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When is CDL Minnesota? Schedule, teams, more

Published: 30/May/2020 12:41

by Andy Williams


Minnesota RØKKR’s Home Series event will showcase some of the best teams in the league for what is poised to be an electrifying weekend of Call of Duty action.

Huntsmen reclaimed pole position in the CDL standings after dominating Seattle’s Home Series event. Although with RØKKR once again bowing out in the Group Stages, they’ll be looking to turn things around and bag some more important CDL Points at their Home Series event.

But with Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, Florida Mutineers and Toronto UItra being welcomed back into the fold, there is plenty of stiff competition for the hosts. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of CDL Minnesota.

Call of Duty League standings before CDL Minnesota.
Huntsmen edged past FaZe in the standings, but can they hold off the Tiny Terrors during CDL Minnesota?

When is CDL Minnesota?

CDL Minnesota will take place between June 5-7. As with recent events, the Call of Duty League will be continuing with their online format.

Given that the event format will remain the same, the rules of play are the same too. So the first team from each group to secure two wins will earn a ticket to Sunday’s semifinals. Teams scraping through with two wins and a loss will follow and meet the winner’s of the group from the opposite side of the bracket.

Who is playing in CDL Minnesota?

CDL Minnesota participating teams.
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CDL Minnesota has one of the most stacked lineups we’ll see before the World Championships.

All eight teams have been split into two groups. Two from each group will make it to the single-elimination bracket, while two will be heading home early.

CDL Minnesota groups

Group A

  • Seattle Surge
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • Dallas Empire

Group B

  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Florida Mutineers

Group A is as stacked as they come, with three out of the current top five teams pitted together in a true ‘group of death.’ Surge will take on FaZe in a rematch from CDL Chicago, where Surge’s rumored role switch will be put to the ultimate test.

The hosts have no easy feat either, as they’ll be locking horns with Dallas Empire in their tournament opener. Given their recent slump in form, they’ll be looking to bounce back against the Empire’s hotshots.

On the other side of the bracket, Ultra and Guerrillas will be facing off in their group opener, while Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson will be looking to get one over his former team, Flordia Mutineers, as Huntsmen find themselves with a tough first match.

  • 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

CDL Minnesota schedule

The action from two double-elimination groups on Friday and Saturday will lead to Sunday’s playoffs. The schedule for the weekend’s games can be found below.

Friday, June 5

Round Match PST EST BST (May 22/23) AEDT (May 23)
Group A R1 Minnesota RØKKR vs Dallas Empire 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM
Group A R1 Atlanta FaZe vs Seattle Surge 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Group B R1 Florida Mutineers vs Chicago Huntsmen 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group B R1 Los Angeles Guerrillas vs Toronto Ultra 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM

Saturday, June 6

Round Match PST EST BST (May 23/24) AEDT (May 24)
Group A 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 B LR1 TBD vs TBD 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Group A LR2 TBD vs TBD 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group B LR2 TBD vs TBD 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM

Sunday, June 7

Round Match PST EST BST (May 24/25) AEDT (May 25)
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

With so much talent on show during RØKKR’s Home Series, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action throughout the course of the weekend!

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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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to broken Zombies XP growth

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:03 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 13:07

by Luke Edwards


Treyarch has responded to a new issue that is slowing down Black Ops Cold War solo zombies players from leveling up their weapons. They intend to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Players reported the exp growth on their weapons had become increasingly slow. Some experimentation from Reddit user MaharaDTD discovered that it wasn’t impacting public lobby players, but was rather isolated to solo players and those on high round grinds.

Some players reported their guns not leveling up at all between rounds 30 and 100, while others, who played predominantly in co-op lobbies, reported almost no change at all.

The issues come amid a double XP event which should be the perfect time to grind out Zombies games, though. These problems stem from Treyarch combating an XP exploit where players could restart lobbies over and over again to wrack up big amounts – and the knock on effect has been completely ruining games.

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Treyarch dev responds to Black Ops Cold War Zombies weapon XP issues

Treyarch dev Josh ‘Foxhound’ Torres announced that their team had confirmed the issue with limited XP growth, responding to the lengthy Reddit discussion with a handful of comments of his own.

“I spoke with the team, and we have identified an issue that was causing lower than intended Weapon XP in both solo Zombies matches and later Zombies rounds. We are looking to release a fix for both of these as soon as possible,” he said.

Torres also confirmed there will not be an extension to the 2XP weekend for zombies players, despite pressure from the community.

He said: “I shared what the team had to share, and then I kept them updated on the community sentiment and conversations. The team investigated and found actual issues. We’ll be fixing them, and we’ll have more 2XP events in the future.”

This means zombies players will need to wait patiently for the chance to grind 2XP boosts and upgrade their guns.