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Dallas Empire destroys Chicago Call of Duty team in first MW match

Published: 28/Oct/2019 4:15 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 11:05

by Brad Norton


Two of the most formidable rosters heading into the 2020 Call of Duty League squared off in a recent Modern Warfare tournament and the results were surprisingly one-sided.

Having only just released on October 25, pros around the world have been hard at work grinding Modern Warfare. Trying to get as much game time as possible ahead of the inaugural 2020 season, CDL teams have been competing in online Search and Destroy tournaments.

Two CDL teams finally matched up against one another and in a first-time battle between the Dallas Empire and the Chicago-based squad, results were shockingly lopsided.

In the October 27 SnD tournament, both Dallas and Chicago made it through to the quarterfinals. While the first-time match-up should have been relatively close considering the veteran talent on both teams, it quickly became clear the Empire was not to be toppled.

Loading into the first map of the series on Rammaza, it was unclear how the squads would match up against one another. Clearly the more refined of the pair, Dallas quickly steamrolled ahead and secured the first victory with a stunning six to one round count.

Throughout the first map, one of the young guns on the Empire lineup, Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland, went on an absolute tear dropping 16 kills and acquiring a Chopper Gunner in the process – not a killstreak you’d expect to see in a game of Search and Destroy.

In comparison, veteran Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper of the Chicago lineup could not find his footing on the map whatsoever, ending with a total of zero kills and seven deaths to his name.

Twitch: ClaysterA look at the scoreboard at the end of the first map.

While it is far too early to predict the success of a team throughout the 2020 CDL season, the Dallas squad is certainly standing out among the pack with ample success already.

Having only seen defeat on “two maps since the game dropped,” according to 2019 CWL champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, it’s evident that the early grind has been paying dividends for the Empire.

To top it all off, not only did Dallas continue on to win the series in convincing fashion, but Clayster earned another Chopper Gunner of his own throughout the second map.

Having recently stated that he wanted to put his former teammates “in the dirt,” following an unpleasant split from OpTic Gaming, Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter is certainly off to a hot start in accomplishing just that.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.