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One of the Greatest Underdog Stories in Call of Duty History

Published: 18/May/2020 10:54 Updated: 18/May/2020 11:19

by Shane King


Everyone loves an underdog story and the Call of Duty scene has had its fair share but none comes close to what Evil Geniuses managed to pull off at Champs 2018. Their victory over Team Kaliber in the finals will go down as one of the most memorable moments in CoD history.

EG started the WW2 season off with a strong roster comprised of Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov, Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, and Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt. Unfortunately, this roster had its issues with so many big personalities causing rifts and cracks in the team.

NAMELESS and Enable were dropped after the team was forced into relegations during the CWL 2018 season. The team picked up Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo-Palmer and Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia. At first, the changes worked perfectly and EG had great success at CWL Seattle open. This was short-lived as Evil Genius put up “embarrassing” performances at CWL Anaheim and Pro League stage 2.

Eric Ananmalay / ESPAT MediaACHES added to his vast trophy cabinet with a CoD Champs win in World War II with EG.

In the groups, EG hit a stumbling block ending in a three-way tie with Cloud9 and Elevate. EG went into the final game of the tiebreaker needing to defeat OpTic with a clean 3-0 – and that is what they did, with ACHES once again proving to be the Green Wall’s kryptonite. The underdogs then went on to have an easier knockout bracket run, sailing through to the semis again Envy where they faced their biggest challenge. However, these underdogs sent them down to the losers bracket.

The boys in blue then went on to beat the tournament favorite TK in the upper bracket final, sending them down to losers, but TK would be back for more in the grand final. After going 2-0 up, EG took their eyes off the prize, allowing TK to get back into the match as they completed the reverse sweep to reset the bracket.

In the second best-of-five, Evil Geniuses did not relent though, defeating TK in dominant fashion 3-0 to win the greatest honor in CoD. This was without a doubt one of the most shocking results when it comes to Call of Duty esports and still to this day is renowned for being one of the greatest champs runs from any team.

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How to view your Black Ops Cold War stats on PC, PS5 & Xbox

Published: 28/Nov/2020 2:03

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty is enjoyed by some of the most competitive gamers around and, of course, competitors want to analyze their performances. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to view your Black Ops Cold War stats, no matter your system of choice.

If you played Modern Warfare or Warzone, then chances are that you’re already somewhat familiar with checking your CoD statistics. Aside from the in-game client, using the website COD Tracker was a very popular way to check, and compare, your numbers when away from your console or PC.

That remains an option for Black Ops Cold War in 2020 and beyond, but players can also check their stats in-game and on the official Call of Duty app. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, but they all help you paint a clearer picture of your performance.

Whether you simply want to track your progress as a player or compare yourself to the game’s best, we’ve broken the two ways, outside of the in-game client, that you can check your Black Ops Cold War statistics.

COD Tracker

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COD Tracker
COD Tracker gives you an overview of your stats with the options to dive deeper.

COD Tracker’s offering is likely the most thorough option around, as you are able to track a ton of statistics, filter by mode, map, and weapon while comparing yourself to global leaderboards. 

Like Warzone, you can even go back through many of your recent matches to analyze individual performances.

  1. Head to COD Tracker and enter either your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  2. Navigate to the Black Ops Cold War tag
  3. Check out how you stack up against the competition

Call of Duty Companion

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The CoD Companion App is a nice alternative for people looking to check numbers on their phone.

The Call of Duty Companion app is a very easy way to access many of your statistics without turning on your PC or console. While it doesn’t have as much data as COD Tracker might give you (and rounds K/D a decimal sooner than Tracker), the UI is very intuitive, with pie charts and line graphs for your numbers and whatnot.

  1. Search “Call of Duty Companion” on your device’s app store or through their website
  2. Download and open
  3. Sign in with your Activision ID or your system’s gamer tag
  4. Navigate to “Player,” then scroll to “Black Ops Cold War” instead of “Modern Warfare” from the drop-down menu

While BOCW’s in-game client may feel somewhat limited in its options for analyzing your performance and place on the leaderboards, these two options each provide a ton of information.

Both provide similar degrees of data with the principal differences coming in their presentation, so it’s really up to you which you prefer to use.