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When is CWL London 2019? Dates, location, team passes and more

Published: 20/Jan/2019 21:13 Updated: 4/Feb/2019 10:12

by Matt Porter

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The only European event scheduled for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season has officially been announced.

Eagle-eyed Call of Duty fans already knew where the UK event would be held, as the CWL Pro League Handbook listed CWL London as one of the mandatory events that Pro League teams would have to enter during the season. 

CWL Fort Worth is listed as the second confirmed Open event, but the Pro League Handbook lists two more mandatory Open events and even names them, with CWL Anaheim and CWL Fort Worth mentioned alongside the European event.

5.6.1. Open Events
Teams and Players will be required to participate in all 2019 CWL Open Tournaments,
including, but not limited to: CWL Fort Worth, CWL London and CWL Anaheim
(collectively, the “Open Events”).

CWL London revealed in the Pro League Handbook.
Luminosity won last year’s UK event at CWL Birmingham.

Now, an official announcement has been made, with the CWL teaming up with British tournament host Gfinity to confirm that CWL London is officially happening.

The tournament will take place at the Copper Box Arena, located inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. Running from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, the three day event will see a $75,000 Open Tournament and the Pro Tournament which will see 16 of the world’s best teams battle it out for their share of the $325,000 prize pool.

For those who would like to compete in the Open Tournament at CWL London, team passes are already on sale, and can be purcahed from the CWL website.

Before CWL London though, pro teams will be focused on the CWL Pro League, which officially kicks off on Monday, February 4. OpTic Gaming, Red Reserve, Reciprocity and Midnight Esports all feature on day one, and you can make sure you don’t miss any of the action thanks to our handy CWL Pro League viewing guide

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.