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When is CDL Atlanta? Schedule, teams, more

Published: 10/Feb/2020 21:42

by Joe O'Brien

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The Call of Duty League is getting into its stride, with the first tournament event of 2020 now under its belt. Teams now look to the next home event, CDL Atlanta, for another shot at picking up some all-important CoD League points.

Chicago Huntsmen claimed the first tournament win of the season at CDL London, but with Atlanta FaZe absent, many fans will be keen to see how things play out once both favorites have to go head-to-head for the title.

Not only will FaZe be attending the next CDL tournament, they’ll be hosting it on home soil. It will be Atlanta’s only home event of the Modern Warfare season, so the team will undoubtedly be hoping to live up to their billing as perhaps the league’s best team, and pick up a big victory in front of the home crowd.

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Atlanta will be the next host for the CDL after the London crowd impressed again.

When is CDL Atlanta?

CDL Atlanta is taking place over Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. The event will be held at the Gateway Center Arena, with the Atlanta FaZe team acting as hosts.

After the London crowd once again lived up to its reputation for being one of the loudest in esports, the bar has been set high for those attending the Atlanta event to show their support for both the home team and the other attending squads.

CDL Atlanta Schedule

Like CDL London, the Atlanta event will operate a tournament format with two double elimination groups leading into a single elimination playoff. The schedule for the weekend’s games can be found below.

Saturday, February 22

Round Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 23)
Group B WR1 Minnesota ROKKR vs Paris Legion 8:30 AM 11:30 AM 4:30 PM 3:30 AM
Group A WR1 London Royal Ravens vs Florida Mutineers 9:45 AM 12: 45 PM 5:45 PM 4:45 PM
Group A WR1 Chicago Huntsmen vs Toronto Ultra 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM 6 AM
Group B WR1 Atlanta FaZe vs OpTic Gaming LA 12:15 PM 3:15 PM 8:15 PM 7:15 AM
Group A WR2 TBD vs TBD 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 9:30 AM
Group B WR2 TBD vs TBD 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM 11 AM

 

Sunday, February 23

Round Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 24)
Group A LR1 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 3:30 PM 2:30 AM
Group B LR1 TBD vs TBD 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:00 AM
Group B LR2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 6:30 PM 5:30 AM
Group A LR2 TBD vs TBD 12:00 PM 3 PM 8 PM 7:00 AM
Semifinal 1 TBD vs TBD 2 PM 5 PM 10 PM 9 AM
Semifinal 2 TBD vs TBD 3:30 PM 6:30 PM 11:30 PM 10:30 AM
Final TBD vs TBD 5:00 PM 8 PM 1 AM 12 PM

Who is attending CDL Atlanta?

Only eight teams attend each CDL home event, while four will watch from home.

Group A

  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

Group B

  • Minnesota ROKKR
  • Paris Legion
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Toronto Ultra

This time, the marquee match-up will undoubtedly be the battle between Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen. The two are currently almost universally hailed as the strongest teams in the CDL, but they’ve yet to face off head-to-head. To meet in Atlanta, however, they will have to each get out of separate groups in order to set up a playoff battle.

With the Huntsmen having picked up a win in London in FaZe’s absence, Atlanta will undoubtedly be looking to pick up their own first win on home soil. As well as the glory of a tournament victory, CDL points will also be on the line for the overall season standings, with the following distribution for placement:

  • 1st Place – 50 CDL Points
  • 2nd Place – 30 CDL Points
  • 3rd/4th Place – 20 CDL Points
  • 5th/6th Place – 10 CDL Points
  • 7th/8th Place – 0 CDL Points

Thanks to their victory in London, Chicago currently lead the CDL in the overall standings with 70 points, a whopping 30 more than second-place Paris Legion. FaZe are currently tied for fifth with 20 points, however, they’ve only played two matches so far this season and will likely end up much higher following this next event.

For more information about the 2020 CDL season, make sure to visit our Call of Duty League 2020 hub, which includes the latest standings, full event schedule, official format, ruleset and more.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby

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Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

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Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

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You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.