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When is CDL Florida? Schedule, teams, more

Published: 27/Apr/2020 16:56 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 16:57

by Andy Williams

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After winning the first online event of the Call of Duty League, Florida Mutineers are back and will be hosting the next CDL event of the season.

After failing to defend their home series event, Dallas Empire redeemed themselves during CDL Chicago after breezing past both Huntsmen and FaZe in the playoffs.

But with Empire sitting out of the next event, Mutineers will be joined by RØKKR, Legion and Ultra, who will each be gunning for that top spot and those all-important CDL Points. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of CDL Florida.

CDL standings after CDL Chicago.
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Can Atlanta FaZe leapfrog to the top of the standings after fallings short to Empire during CDL Chicago?

When is CDL Florida?

CDL Florida will take place between May 8-10, marking an exact mid-way point for the season. Given that the league has moved to online tournaments for the foreseeable future, the schedule will now pan across three days rather than two.

As with the previous event, the first team from each group to bag themselves two wins will head straight to the semifinals on May 10. These will be followed by teams who manage to scrape through with two wins and one loss.

Who is playing in CDL Florida?

CDL Florida participating teams.
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Will Florida Mutineers be able to fend off the likes of RØKKR and FaZe to win back-to-back events?

All eight teams have been split into two groups. Two from each group will make it to the single-elimination bracket, while two will suffer an early exit on Saturday. Here’s how both groups weigh up.

Group A

  • Toronto Ultra
  • New York Subliners
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Florida Mutineers

Group B

  • Paris Legion
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

In Group A, Toronto Ultra find themselves pitted against the New York Subliners in their opener, who seemed to have turned their woeful form around during CDL Chicago, after defeating the hosts and taking FaZe right to the wire. Meanwhile, Mutineers have a tall order in their opening match, as RØKKR will be looking to redeem their Grand Final loss and spoil the host’s party.

On the flip side of the bracket in Group B, Legion will be looking to get back into the swing of things and give Atlanta Faze a run for their money. The Brits will be looking to find their form from the start of the season, as they lock horns with OGLA in the other Group B clash.

Here are the CDL points that are up for grabs this weekend. With the reigning champs out of the picture, can FaZe get redemption and climb to the top of the CDL standings? Or will Florida Mutineers find themselves crushing FaZe’s dreams once more?

  • 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
FaZe lifting the CDL Atlanta trophy.
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FaZe will be looking to get back to winning ways and clinch their second title of the season.

CDL Florida schedule

Like previous events, CDL Florida will use a tournament format with two double-elimination groups leading into the playoffs. The schedule for the weekend’s games can be found below.

Friday, May 8

Round Match PST EST BST (May 8/9) AEDT (May 9)
Group B R1 Atlanta FaZe vs Paris Legion 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM
Group B R1 London Royal Ravens vs OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Group A R1 New York Subliners vs Toronto Ultra 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group A R1 Florida Mutineers vs Minnesota RØKKR 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM

Saturday, May 9

Round Match PST EST BST (May 9/10) AEDT (May 10)
Group B WR2 TBD vs TBD 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 4:00 AM
Group A LR1 TBD vs TBD 11:30 AM 2:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 AM
Group B WR2 TBD vs TBD 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM
Group A LR1 TBD vs TBD 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Group B LR2 TBD vs TBD 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group A LR2 TBD vs TBD 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM

Sunday, May 10

Round Match PST EST BST (May 10/11) AEDT (May 11)
Semifinal 1 TBD vs TBD 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM
Semifinal 2 TBD vs TBD 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM

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

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CoD 2021 leaks: Release date, next Call of Duty developer, rumors

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:11

by James Busby

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From credible rumors to speculated release dates, find out everything you need to know about Call of Duty 2021. 

The ever-popular Call of Duty series has remained a staple pick for those looking to show off their quick reflexes and eagle-eyed aim. Whether you enjoy futuristic firefights or prefer the boots on the ground approach, Call of Duty has delivered numerous experiences over the years.

From the brutal battlefields of WWII to present-day conflicts, the series has continually visited and revisited numerous theatres of war with each new entry. 

With the next title on the horizon, let’s run through everything we know about CoD 2021. 

CoD 2021 release date

Black Ops Cold War screenshot
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Black Ops Cold War is the latest title to be released.

