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OpTic Gaming win $2,500 CMG ProDown Black Ops 4 tournament #6 – recap, highlights, and final placements

Published: 29/Jan/2019 1:52 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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The sixth running of Checkmate Gaming’s $2,500 ProDown Black Ops 4 tournament came to a close on January 28 with OpTic Gaming being crowned champions for the fourth time. 

The defending CWL Vegas champs took care of fellow Pro League team Midnight Esports 3-1 to cap off a dominant tournament in which they did not lose a single series.

Having already beaten Midnight in the Winner’s Bracket Final, OpTic had the luxury of only having to win one of two series in the Grand Final, whereas their opponents needed to win two straight since they were coming from the Loser’s Bracket.

OpTic jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the Grand Final, winning a very tight Seaside Hardpoint 250-246 then dominating Payload Search and Destroy 6-2.

A resilient effort from Midnight saw them take Arsenal Control 3-0 to come back within one game, but a 250-177 Hardpoint victory on Gridlock sealed the deal for the Green Wall.

OpTic’s victory means that they’ve now been champions of the CMG ProDown in four of the five weeks they’ve participated, having won the first three in a row.

Their only failure to win came during the fourth ProDown, where they were relegated to the Loser’s Bracket very early on and eventually lost to Red Reserve in round three.


The CMG ProDown is a double-elimination tournament series that features some of the biggest and most prominent competitive teams and players in Call of Duty esports.

As usual, 16 teams participated in this week’s competition, which was split over two days. The entire Winner’s Bracket and the first four rounds of the Loser’s Bracket were all played on January 27, with the Loser’s Bracket Semis, Final, and the tournament Grand Final all played on January 28.

Here are the scorelines for all of the day two matches:

  • Loser’s Semis – Splyce 3 – 0 Envy
  • Loser’s Final – Splyce 1 – 3 Midnight Gaming
  • Grand Final – OpTic Gaming 3 – 1 Midnight Gaming

A full recap of all of the day one action, including all scorelines, upsets, and highlights, can be found in our CMG ProDown Day One recap.

The overall final placements can be seen in the table below, along with the Winner’s and Loser’s Brackets.

Position Team Roster Prize
1st OpTic Gaming Scump, Crimsix, Karma, Dashy, TJHaLy $2,000
2nd Midnight Esports Envoy, LlamaGod, Parzellion, Brack, JetLi $500
3rd Splyce Accuracy, Aqua, Jurd, Loony, Temp
4th Envy ACHES, Apathy, Assault, Huke, SiLLY
5th-6th Evil Geniuses Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Faccento
5th-6th Kenny’s Team Kenny, TTiny, ZooMaa, Priestahh, GloFrosty
7th-8th eUnited Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, JKap, aBeZy
7th-8th Luminosity Gaming Slacked, John, FormaL, Gunless, Classic
9th-12th Nameless’ Team NAMELESS, Attach, Chino, GodRx, Asim
9th-12th Team Space Spacely, Havok, MajorManiak, Maux, Nagafen
9th-12th Teddy’s Team TeddyRecKs, Apox, Ramby, Super, Zaptius
9th-12th UYU Spoof, Skyz, Proto, Mayhem, Knight
13th-16th Excelerate Gaming Beehzy, FA5TBALLA, MRuiz, Believe, ProFeeZy
13th-16th SZN LLeY, Shotzzy, Onyx, PaulEhx, Simp
13th-16th Parasite’s Team Parasite, Blazt, Lacefield, Skrapz, Saints
13th-16th TwiZz’s Team TwiZz, MiRx, TurnUp2eZ, Happy, Legal

Winner’s Bracket (From Quarters)


Loser’s Bracket (From Round 3)

For more information about the CMG ProDown, including team rosters and full brackets from this latest tournament, visit the tournament web-page on the CMG website HERE.

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Black Ops Cold War weapons & perks changes revealed for Zombies

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:23

by Tanner Pierce

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After revealing Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode back in September, Treyarch has now done a deep dive into all the changes coming to the mode. It seems like, in some regards, it’s going to be a completely different experience this time around.

If you’re excited about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Zombies but are hungry for more details, then you’ll be happy to know that Treyarch just delivered.

Thanks to a new blog post, the developer has given fans a deep dive into all the new changes coming to the game. While the developer ended up confirming a number of different features that previously leaked a few days back, they also revealed some wholly new information.

New perks for Zombies

While the developer officially confirmed the six perks that will be available at launch, including the exact statistics they will change, more will be announced when new maps get added to the game, in true Treyarch fashion.

The ones currently implemented, however, are sure to please longtime fans.

  • Jugger-Nog: 50% increase in health
  • Quick Revive: 50% increase in health regen speed
  • Speed Cola: 15% increase in reload speed
  • Stamin-Up: Increase in sprinting speed (percentage unclear)
  • Deadshot Daquri: ADS automatically moves sights to enemy weak spot (aim-assist)
  • Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a chance to apply random Ammo Mod effect

Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapons and scorestreaks

While weapon rarities isn’t new information for Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as it was previously announced by Treyarch during the initial reveal, the developer has finally gone into more detail about what it all means.

Like Warzone, each weapon that you pull from the wall or Mystery Box will be a certain weapon: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. As expected, the higher the weapon rarity, the higher damage it deals and the more attachments it’ll have.

In addition, the mystery box will now contain scorestreaks on top of that, which was easily one of the coolest part of the original reveal trailer.

  • Combat Bow
  • Sentry Turret
  • War Machine
  • Chopper Gunner
  • Self-Revive

Right now, it’s unclear if the only way that players will be able to get their hands on these valuable items will be through the Mystery Box, although previous leaks have indicated that Zombies will also be able to drop them.

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All weapons in Black Ops Cold War, including the ones pulled from Mystery Boxes, have rarities.

New Exfil feature

The final feature that Treyarch revealed new details about was the new Exfil feature, which allows players to end their match before they die. According to the devs, you’ll only be able to do this from Round 10 onwards.

That being said, if you’re able to reach the extraction point within the time allotted, you’ll receive extra XP, as well as some Raw Aetherium Crystals, which can be used to upgrade your weapons.

All of this, combined with all the leaks we know including the armor changes, the upgrade system, and the salvage system, which have now all been confirmed by Treyarch, makes it seem like this year’s iteration is going to be wild.