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Some big-name Call of Duty teams desperately need wins on Day 3 of the CWL Pro League Qualifier

Published: 18/Jan/2019 14:13 Updated: 18/Jan/2019 15:42

by Matt Porter


The CWL Pro League Qualifier is in full swing, and some of the biggest names in Call of Duty are in big trouble heading into the third day of competition.

There is only one Pro League in the Black Ops 4 season, meaning teams who are attending the qualifiers have only shot at making it to the league in 2019, as there will be no relegation tournament later on in the year.

The Pro League Qualifiers feature the 28 teams who placed between 5th and 32nd at CWL Las Vegas, with only 12 teams able to secure their place in the league.

With two days played, there are already some big-name squads in precarious positions, with a number of them extremely close to finding themselves in the elimination places. For all the standings, results and upcoming matches, visit our how to watch the CWL Las Vegas Qualifier tournament hub.

FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan have lost two matches in a row.

Many looked at Pool A as a difficult group to escape from, and it’s
proved to be just that with some surprise performances, especially from
Project 18 who sit second. 

Arguably the headline team in the pool is FaZe Clan, who have lost
two matches on the bounce since their opening day victory against sister
team FC Black. The fifth placed squad take on pool leaders Team
Reciprocity on day three, knowing that a victory is required to keep
themselves in the bracket play spots.

Pool A standings after day two

Team Record Map Count Map Win %
1 Team Sween 2-1 6-3 67%
2 Project 18 2-1 7-5 58%
3 Team Reciprocity 2-1 6-5 55%
4 Enigma6 1-1 5-4 56%
5 FaZe Clan 1-2 5-6 45%
6 Team Divine 1-2 4-6 40%
7 FC Black 1-2 3-7 30%

100 Thieves

Twitter: 100 Thieves100 Thieves’ struggles have continued since CWL Las Vegas.

The highly-touted squad have had a difficult time in Black Ops 4, and their struggles have continued into the Pro League Qualifier. 100 Thieves kicked off their event in the worst possible way, falling to a 3-0 demolition against currently unbeaten Midnight Esports.

100 Thieves were able to recover and beat Team SpaceLy, but a loss to Pittsburgh Knights dented their automatic qualification hopes. The only bright side for the Thieves right now is that they’ve played the group’s current top two teams, but they’ll need to secure some victories in day three with SpaceLy and co. breathing down their neck for those bracket play spots.

Pool C standings after day two

Team Record Map Count Map %
1 Midnight Esports 4-0 12-5 71%
2 Pittsburgh Knights 2-1 7-4 64%
3 Overtime eSport 2-2 10-6 63%
4 Excelerate Gaming 2-2 8-8 50%
5 Team SpaceLy 1-2 5-6 45%
4 100 Thieves 1-2 4-8 33%
7 Mazer Gaming 0-2 0-5 0%

Red Reserve

Rated and the squad are in a precarious position in Pool D.

Red Reserve also find themselves teetering on the brink after a loss to Evil Geniuses on day two. Mindfreak currently sit unbeaten at the top of Pool D with an unblemished 4-0 record, and Red Reserve will need to pull out all the stops to pull off a vital win, especially with EG taking on 0-3 squad Nation of Power earlier in the day.

The tournament continues until Sunday, January 20, and you can ensure that you don’t miss any of the action with our handy CWL Pro League Qualifier guide. 

Pool D standings after day two

Team Record Map Count Map %
1 Mindfreak 4-0 12-4 75%
2 UYU 2-1 8-4 67%
3 Evil Geniuses 2-1 8-5 62%
4 Movistar Riders 2-2 6-10 38%
5 Red Reserve 1-2 6-7 46%
6 The Imperial 1-3 7-11 39%
7 Nation of Power 0-3 3-9 25%

Lightning Pandas

MadCat and Lightning Pandas will be hoping for improved results on day three.

A top six finish for Lightning Pandas at CWL Las Vegas came as a shock to some, and it seems that the squad haven’t been able to carry any momentum from the event into the Pro League Qualifier.

The Pandas sit rock bottom of Pool B after losses to European brethren Heretic and Giants, and an opening day three bout with group leaders Team Envy means that Lightning Pandas will need to come out firing if they want to make a run for the bracket play positions.

Pool B standings after day two

Team Record Map Count Map %
1 Team Envy 2-0 6-4 60%
2 Fact Revolution 2-1 7-3 70%
3 Heretics KFC 2-1 8-4 67%
4 G2 Esports 2-1 8-5 62%
5 Tainted Minds 1-2 4-7 36%
6 Vodafone Giants 1-3 4-10 29%
7 Lightning Pandas 0-2 2-6 25%
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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.