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CoD Pros Tommey and Chino announce new team for CWL Miami

Published: 13/Jul/2019 15:04 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 15:55

by Daniel Cleary

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Former Call of Duty roster and organization leading into CWL Finals in Miami.

The CWL Finals in Miami is a massive chance for players to qualify for the Call of Duty World Championship as the Top 16 placing teams will book their place in the final event of the season.

In a bid to make it to the Los Angeles tournament, fan favorite CoD pros Tommey and Chino have put together a stacked international open bracket roster which may be one of the favorites to qualify.

@Tommey / TwitterTommey was one of the core members on Team Reciprocity.

After the European veteran, Tommey, had announced that he would be taking a step back from competing in the CoD World League under Team Reciprocity, many fans were eager to see him return to action.

Tommey had announced on June 29 that he would be coming back to compete at CWL Miami alongside Chino and rising UK star, Linney, before later adding Proto and Exceed to complete the roster.

The international squad announced that they will be competing under Sicario Gaming in what may be the final CWL open bracket event ever, as the CoD league will include location based franchise teams for the Modern Warfare season.

Despite competing under Sicario Gaming for the rest of CWL season, Tommey confirmed that he won’t be parting ways with Reciprocity just yet, adding “I’ll still be part of and representing Reciprocity, but will be playing under Sicario.

This team to be one to watch in the final events of the year, especially after Tommey had done similar the year prior leading an unlikely Team Vitality squad to a respectable top 12 finish.

Chino has had a tough year all round after failing to qualify for the pro league at the start of the season with G2, but he no doubt still has the talent to compete with the best, and will be looking to end the year strong to improve his chances of landing on a franchise team next year.

Sicario Gaming Full Roster 

  • Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren
  • Martin ‘Chino’ Chino
  • Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado
  • Kaden ‘Exceed’ Stockdale
  • Byron ‘Linney’ Linney
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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.