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Pro CoD Players are Convinced the Trees are Multiplying on Ardennes Forest

Published: 1/Jul/2018 21:42 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 18:05

by Vincent Genova


Professional CoD star James “Clayster” Eubanks has spotted what appears to be extra trees near Cave on Ardennes Forest and now the entire Call of Duty community is questioning their eyesight.

It all started when Clayster tweeted an image of what he thought to be an additional two trees, other pros immediately reacted with negative opinions on the changes.

Trees on Ardennes are known to cause aim assist inconsistencies, so there was initial push back at more of them being added to the map.

Some people welcomed the changes however, including a redditor who posted the updated map will play even better with the additional trees.

Things got a little confusing when John “Xotic” Bruno brought up an image from CWL Anaheim that showed the two “new” trees were there the whole time.

Players and community members began to wonder if Sledgehammer snuck an update in before the tournament and nobody noticed.

Before people got too angry about the allegedly sneaky ways of Sledgehammer, YouTuber Nero blew everyone’s minds by showing an image from November 2017.

The trees were there since launch. Did the entire competitive community forget what a map looked like at the same time, or are we living in a simulation where Sledgehammer Games has the power to alter time and space as we know it?

Fortunately, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson has the very simple answer to why everyone was fooled by the trees.

We suggest everyone take a breather and enjoy the trees, whether they have been there since November or not. You may want to toss a smoke over Bunker just to be sure, after all, this is what Ardennes looked like at CWL New Orleans.

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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


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.