Top CoD pro teams to play amateur teams in brand-new CMG ProDown tournament - ft. OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, eUnited, and more - Dexerto
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Top CoD pro teams to play amateur teams in brand-new CMG ProDown tournament – ft. OpTic Gaming, 100 Thieves, eUnited, and more

Published: 16/Nov/2018 0:28 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 0:54

by Wyatt Donigan


A new tournament series has been announced that will feature of a number of major Call of Duty teams facing off against amateur squads.

While most professional Call of Duty teams have been putting in a ton of time with the weekly CWL 2K tournaments, the CMG ProDown tournament will a chance for them to compete in a more laid-back setting.


Eight pro teams will take on eight amateur teams in the $2,500 tournament taking place on November 18.

The tournament was first announced on November 15 by CMG on their official Twitter, letting fans know that anyone can qualify for the event.


While eight of the 16 spots are made up of invited pro teams, the final eight teams will be decided in a series of open qualifiers that will take place November 16-17.

Each qualifier will feature a $150 prize for the winner, with the top four teams from each qualifier receiving an invite to the main tournament on November 18.

The entire tournament will be using the CWL Variant rules, meaning players will play a mix of Search & Destroy, Hardpoint, and Control during each series. The qualifiers will be best-of-3, while the Winners Bracket matches being best-of-7 and Losers Bracket being best-of-5.


Anyone is eligible to enter the ProDown qualifiers for a shot at playing against a professional Call of Duty team.

The specific ruleset as far as maps, Specialists, and gear is still being ironed out, but the tournament will be double-elimination just like CWL events.

Of note, the tournament will be running alongside the weekly CWL 2K tournament, meaning it’s likely that the pro teams playing in the ProDown will not be competing in the 2K.

You can find the brackets for the event HERE and the full list of pro teams in attendance can be found below:


Pro teams attending CMG ProDown Tournament

  • OpTic Gaming 
  • Splyce
  • FaZe Clan
  • eUnited
  • Luminosity Gaming 
  • Team Envy
  • 100 Thieves
  • G2 Esports
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Iconic Barret 50 cal sniper rifle leaked in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:42 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 0:53

by Tanner Pierce


After the Black Ops Cold War Beta was available on PC, data-miners and hackers scoured through the game’s code to find hidden features, and some of them have seemingly stumbled upon a usable/playable version of a classic Call of Duty sniper rifle – the Barret .50 cal.

Unfortunately, with a little bit less than 24 hours to go, the Black Ops Cold War Beta is almost over. While most people spent the weekend knee-deep in the game’s base weapons, maps, modes, etc., many PC data-miners were enjoying everything the pre-release version had to offer that was hidden in the game’s coding.


Throughout the weekend, many players were leaking parts of the game’s code that referred to a number of unreleased features. While most of them were obviously left-over assets from Black Ops 4 or, at the very least, unsubstantiated pieces of data, there seems to be a classic sniper coming to the game.

A Black Ops Cold War Beta mod video from YouTuber Andrew2007 seems to show the Barrett .50 cal, a fan-favorite sniper rifle from several previous Call of Duty title, as a part of the game, although it appears that the gun is named ‘Barret M82’ for BOCW.


As can be seen in the video below, the weapon isn’t done, as there are no firing and reloading sound associated with the weapon. There isn’t even a scope texture, with a white square taking its place. This makes sense, as unreleased weapons generally don’t have all the assets associated with them attached until much closer to release.

Barret M82 from blackopscoldwar

For those confused as to why the rifle is firing at such a high rate, this is due to the mods that the user installed for the game. The actual Barret will certainly not function that way if and when it gets fully released.

Speaking of which, it’s also entirely possible that the video is fake and that the YouTuber simply modded the weapon into the game. Still, it looks pretty convincing, and given the fact that other prominent leak pages like leaker ModerWarzone have corroborated, its existence seems more likely than not.


The inclusion of the Barrett 50 cal is certainly a welcome one. The gun was featured in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, MW2, MW3, and even Black Ops 2’s story campaign. A variant of it was also featured in Modern Warfare (2019) but it was titled the Rytec AMR and featured some differences from the original.

The Barrett 50 cal sniper has been featured in multiple Call of Duty games including every entry of the Modern Warfare series.

What’s most likely to happen with this gun, judging from the fact that it wasn’t even included in the beta or alpha, is that it’s being saved for the post-launch content that Activision and Treyarch are planning on releasing.

Either way, it won’t be long until we find out since Black Ops Cold War is set to release on November 13, 2020.