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When is CDL London? A look ahead to London Royal Ravens’ home series

Published: 27/Jan/2020 17:14 Updated: 3/Feb/2020 21:18

by Andy Williams

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With Activision’s Call of Duty League Launch Weekend action all wrapped up, we look ahead to the next competitive event in Modern Warfare: CDL London.

Call of Duty League’s inaugural season got off to an explosive start, as Minnesota RØKKR hosted all 12 professional teams to kickstart the campaign. 

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Plenty of stories emerged, but ultimately it was Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen who came out on top after only dropping one map across two series. 

Activision's CDL season standings.
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FaZe and Huntsmen lead the pack after CDL Launch Weekend.

Fans are now be looking ahead to the next weekend of action, which will see Call of Duty take a trip across the pond to London. 

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When is CDL London?

The Call of Duty League invades Europe for the first time, with the second weekend of action emanating from the CopperBox Arena on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9.

Hosted by the London Royal Ravens as the first of their two 2020 homestands, action will take place across two days (compared to three days for the Launch Weekend in Minnesota). Every team in the league attended RØKKR’s home series, in a bid to earn their first points of the season.

Minnesota ROKKR's fans.
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Will London Royal Ravens’ fans live up to RØKKR’s lively support?

CDL London schedule

CDL London will be the first event to return to a traditional tournament setting — with the eight teams in attendance at the Copper Box, separated into two different groups. Two teams from each group will progress to the single-elimination bracket, with the winners crowned on Sunday.

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The first match of the weekend will see Paris Legion take on New York Subliners, with the first best-of-five series set to kick-off at 3:30 AM (PST) / 6:30 AM (EST) / 11:30 AM (GMT). 

Alongside a total of thirteen best-of-five matches taking place, there will be live performances from American rapper, Wale, and Dutch DJ, Nicky Romero.

You can view the full schedule below for CDL London below, with group stage and bracket matches to be confirmed based on results from the set of fixtures.

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Saturday, February 8

Group Match GMT EST PST
B Paris Legion vs New York Subliners 11:30 AM 6:30 AM 3:30 AM
A Dallas Empire vs Seattle Surge 12:45 PM 7:45 AM 4:45 AM
A Chicago Huntsmen vs Los Angeles Guerrillas 2:00 PM 9:00 AM 6:00 AM
B London Royale Ravens VS Toronto Ultra 3:15 PM 10:15 AM 7:15 AM
A TBD vs TBD 4:30 PM 11:30 AM 8:30 AM
A TBD vs TBD 5:45 PM 12:45 PM 9:45 AM
B TBD vs TBD 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 11:00 AM
B TBD vs TBD 8:15 PM 3:15 PM 12:15 PM

Sunday, February 9

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Group Match GMT EST PST
B TBD vs TBD 11:30 AM 6:30 AM 3:30 AM
A TBD vs TBD 12:45 PM 7:45 AM 4:45 AM
Semi-Final TBD vs TBD 2:00 PM 9:00 AM 6:00 AM
Semi-Final TBD vs TBD 3:30 PM 10:30 AM 7:30 AM
Final TBD vs TBD 5:00 PM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM

Royal Ravens have also released single day tickets, for fans who can only attend either the Saturday or Sunday. Meaning that those only looking to attend on the Sunday, for example, no longer have to fork out for both days. More information and ticket prices can be found on their ticket site.

Who is attending CDL London?

Eight teams will do battle in England’s capital, with four given the weekend off to watch their rivals compete for their share of CDL points. Teams will be awarded ten points per win, meaning that the higher you finish in the bracket, the more points you will receive.

  • 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

The eight teams attending the Call of Duty League London homestand are:

  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • New York Subliners
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto Ultra
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Black Ops Cold War adds anti-reverse boost feature to protect SBMM

Published: 8/Oct/2020 22:46

by Tanner Pierce

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is finally live on PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered digitally, and some people have been noticing that Treyarch sneakily implemented a feature meant to counter reverse boosting that wasn’t in the Alpha.

According to Twitter user and CoD insider @_TomHenderson_ and verified by Dexerto, Treyarch has made players invulnerable to all damage for a few seconds when they spawn in. While the feature has yet to be given an official explanation, or even acknowledged by the devs, this was almost certainly done to combat reverse-boosting.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty games have skill-based matchmaking, which means that players of similar skill-levels are matched together in order to make a more balanced game. Unfortunately, many don’t like this option because it can make the game a bit tedious and annoying.

Because of this, players “reverse boost”, which basically means they’ll “kill themselves” intentionally immediately when they spawn so that they can trick the game into thinking they are lower-skilled, which then puts them in a lower-skilled lobbies.

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Now, fans will have to wait a few seconds in order to “kill themselves” after they respawn. While this won’t completely fix reverse boosting, it will make a bit more annoying for those who do it.

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Players who immediately try and kill themselves when they spawn will find that they won’t be able to.

If they are only carrying one piece of lethal equipment and they immediately attempt to kill themselves, they will have wasted it and will have to go into battle without one until they die and respawn.

Simply waiting a few seconds will, of course, allow you to continue to reverse boost to your heart’s content. That being said, if Treyarch sees that reverse boosting is still rampant by the time the full game comes out, it wouldn’t be surprising if they end up implementing even more counter-measures in order to stop those players.

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