The 7th CWL Pro League Challenge Has Been Won by a Non-Pro League Team Yet Again - Final Placements - Dexerto
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The 7th CWL Pro League Challenge Has Been Won by a Non-Pro League Team Yet Again – Final Placements

Published: 3/Jul/2018 10:45 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason


Ghost Gaming has become the first team to win two Call of Duty World League Challenges after defeating Evil Geniuses in the Grand Final of the seventh installment of the competition.

The CWL Pro League Challenge is a bi-weekly online tournament that gives eight ameteur teams the chance to compete with eight of the current Pro League teams for their share of a $2,000 prize pool.

The seventh Pro League Challenge, which began on July 1st, saw an ameteur team take the top spot after Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s Ghost Gaming defeated Evil Geniuses 3-1 in the Grand Final.

This is the second time in a row that the Pro League teams have fallen short after Enigma6 won the last competition with a 3-1 victory over Luminosity Gaming.

Ghost Gaming took a forfeit victory over Red Reserve in the quarterfinals but the team proved their worth with a comfortable win over Kade ‘Kade’ Jones’ team in the semifinals before plowing through Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price and company in the Grand Final.

This marks the first time that an organization has won more than one CWL Pro League Challenge as Ghost also claimed victory in the February 25th competition when Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez was on the roster.

The Evil Geniuses players will be disappointed about falling short of the title but their main focus will be on the final week of Division A action in the CWL Pro League, beginning on July 3rd.

ACHES’ team is currently sat in third place with a 7-4 record. They will need to face the likes of FaZe, Team Kaliber, and Team Envy in the last week as they attempt to hold on to a playoff spot.

The final placements from the July 1st CWL Pro League Challenge are as follows:

Place Team Roster Prize
1st Ghost Gaming Lacefield, GodRx, Pandur, Parasite $1,500
2nd Evil Geniuses ACHES, Apathy, Assault, SiLLY $500
3/4 Splyce Bance, Jurd, MadCat, Joshh  
3/4 BABES Cells, Kade, NauX, Believe  
5/8 Impact Gaming MajorManiak, Maux, Proto, Spoof  
5/8 Team EnVy Huke, Classic, Chino, Decemate  
5/8 Echo Fox Faccento, Aqua, Saints, Temp  
5/8 Red Reserve Joee, Rated, Zer0, Skrapz  
9/16 Team Kaliber Accuracy, Kenny, Fero, Enable  
9/16 FIRESMACKIN GorgoKnight, Johnny, Nelson, Riviction  
9/16 Epsilon Esports Dqvee, Vortex, Hawqeh, Reedy  
9/16 Morituri Esports Nova, Mayhem, KiSMET, Phantomz  
9/16 InControl Gaming Legal, TwiZz, SupremeAgility, TcM  
9/16 FaZe Clan ZooMaa, Attach, Replays, Priestahh  
9/16 Enigma6 Group General, aBeZy, Diabolic, Sender  
9/16 EZG Esports Atura, Apox, Parzelion, RobbieB
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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.