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Mindfreak and Tainted Minds battle for top spot in APAC CWL 2K – Nov 11 Final Placements

Published: 11/Nov/2018 15:12 Updated: 11/Nov/2018 15:23

by Calum Patterson

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The second APAC CWL 2K of Black Ops 4 has concluded with yet another battle for dominance between the two top teams in the region, Mindfreak and Tainted Minds.

The two organizations share more than just mind alteration in their names, as they have been vying for the top spot for almost three seasons now, and it looks like Black Ops 4 will be more of the same as the pair met in the grand final once again.

The first 2K went the way of Tainted Minds in the end, as the new Mindfreak lineup featuring up and coming player Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas were still to find their groove.

However, it looks like another week of practice was just what the Mindfreak squad needed, as they overcame their rivals with a 3-1 victory in the final.

Tainted Minds will still be pleased to have put in another consistent showing, as the APAC region as a whole makes another attempt to compete with the very best from North America and Europe, it will need at least two strong rosters.

Mindfreak are not yet guaranteed a pool play spot at the first event, CWL Vegas, so it is a vitally important win to secure extra pro points ahead of their December 7 trip to the US.

APAC CWL 2K November 11 2018 – Final Placements

Place Team Roster PPs
1 Mindfreak BuZZO, Shockz, Fighta, Louqa, Excite 2000 + $500
2 Tainted Minds Nimble, Damage, Swifty, Swiftazor, Setzyy  1200
3-4 ARRRM Immense, Killerpie, Eminence, Zepa, Zeuss 800
3-4 Team Obsidian Tyson, Bacabec, Cruze, Dean, Lakie 800
5-8 Sleeper Entice, Flanners, Middoh, Mifzor, Rorgh 600
5-8 Rexona Astatiix, Fate, Sizzie, Liaym, ZeroMyGoodness 600
5-8 Fury Danelk, Lexxen, ManOfChicken, Trent, Zoox 600
5-8 Winning Formula Mckenna, Riqz, Jazhn, Claw, Fierce 600
9-16 Dripping Cones, wavxr, Cobbz, Fraizzed, Illusionz 400
9-16 Vintage Monstahh, Perkohh, Kytosys, Azzi, Fati 400
9-16 G’d Up Kenaan, Nerveez, Erwin, Ritter, Gqmerr 400
9-16 Venom TheB4EM, Crivzor, Pacey, Reaperr, Blakey 400
9-16 Threat Perky, Jarzy, cregan, xVstan, Coxyy 400
9-16 Senix Pastilz, currykid, Hyparrz, KOVACZ, DwyLow 400
9-16 RapidESC Fatal, Browny, Smiley, Trinity, Traumitjsed 400
9-16 Overdose Lucks, Crazje, Rustabation, Suttoh, Baturi 400
17-32 Lil John  Control, ReSchyyy, Enable, Snicklfitz, Rxgulate 200
17-32 Sozo fkVsnz, Denzil, LeSquirtle, twixmate, Scorma 200
17-32 Butter Chicken Tempts, Schultzz, Statiic, Tommy, Murphyy 200
17-32 BGQSS Agonnyy, bangbang, Qrissy, ShyXIII, PotatoWiFi 200
17-32 RogueESC Fkinq, NeoN, MASOO, Golinskz, Skitzii 200
17-32 9 Live Pommy, Frenzzyus, LezMate, SouthPore, weiss 200
17-32 Boom Boom DizmuLL, Spaydz, Snoopdify, Hafez, Caarry 200
17-32 Here we go LWGibson, Holts, Frenzanator, Knoxii, Addii 200
17-32 ESGR Victah, Skipahh, Phzeq, Prqui, LittleMuzza 200
17-32 Defiance Smiithyy, Venitii, Haagzs, GodOfMclovin, Zovakk 200
17-32 DarthESC Occeyy, OHal, Hoode, fkAzuriTe, Reniial 200
17-32 Sum-Yung Guys GaLvZ, Jericho, OhMyFaker, Aveen, inaki 200
17-32 Uraw3apon Muzzinn, Mullaa, iKilla, Fergzz, uhnbc 200
17-32 Faded Sharpr, Khorasi, Frogger, Gilly, TysonTheRand 200
17-32 Salad fingers ManySe, Mentxl, Kizza, Maljy, EnviousKitty 200
17-32 Call if anything Laazz, Frecacity, Remenzi, Agonzy, Kunjoh 200
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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.