As of writing, we don’t have an official release date set for Call of Duty 2021. However, that hasn’t stopped us from making an educated guess. By following similar CoD release title trends, it’s fair to speculate that the game will release in early to mid-November. 

After all, the previous Call of Duty games all had November releases. Here’s a brief timeline of previous CoD release dates: 

  • Call of Duty 3: November 7, 2006
  • Modern Warfare: November 7, 2007
  • World at War: November 11, 2008
  • Modern Warfare 2: November 10, 2009
  • Black Ops: November 9, 2010
  • Modern Warfare 3: November 8, 2011
  • Black Ops II: November 13, 2012
  • Ghosts: November 5, 2013
  • Advanced Warfare: November 4, 2014
  • Black Ops III: November 6, 2015
  • Infinite Warfare: November 4, 2016
  • WWII: November 3, 2017
  • Black Ops 4: October 12, 2018
  • Black Ops Cold War: November 13, 2020

While Infinity Ward changed things up with the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, 2019, it is more than likely that CoD 2021 will keep to the usual November schedule. 

Call of Duty 2021 developer

Call of Duty WWII screenshot
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Sledgehammer’s last release was Call of Duty WWII.

So, now that we have an idea of when Call of Duty 2021 could release, who exactly is in charge of developing it? Well, if we take a look at the development cycle of the franchise, we might just get a few clues. 

Firstly, the three main studios developing the core Call of Duty games are Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games. Raven Software could be given the reigns, but this is unlikely, especially given they mainly focus on assisting each studio. 

The last four CoD games were developed by the following studios: 

  • Black Ops 4: Treyarch (2018)
  • Modern Warfare: Infinity Ward (2019)
  • Warzone: Infinity Ward / Raven Software (2020)
  • Black Ops Cold War: Treyarch / Raven Software (2020)

Judging from the timeline above, the most obvious candidate for Call of Duty 2021 is Sledgehammer Games. The developers behind CoD WWII have been missing from action since 2017, which would indicate that they have been busy working on the next big release. 

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software were tasked with releasing the next CoD game in 2020, but disagreements between the two arose, leading Treyarch to take the lead role. Sledgehammer’s title was then developed into Black Ops Cold War.

Quite how much of the project was reworked into Cold War remains to be seen, but it does seem likely that Sledgehammer Games would use this time to begin working on another title. If this wasn’t evident enough, last year, Sledgehammer reportedly hired 150 new staff and stated that they were actively working on multiple projects

Combine this with the fact that Infinity Ward has only just wrapped up development on Modern Warfare and Treyarch is still busy working on content for Black Ops Cold War – and you have a pretty strong case. 

Call of Duty 2021 rumors

Advanced Warfare screenshot
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Could a prequel to Advanced Warfare be in the works?

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding Call of Duty 2021, with many fans speculating that the Sledgehammer could be making another entry in the Advanced Warfare series. However, renowned Call of Duty leaker, Tom Henderson believes that if that is the case, the game will be a prequel. 

“Warzone is going to have a Sledgehammer Games integration,” says Henderson. The whole purpose of Warzone is to convert free-to-play players into paid players by purchasing whichever title is integrated at the time. I just can’t see an EM1 laser rifle being in Warzone, it just doesn’t make sense to me.”

This would be a jarring experience, particularly given Warzone’s arsenal currently utilizes real-world weaponry. Having highly futuristic guns could also upset the current balance of the game as well, an area Activision is constantly aiming to control. 

“Maybe we could see a Call of Duty WWII title, possibly like WWII but maybe a prequel or sequel. It would make a lot more sense for the weapons to be integrated into Warzone. It could be a modern or even a future title, but not set too far into the future where it wouldn’t make sense for the Warzone integration.”

While Henderson’s leaks have been correct in the past, these are just rumors and should be treated lightly. 

Call of Duty 2021 leaks

As for Call of Duty 2021 leaks, there has been no footage, screenshots, or box art showcasing the new title. Of course, you can expect to see the usual photoshopped images, blurry box art, fake emails, and rickrolls that come with every new Call of Duty release. 

Once we have any credible information, we’ll update this section further. 

Make sure you bookmark this feature and check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest CoD 2021 news.