To celebrate the release of Black Ops Cold War, the Call of Duty League and several of its franchises hosted launch tournaments featuring big-name pro players and content creators, and we’ve got all the results for the opening week of competitive BOCW action.
It’s a very important time for Call of Duty right now as everyone is buzzing about the launch of Black Ops Cold War, the series’ highly anticipated 2020 installment.
With competitive CoD more prominent now than it’s ever been, the CDL is getting involved first-hand with the game’s release, putting together seven high-profile tournaments — each hosted by a different franchise.
Not all of these competitions are identical; the formats and participants vaaried from one to the other. All of the details about these competitions, including the full schedule and recaps of completed events, can be found below.
Completed tournaments & upcoming schedule
Atlanta FaZe – Cold War Clash, ft FaZe Clan (Nov 14)
Atlanta FaZe’s opening tournament was won by Simp’s team, taking their share of the $25,000.
They beat out Vikkstar’s side in the Grand Finals. The final results are below:
OpTic Chicago Cold War Launch Event (Nov 15)
For the second day in a row, three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow took home the win, taking home the lion’s share of the prize alongside Hitch, Cellium, and Sender. They beat Envoy’s squad in the final for the biggest $20,000 prize.
Minnesota ROKKR – ROKKR Arms Race (Nov 16)
Team Rallied took the win in a closely-contested final matchup against Team Saintt, with both teams making short work of their prior opponents. Team Crowder, on the other hand, were the only ones to bomb out without winning a single map.
Dallas Empire – Battle of the Throne (Nov 17)
Team iLLeY came out on top in Dallas Empire’s Battle of the Throne, with a nailbiting game 5 win over Team Shotzzy. Team Crimsix dropped out of the tournament without a single map win against either Shotzzy or Huke’s teams.
Florida Mutineers – Release the Kraken: Cold War (Nov 18)
The OpTic and FaZe mashup of Scump, Dashy, Simp, and Arcitys met Team Methodz in the final series of the day and ultimately closed things out with a huge win — a result many fans expected when they saw this incredible team coming together.
London Royal Ravens – Cold War Colosseum (Nov 19)
Team Vikkstar took the top prize in the Cold War Colosseum with his star-studded lineup, beating NBA star Rudy Gobert and his team in the grand final.
Toronto Ultra – $25K Coldish War (Nov 20)
After some hard-fought battles in the Fireteam: Dirty Bomb gamemode, Team WarsZ took home the first place prize, beating Team Izak in the final with
GLORY TO METHODZSTAN!
💰 $12,000 bag secured. Congrats to Team WarsZ on winning the TORONTO ULTRA $25K COLDish WAR!
— Toronto Ultra (@TorontoUltra) November 21, 2020
With the Call of Duty League’s Black Ops Cold War launch week out of the way, fans will start setting their sights to the second season of the CDL to see competition at its peak.