Maven and Merk Provide Perfect Reactions to the Insane Red Reserve vs Rise Nation Hardpoint Draw During CWL Anaheim Grand Final - Dexerto
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Maven and Merk Provide Perfect Reactions to the Insane Red Reserve vs Rise Nation Hardpoint Draw During CWL Anaheim Grand Final

Published: 18/Jun/2018 19:37 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by DG Goldstein


CWL commentators Clint ‘Maven’ Evans and Joe ‘Merk’ DeLuca provided some perfect reactions to the insane Red Reserve vs Rise Nation Hardpoint draw during the CWL Anaheim Grand Final.

Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center between June 15th and June 17th, CWL Anaheim was the sixth major LAN even of the Call of Duty: WWII season, with over 160 teams battling it out for a prize pool of $200,000.

The event is typically one of the largest each year, featuring fans and community members from far and wide coming to support their favorite teams and players at the infamous tournament.

Anaheim has played host to a collection of memorable moments in Call of Duty esports history over the years, with the 2018 installation gearing up to be regarded as another ‘instant classic.’ 

Rise Nation ultimately matched up against a Red Reserve squad coming out of the Losers Bracket in the Grand Finals of CWL Anaheim 2018 – a series that may go down as one of the best in the CoD: WWII season to date.

While playing on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint, the two teams ended in a draw after a late-game effort by Rise in one of the most intense endings of the year.

Although Rise ended up taking the series and winning their third major LAN of the CoD: WWII season, the CWL released the video of Maven and Merk reacting to the crazy Hardpoint ending, which can be viewed below.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.