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First look at Modern Warfare’s new ‘Port’ Ground War map

Published: 1/Dec/2019 11:03

by Joe Craven


A number of Call of Duty YouTubers have shared a first look at the upcoming ‘Port’ Ground War map, which is set to be added to Modern Warfare when Season 1 launches on December 3. 

Modern Warfare’s multiplayer has been praised for its versatility, offering a wealth of game modes for players to dive into. These include standard 6v6 modes, but also the unprecedented 2v2 Gunfight mode, and the Battlefield-esque 32v32 Ground War mode. 

Ground War maps are expansive takes on villages or towns, with one – Krovnik Farmland – already being added post-launch. Infinity Ward have officially confirmed another, known as Port, which will be added on December 3. 

YouTube: KarnageClanA full overview of the new ‘Port’ Ground War map.

The new map, full name Port of Verdansk, takes place around a harbour, and is aesthetically resonant of the docking area in Black Ops 4’s Blackout map, which was based on Cargo from Black Ops II.

However, Port also features a callback to an Infinity Ward game – 2007’s original Modern Warfare. Vacant, one of the most popular multiplayer maps from that title, is featured as a location in Port, and will return as a standard 6v6 multiplayer map when Season 1 launches on December 3. 

The video below, from popular CoD YouTuber SwaggXBL, shows a more detailed run-through of the map.

Port of Verdansk is described by Infinity Ward as: “Battle across massive shipping crates, cranes, buildings, and streets in this unique Ground War map experience.” 

Many CoD fans have been enjoying Ground War, a previously unprecedented scale of warfare for Call of Duty. The previous iterations of Ground War we have seen in Call of Duty typically feature teams of 9, nowhere near the large-scale combat Modern Warfare boasts.

Infinity WardAn overview of Modern Warfare’s Season 1.

Not only does Vacant return for Season 1, but so do Crash and Shipment, two more fan-favorite maps from the original Modern Warfare. These will be joined by new Gunfight maps, with two being confirmed as Cargo and Atrium. 

New weapons and game modes will compound the maps, as Infinity Ward and Activision try to deliver on their promise of making Modern Warfare’s DLC the most immersive and biggest in Call of Duty history. 

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How to watch New York Subliners’ $100k WarzoneMania: Draft, stream, more

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:53

by Joe Craven


New York Subliners have confirmed the running of a $100,000 WarzoneMania tournament, which will start with a player drafting system! Here’s everything you need to know about the draft, schedule, teams and the event itself. 

Warzone’s popularity has taken many by surprise, even those within the Call of Duty community. While Black Ops 4’s Blackout peaked the interest of many community members, it failed to attract the competitive following that has grown around Warzone.

We have seen thousands of dollars earned in various tournaments, with $100k in prize money set to join the total distributed off the back of the New York Subliners’ upcoming WarzoneMania event. It will present an opportunity for some of the best Warzone players in the world to expand their earned prize money totals.

Warzone character aiming at downed player
Infinity Ward / Activision
Warzone esports has grown in popularity since the game’s March release.

New York Subliners WarzoneMania Draft Schedule, Team Captains & Stream

The draft for the event will take place on Tuesday December 1, 2020. It will be live streamed and hosted by caster Chris Puckett, so fans across the world can tune in to see the teams picked by their captains.

The stream will be broadcast from 6pm PST/ 9pm EST/ 2 am GMT/ 1 pm AEDT. As for the draft’s stream channel, we can expect to see it on the Subliners’ own channel.

There will be 19 teams competing for their share of the prize pool. 12 captains were selected by the Subliners, while the rest were chosen by fans ahead of the draft. The team captains and their chosen teammates are as follows:

Draft Pick Team Captain Teammates (updated after Dec. 1 draft)
#1 FaZe Swagg
#2 Symfuhny
#3 Attach
#4 HusKerrs
#5 MuTeX
#6 TeePee
#7 Aydan
#8 Pamaj
#9 Tommey
#10 Nufo
#11 ZooMaa
#12 Clayster
#13 Vikkstar
#14 Crimsix
#15 MissesMae
#16 IceManIsaac
#17 Bobbypoff
#18 Scump
#19 Tfue

New York Subliners $100k WarzoneMania schedule& prize pool

While the draft is taking place on December 1, the event itself won’t be happening until December 10 and 12. As you might expect, the total prize pool for the players involved is $100,000.

However, there will be an extra $25,000 distributed amongst viewers across the course of the tournament.

NYSL Warzonemania Stream

Finally, the stream will once again be available to view on the Subliners’ Twitch channel. It will also likely be streamed on the participants’ channels, if you fancy checking out one particular POV.

Once the draft gets underway, we’ll be sure to update this post with the teams, and some of their respective streams.

Plus, once the event is finished, you’ll be able to find the results on Dexerto.