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Luminosity fall to shocking upset sweep at CWL Championship 2019

Published: 14/Aug/2019 21:29 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 22:53

by Albert Petrosyan

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Pro Call of Duty team Luminosity Gaming found themselves at the wrong end of an upset sweep in the first match of Pool Play at CWL Championship 2019.

Luminosity came into CWL Champs following a recent resurgence to their season, including a 5-6th place finish at the Pro League Playoffs at CWL Finals after having to qualify via the Play-In tournament.

However, that is all under danger of going to waste after the star-studded squad was stunningly demolished at the hands of amateur European side Team Singularity, who qualified for Champs after finishing in the top six of last month’s Amateur Finals.

The match finished 3-0 in favor of Singularity, who were very convincing in their victories on all three maps, making it seem as though they were the pro team casting aside their amateur challengers.

Having no one on their roster with any experience at the upper levels of professional Call of Duty, the squad was still able to handle their prolific opponents quite easily.

MLGThe margin for error is now very low for Luminosity Gaming at CoD Champs.

The series kicked off with a pretty one-sided Hardpoint on Arsenal, as Singularity took the map 250-157, foreshadowing LG’s eventual fate.

Their lead was doubled following a 6-4 win on Payload Search & Destroy, putting them in prime position for a sweep that virtually no one could have predicted coming in.

Fast forward to map three, the Europeans held a 2-1 lead on Frequency Control, but LG looked destined to at least force a deciding round five, after gaining a significant life advantage off the rip.

However, the lead in lives began dwindling down, and thanks to a combination of strong gunskill and excellent usage of streaks and Specialists, Singularity were able to capture both zones and steal the round for the series victory. 

The result has put LG in a very dangerous position going into the second day of Group Play. While losing a match isn’t the end of the world, failing to take a single map could prove to be fatal if tiebreakers end up coming in to play.

With matches against UYU and Vanity looming, the squad knows they have very little margin for error if they are to advance to bracket play.

As for Singularity, they find themselves in a position they probably would not have foreseen, and the result could end up being good enough to push them into the Knockout Stage. 

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton

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An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”