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How to watch CDL London: streams, schedule, scores, brackets, more

Published: 17/Jul/2020 22:50 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 0:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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The London Home Series has now wrapped up, with Dallas Empire claiming victory for the third time this season! Check out our full CDL London recap for the final placements, Grand Final highlights, and more.

A lot has changed since London hosted the CDL’s first-ever Home Series way back in early February. Not only are all of the matches now being played online, but almost every team, save for a few, has made at least one major roster change to shake things up.

There are only two events left in the regular season, with CDL London the penultimate, which means there’s a lot of pressure on the eight competing teams to try and improve their seeding for Champs as much as possible.

In addition to the Royal Ravens, also participating are the Dallas Empire, Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, Paris Legion, and Seattle Surge.

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Streams

All Call of Duty League events this season are being broadcasted exclusively on YouTube. You can watch the Day 2 livestream for CDL London below.

Day 3 – July 19

 

Brackets

Here are the London Home Series brackets for Groups A and B, as well as the playoffs once the group-play matches have all wrapped up.

Group A Bracket

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Group B Bracket

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Playoff Bracket


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Schedule & results

Make sure to check out our CDL London final placements page to see where each team placed, along with their CDL Points & prize money earnings from this weekend.

Friday, July 17 – Day 1 recap & highlights

Round Match PST EST BST AEST (July 18)
Group B R1 Dallas Empire 3 – 1 Paris Legion 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:00 AM
Group A R1 Seattle Surge 1 – 3 London Royal Ravens 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
Group B R1 Los Angeles Guerrillas 0 – 3 New York Subliners 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
Group A R1 Florida Mutineers 3 – 2 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM

Saturday, July 18 – Day 2 recap & highlights

Round Match PST EST BST (July 18/19) AEST (July 19)
Group B WR2 Dallas Empire 3 – 0 New York Subliners 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 3:00 AM
Group A WR2 London Royal Ravens 3 – 2 Florida Mutineers 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 4:30 AM
Group B LR1 Paris Legion 31 Los Angeles Guerrillas 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 6:00 AM
Group A LR1 Seattle Surge 13 OpTic Gaming LA 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 7:30 AM
Group B LR2 New York Subliners 03 Paris Legion 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 9:00 AM
Group A LR2 Florida Mutineers 31 OpTic Gaming LA 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 10:30 PM

Sunday, July 19 – Day 3 recap & highlights

Round Match PST EST BST AEST (July 20)
Semifinal 1 London Royal Ravens 2 – 3 Paris Legion 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 AM
Semifinal 2 Dallas Empire 3 – 0  Florida Mutineers 12:30 AM 3:30 PM 8:30 PM 5:30 AM
Grand Final Paris Legion 0 – 3 Dallas Empire 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 7:00 AM

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Format & rules

As per usual, the London Home Series features eight teams split into pre-determined groups of four, each of which has a double-elimination bracket that determines which two teams advance to the semifinals.

Following the group stage, the winner of Group A advances to face the runner-up from Group B, and vice-versa, in a single-elimination playoff bracket that decides who the champion will be.

There’s a $100,000 prize pool for this event, split between the top-four teams, as well as a lot of valuable CDL Points. 10 points will be awarded for each win, with an additional 10 going to the champions, who will earn the maximum 50.

  • 1st – 50 CDL Points + $50,000
  • 2nd – 30 CDL Points + $30,000
  • 3rd/4th – 20 CDL Points + $10,000
  • 5th/6th – 10 CDL Points
  • 7th/8th – 0 CDL Points

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Teams & Rosters

OpTic Gaming Los AngelesCDL rookies Drazah and Hollow will be making their OpTic Gaming LA debut at the London Home Series.

There are a lot of big names competing this weekend, including three-time champions Florida Mutineers, two-time winners Dallas Empire, and the defending champions from the previous Home Series, the New York Subliners.

However, all eyes will be on OpTic Gaming LA, who are the only side to have made roster changes coming into this event, having benched their star-man Dashy and veteran Chino for two rookies from the amateur circuit – Drazah and Hollow.

Dallas Empire

  • James ‘Clayster‘ Eubanks
  • Ian ‘Crimsix‘ Porter
  • Anthony ‘Shotzzy‘ Cuevas-Castro
  • Cuyler ‘Huke‘ Garland
  • Indervir ‘iLLeY‘ Dhaliwal
  • Thomas ‘Tommey‘ Trewen (Sub)
  • Paul ‘Tisch‘ Tischler (Sub)

Florida Mutineers

  • Maurice ‘F3rocitys‘ Henriquez
  • Colt ‘Havok‘ McLendon
  • Joseph ‘Owakening‘ Conley
  • Cesar ‘Skyz‘ Bueno
  • Bradley ‘Frosty‘ Bergstrom
  • Chance ‘Maux‘ Moncivaez (Sub)
  • Nick ‘MaNiaC‘ Kershner (Sub)

London Royal Ravens

  • Bradley ‘wuskin‘ Marshall
  • Matthew ‘Skrapz‘ Marshall
  • Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris
  • Dylan ‘Dylan‘ Henderson
  • Sean ‘Seany‘ O’Connor
  • Jordan ‘Jurd‘ Crowley (sub)
  • Rhys ‘Rated‘ Price (sub)
  • Dylan ‘MadCat‘ Daly (sub)

Los Angeles Guerrillas

  • Rasim ‘Blazt‘ Ogresevic
  • Ulysses ‘AquA‘ Silva
  • Jacob ‘Decemate‘ Cato
  • Renato ‘Saints‘ Forza
  • Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost
  • Kris ‘Spart‘ Cervantez (sub)
  • Andres ‘Lacefield‘ Lacefield (sub)
  • Patrick ‘ACHES‘ Price (sub)

New York Subliners

  • Thomas ‘ZooMaa‘ Paparatto
  • Donovan ‘Temp‘ Laroda
  • Lamar ‘Accuracy‘ Abedi
  • Makenzie ‘Mack‘ Kelley
  • Dillon ‘Attach‘ Price
  • Doug ‘Censor‘ Martin (sub)
  • Nick ‘Happy‘ Suda (sub)

OpTic Gaming LA

  • Thomas ‘TJHaly‘ Haly
  • Kenny ‘Kenny‘ Williams
  • Austin ‘SlasheR‘ Liddicoat
  • Darien ‘Hollow’ Chverchko
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
  • Martin ‘Chino‘ Chino (sub)
  • Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell (sub)
  • Jordan ‘JKap‘ Kaplan (sub)
  • Jevon ‘Goonjar‘ Gooljar-lim (sub)

Paris Legion

  • Luke ‘Louqa‘ Rigas
  • Conrad ‘Shockz‘ Rymarek
  • Denholm ‘Denz‘ Taylor
  • Matthew ‘KISMET‘ Tinsley
  • Zach ‘Zed‘ Denyer
  • Timothy ‘Phantomz‘ Landis (sub)
  • Paul ‘Breszy‘ Breszynski (sub)

Seattle Surge

  • Sam ‘Octane‘ Larew
  • Josiah ‘Slacked‘ Berry
  • Bryan ‘Apathy‘ Zhelyazkov
  • Nicholas ‘Proto‘ Maldonado
  • Casey ‘Pandur‘ Romano
  • Ian ‘Enable‘ Wyatt (sub)

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For more information about the current campaign, make sure to visit our Call of Duty League 2020 season hub, which includes the latest standings, event schedule, and more.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.