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Hastr0 reveals plan for possible open bracket Call of Duty event

Published: 7/Dec/2019 11:59

by Daniel Cleary


Team Envy and Dallas Empire boss Mike ‘Hastr0’ Rufail has shared his plans for possibly hosting a Call of Duty open bracket event for amateur players.

The 2020 Modern Warfare season will see the pros take part in the inaugural year of the new Call of Duty League with multiple home and away events for each franchise.

Although the pro players’ schedule has already been confirmed by Activision, the season’s Path 2 Pro events for amateur players are still yet to be announced.

MLGDallas Empire owner Hastr0 reveals his plans to host an open bracket Call of Duty event.

Only weeks out from the CDL’s opening matches on January 24, the Dallas Empire owner has suggested that he might also be running a tournament for players to attend in between some of the scheduled events during the year.

Hastr0 explained that he had managed to acquire a license to host Call of Duty open events in his home city of Dallas for the upcoming year and seemed keen to put on an open bracket event, saying, “I have a license to operate open bracket tournaments for Call of Duty in Dallas.”

He also revealed that he would be willing to put up a tempting prize pool of $50,000 for those attending before asking if any players would have an interest in the open bracket competition, “If I drop $50k into a prize pool, do you guys show up?”

Since the announcement of the franchised Call of Duty League, many competitive fans were worried after learning that the format would be completely shifting in the Modern Warfare season.

However, if open bracket tournaments, such as the one Hastr0 was planning, still took place, many challenger teams and players that could go unnoticed throughout the regular season would have a chance to prove themselves against the top teams.

Since sharing his plans for the possible Dallas open event, the Team Envy CEO has already piqued the interest of many competitive players and pros and even Halo star Bubudubu showed interest in attending.

Although the tournament is still yet to be confirmed, Hastr0 seems eager to provide competitive CoD fans with more to look forward to during the Dallas Empire’s first year in the franchised Call of Duty League.

Empire’s first host weekend in Dallas for the Call of Duty League takes place Saturday March 28 – Sunday March 29.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.