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FaZe Clan return to CWL Pro League for Black Ops 4 with all new roster

Published: 20/Apr/2019 19:29 Updated: 20/Apr/2019 19:45

by Calum Patterson

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Legendary Call of Duty organization FaZe Clan have officially made their return to the top level of the esport after missing out on Pro League qualification, acquiring the spot of now-defunct Red Reserve.

The move was heavily rumored prior to the official announcement, woith numerous leaks and hints from players that the organization which has its roots in Call of Duty would be making a comeback.

FaZe hadn’t completely left CoD esports however, as they continued to field their ‘FaZe Black’ roster, which won the amateur segment of the tournament at CWL Fort Worth.

FC Black won the open tournament at CWL Fort Worth.

They have promoted two players from that FaZe Black roster, Obey ‘Asim’ Asim and McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel, to the main squad now, as well as brining on board two of the former Red Reserve players, Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris.

Rounding out the roster is long time FaZe star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paratto, who spent a short time as a sub for OpTic Gaming in the Pro League already in Black Ops 4, but stuck with his official position under FaZe even after missing out at the qualifier.

FaZe Clan’s return to the CWL and the pro level of Call of Duty was somewhat expected, especially with franchising on the horizon for the 2020 season, but they were perhaps fortunate to have Red Reserve’s financial troubles provide an opportunity so early, and reportedly for so cheap.

By acquiring Red Reserve’s spot in the Pro League, retaining the talents of Skrapz and Zer0, they will hold on to the 5-6 record which the previous all-British roster had attained.

They also take their position in Pool C for the upcoming CWL London, where they will face eUnited, Team Envy and Evil Geniuses – the latter two of which also made major roster overhauls.

The remaining members of Red Reserve’s now-former roster have also landed on their feet, joining Denial Esports.

CWL London begins on May 3, which will be the first time FaZe fans will see their professional team back in action since the disappointment at the last chance qualifier in January.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.