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New Black Ops 4 Lobby Screen Spotted at Fan Expo

Published: 2/Sep/2018 19:39 Updated: 2/Sep/2018 19:45

by Vincent Genova

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A redesigned lobby screen in Black Ops 4 was spotted at a Fan Expo in Canada on September 1.

The new lobby shows off multiple characters before a match.

Previously, the lobby screen in the Black Ops 4 beta was a slideshow of a single specialist, which could be selected by the user.

The redesigned screen has six specialists standing in a row. It is unclear if the Specialists are teammates, since BO4 features five player teams.

With Signature Weapons and presumably customizable player skins on the way, the new lobby screen could be a way for players to show off their custom characters before a match.

Since the Fan Expo was a LAN setup, it is possible that the six Specialists lining up is simply the default screen for the offline section of the game.

It was also not the final build of Black Ops 4 and more UI changes could be on the way by launch.

The Fan Expo also provided the first look at the CoD Caster in Black Ops 4, which is used to spectate competitive matches.

The new Caster is a drastic change from past Call of Duty titles, taking on an appearance similar to the Overwatch League’s display.

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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

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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.