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Evil Geniuses Call of Duty Players React to Winning the 2018 CWL Championship

Published: 20/Aug/2018 9:33 Updated: 20/Aug/2018 10:02

by Ross Deason

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Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and Justin ‘SiLLy’ Fargo-Palmer are the 2018 Call of Duty world champions.

Evil Geniuses claimed gold at the Call of Duty World League Championship on August 19, defeating Team Kaliber in the grand final, and it didn’t take the players long to react to their incredible achievement.

ACHES took to Twitter to say “LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. FINALLYYYYY”.

The 2014 world champion had not won an event since the MLG Columbus Open in November of 2014 but proved many doubters wrong with a solid performance throughout the tournament.

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With the end of ACHES’ drought dominating many storylines, the fact that Assault had never won an event in his life went somewhat under the radar.

Clearly not content with winning his first event and world championship title in the same weekend, the 22-year-old also picked up the tournament MVP crown thanks to his dominant performances throughout the competition.

Assault said “WORDS DON’T EVEN EXPLAIN THIS FEELING” before reminding fans that EG had been just one map away from being eliminated in the group stage!

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Apathy, who also picked up his second world championship title with the win, echoed Assault’s sentiments about words not describing the happiness that he was feeling and talked about how proud he was of the team for bouncing back after not making it to the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs in July.

This was the veteran player’s third world championship final in a row after winning the title in 2016 and being a runner-up in 2017. He went on to reflect on the CoD WWII season, saying that he had never given up despite it feeling like the worst year of his career at times.

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SiLLy’s 2018 was a similarly difficult one at times, especially when he was dropped from the eUnited roster in April.

SiLLy explained that “being an underdog really game me the fire to play my best individually” and stated that he was “glad to win the big one”.

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There is one more man that deserves a great deal of credit for EG’s incredible performance – Embry ‘Bevils’ Bevil, who decided to step away from his playing career and pursue a new role as the coach of Evil Geniuses in April.

The 21-year-old has been through every high and low with the team in recent months and was surely a massive factor in Search and Destroy improvements seen at CoD Champs.

Bevils said “the boys did it” before talking about the adversity they had faced earlier in the tournament and saying that he “couldn’t be more proud”.

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Evil Geniuses has gone from a team that seemed destined to split up at the end of the Call of Duty: WWII season to one that won the world championship and did so in convincing fashion.

With Black Ops 4 due to be released on October 12, the players are likely to take some time away from their PlayStation 4’s before returning to the grind and beginning their campaign to retain their title in 2019.

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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

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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.