Who's the real favorite for the CDL Championship? - Dexerto
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Who’s the real favorite for the CDL Championship?

Published: 16/Aug/2020 10:55 Updated: 16/Aug/2020 14:43

by Calum Patterson

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Of the twelve teams heading into the CDL Championship, six of them have been champions this season. With so many proven winners, it’s perhaps never been less clear who should be the most favored to claim Call of Duty’s biggest title.

At the start of the year, the top dogs seemed obvious – Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, and Dallas Empire boasted the most championship pedigree, and it wasn’t long before they proved such expectations right.

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But as the season has progressed, new challengers have emerged. Florida Mutineers, New York Subliners, and Toronto Ultra all claimed home series wins towards the end of the season.

All have proven capable enough that they could well do so again. The big question that remains, of course, is who’s going to win the one that matters the most, and claim 2020 as their own?

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Atlanta FaZe might look like the best team on paper, but they’ve also struggled to put their name on the trophy at a lot of events leading up to the playoffs.

And, with so much on the line, it will be a test of experience as much as skill. But, the fact the event is totally online could play into the hands of some teams more than others.

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Nuketown Easter egg discovered on new Black Ops Cold War map

Published: 10/Oct/2020 1:08

by Tanner Pierce

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Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an easter egg that could hint at Nuketown from BO1 on the map Cartel, which is one of the brand new maps made available to fans during the game’s Open Beta.

Everyone knows that Nuketown is the single most popular map in Black Ops history. It’s been a part of every single iteration in the series, even showing up multiple times in one title, if you count the Zombies version of it in BO2. Rumors have even suggested that the map will be showing up in Black Ops Cold War, which is unsurprising, to say the least.

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Because of its popularity, it’s only reasonable that the developers would want to start teasing it before it’s added to the game – but most people probably didn’t expect it to show up in one of the beta maps.

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The image of Nuketown can be found right before the main hanger in Cartel.

If players go into the back of the map Cartel, which was one of the maps that players didn’t get to experience in the Alpha, they’ll find an image of one of the houses on the classic BO1 map. Does this mean that the classic version of the map will appear in Black Ops Cold War?

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Of course, no one knows at this point in time, but some people seem to think so, like YouTuber TheGamingRevolution. And it would make sense, too: With BOCW being a direct sequel to Black Ops 1, having a map pulled straight from that game would fit the time period.

That being said, given that every single version of the map throughout its history has been changed, it would be surprising if the developers didn’t do the same thing this time.

Regardless of what this picture means, it’s nice to see that the developers haven’t forgotten about the classic map, even 10 years after its original launch.

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