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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


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 player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”