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Scump, Dashy, Simp and more – The top 10 rated players from CWL London

Published: 9/May/2019 12:04 Updated: 9/May/2019 17:25

by Marcus Banks


100 Thieves were crowned champions at CWL London, lifting their first major trophy as an organization, but who were the top performing players at the event?

After a thrilling victory against Optic Gaming, 100 Thieves were matched against eUnited in the grand finals who didn’t drop a single map during their losers bracket run.

Nevertheless, 100T continued their excellent form, winning two Hardpoints and Control to hand Nadeshot his victory as an organization owner which almost made him pass out.

twitter: 100Thieves100 Thieves won their first major tournament as an organization.

100 Thieves’ Sam ‘Octane’ Larew scooped the MVP award, but how does he compare to the top performing players in London? CoDStats uses a variety of factors, such as K/D ratio and score per minute, to determine an overall rating for players.

Here are the top ten rated players from the event.

10. Scump

Team: OpTic Gaming
Rating: 1.08

OpTic Gaming placed third at the event after losing to 100Thieves in the winners final, despite defeating them in their pool play encounter, and then dropping to eUnited in the losers final. Fan favorite, Seth ‘Scump’ Abner ended with a respectable rating of 1.08 but will be disappointed with his team’s performance against 100T which ultimately cost them a chance at the trophy.

9. Brack


Team: Denial
Rating: 1.09

Denial Esports could only manage a third-place finish in pool play after being drawn into a tough group alongside Gen.G and Spylce. They were unable to perform in the losers bracket, falling to Midnight in the first round. Despite their poor showing, Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry was able to place in the top ten players for rating highlighting his fantastic performances. 

8. Temp


Team: Splyce
Rating: 1.10

Spylce will also be disappointed in their performance at CWL London after being eliminated by Team Envy following their drop into the losers bracket. Despite the result, Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda proved that he is still one of the most consistent Black Ops 4 with a rating of 1.10 that is good enough to earn him a top-eight ranking as an individual.

7. Lacefield

Team: Midnight
Rating: 1.17

Midnight Esports Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield will hope his team can bounce back from a poor display in England – they fell into losers bracket and lost to eUnited in the second round. Nevertheless, his excellent individual performance will give him confidence heading into CWL Anaheim.

6. Dashy

Team: OpTic Gaming
Rating: 1.17

OpTic Gaming’s Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell was their best performing player in terms of K/D, ending the event with a rating of 1.17. Nevertheless, just like Scump, he will be disappointed with the manner of their defeat, especially after winning the first major event of the year in Las Vegas

5. Skyz


Team: Elevate
Rating: 1.23

Another team looking to swiftly move on after CWL London is Elevate who were dumped into the losers bracket before suffering a first-round elimination at the hands of Luminosity Gaming. However, Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno managed to finish the tournament with a rating of 1.23, made all the more impressive given their early exit.

4. Decemate


Team: Team Envy
Rating: 1.25

Team Envy made the worst possible start to CWL London after being drawn into a group of death in pool play which resulted in them entering the losers bracket. However, a strong performance from Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato almost helped them into the finals but they ultimately came up short against eUnited.

3. Arcitys


Team: eUnited
Rating: 1.29

eUnited almost completed the unlikeliest of comebacks at CWL London after being placed in losers bracket in the second round following defeat against 100 Thieves. Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson was on fire, helping his team secure wins against Heretics, Envy and Optic before falling at the final hurdle in the 100T grand finals rematch.

2. Octane


Team: 100 Thieves
Rating: 1.29

Nadeshot will be overjoyed with the performance of his team in England, none more so than Sam ‘Octane’ Larew who was rightly awarded the MVP award with a rating of 1.29. The decision to sign the 21-year-old from rivals Optic Gaming has already proven to be a wise one. 

1. Simp


Team: eUnited

Rating: 1.41

While he might have missed out on a trophy, eUnited’s Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr blew fans away with his magnificent performance at the tournament – his first ever as professional. Simp topped the list with a rating of 1.41 and held the highest K/D ratio of all players.

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When is Black Ops Cold War Season 1? Roadmap, Warzone integration, more

Published: 1/Dec/2020 0:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 0:28

by Albert Petrosyan


Black Ops Cold War is all the talk right now in the world of Call of Duty, but there’s a whole lot more content waiting in Season 1! Here’s everything you need to know, including the release date, info about Warzone integration, and more.

