Evil Geniuses Choke a Round 11 to Extend Their SnD Loss Streak to 12 - Dexerto
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Evil Geniuses Choke a Round 11 to Extend Their SnD Loss Streak to 12

Published: 28/Jun/2018 15:51

by Vincent Genova

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The Search and Destroy loss streak for Evil Geniuses has reached 12 after a game 5 round 11 loss to Red Reserve in the CWL Pro League.

An impressive performance in CWL Stage 2 saw EG in second place after the first round of matches, but everything would fall apart at CWL Anaheim. Evil Geniuses failed to win a single Search and Destroy map in Anaheim, going 0-8 in the mode to kick off this slide.

EG had a 0.77 team K/D ratio in Search at CWL Anaheim and not a single player was above 0.8 for the tournament.

The losses continued once Evil Geniuses got back to CWL Stage 2 for the second round of matches. Epsilon, a team who is winless so far in Stage 2 and has only won 30% of their Search maps, beat EG in the second map to push the streak to 9.

Echo Fox then piled on to extend the streak to 10 and Red Reserve took a map to make it 11, but EG fought back in CTF and Hardpoint to set up the crucial Game 5.

Despite having a 4v3 advantage and complete control of the B bomb site on St. Marie, Evil Geniuses dropped the round 11 in heartbreaking fashion when Red stormed in without having to use a single grenade.

The game 5 brought Evil Geniuses’ record to 12 consecutive Search and Destroy losses.

The losses have taken EG from a comfortable second place in the highly competitive Group A down to third, only a half game above a 5th place spot that would see them missing the playoffs.

Evil Geniuses will have a chance to turn things around on June 28th, when they take on the also struggling Splyce in CWL Stage 2. If EG drops another Search map against Splyce, Jack “Courage” Dunlop’s infamous 0-15 streak may be in jeopardy.

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LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Skrapz gets Royal Ravens grudge match

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:00 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 22:42

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.


  • Battle of the North as revamped ROKKR face Ultra
  • Marquee matchup: OpTic Chicago vs. LA Thieves
  • Skrapz gets his revenge against Royal Ravens in tight 3-2 win

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
London Royal Ravens 2-3 Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Match PST EST GMT (UK) AEDT (AUS)
Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform. Two of the most intriguing revamped rosters come with the year’s new brands: OpTic Chicago and the Los Angeles Thieves.

With Arcitys going to Atlanta, Dashy going to Chicago and Temp going to LA, the consequences of roster reshuffling will be key for fans to keep track of during the Kickoff Classic.

All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy