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The first CWL event of the 2018 season was this weekend, as over 200 teams came to Dallas, TX for the Call of Duty World League, presented by PlayStation 4 CWL Dallas Open event featuring a $200,000 prize pool.

After an intense three days of Call of Duty: WWII action, Team Kaliber emerged victorious, securing a win for the first time in a few years at a Call of Duty esports event.

Pool Play: 

The open bracket was the largest open event in Call of Duty esports history, with over 200 teams competing on Friday. The top 4 open bracket teams, after a lengthy play time, ended up in the Groups above: EchoFox was placed in Group A, Team Allegiance in Group B, Team Next Threat in Group C, and FaZe Clan in Group D.

Following an intense Saturday of additional pool play matches, here was the final pool play standings. OpTic Gaming and Team Kaliber had a 4-0 Pool Record in their respective groups, joined by Luminosity and Splyce being at the top of their groups. The teams were then placed into the Winners and Losers Bracket.

Bracket Play:

Following the pool play matches, the Winners Bracket was set. In the first match, OpTic Gaming took it with ease with a 3-1 win over Red Reserve. Team Kaliber also had a strong start in the Winners Bracket, forcing Echo Fox to the losers bracket with 3-1 win. Splyce and Luminosity pushed forward in the bracket with their own wins in Round 1.

First set of matches result:

The action heated up as we moved to the Winners Semi-Finals matchup. The Team Kaliber vs. eUnited match went all the way to the final deciding Game 5, as Team Kaliber emerged victorious and moved forward to the winners bracket finals.

The OpTic Gaming vs. Splyce match started off heavily in Splyce’s favor, as they put OpTic Gaming in the 100 point club in Game 1 Hardpoint. OpTic Gaming recovered in Game 2 to tie up the series 1-1. This series also went to a Game 5, and end in OpTic Gaming’s favor, as they advanced to the Winners Bracket Finals to face Team Kaliber.

Team Kaliber continued their incredible performance in the Winners Bracket, as they took down OpTic Gaming 3-0 to advance to the CWL Dallas Grand Finals.

In the losers bracket, FaZe Clan had a remarkable run. They started there on Saturday and forced their way all the way to the losers semifinals to match up against Splyce. Splyce, the only EU team left, eliminated FaZe Clan from the event with a 3-2 win. FaZe finished in 4th.

Backs against the wall, OpTic Gaming had a rematch against Splyce in the Losers Bracket Finals. OpTic Gaming seemed unable to recover from their Winners Bracket match, as Splyce took this series with a quick 3-0 to face Team Kaliber in the Grand Finals. OpTic Gaming, the 2017 CWL Champs, finished in 3rd at CWL Dallas.

Grand Finals:

Team Kaliber started off strong in the series, taking a quick 2-0 series lead. Team Kaliber looked unstoppable, but Splyce was not done yet. They came back all the way in the first series to force a Game 5 in the series.

In the final game 5, Team Kaliber won it and were crowned the 2017-18 Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Champions!

Up Next: CWL New Orleans

The Call of Duty World League, presented by PlayStation 4 2018 season continues on January 12-14 with the CWL New Orleans open event, which features a $200,000 prize pool and the largest open bracket in Call of Duty history, with over 256 teams competing. Spectator Passes are still available at

Stay tuned for the latest Call of Duty World League news.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War Competitive Settings V1.01 announced



Call of Duty League has announced the first version of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Competitive Settings for the 2021 season.

UPDATE – Nov. 23: Activision has updated the Call of Duty League Competitive Settings to no longer have Semtex restricted.

These settings will be updated and changed as the seasons go on, and as more feedback is given from players to Treyarch & CDL.

The 2021 Call of Duty League season will kick off soon, with a full schedule on the season to be announced by the League in the near future.

Competitive Call of Duty rules adjust over time. The rules below represent the settings in place for Call of Duty Challengers events. Version 1 of the 2021 season Competitive Settings is foundational and rules may change throughout the year. Maps and modes may also change at a later date.

Competitive Settings V 1.0 have been developed in coordination between League Administration and representatives (players, coaches) of the Call of Duty League.

The season begins with the Call of Duty Challengers online Elite & Scout events in December.

