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MLG announces Ghosts Winter Invitational, featuring the top 8 teams

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MLG today announced a Call of Duty: Ghosts Winter Invitational tournament featuring the top 8 Call of Duty teams. The event will be a 3 week long event, streamed on MLG.tv starting Monday, Jan 20th.

Teams Participating:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Complexity
  • Envy
  • Team Kaliber
  • Curse LV
  • Curse NY
  • FaZe
  • Strictly Business

The prize pool is $5,000, with the 1st place team getting $4,000, and 2nd place getting $1,000.

Here’s the full schedule for the three week event (note: all times below are in EST):

Monday, January 20th

  • 6:00 PM                      Strictly Business vs. Optic Gaming
  • 7:30 PM                      Curse LV vs. compLexity
  • 9:00 PM                      Optic Gaming vs. Curse LV
  • 10:30 PM                    compLexity vs. Strictly Business

Tuesday, January 21st

  • 6:00 PM                      Curse NY vs. Envy
  • 7:30 PM                      FaZe vs. Kaliber
  • 9:00 PM                      Envy vs. FaZe
  • 10:30 PM                    Kaliber vs. Curse NY

Wednesday, January 22nd

  • 6:00 PM                      Strictly Business vs. Envy
  • 7:30 PM                      Optic Gaming vs. Curse NY
  • 9:00 PM                      Curse NY vs. Strictly Business
  • 10:30 PM                    Envy vs. Optic Gaming

Thursday, January 23rd

  • 6:00 PM                      compLexity vs. Kaliber
  • 7:30 PM                      Curse LV vs. FaZe
  • 9:00 PM                      FaZe vs. compLexity
  • 10:30 PM                    Kaliber vs. Curse LV

Friday, January 24th

  • 6:00 PM                      Kaliber vs. Optic Gaming
  • 7:30 PM                      FaZe vs. Strictly Business
  • 9:00 PM                      Optic Gaming vs. FaZe
  • 10:30 PM                    Strictly Business vs. Kaliber

Saturday, January 25th

  • 12:00 PM                    Kaliber vs. FaZe
  • 1:30 PM                      Curse LV vs. Curse NY
  • 3:00 PM                      Optic Gaming vs. Strictly Business
  • 4:30 PM                      compLexity vs. Envy
  • 6:00 PM                      FaZe vs. Optic Gaming
  • 6:00 PM                      Kaliber vs. Strictly Business
  • 7:30 PM                      compLexity vs. Curse NY
  • 7:30 PM                      Envy vs. Curse LV
  • 9:00 PM                      Envy vs. Kaliber
  • 9:00 PM                      Curse NY vs. FaZe
  • 10:30 PM                    Optic Gaming vs. compLexity
  • 10:30 PM                    Curse LV vs. Strictly Business

Monday, January 27th

  • 6:00 PM                      compLexity vs. Curse LV
  • 7:30 PM                      Envy vs. Curse NY
  • 9:00 PM                      Curse NY vs. compLexity
  • 10:30 PM                    Curse LV vs. Envy

Tuesday, January 28th

  • 6:00 PM                      Curse LV vs. Optic Gaming
  • 7:30 PM                      Envy vs. Strictly Business
  • 9:00 PM                      Strictly Business vs. Curse LV
  • 10:30 PM                    Optic Gaming vs. Envy

Wednesday, January 29th

  • 6:00 PM                      FaZe vs. Curse NY
  • 7:30 PM                      Kaliber vs. compLexity
  • 9:00 PM                      Curse NY vs. Kaliber
  • 10:30 PM                    compLexity vs. FaZe

Thursday, January 30th

  • 6:00 PM                      Strictly Business vs. Curse NY
  • 7:30 PM                      compLexity vs. Optic Gaming
  • 9:00 PM                      Strictly Business vs. compLexity
  • 10:30 PM                    Curse NY vs. Optic Gaming

Friday, January 31st

  • 6:00 PM                      FaZe vs. Envy
  • 7:30 PM                      Curse LV vs. Kaliber
  • 9:00 PM                      Kaliber vs. Envy
  • 10:30 PM                    FaZe vs. Curse LV

Monday, February 3rd

  • 6:00 PM                      Envy vs. compLexity
  • 7:30 PM                      Curse NY vs. Curse LV
  • 9:00 PM                      Optic Gaming vs. Kaliber
  • 10:30 PM                    Strictly Business vs. FaZe

Tuesday, February 4th

  • 8:00 PM                      Semifinal #1

Wednesday, February 5th

  • 8:00 PM                      Semifinal #2

Friday, February 7th

  • 8:00 PM                      Final

SOURCE: MLG

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War Competitive Settings V1.01 announced

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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.

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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 TheGameAwards.com, so check out what categories Call of Duty has been nominated for.

Nominations

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

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 TheGameAwards.com.

Source: The Game Awards

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How to watch Black Ops Cold War Launch Week CDL events

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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.

Events:

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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