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Who is the CDL’s most underrated player? Scump, FormaL and more decide

Published: 21/Feb/2020 1:57 Updated: 1/May/2020 16:46

by Isaac McIntyre

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The Call of Duty League has finally begun, and while much of the focus has been on superstars like Seth ‘Scump‘ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper, there has also been plenty of players who have slipped under the radar.

With the Call of Duty scene moving to a franchised format, and well-known esports orgs like 100 Thieves and eUnited giving way to new, city-based outfits, the offseason roster shuffle was one of the biggest fans had ever seen.

Plenty of rising stars landed on franchises outside of the table-topping limelight of squads like Chicago and Dallas, and may not have got the kudos they deserve despite ripping up Modern Warfare in its early days in the pro scene.

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Mutineers superstar Prestinni was named a few times, including by himself.

While some pros picked obvious names out of the hat⁠—Scump put forward Simp, despite the FaZe star holding the title of reigning CWL MVP, and FormaL suggested Chicago teammate Envo⁠y—⁠⁠⁠others looked off the beaten road for their answers.

According to Minnesota’s Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo, Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson is still underrated “despite winning Champs,” adding “if he goes off, Florida will always win.” It was a sentiment Prestinni agreed with, as he named himself.

The Mutineers star wasn’t the only player to point the finger at himself either, with Toronto’s Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni saying his own name because “people don’t remember [he] was an SMG player before World War II,” and dubbing him “slow.”

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Paris’ Australian duo Louqa and Shockz (pictured) were also named as underrated players in Modern Warfare right now.

Paris’ Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas and Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek also made the list, with squadmate Matthew ‘KiSMET’ Tinsley suggesting the Australian duo were “bound for big things,” while London’s Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson rounded out the list.

There were also some that believed there are “no underrated players in the CDL,” including Ravens pair Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley and Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall, while New York SMG star Dillon ‘Attach’ Price said there were too many to pick just one.

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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.