UMG Washington DC Announced

The UMG events organisation have been going from the strength to strength over the last year, with Call of Duty tournaments across the United States in locations such as Orlando, California and Dallas. Along with the various locations, the sellout attendance tournaments have had rising prize pools with this weekend’s Dallas event up to $40,000. In the past few days they have officially announced their next big event, UMG Washington DC.

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That’s right, the UMG brand is heading to the government capital of the United States on September 4th-6th with an incredible $50,000 prize pool, part funded by controller manufacturer Scuf Gaming. It’ll be the first event in Call of Duty eSports history that will take place in the capital, the month before MLG’s World Finals. Dexerto will be bringing you full coverage from the event and we’ll keep you updated on any developments and announcement about the event going forward.


 

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North America Latest – Roster Mania 3rd July

Following the conclusion of the MLG X Games Season 2 Playoffs and the MLG Season 2 Relegation tournament this past weekend, the North American Call of Duty scene has been alive with team changes ahead of the forthcoming season.


Update 3rd July

Enigma6 get Proofy

Another veteran joins the ranks of Enigma6, as Proofy links up with Parasite as part of the new look E6 line up.

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us Proofy

Update 29th June

Tcm TCM Gaming Recruit who?

Basically, Aches and Teep have joined Jurd and Moose. A sentence we never thought we’d write. See the full news announcement HERE.

Tcm TCM Gaming

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Rise Nation 200x200Rise Nation pickup TK Rejects

After being dropped by Team Kaliber, Goonjar and Teej have found a new home in Rise Nation, a complete swap as former Rise players Theory and Nelso joined TK. Sounds confusing but it’s not.

Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation

us Whea7s
us Chino
us Teej
ca Goonjar

tKSmall Team Kaliber Pickup Neslo and Theory

It has been announced that Team Kaliber have dropped new signing Teej and long time player Goonjar and picked up Rise players Theory and Neslo.

tKSmall Team Kaliber

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Update 25th June

nvSmall EnVyUs Overhaul Line Up

It’s been announced today that EnVyUs have overhauled their entire team, putting trust in the last remaining member of the current team, Loony. Proofy will now join a long list of F/A’s vying for a spot in the MLG Season 3 Pro League. Joining Loony will be World Champion and former Denial player JKap, whilst former Prophecy players Aqua and Octane make up the remaining numbers. Can they turn their fortune around?

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elevate_200x200 eLevate Recruit Two

With a Season 3 spot in the league, it was only a matter of time before two of the many free agents joined the eLevate team along with Slacked and Classic. Those two players turn out to be former EnVyUs member Saints and former Prophecy player Apathy. Both have had mixed seasons with little to celebrate, and will be looking to overhaul their fortunes with this move in time for UMG Dallas.

elevate_200x200 Team eLevate

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Aches Leaves Prophecy

The organisation is officially done having a North American team for the moment as Aches leaves the squad and becomes a F/A as a duo with TeePee. Who will snatch up two of the most decorated Call of Duty Pro’s?

dreamteamNew Dream Team Roster

They have disbanded Purple and Blue and gone with one new roster consisting of some seasoned Call of Duty Pros.

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Update 21.06.2015:

Prophecy looking for Three

Prophecy make wholesale changes as AquA, Apathy and Octane announce their departure.

Prophecy Lineup:

  • USA.png Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price
  • CAUS ?
  • CAUS ?
  • CAUS ?

Strictly Business back to the drawing board

StuDyy, Anticity, SpaceLy and TcM leave Strictly Business.

Strictly Business Lineup:

  • CAUS ?
  • CAUS ?
  • CAUS ?
  • CAUS ?

MerK is a Free Agent

MerK announces Free Agency leaving Automatic Reload looking for one.

https://twitter.com/MerK_nV/status/612689673211772930

Automatic Reload Lineup:

  • USA.png Mikhail ‘Blfire’ Glushenok
  • USA.png Tyler ‘FeLonY’ Johnson
  • USA.png Ryan ‘Lawless’ Lawless
  • CAUS ?

