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CWL Pro League Stage 1 begins January 23

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The top Call of Duty teams from around the world come to the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio to compete in Stage 1 of the Call of Duty World League, presented by PlayStation 4 Pro League Stage 1. The event begins January 23 at 4PM ET.

A total of 16 teams are in the CWL Pro League. The teams are separated into two divisions, based upon Pro Points standings. The divisions are shown below are shown below. Division A will play matches January 23 – February 1 and February 20 – March 1. Division B will play matches February 6 – February 15 and March 13 – March 22. The schedule for the first four weeks of matches are shown below. 

Matches will be streamed live on Twitch and MLG on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting at 4PM ET.

For the regular season, each of the 16 teams will secure $12,500 in guaranteed qualification prizing. The playoffs, which will feature the top four teams from each Division, will feature a $500,000 prize pool and take place in the MLG Arena on April 6-8.

Divisions:

Division A
  • Team Kaliber – Accuracy, Chino, Kenny, Theory
  • OpTic Gaming – Crimsix, Formal, Karma, Scump
  • Rise Nation – Gunless, Loony, Methodz, TJHaly
  • Echo Fox – Assault, Aqua, Faccento, Saints
  • eRa Eternity – Bevils, Decemate, Fero, Ricky
  • Red Reserve – Joee, Joshh, Rated, Zer0
  • Vitality – Malls, Riskin, Wailers, Zayrox
  • Mindfreak – Buzzo, Denz, Fighta, Shockz
Division B
  • Luminosity – Jkap, John, Octane, Slacked
  • eUnited – Arcitys, Clayster, Prestinni, Silly
  • FaZe Clan – Attach, Priestahh, Replays, Zooma
  • Team EnVyUs – Classic, Huke, Temp, Slasher
  • Evil Geniuses – Aches, Apathy, Enable, Nameless
  • Splyce – Bance, Jurd, Madcat, Tommey
  • Unilad – Moose, Seany, Skrapz, Wuskinz
  • Epsilon – Dqvee, Hawqeh, Nathan, Vortex

Schedule (all times EST):

This is the schedule for the first four weeks of the CWL Pro League. You can stay up to date with the latest schedule at MLG’s website.

Week 1:

Tuesday, January 23:

  • 4:00pm EST: Rise Nation vs Vitality
  • 5:30pm EST: eRa Eternity vs Team Kaliber
  • 7:00pm EST: Mindfreak vs Red Reserve
  • 8:30pm EST: Team Kaliber vs OpTic Gaming
  • 10:00pm EST: eRa Eternity vs Echo Fox

Wednesday, January 24:

  • 4:00pm EST: Red Reserve vs Vitality
  • 5:30pm EST: OpTic Gaming vs eRa Eternity
  • 7:00pm EST: Red Reserve vs Rise Nation
  • 8:30pm EST: Echo Fox vs Team Kaliber
  • 10:00pm EST: Rise Nation vs Mindfreak

Thursday, January 25:

  • 4:00pm EST: Mindfreak vs eRa Eternity
  • 5:30pm EST: Vitality vs Echo Fox
  • 7:00pm EST: Team Kaliber vs Red Reserve
  • 8:30pm EST: OpTic Gaming vs Rise Nation

Week 2

Tuesday, January 30

  • 4:00pm EST: Red Reserve vs Echo Fox
  • 5:30pm EST: OpTic Gaming vs Vitality
  • 7:00pm EST: Rise Nation vs eRa Eternity
  • 8:30pm EST: Echo Fox vs OpTic Gaming
  • 10:00pm EST: Team Kaliber vs Mindfreak

Wednesday, January 31

  • 4:00pm EST: Vitality vs Mindfreak
  • 5:30pm EST: Red Reserve vs eRa Eternity
  • 7:00pm EST: Mindfreak vs OpTic Gaming
  • 8:30pm EST: Vitality vs Team Kaliber
  • 10:00pm EST: Rise Nation vs Echo Fox

Thursday, February 1

  • 4:00pm EST: eRa Eternity vs Vitality
  • 5:30pm EST: Echo Fox vs Mindfreak
  • 7:00pm EST: OpTic Gaming vs Red Reserve
  • 8:30pm EST: Team Kaliber vs Rise Nation

Week 3:

Tuesday, February 6

  • 4:00pm EST: Team EnVyUs vs FaZe Clan
  • 5:30pm EST: Luminosity vs Unilad
  • 7:00pm EST: Evil Geniuses vs Epsilon
  • 8:30pm EST: eUnited vs Splyce
  • 10:00pm EST: Luminosity vs Evil Geniuses

Wednesday, February 7

  • 4:00pm EST: Splyce vs Unilad
  • 5:30pm EST: Luminosity vs Epsilon
  • 7:00pm EST: FaZe Clan vs Splyce
  • 8:30pm EST: Evil Geniuses vs Team EnVyUs
  • 10:00pm EST: eUnited vs FaZe Clan

Thursday, February 8

  • 4:00pm EST: Splyce vs Epsilon
  • 5:30pm EST: Unilad vs Team EnVyUs
  • 7:00pm EST: FaZe Clan vs Evil Geniuses
  • 8:30pm EST: Luminosity vs eUnited

