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The Sixth CWL Pro League Challenge Has Been Won by a Non-Pro League Team – Final Placements

Published: 5/Jun/2018 9:55 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason

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The latest installment of the MLG GameBattles Pro League Challenge has been won by a Enigma6, a non-league team, who defeating Luminosity Gaming in the Grand Final.

The Pro League Challenge is an online tournament which attempts to give ameteur teams the chance to play against the best of the best and offers a modest $2,000 prize pool each week.

Eight current CWL Pro League teams take on eight ameteur teams, who earn their spot through most recent CWL 2K tournament, in a single elimination bracket with best of five matches and upsets are a common occurrence.

The June 3rd – 4th Pro League Challenge started on a bit of a sour note as fan favorites OpTic Gaming forfeited their match against “BadNewsBear”, supposedly due to Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter having prior commitments.

Other big names to fall in the first round included eUnited, who lost 3-1 to “DYING BREED”, compLexity Gaming, who lost 3-0 to E6, and UNILAD, who lost 3-0 to “OrglessBandit”.

In fact, Luminosity Gaming was the only CWL Pro League team to make it past the quarterfinals, but even Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and company were no match for Enigma6 in the Grand Final as Jordon ‘General’ General’s team claimed the victory with a 3-1 score.

That one map loss to Luminosity was the only map that E6 dropped in the entire competition as the team swept compLexity, DYING BREED, and Lightning Pandas in relatively easy fashion.

As always, there has been some speculation that the CWL Pro League teams did not put maximum effort into the online competition as they are fully focused on the $700,000 league.

However, teams outside of the Pro League like Enigma6, Ghost Gaming, and Lightning Pandas will take confidence from their top four results as they set their sights on CWL Anaheim from June 15th – 17th.

The full results from the June 3rd Pro League Challenge are as follows:

Place Team Roster Prize
1st Enigma6 Group General, Sender, Diabolic, aBeZy $1,500
2nd Luminosity Gaming Slacked, JKap, John, FormaL $500
3/4 Ghost Gaming Lacefield, GodRx, Pandur, Parasite
3/4 Lightning Pandas Goonjar, Royalty, Xotic, Theory
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 players claim Nuketown Gulag gives unfair advantage to one side

Published: 24/Jan/2021 11:15

by Connor Bennett

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A handful of Call of Duty Warzone players have hit out at the new Nuketown-themed Gulag, claiming it favors one side a bit too much. 

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone has now combined the weapons of both the new game as well as the previous Modern Warfare title.

Even though there’s plenty of new content, including weapons and the Rebirth Island map, but it hasn’t gone down well with every player. There are still complaints about weapons being too overpowered, attachments not working, as well as other general bugs that come from combining the two games. 

Additionally, there’s also a new Gulag – with the showers of the Verdansk prison being done away with, and being replaced by a smaller version of Nuketown. However, players have got complaints about that too. 

Nuketown Gulag in Warzone
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Players believe that Gulag fights have never been this tricky to win.

With the Modern Warfare showers, players had the same angles on each side, but that’s now changed with Nuketown. It’s now asymmetrical, with more angles to look out for, and Warzone players believe it favors the side where you can shoot through what would be the Welcome to Nuketown sign. 

“40% of my gulag deaths are from my enemy camping behind the car ruins,” posted Redditor SamirDando, complaining about the head glitch the car gives players who spawn that side. “That’s not what the gulag was originally designed to do. This needs a change.”

Others agreed, adding: “Yeah can’t stand it. The damn car head glitch” and offering up possible changes. “Remove the car, change the plywood to concrete so it can’t be shot through and it’d be alright,” said another. 

The new Nuketown gulags asymmetrical layout gives 1 player a major advantage over the other from CODWarzone

Yet, one player pointed out that it’s not just the head glitch that’s the problem, but how much room you have to work with. 

“In my opinion, the problem with car spawn isn’t just the head glitch, but also the fact that you can see two lanes from spawn,” noted Reddit user ReADropOfGoldenSun, “I think this could all be fixed if they moved the cardboard just a bit over so you can’t see the middle right off spawn.”

Other players, however, didn’t agree at all, claiming that are easy ways to get around the campers – either by simply hopping up on the balconies on the houses or using grenades.

It seems unlikely that the devs would make major changes to the gulag, unless their data shows that it’s completely broken and ruining the game. That might happen at a later date, but we’ll just have to wait and see.