MadCat Dropped

In surprise news, TCM Gaming part ways with MadCat. More details about MadCat’s departure will be announced shortly.

TCM Gaming Lineup:

  •  Tom ‘Moose’ Handley
  •  Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral
  •  Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley
  • TBA

 New Engima 6 Team Announced

After Enigma6 failed to secure a place in season 3, the team look to the long term. Relegation replacements Holler and Proto are replaced by Aqua and Parasite.

 Enigma6 Lineup:

  • USA.png Jordon ‘General’ Holloway
  • USA.png Michael ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz
  • USA.png Ulysses ‘Aqua’ Silva
  • USA.png Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte

 

Update 19.06.2015

 Enigma6 announce Season 2 Relegation Tournament Team

Enigma6 pick up Holler and Proto ahead of the MLG Pro League Season 2 Relegation tournament in Columbus, Ohio.

 Enigma6 Lineup:

  • USA.png Jordon ‘General’ Holloway
  • USA.png Michael ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz
  •  Holler
  • USA.png Proto

TK.pngNew Team Kaliber Team Unveiled

Team Kaliber complete their roster, picking up Teej.

TK.png Team Kaliber Lineup:

  • USA Brandon ‘Sharp’ Rogers
  • Canada Jevon ‘Goonjar’ Gooljar-Lim
  • USA Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler
  • USA Thomas ‘Teej’ Haly

 

Update 17.06.2015

Deniallogo std.pngDenial Rebuild Around Replays

After a very brief period without a team, Denial elect to rebuild their roster around world champion, Replays. Replays is joined by former eLevate and FaZe stars Huke, Slasher and Temp.

Deniallogo std.pngDenial eSports Lineup:

  • USA Chris ‘Replays’ Crowder
  • USA Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland
  • USA Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda
  • USA Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat

eLevate Big Changes

Team eLevate announce they’ve dropped 50% of their roster as Teej and Temp go their own way.

ELv.png Team eLevate Lineup:

  • USA Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo
  • USA Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry
  • TBA
  • TBA

Clayster and Attach to FaZe

With the news of JKap and Replays leaving Denial, surprisingly Clayster and Attach follow suit linking up with Enable and Zooma as part of a new look FaZe team.

The news follows the news that Huke and Slasher would be released from FaZe following uncertainty about their future commitment to the line up.

Faze.png FaZe Lineup:

  • USA Ian ‘enable’ Wyatt
  • USA Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto
  • USA Dillon ‘Attach’ Price
  • USA James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks

 

Update 10.06.2015

Parasite Released from Team Kaliber

Parasite rejoins the Free Agency list ahead of the next season of the MLG Pro Series.

TK.png Team Kaliber Lineup:

  • USA Brandon ‘Sharp’ Rogers
  • Canada Jevon ‘Goonjar’ Gooljar-Lim
  • USA Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler
  • TBA

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Channel 4 Interview Tommey and Morgan

The eSports scene has been garnering more and more attention in recent months, with Call of Duty one of the games the mainstream media are fascinated by due to the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise. Channel 4 have picked up on this and have done a series of interviews with various members of the UK CoD esports scene, including Vitality Storm player Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Europe’s highest ranked female player, Morgan ‘Morgz’ Ashurst. Check out the links below for more, including footage from the Gfinity Open a couple of months ago;

Tommey Interview – LINK

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Morgan Interview – LINK

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Gfinity Open Video – LINK

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The All Girl Team – LINK

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Avante Garde Take Trident Roster

Despite having the smallest team base of the three main regions of Call of Duty (NA,EU,ANZ), the Australian scene love nothing more than a controversy to make sure that everyone is still on their toes. In the battle to move Mindfreak from first place, the chasing teams will often do the unthinkable in order to get a line up they think will make a difference. The latest change? Fresh off a second place at ACL Sydney, three members of the Trident squad have left to join well known player Issei in Avant Garde.

