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Pro teams UYU and Midnight eliminated from CoD Champs 2019

Published: 16/Aug/2019 0:34 Updated: 16/Aug/2019 0:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Professional Call of Duty teams UYU and Midnight Esports have been eliminated from the CWL Championship 2019 on day two of pool play.

While not considered to be among the top echelon of teams in Call of Duty esports, both UYU and Midnight Esports were in the CWL Pro League this year for a reason.

Thus, coming into CoD Champs 2019, both were seeded as the second best team within Pools E and F respectively, and favored to be one of the two teams that would advance to the bracket stage.

However, both sides saw their time at the tournament come to an abrupt end, as they ended up finishing in third place after the three group matches were completed.

For Midnight, their 3-1 loss to 100 Thieves meant they would finish with a record of 1-2, not good enough to surpass amateur team Sicario Gaming for the second spot in Pool F.

UYU were eliminated by Team Singularity, by far the biggest surprise of the tournament when it comes to amateur teams overachieving.

Down 0-2, UYU were able to force a game five that would decide their fate, but their opponents proved to be too strong and skillful in the end, as they’ve done in all three of their matches.

The result was a rather heartbreaking one for the pro team, considering that in their previous match against Luminosity Gaming, they lost on a 1v1 situation in the 11th round of game five, when Methodz was unable to eliminated LG’s Skyz.

The result not only kept LG in the game, but also put UYU in a must-win situation going into the final match, which ended up not going the way they would have hoped.

Now, thanks to this incredible clutch by Skyz and Singularity’s upset victory, LG will finish second in the group, surviving by just the skin of their teeth to advance to bracket play.

Keep up with all of the action live via our dedicated CWL Championship 2019 hub, which features four livestreams, updates scores, full schedules, Pool standings, final placements so far, and more.

August 15 is the final day of pool play, with the knockout stage set to take place August 16-18, which will be open to the public. 

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton

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An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”