MLG & UMG ONLINE TOURNAMENT RESULTS – NA + EU

This weekend the Call of Duty community again enjoyed a number of online tournaments, as well as UGC Niagara in Canada. Some of the biggest names in the competitive console scene turned out to compete in tournaments organised by UMG and MLG. Take a look below to find the final placements and prizes for the Saturday night 2K and Sunday night 5K single elimination tournaments.

 

UMG 2K Tournament Results

On Saturday, 63 teams turned out to compete for just over $1,500 in prize pot a long with 2000 Pro Points for players to improve their seeding when it comes to further online and offline tournaments. This week OpTic Gaming fell short, losing out to Rise Nation in the Grand Final. Prophecy and World Champions Denial took home join 3rd place. Check out the final placements below and find the bracket HERE.

UMG 2k Final Placements

  • 1st –  Rise Nation – $760
  • 2nd –  OpTic Gaming – $380
  • 3rd/4th –  Prophecy – $190
  • 3rd/4th –  Denial – $190
  • 5th/8th –  Nasty Meats
  • 5th/8th –  sB + Nade
  • 5th/8th –  TCM Gaming
  • 5th/8th –  OpTic Nation

 

NA 5K Tournament Results

In this week’s 5K 47 teams turned out to compete for a share of $3,900 in prize money, as well as another 5,000 Pro Points. Once again OpTic Gaming emerged as champions, recovering from their defeat in the 2K the day before. Once again Isolation eSports met the Green Wall in the final and took home $825 for their troubles. Prophecy and OpTic Nation fell just outside the prize placements. Check out the final placements below and find the bracket HERE.

NA 5k Final Placements

  • 1st –  OpTic Gaming – $3,025
  • 2nd –  Isolation eSports – $825
  • 3rd/4th –  Prophecy 
  • 3rd/4th –  OpTic Nation
  • 5th/8th –  SYNRGY
  • 5th/8th –  FaZe Gaming
  • 5th/8th –  Enigma 6
  • 5th/8th –  Strictly Business

 

EU 5K Tournament Results

This week’s EU 5K only attracted 8 teams, with Epsilon emerging as Champions and taking home the $290 prize, pipping Aware Gaming to the title. The new look Vitality and former Se7 line up shared 3rd place honours. Bracket can be found HERE.

EU 5K Final Placements

  • 1st –  Epsilon – $290
  • 2nd –  Aware
  • 3rd/4th –  Vitality
  • 3rd/4th –  ex-Se7
  • 5th/8th – de fabE
  • 5th/8th –  RRNK
  • 5th/8th –  Infused
  • 5th/8th –  Safe

 


 

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Gears of War Remastered Confirmed

When Dexerto launched we brought you confirmation that a Gears of War collection wasn’t in the works. Well, as it turns out, there is a remake of the original Gears of War coming soon.

 

Kotaku.com confirmed that the rumours were true after a number of individuals gained access to a test build of the original Gears of War on Xbox One. It was later confirmed that while a collection is not in the works, fans should expect a remastered version of the original Gears of War in the not so distant future.

The test build was of the multiplayer only and including a number of game types not originally featured on the Xbox 360 version of the game including Team Deathmatch; King of the Hill; 1 Life 1V1 Shotgun TDM; 1v1 Sudden Death Gnashers Only; 4v4 TDM Single Round; and 4v4 KOTH Single Round.

The news will be welcomed with open arms by fans of competitive Gears of War, with the prospect of a more polished version of the superior original potentially offering the best eSports ready GoW experience to date. A release date has yet to be announced.

With the ongoing support of Call of Duty by the game’s developers and publishers, and the helping hand given to the Halo community by 343, it’s going to be interesting to see if Gears of War developers, Black Tusk, also work to foster a better eSports community. At the very least the remastered Gears of War could offer an interesting stopgap before the release of Gears of War 4. More to come.

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UGC Niagara 2015 Final Placements

It’s been a long weekend for those teams who have played well at UGC Niagara in the wonderful Canadian city with the huge waterfall. 64 North American teams turned up to battle it out for an impressive prizepot of $20,000, not bad considering the lack of professional teams. We’ll be posting up Good LAN/Bad LAN tomorrow but until then check out the final placements below along with the prize pool distribution.

