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“Take No Prisoners” Blackout $40,000 Tournament Announced for Black Ops 4 – Rules, Prize Pool, and More

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The official Call of Duty Twitter account has just announced a new tournament in partnership with Go Boom TV.

The tournament rewards the top 10 squads with the most points a prize pool of $40,000. Anyone can enter as long as they register at
https://boom.tv/callofduty/.

This tournament takes place on Thursday, April 25 between 5PM EST – 9PM EST. Within that time frame, players will need to register their chosen teammates with BoomTV and earn points. One kill equals one point. Only the kills from your top five games will be counted, but you can play as many as you’d like. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament will be rewarded with $15,000.

The most important rule to follow to be entered is that you need to be streaming your matches to qualify. Follow the rules below to learn more:

GENERAL

You and your teammates can play any time between the start and end times. You can take breaks. You can play in as many games as you like between those times. Boom App will pick you and your teammates’ top 5 games with the highest number of kills (the games you are in together). Tracking will stop at the end time. If you get any kills after the end time, they will not count.

  • Game & Schedule
  • Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • System/Console: PC, PS4 or XB1
  • Region: Americas
  • Game Mode: Squads
  • Map: Alcatraz

This event will take place between the following times on Thursday, April 25th:

  • Start: 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT
  • End: 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

How to Win

You and your teammates have to deploy together as a Squad. Your goal is to get the highest number of kills. You will be able to play in as many games as you want, but only your five (5) highest kill games will count. Note that average placement is the first tiebreaker.

  • Only your Top 5 Games count towards your Score
  • Kills = 1 Point
  • Only “10” Squads with the highest number of kills will qualify for the Prize Pool.
  • To be eligible to participate, all players must be at least 18 years old.
  • The qualifying squads will be surveyed to ensure they are eligible for prizing.
  • If multiple Squads have the same number of total kills, the tiebreaker will be in the following order: average placements of the five (5) games and Coin Flip

Registration

  • Select “Register Now”
  • Review the Terms & Conditions
  • Select whether you are Streaming from “Console” or “PC”
  • Input your Blizzard BattleTag
  • Create a Team, Copy the link and invite your friends to your team!
  • Download Boom App and install/setup!
  • Join the BoomTV Official Discord
  • If you’re still looking for teammates, go to #looking-for-partner
  • If you have any questions, contact an Admin in our Discord!

Prize Pool

  • 1st – $15,000
  • 2nd – $12,000
  • 3rd – $5,200
  • 4th – $3,200
  • 5th – $2,000
  • 6th – $1,200
  • 7th – $520
  • 8th – $480
  • 9th – $240
  • 10th – $160
  • Total: $40,000

For more details check out https://boom.tv/callofduty/rules

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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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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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