Week 4:

Tuesday, February 13

  • 4:00pm EST: Epsilon vs Team EnVyUs
  • 5:30pm EST: Splyce vs Luminosity
  • 7:00pm EST: eUnited vs Team EnVyUs
  • 8:30pm EST: FaZe Clan vs Unilad
  • 10:00pm EST: eUnited vs Evil Geniuses

Wednesday, February 14

  • 4:00pm EST: Unilad vs Epsilon
  • 5:30pm EST: Team EnVyUs vs Splyce
  • 7:00pm EST:  Epsilon vs eUnited
  • 8:30pm EST: Evil Geniuses vs Unilad
  • 10:00pm EST: FaZe Clan vs Luminosity

Thursday, February 15

  • 4:00pm EST: Epsilon vs FaZe Clan
  • 5:30pm EST: Unilad vs eUnited
  • 7:00pm EST: Team EnVyUs vs Luminosity
  • 8:30pm EST: Splyce vs Evil Geniuses

SOURCE: CWL 

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How to earn CDL 2022 Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

Here’s how you earn Vanguard and Warzone Weapon Blueprints and more by watching the Call of Duty League Major 4 qualifiers and Champs.

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Vanguard and Warzone players can unlock unique cosmetics just by watching the Call of Duty League 2022 Season, so here’s how to connect your account and unlock Weapon Camos, Calling Cards, XP, and more.

As is traditional, the Call of Duty League 2022 season provides Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard players with the opportunity to earn some unique in-game rewards simply by watching the matches.

Following Seattle Surge’s victory over Atlanta FaZe at Major 3, June 24 marks the start of Major 4. Let’s go over how you can earn Major 4 rewards such as a BAR Weapon Blueprint, Calling Cards, Emblems, and XP Tokens for watching CDL 2022 matches.

How to earn CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

Call of Duty League 2022 season

If you want to earn CDL 2022 viewership rewards in Vanguard and Warzone then all you need to do is connect your Activision account to YouTube and watch the CDL Major 4 Qualifiers, bracket, and Champs weekend.

The Call of Duty League can either be watched on YouTube or the CoD Companion app, so here’s how to link your Activision account on PC and mobile:

  1. Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
  2. Select your profile photo and hit Settings
  3. Click on Connected Apps
  4. Locate Activision and hit Connect
  5. Sign in to your Activision account

Then, simply watch the Call of Duty League 2022 season through either YouTube or the CoD Companion app, and you can earn all of the free rewards on offer.

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards for Vanguard & Warzone

CDL Major 4 Qualifiers & Bracket rewards

Vanguard double xp tokens

Players can earn a ton of Double XP and Double Weapon XP by watching live matches throughout the CDL 2022 season.

There will be sixteen 30 Minute Double XP tokens up for grabs in the Major 3 Qualifiers and Bracket, with a new level reached for every hour of watch time. Players will earn a regular XP and Double Weapon XP alternating for each hour watched.

  • 1 Hour: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 2 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 3 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 4 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 5 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 6 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 7 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 8 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 9 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 10 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 11 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 12 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 13 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 14 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token
  • 15 Hours: 30 Minute Double XP Token
  • 16 Hours: 30 Minute Double Weapon XP Token

With four hours of Double XP to be gained, you’ll find leveling up your weapons much easier across Vanguard and Warzone.

CDL Major 4 rewards

CDL Major 4 viewership rewards

Vanguard and Warzone players can also earn rewards such as Calling Cards, Emblems, and an exclusive Cooper Carbine Blueprint for watching at least half an hour of July Major 4 Champs weekend hosted by New York Subliners.

Here are the CDL 2022 Major 4 rewards and their requirements:

  • Thursday, July 14
    • A Cup of Joe Emblem (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Friday, July 15
    • Give Me Liberty Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Just a Scratch Calling Card (2 Hours)
  • Saturday, July 16
    • Stand Clear Calling Card (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (1 Hour)
    • Tactical Sprint NYC Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)
  • Sunday, July 17
    • CDL Phantom Emblem (30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double XP Token (45 Minutes)
    • Collecting Fare BAR Blueprint (1 Hour)
    • Let’s Go!!! Calling Card (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
    • 1 Hour Double Weapon XP Token (2 Hours)

For more, you can check out the secret Automaton buff, as well as why the BAR is the most underrated AR in Warzone Season 3.

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How to register for Warzone $100k CDL Resurgence Rebirth Island open tournament

Here’s how to register for Warzone’s upcoming CDL Resurgence Rebirth Island tournament and compete against pro players for $100k.

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Warzone players have the chance to compete against Call of Duty League pro players by qualifying for the CDL Resurgence tournament, where $100k is on the line. Here’s how to register for the tournament taking place on Rebirth Island.

Just after the completely overhauled Rebirth Island Reinforced arrived in Warzone with the Season 2 Reloaded update, the Call of Duty League announced that players can compete against CoD pros in an open tournament.

The Call of Duty League Resurgence: Rebirth Island tournament gives eight teams of North American players the chance to make it to the finals, where they’ll be playing against 12 teams of Call of Duty pros with $100k on the line.

