OpTic Gaming's Methodz' Insane 1v3 Clutch Was Play of The Day as Division B Returned to CWL Pro League Action - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming’s Methodz’ Insane 1v3 Clutch Was Play of The Day as Division B Returned to CWL Pro League Action

Published: 11/Jul/2018 15:00 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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It’s no secret that Anthony “Zinni” Methodz was not OpTic Gaming’s first choice replacement for Damon “Karma” Barlow, but he is proving he too can clutch up like the three time world champion, with this impressive 1v3.

Returning to the MLG Arena for the second set of matches in Division A, OpTic Gaming sat in a fairly comfortable position with a 5-2 record.

But, as Evil Geniuses will know, no position is safe and so it was vital OG got off to a good start to secure their place in the top four and a spot at playoffs.

Coming up against Mindfreak, some may have expected their first match back in the league to be a foregone conclusion. But, it was far from it and required some heroics from OpTic players to get the job done.

Firstly, it was Seth “Scump” Abner who had to step up on map one, hitting over 40 kills to lead his side to a 1-0 advantage in the series.

Map two was closer, and it was Methodz 1v3 that stood as the play of the game, as he was left on his own with Mindfreak planting the bomb.

Very similar to tK’s Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi’s 1v3 in Division A, Methodz took control of the A bomb site with precision shots with enough time left to defuse.

OpTic went on to take the map 6-4, before Mindfreak bounced back on map three capture the flag. Another hardpoint win for OpTic gave them the series win though to remain in 2nd spot.

They will face off against the other Australian side Tainted Minds next, and with TM languishing at the bottom of the division with an 0-9 record, it should be another OG win to challenge for the top spot.

The loss for Mindfreak almost certainly puts them out of contention for a playoff spot, unless they were to pull off a miraculous recovery and other results go their way.

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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.