Catching Up on Call of Duty News

Call of Duty continues to be one of the most popular esports game of all-time, and it’s one that is always in the news. The Call of Duty League (CDL) is where the top drama is, but there are some other great events taking place throughout the year. 

There have been some interesting news stories out recently surrounding Call of Duty, but none of them would fall under the major news category. Here is a look at some of those news stories and how they might impact the professional league moving forward. 

Cloud9 Wants Back In

Cloud9 Gaming has been absent from the Call of Duty League for the last seven years, but there is a chance that it will get back into the game. That organization is looking to partner with another team, and that would allow it to have some immediate success. 

The New York Subliners recently won the CDL, and that is the team that Cloud9 is working with to form this new partnership. There is a specific reason that Cloud9 is wanting to get this deal done, and they don’t have much time to make it official. 

There will be a Modern Warfare 3 tournament at the upcoming ESports World Cup, and Cloud9 wants to find a way into that competition. This would only be the first phase of this partnership as Cloud9 would ultimately like to compete in other COD tournaments moving forward. 

Call of Duty has also done a great job of bringing former organizations back in as they made some changes to the league structure. There were some glaring weaknesses in the old competition format, but the leaders listened to complaints in order to make some improvements. 

All franchise entry fees have been waved, and that’s another reason why some of the older franchises are getting back into the mix. 

Major 4 Qualifiers Wrap Up

The qualifying matchups for Major 4 have been taking place over the last few weeks, but all of that action is now complete. The top eight teams that earned points were able to qualify for this event, and there were some tight battles along the way. 

OpTic Texas was the first team to qualify as they went a perfect 5-0 during the qualifying matches. Los Angeles Thieves were the next team to qualify with a 4-1 record, but three other teams had that markas well. 

The Seattle Surge, New York SubLiners, and Las Vegas Legion were the other teams that went 4-1 to sneak into this field. Rounding out the group of eight teams that qualified were Atlanta FaZe, Minnesota RoKKR, and Boston Breach. 

While those eight teams are now going to have a chance to battle it out, there are four other teams that are heading home. Those teams are the Florida Mutineers, London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, and Toronto Ultra. 

NAVI Gets Aussie Trio For World Cup

Natus Vincere is a highly successful esports organization from Ukraine, and this organization will be represented at the ESports World Cup. This organization is getting back into the CoD scene after three years off, but they are bringing an interesting team to that big event. 

There will be three players from Australia that are representing the organization at the Esports World Cup. Levi, Lymax, and Zepa will be the three players representing NAVI at the Esports World Cup and this team has already had a ton of success playing together. 

While it seems strange that NAVI is not using their own talent to compete in this event, they needed to find a way to get into the big event.