Here’s how to register for the CDL Resurgence open tournament, and compete against pro players for your share of $100k.

How to play in CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament

The CDL Resurgence Warzone tournament is open to any player, as long as they’re over 18 years old, live in North America, and are free to stream their gameplay on YouTube, regardless of platform or input device.

Registration is done through GameBattles, so here’s everything you have to do:

  1. Log in to GameBattles, or create an account if you don’t have one.
  2. Register your squad on GameBattles by April 7, 2022, at 3PM PST.
  3. Play in the “Call of Duty League Resurgence” playlist on April 5-6.
  4. Be within the Top 40 teams to be invited to the qualifier stage
CDL Resurgence Warzone tournament schedule

CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament schedule & format

Warzone players will need to drop into the Call of Duty League Resurgence playlist, where each player in the squad’s 10 best games will be scored. Then the top 40 teams will progress to two Qualification Stages, where the final eight teams will compete against the 12 Call of Duty League organizations.

You can check out each stage and their dates below:

  • In-Game Open Stage (April 5-6)
  • Qualifier Stage Round 1 (April 11-14)
  • Qualifier Stage Round 2 (April 15)
  • Main Stage (April 24)

The CDL Resurgence Warzone tournament will be based on players’ eliminations, with a multiplier in place for placements.

Here’s how the CDL Resurgence tournament will be scored:

  • 1 Elimination = 1 Point
  • Placement Multiplier
    • 1st = 2x Points
    • 2nd and 3rd = 1.5x Points
    • 4th – 10th = 1x Points

CDL Resurgence $100k Warzone tournament prizing

Out of the twenty teams that make it to the Main Stage, only the top 10 teams will be in the money  — including the Call of Duty League franchise teams.

Here’s a breakdown of how the CDL Resurgence’s $100k prize pool will be divvied up.

Placement$ Per Team $ Per Player
130,0007,500
220,0005,000
315,0003,750
410,0002,500
55,0001,250
64,0001,000
74,0001,000
84,0001,000
94,0001,000
104,0001,000

Although there isn’t $100k on the line, players can play like the pros in Vanguard’s Ranked Play and earn free rewards such as Blueprints and Operator skins.

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Scump reveals best Vanguard Ranked Play MP40 loadout

Here are Call of Duty pro OpTic Scump’s MP40 loadout, attachments, and Perks you can use to dominate Vanguard’s Ranked Play mode.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Ranked Play is here, allowing players to play like the pros, grind through the ranks, and earn unique rewards. You’ll need to best weapons to secure victory, so here’s OpTic Scump’s MP40 SMG loadout for Ranked Play.

Seth ‘Scump’ Abner is one of the most accomplished Call of Duty players of all time, being a member of the OpTic Dynasty and the fifth-highest earning player. After helping OpTic Texas secure a winners bracket slot in the CDL Major 1, Scump dominated Vanguard’s new Ranked Play mode.

As a sub player, Scump runs the MP40 in both the CDL and Ranked Play. If you’re looking to win more matches and raise your ELO, here’s Scump’s MP40 loadout including the Perks and Equipment he uses.

Scump’s Vanguard Ranked Play MP40 loadout

Scump's vanguard ranked play mp40 loadout
  • Muzzle: No. 3 Rifle Break
  • Barrel: Krausnick 317MM 04B
  • Optic:
  • Stock: Krausnick 33M Folding
  • Underbarrel: SMLE Pistol Grip
  • Magazine:
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Brace
  • Kit: Quick

Revealed in a February 21 stream, Scump’s MP40 is designed to help him quickly rotate around the map and break into hills. This is also his CDL loadout, so you’ll notice he’s opted for the No. 3 Rifle Break rather than the GA’d F8 Stabilizer which also boosts range.

He has also gone against the grain by not using the Krausnick ISO 1M iron sight, which many pros prefer, and using the default optic. The rest of the attachments are typical for a pro player MP40 build, improving accuracy and mobility.

Scump Vanguard Ranked Play Perks & Equipment

Scump's Ranked play perks and equipment
  • Perk 1: Survival Training / Ninja
  • Perk 2: Radar
  • Perk 3: Double Time
  • Lethal Equipment: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical Equipment: No 69 Stun Grenade
  • Field Upgrade: Dead Silence
  • Secondary weapon: Ratt

Scump usually runs Survival Training in respawn modes so that Stun Grenades have much less of an effect, but will sometimes switch to Ninja in Search and Destroy to be much more stealthy on the map.

Radar and Double Time are standard Perks for competitive CoD, allowing Scump to see enemies firing on the minimap and move around much quicker. He also uses Frag Grenades and No 69 Stun Grenades due to the others being banned.

And finally, he uses the Ratt pistol as his secondary to get around the map quicker and give him another weapon to use when the MP40 is empty.


If you want a more varied selection of the best weapons, Perks, and Equipment across all roles, you can check out the best Vanguard Ranked Play loadouts.

And for more on Vanguard’s Ranked Mode, you can check out how to fix the frustrating Dev Error 6144 and how the Skill Rating and Ladder systems work.

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