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[Team] win CWL Fort Worth Open tournament – Final Placements

Published: 17/Mar/2019 15:41

by Calum Patterson


have won the amateur portion of CWL Fort Worth, after an impressive performance throughtout was capped off with a victory over [—–] in the Grand Final.

CWL Fort Worth was the first time we have seen the new format of splitting Pro League teams from the ‘amateur’ teams, but the caliber of some teams in open tournament could have given pro teams a run for their money.

FaZe Clan Black and Mindfreak were two such teams, who both missed out on the Pro League narrowly, and have made roster changes since the qualifier, which helped them reach the final of the open tournament.

CWL Fort Worth Open tournament – Final Placements

3 Cyclone GloFrosty, Pandur, Spoof, Super, Zaptius
4 Nation of Power Archivs, Infamous Slaya, Pawns, Jimbolah, Zyyral
5-6 Aspire Happy, RobbieB3319, FA5TBALLA, Johnny, TurnUp2eZ
5-6 InControl Cells, Hollow, Vivid, Stamino, Apox
7-8 Team Sween QwiKeR, Weeman, Nolson, Alexx, Cammy
7-8 Team Requiem mAxxie, Cobra, YuuzL, Abuzah, ZaaQ
9-12 Team Singularity Detain, Insight, Bidz, Keza, Genesis
9-12 Nemesis Esports Conbix, Hitmxn, Mujaydin, Jintroid, Return
9-12 Vertex Black Cruze, Beastn, Fati, Restalling, Tyson
9-12 Gorilla x Forfeit Onyx, Hazykun, Demise, Skilliosis, Zackgasm
13-16 Vodafone Giants TojoR, YaKo, Braaain, Niall, SupeR 
13-16 Final Feature JTimp • Neonn • Reign6 • Holler • kLoH
13-16 J4L Org
13-16 LanZz Gaming
17-24 TaL eSports
17-24 a1m Gaming
17-24 Mazer Gaming
17-24 GrindTime
17-24 eWorld in Progress
17-24 Mazer White
17-24 Decimate Gaming
17-24 Free Lancer Gaming
25-32 Midnight Academy
25-32 Power Gaming
25-32 The Flock
25-32 SGN Superior
25-32 Team Vanity
25-32 Vertex Gaming
25-32 Static Vision
25-32 Lethal Divis
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Clayster addresses “hate” over Black Ops Cold War’s Control mode

Published: 30/Nov/2020 3:18

by Brad Norton


Black Ops Cold War’s Control game mode has come under fire lately but 2020 Call of Duty League champion James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has explained why the “hate” is overblown.

Each and every year in competitive CoD there are three modes in rotation. Both Hardpoint and Search and Destroy are often staples with each annual release. However, the third mode is usually in rotation depending on what’s available. The 2019 season saw Domination make a return, for instance.

This time around, Control is that third key playlist. This means all pro competitions throughout the upcoming season will feature the mode across an assortment of maps. It’s just the second time in CoD history that Control has appeared after its introduction in 2018’s Black Ops 4.

While it was received well throughout its initial run, leading to some of the most exciting moments of the year, it’s relaunch in Cold War hasn’t been received quite as well. After a few days of backlash on social media, Clayster has explained why the “hate” isn’t justified.

Black Ops 4 gameplay
Control first appeared in Black Ops 4, and now it’s back in Cold War.

Now that the community is settling into Treyarch’s new release, a proper meta has started to emerge. Assault Rifles outright dominate the game in its current form. As a result, Control can be challenging and players have been quick to voice their frustrations.

“If there is no way to fix how hard it is to win Offenses, why wouldn’t a game mode like demolition or CTF be a possibility for mode three?” Reddit user ‘jaydubb2’ questioned. With so many ARs set up on Defense, it can be extremely tough to break into capture points on Offense.

However, Clayster believes the “hate” for the mode is a bit too much. Rather than complaining, players should instead “figure out how to win Offense,” he stressed. “Not just say it’s chalked, Defense wins. There are methods.”

If these issues are patched over time, with spawns being dialed in and the capture time adjusted, Control could be back to the explosive mode it was in Black Ops 4. “Control I feel like is a competitive game-mode from the core up,” Clayster added.

The mode isn’t perfect in its current state, but with a few simple tweaks, it could be better than ever, according to the three-time world champion. “Honestly, there’s a couple Narnia spawns that will be (hopefully) cleaned up and with 45s capture time, offense becomes much easier.” 

Early impressions have clearly been negative towards the mode. However, there’s still plenty of time for things to change ahead of the CDL 2021 season.