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Full match schedule announced for $4.6 million CDL Playoffs & Champs

Published: 31/Jul/2020 22:59

by Theo Salaun

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With the Call of Duty League Playoff bracket set following the Toronto Home Series, the CDL has officially released the full schedule for the postseason, which begins on August 19 and sets the stage for August 29’s Championship Weekend.

Split into Winners and Losers, or “Elimination,” brackets, the playoff schedule is moving into a much steadier cadence than the weekend tournaments CDL fans became accustomed to all season.

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Instead of each day featuring three-plus matchups, the first three days of postseason play will have just two matches apiece—adding more gravity as each team looks to grab their share of the postseason’s $4.6 million prize pool.

CDL PLAYOFFS FIRST 3 DAYS
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The first three days of the CDL Playoffs move to a slower daily schedule.

Day 1 will begin earlier than most CDL weekends, on a Wednesday, with the first round of eliminations: #10 Paris Legion vs. #11 Seattle Surge then #9 Los Angeles OpTic Gaming vs. in-city rivals, #12 Los Angeles Guerrillas. 

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Day 2 shifts to the Winners Bracket, with the #6 London Royal Ravens facing the #7 Toronto Ultra and #5 New York Subliners taking on the #8 Minnesota ROKKR.

Day 3 is when some of the higher-seeded teams see their first action, having earned first-round byes due to their regular-season success. The winner of London vs Toronto will battle #3 Florida Mutineers while the winner of the latter will face the #4 Chicago Huntsmen.

CDL Playoffs SATURDAYAll of those matches will set the stage for the CDL postseason’s penultimate weekend, in which the Elimination Bracket will hit its second round on Saturday just before the last two remaining teams from the Winners Bracket will meet the bye-privileged top seeds, the #1 Atlanta FaZe and #2 Dallas Empire.

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Sunday’s schedule is set in terms of times, but every matchup has yet to be decided. The third round of eliminations will start the day, at 1 p.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Winners Bracket’s fourth round, at 4 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET.

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It’s unclear exactly what times will be set for August 29 and 30’s Championship Weekend, but they’re likely to be similar to this first weekend and the bracket will be entirely dictated by this first week of play.

A historic $4.6 million prize pool is on the line, with the final league champions earning a cool $1.5 million just to themselves. Aside from the bottom two teams, who will leave the tournament empty-handed, each organization that finishes in the top 10 will net at least $100,000.

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The final Call of Duty League Playoffs and Champs bracket.

Although the daily schedule deviates from the norm, the format for each match remains relatively consistent with best-of-fives for every matchup until the final Championship game. The finals will instead shift to a best-of-nine format, with the Winners Bracket team starting with a one-map lead.

For more information about the Call of Duty League postseason, including specifics about the format, prize breakdown, and more, check out our CDL Playoffs and Championship Weekend info page.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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