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Nadeshot explodes after Black Ops hackers invade ‘throwback’ CoD stream

Published: 9/Sep/2020 5:20

by Brad Norton

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In the leadup to Treyarch’s highly-anticipated Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty veterans Nadeshot, 100 Thieves larrikins The Mob, and Team Summertime attempted to host a throwback stream, until hackers ruined the event.

The multiplayer reveal for Black Ops Cold War is just hours away. In anticipation of the next release from Treyarch, many have been returning to previous games in the franchise. Call of Duty League players have been hosting wagers in a variety of older titles purely for entertainment in the off-season.

On September 8, a huge collaboration was planned as The Mob, TST, and Nadeshot were set to go a few rounds in Black Ops 2. The throwback stream was hyped up for days as the community gathered to watch veterans return to a fan-favorite title. However, the event was short-lived.

Just minutes into the stream, hackers crashed the lobby and “ruined the experience”. While Nade tried to let cooler heads prevail, frustration soon boiled over.

While the players tried to get into a lobby, Mako from The Mob was having some issues. It was a struggle joining, and when he did, his name vanished from the menu. It turned out a hacker was messing with the lobby and removing Mako.

Freeing up a slot in the group, a hacker soon joined straight in. “Come on man, how the f**k are people getting in?” Nadeshot asked. The lobby was private and yet still the hackers were able to gain access. At times, Mako’s name would even appear, though it was secretly a hacker stealing his nametag.

“If you can hear me, brother, can you just let us do this?” Nadeshot pleaded. “We’re playing a game that’s seven years old, we’re just trying to have some fun.”

“Whoever is closing our lobbies, dragging us out, I want you to know that you are a f**king dork. The definition. Who in their right mind would try to ruin a couple of boys on a Tuesday night just trying to play Black Ops 2 seven years later?”

Eventually, things seemed to be working. All eight players were in the lobby together and the first match was just about to begin. It kicked off as everyone expected; players ripping into one another through game chat, The Mob ridiculing Nade for his infamous HBR play at Champs… it was all laughs while it lasted.

Just moments into the first map and it all came to a screeching halt once again. Mako was removed from the match as the hacker joined in mid-map. “Just let us play one f***ing game,” Nadeshot yelled on stream. We’re not asking for much.” 

Even with lobbies set to private and every player appearing offline, the event was still tarnished. No matter what they tried, the hacker always made his way into the game. While it was put together as a test run for a proper throwback event, it seems those plans may be on ice until the hacker issue can be figured out.

“All we wanted to do is play Black Ops 2 and relive the glory days,” Nadeshot soon followed up on Twitter. “But some dorks had to ruin that for us. Lame.”

In the meantime, everyone looking forward to the classic Black Ops event won’t have to wait long to see the future of the franchise. The Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal is set to kick off on September 9.

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LIVE: CDL Super Week Day 3 – Empire take on struggling Royal Ravens

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:55 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:59

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Call of Duty League has combined Weeks 2 and 3 of Stage 1 into one massive Super Week of matches, and everything you need to watch and follow the event live can be found below.


  • Empire take on struggling Royal Ravens looking to get back into win column.
  • Surge hoping to play spoiler to Thieves’ dreams of perfect 3-0 start.
  • OpTic face stiff test in Ultra – both teams searching for second win of 2021.

Due to the inclement weather in Texas and other parts of the United States causing power outages for a lot of pro players, the CDL opted to combine the Week 2 and 3 matches into Super Week.

Seven straight days of matches will see all 12 teams in action at least three times, and with the Stage 1 Major looming around the corner, this will be the final opportunity for teams to improve their seeding for the $500,000 tournament.

CDL Super Week: Stream

The CDL streams all of its matches exclusively on YouTube, which is where you can also find replays of matches that have already been completed.

