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When is CDL Seattle? Schedule, teams, more

Published: 13/May/2020 18:08 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:38

by Andy Williams

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With reigning champs Atlanta FaZe on the sidelines, who will take the next Call of Duty League title? We look ahead to CDL Seattle, where Huntsmen will be looking to return to winning ways.

CDL Florida saw Atlanta FaZe take home top honors, after both the Mutineers and RØKKR crashed out in the group stages. Following a complete roster shuffle, OpTic Gaming LA will be looking to go one step further and take their first-ever CDL event as they head into their third consecutive tournament.

Seattle Surge, Chicago Huntsmen and their local rivals, Los Angeles Guerrillas, will each have something to say about that, as they’re welcomed back into the fold. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of CDL Seattle.

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Will Huntsmen claim back their position at the top of the standings?

When is CDL Seattle?

CDL Seattle will take place between May 22-24. Given the current global situation, the Call of Duty League will continue to operate with an online format — meaning that events will now pan across three days as opposed to two.

The event format hasn’t changed, so the first team from each group to score two wins will head straight to the semifinals on May 24. Teams who manage to get through with two wins and one loss will shortly follow.

Who is playing in CDL Seattle?

CDL Seattle participating teams.
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Will Huntsmen bounce back from a poor run of form and get back to winning ways?

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. Here’s how both groups weigh up.

Group A

  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Seattle Surge
  • New York Subliners

Group B

  • Paris Legion
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Minnesota RØKKR
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

Kicking off things in Group A will be the Royal Ravens versus Guerrillas. Both teams are yet to go head-to-head, but the Brit’s will be looking to get off to a good start after a poor dip in form from the previous two events.

The hosts have a tough opener against New York Subliners, but after Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt recently stepped back into the starting lineup, this could be the shift in momentum the squad needs.

On the other side of the fence in Group B, Legion will be locking horns with Huntsmen (who are rumored to be shuffling things around with their starting roster). Meanwhile, OpTic will have to fend off Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown and co., as RØKKR will be looking to bounce-back from their early exit at CDL Florida.

  • 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
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Seattle will be looking to show the CDL what they’re capable of with the return of Enable.

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, May 22

Round Match PST EST BST (May 22/23) AEDT (May 23)
Group B R1 Chicago Huntsmen vs Paris Legion 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM 7:00 AM
Group A R1 Los Angeles Guerrillas vs London Royal Ravens 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM 8:30 AM
Group B R1 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles vs Minnesota RØKKR 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:00 AM 10:00 AM
Group A R1 New York Subliners vs Seattle Surge 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM 11:30 AM

Saturday, May 23

Round Match PST EST BST (May 23/24) AEDT (May 24)
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 24

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

So who’s your money on? Seattle will be looking to defend their first home series, but will have to fend off tough opposition to do so.

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 devs respond to console-bricking Xbox Series X issues

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:29 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:44

by Brad Norton

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Despite the Xbox Series X console just launching, Black Ops Cold War players have reportedly encountered a number of game-breaking bugs already, some that have even supposedly ‘bricked’ the hardware completely.

The new generation of gaming consoles have certainly been hard to come by. However, certain players that were able to get their hands on the Xbox Series X at launch haven’t all been feeling lucky.

Black Ops Cold War launched on the new system, alongside five other platforms. With plenty of unique hardware to account for, it’s no surprise that the release has been accompanied by some critical bugs. While some pull players from the game momentarily, others appear to be far more damaging.

If you’re playing on the Xbox Series X and notice a few crashes, it might be time to put the controller down for a little while.

Gamers that have tried to play through certain issues have reported their brand new Xbox Series X consoles outright breaking and refusing to turn back on.

Word of Caution Xbox Series X from blackopscoldwar

“My Cold War had been crashing my Series X a bunch over the weekend,” Reddit user ‘Junesfoshiz’ said. While it wasn’t a major deal at first, things soon became much worse. “I’d just reboot and move on,” they explained. “Well, when it happened this morning, it was for good. Xbox will not boot back up.”

With their console no longer functioning, they advised others with the same crashing issues to “play something else until there’s a patch.”

Treyarch already investigating Xbox issues

Treyarch is well aware of these devastating issues already. In fact, it’s the top problem on the official Trello board, with developers investigating it at this very moment. “We’re investigating all crashes and across the game,” Treyarch community manager Josh ‘FoxhoundFPS’ Torres added on Reddit.

“My immediate recommendations are to make sure that you’re using the correct version for your platform,” the community manager wrote.

Similar to those playing on the PS5, you can still access the PS4 version by mistake. This can seemingly lead to all sorts of unique problems. Double-check that you’re running the proper version of the game if your Xbox Series X has been crashing while playing Cold War.

Last but not least, “players have also shared that disabling Ray Tracing on XSX has helped.” While you won’t be using the flashy new hardware to its full potential with Ray Tracing disabled, it should prevent some devastating crashes.

An incoming patch should help mitigate a good number of these problems on the Xbox hardware, including those that brick the Series X console. However, there’s currently no ETA on when this patch will arrive.