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eUnited win CWL Champs 2019 after intense Grand Final – highlights, recap, MVP

Published: 18/Aug/2019 22:32 Updated: 19/Aug/2019 1:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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The 2019 CWL Championship wrapped up on August 18, with North American esports organization eUnited taking home first place.

Solidifying themselves as the best competitive roster in Black Ops 4, eUnited were the last team standing when the dust settled at CoD Champs, the first time they’d ever cracked the top-three in three attempts. 

They defeated the formidable 100 Thieves 3-2 in what was a very tight Grand Final, thanks to the advantage of having won the Winners Bracket, which meant one series victory was enough to clinch the championship.

With both teams considered tournament favorites coming into the week, it wasn’t much of a surprise that their lone meeting turned into a back-and-forth affair that went all the way to a fifth map.

However, after learning what it took to be a championship-caliber team following their win at last month’s CWL Finals, eUnited stepped up when it mattered most, not only getting to take home the prestigious trophy, but also a cool $800,000. 

For the full final placements and prize split for each of the 32 teams, make sure to visit our CWL Championship 2019 Final Placements hub

CoDWorldLeagueeUnited win their first ever Cod Champs!

Grand Final recap – eUnited 3-2 100 Thieves

eUnited took the early lead in the serious with an impressive showing on the first map Hardpoint on Seaside, winning 250-126. 

However, 100 Thieves are not a team that will roll over after a single map loss, and they proved it by coming out strong on Hacienda Search & Destroy, winning 6-3.

A key moment in that match came when 100T were trailing 1-2, and Priestahh was stuck in a seemingly unwinnable 1v3 situation. However, if there’s one thing to expect from the young star, it’s the impossible. 

100 Thieves then took control of the series with a 3-1 win on Frequency Control, as a clutch kill from Enable stopped eUnited short from tying up the round count. 

With the threat of a bracket reset looming over them now, eUnited gave it all they had in the map four Arsenal Hardpoint, winning 250-219 to force a game five.

Staying on Arsenal, the two powerhouse sides clashed in a game five S&D with everything on the line for both teams. A pivotal moment came during the fourth round, when Simp and Priestahh were in a 1v1 situation, and eUnited’s young superstar ended up getting the win. 

That was all of the momentum they needed, as it was pretty much smooth sailing for eU from that point, clutching up and taking the map 6-4 to win their first ever CWL Championship. 

Simp wins MVP

As if there was any doubt, Simp ended up being named the Most Valuable Player, and the stats he put up were bordering on insanity – a 1.35 K/D on Hardpoint, 1.76 K/D on S&D, and 1.20 K/D on Control, solidying himself as arguably the best player in the world right now.

CWL - TwitchSimp’s stats at CoD Champs speak for themselves.

This major tournament victory is eUnited’s second in a row, after last month’s win at the Pro League Playoffs at CWL Finals. They join 100 Thieves as the only teams to have won multiple trophies this season.

As for championship rings, this is the first one for Simp, aBeZy, Arcitys and Prestinni, and the second world championship for Clayster, who also one on in 2015 with Denial Esports. 

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.