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The 6th CWL Pro League Challenge Reaches the Semi-Finals With Multiple Upsets Once Again – Final Placements (Updating)

Published: 4/Jun/2018 15:07 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 18:20

by DG Goldstein

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The 6th CWL Pro Leauge Challenge has reached the Semi-Finals with multiple top teams getting knocked out in the early rounds yet again.

Taking place every two weeks, the Pro League Challenge is an opportunity for the top eight teams from the North American CWL 2K tournament to match up with the eight current squads at the CWL Pro League.

A prize pool of $2,000 is on the line during every Pro League Challenge installment, however, teams mainly play for the ability to go head-to-head with some of the best players and squads across the competitive CoD landscape.

Taking place on Sunday, June 3rd, teams played through the first rounds of the tournament up to the semi-finals, with the remainder of the tournament occurring on Monday, June 4th.

Once again, major teams saw an early exit in the Pro League Challenge, including the likes of compLexity, eUnited, and Rise, which has become a recurring theme since the inception of the tournament.

A full list of the remaining matchups can be found below, along with the final placements for the 6th CWL Pro League Challenge.

Semi-Final and Grand-Final matchups.

Round Team 1 vs Team 2
Semi-Finals Ghost Gaming vs Luminosity
Semi-Finals Enigma6 vs Lightning Pandas
Finals Ghost/ LG vs E6/ LP

Rosters

  • Ghost Gaming: Lacefield, GodRx, Pandur, Parasite
  • Luminosity: FormaL, Slacked, JKap, John
  • Enigma6: General, Sender, Diabolic, aBeZy
  • Lightning Pandas: Goonjar, Xotic, Theory, Royalty

CWL Pro League Challenge Final Placements *Updating*

Place Team Roster Prize
1st $1,500
2nd $500
3/4
3/4
5/8 BadNewsBear Brack, Fatal, Vicious, GizMo
5/8 OrglessBandit Ramby, Riviction, Super, TeddyRecKs
5/8 DYING BREED Legal, TwiZz, SupremeAgility, TcM
5/8 Rise Nation Loony, TJHaLy, Gunless, SlasheR
9/16 Yuuur DraMa, Hitman, Johnny, Apox
9/16 Mindfreak BuZZO, Shockz, Fighta, Denz
9/16 compLexity Gaming Dashy, Censor, Ricky, Blazt
9/16 eUnited Arcitys, Prestinni, Clayster, FeLonY
9/16 EZG eSports Parzelion, NauX, Kade, GorgoKnight
9/16 UNILAD Esports wuskin, Seany, Alexx, Zed
9/16 Tainted Minds Nimble, Damage, Swifty, Swiftaz0r
9/16 OpTic Gaming Scump, Crimsix, Octane, Methodz
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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
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Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.