Black Ops Cold War comes jam-packed with a lot of content for Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies, and a lot more is on its way once the game’s ‘preseason’ period wraps up.

After the first month is in the books, Treyarch will be rolling out a flurry of new experiences for CoD players to enjoy across all modes, including Warzone, which will finally debut its highly anticipated next chapter.

When does Black Ops Cold War Season 1 release?

Season 1 of BOCW, and everything that it’s set to include, is scheduled to launch worldwide on Thursday, December 10 (exact time TBA). It’ll likely come as part of a massive update that also makes changes to existing aspects of the game, such as the weapon balancing patch that’s already been teased.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Roadmap & new content

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A lot of content is coming in the Black Ops Cold War Season 1 roadmap.

As mentioned above, there’s a lot of new goodies for players to keep busy with come December 10.

For multiplayer, there’s going to be new 6v6 maps and modes, new weapons, another Fireteam map, and the return of the 2v2 Gunfight mode that was first introduced in Modern Warfare and became quite a hit. It’s not yet confirmed whether or not the Gunfight maps will be brand new or remakes of the ones from MW.

With Zombies being a big focal point in BOCW, Treyarch’s got stuff coming for that as well. For now, that’s being described as “new Zombies modes,” so fans will have to wait a bit longer for more details.

Last but not least, there’s Warzone, but we’ll get into that in the following sections.

New Prestige levels, Prestige Master, & challenges

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Prestiging is about to get even crazier in Black Ops Cold War Season 1.

After a year’s absence, the Prestige ranking system is back in Call of Duty, but the BOCW version works a bit differently than in past titles. Following this ‘preseason’ period, in which players can Prestige up to three times, the launch of Season 1 will introduce a whole new depth to this system.

S1, and every season that follows, will have four additional Prestige ranks to achieve across the first 200 levels, with a new Weapon Blueprint that can be unlocked at level 50. Those who manage to hit level 200 and gain all four will also earn the rank of Prestige Master, which also unlocks Prestige icons from past CoD games.

It doesn’t end there, either; there’s actually going to be 1000 levels available in each season, so there’s going to be plenty to level up for even after you get Prestige Master.

Lastly, S1 will add in two sets of new challenges – 20 for multiplayer and 20 for Zombies – which will be unlocked a few at a time as you progress towards Level 200. If you manage to hit Level 200, unlock all the challenges, and complete them, you will earn an animated Season Master Calling Card as a reward.

BOCW x Warzone integration: weapons, progression, more

One of the more highly anticipated parts of Season 1 will be the integration of Black Ops Cold War in Warzone, which comes in two parts: weapon integration and unification of the progression systems.

Weapon integration

black ops cold war warzone integration loadouts weapons guns modern warfare
Starting in Season 1, Warzone players can choose loadouts from both BOCW and MW.

Starting on December 10, every weapon that was in BOCW at launch or gets added in S1 will be made available in Warzone. Players will be able to choose between loadouts from BOCW and Modern Warfare, essentially doubling the battle royale’s weapon arsenal in a single update.

Progression unification

black ops cold war modern warfare warzone progression system
Season 1 will unify the progression systems in Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone.

S1 will combine the progression of BOCW, Warzone, and Modern Warfare into a singular system, meaning your level in one game will be the same for all three and any XP gained will apply across the board.

While this won’t change much in Cold War specifically, Warzone and MW players will see their ranks reset and start fresh on December 10, in order to match up with BOCW. Don’t worry though, anything you’ve already unlocked or completed in those games will not be deleted.

The next chapter of Warzone…

On top of all those changes, Season 1 is expected to kickstart the next phase of the popular battle royale’s story, which the official Roadmap referred to as a “classified Warzone experience.”

Currently, there’s no information or any concrete leaks out there about what this will include, but a mention of “Rebirth Island” has been spotted in the artwork, sparking speculation that the Black Ops 1 location could be the next Warzone map.

Expect more details to be revealed in the coming weeks.

There you have it – everything there is to know about the upcoming Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which will be free on all platforms. Anything specific that you’re excited about? Let us know on Twitter, @Dexertointel!