Competitive Rule Set V1.0

Maps & Modes:

  • Hardpoint
    • Cartel
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Moscow
  • Search & Destroy:
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Miami
    • Moscow
  • Control:
    • Checkmate
    • Garrison
    • Moscow

Restricted Items:

  • Primary Weapons:
    • All LMGs
  • Secondary Weapons:
    • All Shotguns
    • All Launchers
    • All Special Weapons
  • Attachments
    • Body
      • SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
      • Ember Sighting Point
    • Stock
      • Dual Wield
  • Tactical:
    • Stimshot
    • Decoy
  • Lethal:
    • C4
    • Tomahawk
  • Field Upgrade:
    • Proximity Mine
    • Field Mic
    • Gas Mine
  • Perks:
    • Perk 1:
      • Paranoia
      • Forward Intel
    • Perk 2:
      • Tracker
  • Wildcard:
    • Danger Close
  • Scorestreaks:
    • Combat Bow
    • Spy Plane
    • Counter Spy Plane
    • Care Package
    • Sentry Turret
    • Air Patrol

More information on the Call of Duty League Competitive Settings, including specific settings for Hardpoint, S&D, and Control modes, are available on the CDL site.

As always, stay tuned for the latest news on the Call of Duty League 2021 season.

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Call of Duty nominated for multiple awards at 2020 Game Awards

Modern Warfare, Warzone, and CoD Mobile have been nominated for multiple awards in The Game Awards 2020.



Modern Warfare, Warzone, and CoD Mobile have been nominated for multiple awards in The Game Awards 2020.

The Game Awards is one of the internet’s largest live stream events. Reaching nearly 50 million viewers in 2019, the 2020 show is set for December 10.

In 2019, Modern Warfare won the Game Award for Sound Design, and Call of Duty Mobile won Best Mobile Game. Modern Warfare and CoD: Mobile have been nominated again, with Warzone up for two awards.

Voting is now open on, so check out what categories Call of Duty has been nominated for.


Modern Warfare & the CDL

Modern Warfare has been nominated for Best Esports game following the CDL 2020 in which Dallas Empire took the title, beating Atlanta FaZe 5-1. For winning the title, they have been nominated for Best Esports Team of the year.

Dallas Empire players Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter and Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro have been nominated for Best Esports Player.

The Call of Duty League Championship 2020 has also been nominated for Best Esports Event.


Warzone, which launched in March 2020, has been nominated for two awards.

Call of Duty’s new battle royale took the world by storm, being one of the biggest battle royale games this year. Due to its success, it has been nominated for Best Multiplayer, going against internet icons such as Fall Guys and Among Us.

With its live-service model and regular updates, Warzone has also been nominated for Best Ongoing Game. The game will integrate with Black Ops Cold War in December, continuing its live-service model.

Call of Duty Mobile

After winning Best Mobile Game in 2019, CoD Mobile has again been nominated for Best Mobile game again. With regular updates and seasons, and many fan-favorite Call of Duty maps and weapons, CoD Mobile has established a loyal fanbase.

To vote for your favorite games from 2020, log in to

Source: The Game Awards

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

How to watch Black Ops Cold War Launch Week CDL events



Throughout the Black Ops Cold War launch week, Call of Duty professional teams will be hosting events live with large prize pools.

All of these tournaments will be live streamed to the Call of Duty Twitch channel and CDL team Twitch channels between November 14th to November 20th. Every competition will have a prize pool of $25,000.

Each event will be hosted by a professional Call of Duty franchise team, and will feature guest stars, like other pro players, celebrities and streamers.


Atlanta FaZe – Cold War Clash featuring FaZe Clan

Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m. PT

Format: Bracket-style classic competitive modes featuring FaZe Clan streamers

Watch on Twitch.

OpTic Chicago – Cold War Launch Event

Sunday, November 15 at 11 a.m. PT

Format: Group play draft with single elimination competitive modes featuring OpTic players and NRG streamers

Watch on Twitch.

Minnesota Røkkr Arms Race

Monday, November 16 at 12 p.m. PT

Format: Pro-mod style format with single elimination competitive modes featuring Røkkr players and top streamers.

Watch on YouTube.

Dallas Empire – Battle of the Throne

Tuesday, November 17 at 10 a.m. PT

Format: CDL competition format with four teams comprised of an Empire player, two top streamers, and an athlete/artist/celebrity.

Watch on YouTube.

Florida Mutineers – Release the Kraken: Cold War 

Wednesday, November 18 at 9 a.m. PT

Format: Amateur community tournament with up to 64 teams.

Watch on YouTube.

London Royal Ravens –  Cold War Colosseum

Thursday, November 19 at 9 a.m. PT

Format: Draft players with classic competitive modes featuring ReKT influencers and celebrities

Watch on YouTube.

Toronto Ultra – $25K Coldish War

Friday, November 20 at 12 p.m. PT

Format: “Dirty Bomb” game mode point race featuring OAM talent and pros

Watch on YouTube.

Source: Call of Duty League

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