CDL Super Week: Schedule

Day 3: Wednesday, February 24

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 25)
Royal Ravens 0-0 Empire 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 Thieves vs Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 OpTic vs Ultra 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 4: Thursday, February 25

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 26)
Game 1 ROKKR vs Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 OpTic vs Guerrillas 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 FaZe vs Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 5: Friday, February 26

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 27)
Game 1 Thieves vs Royal Ravens 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 Ultra vs Legion 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Empire vs Subliners 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 6: Saturday, February 27

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 28)
Game 1 FaZe vs Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 ROKKR vs Royal Ravens 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Ultra vs Guerrillas 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 7: Sunday, February 28

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Mar 1)
Game 1 Subliners vs Surge 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 OpTic vs Mutineers 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Empire vs Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Past scores & daily recaps

Day 1: Monday, February 22

  Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
Match Replay Guerrillas 1-3 Mutineers LAG 250-133 (Crossroads) FLA 6-3 (Miami) FLA 3-2 (Garrison) FLA 250-172 (Garrison) N/A
Match Replay Ultra 1-3 FaZe ATL 250-247 (Raid) TOR 6-3 (Raid) ATL 3-0 (Raid) ATL 250-128 (Garrison) N/A

Mutineers get first win of 2021, FaZe stay unbeaten

After losing their season-opener at CDL Opening Weekend, Florida Mutineers’ new-look lineup got their first win of 2021 with a 3-1 victory over LA Guerrillas, who now sit at 1-2. LAG won the first map in dominant fashion before the Mutineers ripped off three straight maps to secure the series.

The second match of the day was a battle of the unbeatens as Atlanta FaZe took on Toronto Ultra. The series started back-and-forth, and if it wasn’t for a clutch break at the end of the Raid Hardpoint, Atlanta may have found themselves down 0-2 early.

But things settled down after the second map as FaZe took games three and four quite comfortably to secure the 3-1 victory. The win now gives the boys in red a league-leading three wins, against just zero losses, while Ultra drop to 1-1.

Day 2: Tuesday, February 23

  Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
Match Replay Mutineers 0-3 Legion PAR 222-220 (Garrison) PAR 6-4 (Checkmate) PAR 3-1 (Raid) N/A N/A
Match Replay Subliners 3-0 Royal Ravens NY 250-151 (Garrison) NY 6-1 (Checkmate) NY 3-0 (Checkmate) N/A N/A
Match Replay Surge 0-3 ROKKR MIN 250-163 (Checkmate) MIN 6-5 (Raid) MIN 3-2 (Raid) N/A N/A

Legion & Subliners sweep their way to first wins, ROKKR stay hot vs Surge

After going 0-2 in the Opening Weekend, Paris Legion finally got their first win of 2021 at Super Week, and what a win it was. Despite being underdogs to the Mutineers, Legion pulled off a shocking sweep that featured a rare Hardpoint ending on time.

Following Paris’ script, the New York Subliners also notched their first one in the win column after sweeping London Royal Ravens in perhaps the most dominant performance we’ve seen so far in 2021.

None of the three maps were close, especially the Control, which saw NYSL shred their opponents from start to finish and not give them even a chance at making any sort of comeback. With the loss, Royal Ravens now sit at 0-2 early on in the season.

Rounding off a trio of Day 2 sweeps was Minnesota ROKKR grabbing their second win in a row after taking apart Seattle Surge 3-0. The series was closer than the final scoreline would suggest as Surge did make solid comebacks in both the S&D and Control, only to fall just short in both.

The win is ROKKR’s second in a row after their upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend. Meanwhile, Seattle falls to 1-2, suffering already their second sweep this season.

CDL Super Week essentials

CDL Super Week: Format & CDL Points

  • Location: Online
  • Prize Pool: N/A
  • CDL Points: 10 per win
  • Maps & Modes:
    • Hardpoint: Checkmate, Crossroads, Garrison, Moscow, Raid
    • Search & Destroy: Checkmate, Garrison, Miami, Moscow, Raid
    • Control: Checkmate, Garrison, Raid
  • Matches are best-of-five (HP, S&D, Control, HP, S&D)

CDL Super Week: Teams & Rosters

ROKKR
CDL roster spotlight: Minnesota ROKKR’s new-look lineup delivered an upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend.

All 12 teams are participating in the Week 2 event, split into the two groups that were drawn at the start of Stage 1. All teams within the same group play each other once during the Stage, for a total of five matches.

Group A

Team Roster
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
London Royal Ravens Alexx, Dylan, Seany, Zer0
Los Angeles Thieves Kenny, SlasheR, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Accuracy, Attach, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners Clayster, Asim, Diamondcon, Mack
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony

Group B

Team Roster
Atlanta FaZe Simp, Cellium, aBeZy, Arcitys
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Owakening, Slacked, Neptune
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, Vivid
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion AquA, Classic, Fire, Skrapz
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, Cammy, CleanX

Make sure to check out our CDL 2021 Season hub for the latest standings, full schedule of all events, a breakdown of the season format, and more.