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UGC Niagara 2015 Final Placements

1st: Team Kaliber (Sharp – Goonjar – Parasite – Nameless) – $10,000
2nd: Team EnVyUS (TeePee – ProoFy – Loony – MerK) – $4,000
3rd: 3sUP Enterprises (Diabolic – Sender – Lawless – Ivy) – $3,000
4th: Boreal eSports (BerTT – Knight – Slayzay – Surprize) – $2,000
5th: Below Zero (GodLike – Assauhlt – Wolf – Swarley) – $1,000
6th: Team Cave Gaming (Silpy – Pemby – Nverted – Happy)
7th/8th: Set to Destroy (Royalty – iLLsKiLL – Stevey – Myth)
7th/8th: Purist Gaming (Connah – Demented – Holler – Miz)


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European Roster Update

Things move so fast in this hectic Call of Duty scene that it’s hard to keep up with all the changes that teams make on a weekly basis. Sometimes we’re guilty of not bringing you regular updates because we’re not sure if the changes will last (see LXT Epsilon/Barrage post below) so we wanted to make amends. Check out all of the European changes that have happened in the last week or so below!

 

LXT Back To Barrage for ESWC

Brandon 'LXT' McAllister

Brandon ‘LXT’ McAllister

When it was announced that Epsilon would be picking up Brandon ‘LXT’ McAllister for ESWC, it came as quite a shock, mostly to the Barrage eSports team who are also attending ESWC as they had expected him to be attending with them. A good player but known more for his off-game antics, he isn’t what you’d expect from quite a serious Epsilon line up. It didn’t come as much of a surprise then when it was leaked earlier today that he would actually be playing for Barrage at ESWC. When asked he said that he felt bad that he may be screwing over the team. What this means for Watson (his replacement) is any guess however we’re sure this isn’t the end of this story. Epsilons 4th remains a mystery for now but with the event creeping up soon, it’s only a matter of time.

logo_barrageesportsBarrage eSports –  Bance  Urban  LXT  Dominate

EpsilonEpsilon eSports –  Swanny  Josh  Madcat  ?

 

Vitality Announce McGee

Darren McGee

Darren McGee

Full news post found HERE

Vitality Storm –  Tommey  MarkyB  Reedy  McGee

 

eQuinox Swap Rolo for Subsist

Brett 'Rolo' Douglas

Brett ‘Rolo’ Douglas

The Belgian outfit of eQuinox have been going strong the last few months, especially after winning the Gamers Assembly event against a stacked set of top French teams. Despite being made up of predominately Belgian players, the team for sometime have had Irish misfit Brett ‘Rolo’ Douglas playing for them. Unfortunately for Brett however he was replaced last week after the team had a run of tournaments where they failed to really deliver. His replacement is Dutch player Laurens ‘Subsist’  Schuurman.

File:EQ.png eQuinox eSports –  Denz  Dean  Duel  Subsist

 

Infused Replace Rated for JTee

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Jack ‘Jtee’ Taylor

After a relatively impressive performance by Aware Gaming at the Call of Duty World Championships and subsequently at the Gfinity open, it was a shame to see captain of the team Watson decide to leave. He left in search for a team who he felt could reach his potential (he’s still a f/a), resulting in the remaining line up ending up going there separate ways. One player who’s landed on his feet is Jack ‘Jtee’ Taylor who’s recently replaced former Exertus player Rated in the lineup.

Infused –  Qwiker  Melon  Lewis  Jtee

 

FABE Announce New Roster

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Silvano ‘Torres’ Mombarg

The FAB eSports organisation had two teams at the Call of Duty World Championships from both Germany and the Netherlands, however it didn’t help either as they crashed out of the groups with very little opposition against the strong American opponents. The organisation decided then that it would be better if they only funded one team and played around with a number of line ups before settling on the this Dutch/German/Austrian line up. Will we see an improvement with the experience of the likes of Rush and Torres?

 FAB eSports –  Gunelite  Kivi  Rush  Torres

 

IGI Announce New Team

AJ 'Amaze' McClure at AM2Pro

AJ ‘Amaze’ McClure at AM2Pro

If you’ve followed the European scene in the last 5 years then you’ve probably heard of AJ ‘aMaZe’ McClure, a very vocal player but someone who’s struggled to really break consistently into the top of the EU scene. That doesn’t stop his passion however and if you’re at a UK or European event, you’re likely to see him, a true ambassador of the Call of Duty competitive scene. His latest team is another multi-nation team as we see him and 2 other Brits join together with well known German player Nick ‘KraQz’ Brenden.

IGesports IGI eSports –  Amaze  Agon  Chain  Kraqz

 

NxG Rapid Replace Pow3r with Donny

Giorgio 'Power' Calandrelli

Giorgio ‘Power’ Calandrelli

The Italian Call of Duty scene is one that has never really taken off with a struggle to get new players into the competitive scene. There has been the odd tournament where one of their teams have placed well, such as when UK player Callum ‘Swanny’ Swan guided the team to 8th in the CoD World Championships in 2013 on Black Ops II. One of the legends of the Italian scene is Georgio ‘Power’ Calandrelli, however that hasn’t stopped NxG Rapid dropping him in place of other well known Italian Francesco ‘Donny’ Majolo, citing reasons that Power wasn’t motivated enough to play, a statement he denies.

