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

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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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CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order early patch notes: Weapons, new map, release date, more

Published: 22/Jan/2021 13:50 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:16

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty Mobile is gearing up for the start of Season 1: New Order, which will launch in the last week of January. So, here’s what we know so far in terms of patch notes. 

Even though CoD Mobile has plenty of content in it already, the devs have been rolling out regular updates since launch to keep things fresh. 

These updates are, largely, big new season patches that bring a new theme to the game as well as new characters, new maps, and of course, new equipment like weapons and perks. 

With the first update of 2021, the devs are resetting the counter, so it won’t be Season 14 or Season 15 moving forward. Instead, we’re getting Season 1: New Order, and there are a few flashbacks coming. So, here’s what you need to know. 

COD Mobile characters in the battle royale mode
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CoD Mobile takes some of the best parts of previous games and puts them under one umbrella.

CoD Mobile New Order season 14 release date & time

In terms of when the update will be going live, the devs haven’t yet confirmed a date or time, at the time of writing. They’re still dropping clues.

In their January 21 community update, though, they said that the new season will be starting in the last week of the month, with Tuesday, January 26 being used as a date for things potentially kicking off.

Now, that’s not confirmed as we’ve already mentioned, but that day would make sense. It’s also the conclusion of the previous season’s farewell event, so things could easily roll out. We’ll just have to wait and see.

New weapons – FAMAS & SKS

As for new weapons, again, they’re still being cryptic, but it doesn’t take a mastermind to figure out what is being teased.

Two weapons are coming – one resembling, and sounding a lot like the FAMAS from previous CoD titles. There is also another that looks like the SKS that has featured in Modern Warfare and Black Ops releases.

As familiar as they are to longtime CoD fans, these weapons may have their names changed in CoD Mobile. The devs like to have their spin on things, after all.

New map for CoD Mobile 2021 Season 1 – Reclaim

In terms of a new map, again, that’s been teased by the devs. However, if you’re new to CoD Mobile, you might not instantly know what is being teased.

The teaser does bear a resemblance to Picadilly from Modern Warfare, and some fans suggested that it might be something new altogether. However, the answer is a little simpler than that.

The new map for Season 1: New Order will actually be Reclaim, the map from the Season 13 test server. How do we know? Well, there’s a big Christmas tree in the middle of the teaser that lines up what we’ve seen from Reclaim. 

Who is the new character in CoD Mobile Season 1 New Order?

For those fans who like to get a new character at the start of the new season, that tradition should continue here, even with the change to Season 1.

Who will be, though? Well, the devs have teased it being Raul Menendez – who should be a familiar face to Black Ops fans. Though, it hasn’t been confirmed just yet. So, we’ll have to wait and see. 

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The CoD Mobile devs have teased Menendez for the new season.

As for bug fixes, weapon nerfs, and buffs, they haven’t been revealed by the devs just yet and should filter out just prior to the start of the new season.

Once they’re here, and we’ve got more confirmed information about Season 1: New Order, we’ll update this post so you won’t miss anything.