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The 2018 CWL Championship Rings Have Been Revealed

Published: 18/Aug/2018 19:28 Updated: 18/Aug/2018 19:30

by Joe O'Brien

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The rings that will be awarded to the winners of the 2018 CWL Championship have been revealed.

The CWL Championship is the most prestigious event on the Call of Duty circuit, and while the winning team will also be awarded a trophy and a $600,000 prize, it’s the unique rings that the victorious players will receive that are most symbolic of that prestige.

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Introduced with the very first Call of Duty Championships in 2013, the rings separate the world championship from any other event. It’s not just an extra zero in the prize pool or the more abstract significance of the title – a championship ring is a tangible, physical reward that can only be earned one way, that no amount of success in other tournaments will achieve.

The rings for each year’s world championship are unique to that season – a factor that makes them even more exclusive, as each particular variant can only be earned at a single tournament. As the 2018 CWL Championship draws to a conclusion, this year’s rings have now been revealed.

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Never before and never again will these exact rings be awarded. They will forever remain exclusive to the winners of the 2018 CWL Championship, carried with each player no matter where their careers take them afterwards.

At the time of writing, twelve teams remain in the competition. There have already been several major casualties, including defending world champions OpTic Gaming and this year’s favorites, Rise Nation. Six will reach championship Sunday, but ultimately only one team can walk away with these rings.

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Nuketown Easter egg discovered on new Black Ops Cold War map

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an easter egg that could hint at Nuketown from BO1 on the map Cartel, which is one of the brand new maps made available to fans during the game’s Open Beta.

Everyone knows that Nuketown is the single most popular map in Black Ops history. It’s been a part of every single iteration in the series, even showing up multiple times in one title, if you count the Zombies version of it in BO2. Rumors have even suggested that the map will be showing up in Black Ops Cold War, which is unsurprising, to say the least.

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Because of its popularity, it’s only reasonable that the developers would want to start teasing it before it’s added to the game – but most people probably didn’t expect it to show up in one of the beta maps.

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The image of Nuketown can be found right before the main hanger in Cartel.

If players go into the back of the map Cartel, which was one of the maps that players didn’t get to experience in the Alpha, they’ll find an image of one of the houses on the classic BO1 map. Does this mean that the classic version of the map will appear in Black Ops Cold War?

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Of course, no one knows at this point in time, but some people seem to think so, like YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. And it would make sense, too: With BOCW being a direct sequel to Black Ops 1, having a map pulled straight from that game would fit the time period.

That being said, given that every single version of the map throughout its history has been changed, it would be surprising if the developers didn’t do the same thing this time.

Regardless of what this picture means, it’s nice to see that the developers haven’t forgotten about the classic map, even 10 years after its original launch.

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