NxG.pngNxG Rapid –  Pibo  Duke  Ko1gaa  Donny

 

 

 

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UGC Niagara LIVE Report – Sunday

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UGC Niagara Saturday Recap

It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the teams playing at the UGC Niagara event on the Canadian and US border. The second day stream was delayed 2 and a half hours and there did end up being a huge amount of downtime on the stream which meant limited games for the viewers. Regardless of that the UGC team ended up clawing back time and finish the stream at a respectable hour (for myself in the UK anyway).

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EnVyUs Playing On Stream

Despite there being 64 teams in attendance and a $20k prize pool, we have only seen two household names in EnVyUs and Team Kaliber showing up to attend. Needless to say as we went into day 2 of the tournament we didn’t see either team drop a single map as they advanced the winner bracket semi-finals that will play out tomorrow.

Regardless of the lack of big names in attendance, we did see some other popular teams including Isolation Empire, Below Zero and 3Sup. That doesn’t mean they cruised however with Iso being knocked out in LB6 by the oddly named STDx and Below Zero getting knocked into the LB by TeamCave Gaming. 3Sup, supported of course by their multi-millionaire owner Hilton are still in the winner bracket and will face EnVy tomorrow in the WB semi’s.

Less of this tomorrow hopefully

Less of this tomorrow hopefully

Tomorrow’s games look to be more exciting and hopefully we’ll see some high calibre matches starting with EnVyUs and 3Sup, however the reality is that we’re all waiting for the WB and Grand Final between TK and nV. Let’s just hope they have more games on stream instead of exhausting time breaks as it did get a bit boring today waiting between maps and I can imagine the stream viewers probably reflected that. Good job anyway UGC.

  • Day two Live Blog – LINK
  • Stream – LINK
  • Bracket below

 

 


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More UK CoD LAN Events Announced

Within the last few months, we have seen an influx of UK CoD LAN events arise from what most called “a dead scene.” It started with Am2Pro back in February when they had a great turn out in regards to teams and it sparked a bit of life into the corpse. Not long after we saw other event organisers appear with the likes of ProAsylum announcing their event on July 25th and 26th in Cardiff and CityLAN announcing their event for sometime in August in Peterbrough. Little is known about either entity in this community but both looking to cement themselves as well as Am2Pro have.

Here is what we do know:

 

ProAsylum 

ProAsylum

Run by two local Welshman, ProAsylum came out of nowhere. There name had been darting around a few times in a few conversations but no one really knew what they were about until the announcement of their event in Cardiff on the 25th and 26th of July. The prize pool for the event, a solid £6K, not bad for a first event! With the likes of Veteran caster Tunn attending, the’re hoping to make a mark on the UK scene. You can find all information on the event here ProAsylum.com

 

CityLAN

CityLAN

The same story goes for CityLAN but what has impressed me about this event is the massive prize pool of £10k This event however will be run in Peterborough (Pretty sure this is the biggest thing to happen to Peterborough since…. Forever!) The event will be held in the Kingsgate Conference centre on the 20th to the 22nd of August. This will be there very first event also so again, looking forward to what they produce and seeing if they can withstand the test of time. You can find all their information on the event here CityLAN.co.uk

With all these events popping up out of the blue, do you believe this is the start of a revival for the EU Call of Duty scene?


 

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Vitality Storm Announce McGee for ESWC

When Vitality Storm was formed by former Epsilon man Tommey, many wondered who would end up in his team with such a small pool of players that he would be willing to use. The first two players in MarkyB and Reedy gave him not only experience but also a spot at ESWC, so who’s coming into fourth?

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McGee winning Reflex GT with Tommey. L/R – McGee, Riddlez, Gotaga, Tommey

It was announced today on Twitter that an old team mate of Tommey’s would be returning to play alongside him. That is of course the Irishman Darren McGee. Previously playing together during the apeX days during Black Ops 1, the team would run riot through Europe at events such as ReflexGT when teaming with Riddlez and Gotaga. A player that has often been in and out of the scene, his return to a top level line up will excite some old fans who are aware of what he can do. The move currently is just for ESWC with a view to extend beyond that.


 

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A 30 minute indepth interview with one of Europe’s most well known Call of Duty players, Callum ‘Swanny’ Swan.

UGC Niagara Live Report – Saturday

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A 30 minute indepth interview with one of Europe’s most well known Call of Duty players, Callum ‘Swanny’ Swan.

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