan Attach, Methodz, Priestahh, Replays, ZooMaa
Team Envy Aches, Apathy, Assault, Huke, Silly
Team Madcat MadCat, Alexx, Dqvee, Joshh, Peatie
Play-In Team TBD
Open Bracket TBD

Pool D

Team Roster
Splyce Jurd, Accuracy, Aqua, Loony, Temp
OpTic Gaming Crimsix, Dashy, Karma, Scump, TJHaly
G2 Esports Chino, Faccento, Decemate, Ricky, Blazt
Play-In Team TBD
Open Bracket TBD
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Along with the official Pools, CWL also revealed the bracket for the Play-In Tournament, which will determine four more teams for the Pool Play portion of the event. 

The event will take place on Thursday, December 6 before CWL Vegas kicks off the following day. 

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.