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Denial Esports announce Call of Duty roster ahead of CWL Pro League

Published: 28/Jan/2019 18:01 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 23:21

by Wyatt Donigan


After teasing the announcement of a new Call of Duty roster for the last few weeks, Denial Esports has finally revealed their new acquisition just ahead of the CWL Pro League.

The former Call of Duty Championship organization is re-entering the Call of Duty scene in 2019 and is doing so with one of the hottest rosters around.

On January 29, they announced the acquisition of the former Overtime eSport roster consisting of Wailers ‘Wailers’ Locart, Ryan ‘ZeeK’ Lapierre, Lucas ‘rizK’ Derambure, Paul ‘Breszy’ Breszynski, and Nathan ‘Natshay’ Dupuis. 

Despite having teased the acquisition of Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale’s team in early January, but it looks as though they have decided to go in a different direction with the Overtime roster. 

The French roster was one of the most exciting teams to compete during the CWL Pro League Qualifier and certainly made a few new fans along the way with their passionate play. 

While the roster only finished the first event of the Black Ops 4 season with a 25th-28th placing, they turned things around in a big way during the Qualifier. 

Despite being in a stacked Pool C along with teams such as Midnight Esports, 100 Thieves, and the aforementioned Team SpaceLy, they managed a 3-3 record to make it into the playoffs. 

The all-French roster turned plenty of heads with an impressive run through the CWL Pro League Qualifier.

They initially fell to Team Sween in their first winners match, but then went on a hot streak to make it into the League. 

They first took out FaZe Clan.Black before upsetting FaZe Clan with a nailbiting 3-2 win that sent them into the final qualifying game where they defeated Mindfreak 3-1 to earn the final coveted spot in the CWL Pro League. 

Now flying the Denial banner, the French powerhouse squad will look ahead to the CWL Pro League, which kicks of on February 4, where they are slotted into Division B. 

Denial Esports will also be in attendance at the next open event, CWL Fort Worth, which takes place March 15-17. 

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.