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Scump, Karma, ACHES, and JKap share weird conspiracy theory about CWL London

Published: 6/May/2019 2:42 Updated: 6/May/2019 2:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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Several prominent professional Call of Duty players have started to float around a curious conspiracy theory about the recently concluded CWL London major tournament.

The $325,000 pro tournament at CWL London took place May 3-5, with 100 Thieves defeating eUnited 3-1 in the Grand Final to secure their first ever major championship.

As usual, the Grand Final and some of the other major matches were all played on the main stage, and a few pro players were quick to notice a pattern of results based on which side of the stage the teams played on.

Team Envy’s Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price pointed out that all of the teams that played on the right side of the stage on Championship Sunday – Mindfreak in the Open Bracket Grand Final, 100 Thieves twice, and eUnited twice – all won by a combined map count of 18-2.

“So 18-2, only maps won were Search and Destroy?” he tweeted. “Pretty crazy coincidence. Never seen that in my playing days. Congrats 100 Thieves on the win!”

OpTic Gaming’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner also chipped in with their own experiences after getting swept in the final of both the Winners and Losers Brackets, against 100 Thieves and eUnited respectively.

In both matches, OpTic sat on the left side of the stage, and in both matches, they failed to win a single map, all after going undefeated and dropping just three maps in their previous five matches of the tournament. 

Evil Geniuses’ Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, who has been around the CoD esports scene for a long time, revealed his theory that the game feels different sometimes. 

Upon seeing this conspiracy theory discussed on Twitter, many longtime fans brought up the name of veteran competitor Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss, who was known to have brought up similar theories in the past.

However, all this said, there is definitely the chance that the players were simply annoyed with not coming out on top at CWL London, and decided to vent their frustrations by trolling social media with a conspiracy theory about the tournament main stage. 

100 Thieves win CWL London

100 Thieves’ victory at CWL London was their first major tournament win as an esports organization.

Fortunately, CWL London will not be remembered for any conspiracy theories, but rather for 100 Thieves having finally won their first major tournament as an esports organization.

The team cemented themselves as arguably the best team currently in the CWL, knocking out rivals OpTic Gaming and eUnited to hoist the prestigious trophy. 

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 18:52

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game: five in the Field Research bundle and four in the Certified bundle.

While these packs are specifically for Black Ops Cold War players, it’s important to remember that some of these items, like the blueprint and Operators, are available for use in Warzone as well.

  • Field Research Bundle
    • Epic Park Operator skin
    • Epic SMG blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Calling Card
    • Rare Weapon Charm
  • Certified Bundle
    • Epic Garcia Operator skin
    • Rare Assault Rifle blueprint
    • Epic reticle
    • Epic Weapon Charm

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, however, we’ll update this article.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.