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Team Reciprocity reflect on their incredible run at the CWL Pro League Qualifier

Published: 29/Jan/2019 19:15 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 23:48

by Chantal Stewart-Jones


Following their qualification for the 2019 CWL Pro League, Team Reciprocity has shared a video looking back on its performance.

The veteran Call of Duty squad secured their spot in the CWL Pro league by locking down one of the top two seeds from Pool A at the qualifier earlier in January.

Despite securing one of the coveted spots, losses against FC Black and Team Divine threatened to derail the team’s progress and led to a nerve-racking time for the roster, who mistakenly thought Enigma6 needed to beat FC Black for their qualification to be confirmed. 

Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall said about the loss against Team Divine: 

“I feel like it’s just people underestimating people, because when you’re playing somebody you’ve never heard of before you just think you’re going to smoke them, when in real life they’re going to give you a really good game. Just like this week’s shown.”

While Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer summarised the team’s performance as having beaten the harder teams and lost to the teams they would’ve expected to beat.

But the roster did get their all important qualification spot and were over the moon to have done so, with Wuskin saying: 

“It was the most stressful week of my life. When you actually make it, you actually sit there and think if I didn’t make it, that would literally be it, I’d be done, your year’s done, so it means more than you can imagine.”

Tommey and co. earned their CWL Pro League spot by finishing in the top two of Pool A at the Qualifier.

The players said they would be giving themselves a couple of days off following the qualifier before returning to their normal full practice schedule. 

They will return to the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio ahead of the league on February 4 and have set their sights high, hoping to be the best team in the world.

Team Reciprocity will also be in action at the next open event, CWL Fort Worth, which takes place March 15-17. 

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LIVE: CDL Kickoff Classic 2021 – Skrapz gets Royal Ravens grudge match

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:00 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 21:49

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty League’s 2021 campaign is just around the corner, but before the Black Ops Cold War professional season starts, the preseason has kicked off with the Kickoff Classic – where fans finally get to see the league’s best compete.

  • Skrapz gets revenge game against Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Chicago and LA Thieves finally play
  • Skyz and Mutineers came back from 2-1 to shock FaZe 3-2

CDL Kickoff Classic: Stream

CDL Kickoff Classic: Schedule & scores

Sunday, January 24

London Royal Ravens 2-2 Paris Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 25)
Toronto Ultra vs Minnesota ROKKR 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 25)
OpTic Chicago vs LA Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 25)

Saturday, January 23

Dallas Empire 3-0 New York Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM (Jan 24)
LA Guerrillas 3-2 Seattle Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM (Jan 24)
Atlanta FaZe 2-3 Florida Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM (Jan 24)

Empire continue championship form, FaZe (and Surge) falter

The Dallas Empire were the best Call of Duty team in 2020 and that form has lasted into 2021. The day started with 2020 MVP Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro racking up 35 kills and just 17 deaths with almost two minutes of hill time on Map 1, but then it became the Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal show as the upsurging player hit star form with some huge clutches.

With Empire cleaning up their former teammate James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks’ New York Subliners, the day moved on with two tight Map 5’s. First, Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov and the Los Angeles Guerrillas outdueled a revamped Seattle Surge 3-2 and then, in a twist few saw coming, the Florida Mutineers came back against the Atlanta FaZe.

As Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno returned to the form that earned him MVP candidacy in 2020, the Mutineers flew back from a 2-1 deficit and eventually clinched the 3-2 victory against a FaZe team who stood near the top of most standings for this season.

CDL Kickoff Classic: Teams & players

With this being the first official CDL matches in Black Ops Cold War, a lot of eyes are watching how the new rosters perform.

All 12 teams had to make at least one change due to the switch to a 4v4 format, with some opting to completely revamp their squads.

Team Players
Atlanta FaZe Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Havok, Owakening, Slacked
London Royal Ravens Seany, Alexx, Dylan, Zer0
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Vivid, Apathy
Los Angeles Thieves SlasheR, Kenny, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Attach, Accuracy, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Clayster, Mack, HyDra
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion Skrapz, Classic, AquA, Fire
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, CleanX, Cammy