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Luminosity among six teams eliminated on day four of CWL Champs 2019

Published: 18/Aug/2019 2:08 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 3:03

by Albert Petrosyan


The fourth day of action of the 2019 CWL Championship wrapped up on August 17, and six more teams’ time at CoD Champs came to an end. 

As the $2 million Call of Duty season finale enters its fifth and final day of matches, more and more teams have found it too tall a task to survive the merciless gauntlet that is the Championship Bracket.

Six teams who managed to make it all the way to day two of bracket player were eliminated from the tournament, leaving only six that still have the chance to hoist the prestigious trophy.

Elevate, Sicario Gaming, Team Singularity, and Team WaR were eliminated in the second round of the Losers Bracket, meaning they will all end up with a 9-12 placement and $35,000.

Evil Geniuses and Luminosity were knocked out in the third round, giving them both a top eight placement and a $50,000 share of the prize split. 

MLGSlacked and Luminosity were eliminated from Champs in the third round of the Losers Bracket.

Luminosity stunned by Enigma6

Luminosity’s final chapter at CWL Champs 2019 was written by Enigma6, who probably went into the match as an underdog in many fans’ eyes.

After building a 2-1 lead, LG were demolished in the map four Gridlock Hardpoint 250-95, setting up a do-or-die fifth game Search & Destroy on Arsenal.

It was here when suddenly they looked like a deer in headlights, getting overrun 6-1 for a top-eight placement. 

Evil Geniuses’ last CoD event ever ends in sour note

Having confirmed that they will not be looking to purchase a spot when Call of Duty esports turns to franchising next season, CWL Champs 2019 would end up being their final CoD tournament ever.

The organization that won Champs last season was unable to replicate its magic, crashing out via a one-sided 3-0 sweep at the hands of 100 Thieves.

One silver lining to their placement meant that veteran player Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan became the only pro to finish in the top-eight at every single Champs, including winning two back-to-back in Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 (info courtesy of Reddit user ‘TheOGREdditAccount‘)

After beating Elevate, Jkap now becomes the only pro player to have placed in the top 8 in every single CoD Champs event from r/CoDCompetitive

You can view the entire list of final placements and each eliminated team’s prize share by visiting our CWL Champs 2019 Final Placements hub, and follow all of the action live via our dedicated CWL Champs 2019 hub, which features both livestreams, updated scores, Winners and Losers Brackets, and more.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for constant live update tweets through each day of the competition. 

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.