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It is reported on the grapevine that the team originally wanted Issei to join Trident, however due to contracts in place the move wasn’t possible, leaving the only option for the entire team to jump ship. One player who has reported inside knowledge is the player ‘Nike’, posting a Twitlonger stating that the changes happened because they had been offered salaries, amongst other benefits. Will the team last until the next event or will we see yet more changes in the Australian scene? On current form, it’s likely to be the latter. We’ll keep you up to date on the changes with the other plays.

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aus Issei aus Chilean aus Damage aus Beastn


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MLG PRO LEAGUE RESULTS/STANDINGS/FIXTURES – 2ND JULY

The MLG Pro League in North America is back this week as 12 of the continents best Call of Duty teams battle it out online for over $175,000 worth of prize money. The new format see’s only 22 games per team per season compared to last seasons 44, which means every match counts more than ever. Who’s going to come out on top?

Season Preview + Info – LINK
Season Schedule – LINK

Results – 2nd July

Time – UK/EU/LA/NY/SYD Home Team vs Away Team
11pm/12am/3pm/6pm/8am Team eLevate  2-3 nvSmall Team EnVyUs
12am/1am/4pm/7pm/9am  TCM Gaming  0-3  Team Orbit
1am/2am/5pm/8pm/10am OpTic Nation  3-0 Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation
2am/3am/6pm/9pm/11am  FaZe Clan  0-3 og OpTic Gaming

MLG Pro League Standings – Thursday 3rd July

▲▼ Place Team Wins Losses Maps Streak +/-
▲1 1. og OpTic Gaming 3 0 9-3 +3
▼1 2. Denial eSports 200x200 Denial eSports 2 0 6-2 +2
▲1 3.  OpTic Nation 2 1 3-0 +1
▲2 4.  Team Orbit 2 1 7-5 +2
5. nvSmall Team EnVyUs 2 1 8-7 +2
▼3 6.  FaZe Clan 1 1 3-3 -1
▲3 7.  iSolation Empire 1 2 6-7 -2
▲3 8. tKSmall Team Kaliber 1 2 6-8 +1
▼1 9.  Team eLevate 1 2 5-8 -2
▼2 10. Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation 1 2 3-7 -2
▼3 11.  TCM Gaming 0 1 0-3 -1
12.  Epsilon.NA 0 3 5-9 -3

Fixtures – 7th July

Time – UK/EU/LA/NY/SYD Home Team vs Away Team
11pm/12am/3pm/6pm/8am Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation  FaZe Clan
12am/1am/4pm/7pm/9am  Team Orbit Denial eSports 200x200 Denial eSports
1am/2am/5pm/8pm/10am  TCM Gaming og OpTic Gaming
2am/3am/6pm/9pm/11am  Epsilon.NA nvSmall Team EnVyUs

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GoW Ultimate Edition – Changes from BETA Feedback

Today The Coalition announced the tweaks and modifications they have introduced as a result of the feedback and data collected from the open beta. The results are as follows…

  • Multiple fixes and tuning for the Gnasher Shotgun
  • Multiple fixes for Frag Grenades, Boomshot, and Torque Bow
  • Tuning for footstep audio and other sounds around a player
  • King of the Hill improvements, including ability for The Coalition to adjust more settings for competitive play
  • Removed active down from Active Reloaded Longshot sniper rifle and added/tuned active bonus for sniper bloom/aim
  • Bug fixes and tuning for skill-based matchmaking
  • Tuned red/blue colours for team shaders (Locust/COG)
  • Improved look of blood and gore in gameplay
  • Improved game performance to reduce screen tearing
  • Bug fixes and tuning for Controller Sensitivity Settings
  • Various bug fixes on maps, weapons, matchmaking, audio, and controls
  • Active downs are 100% removed

 

There are many positives to be taken from this, however, I feel the removal of the active snipe could seriously hinder gameplay (Unless the option to turn on actives still remains in privates). The ability for The Coalition to alter settings for Koth also suggests that that gametype will be forced upon us in the competitive scene.

MLG Pro League Results/Standings/Fixtures – 1st July

The MLG Pro League in North America is back this week as 12 of the continents best Call of Duty teams battle it out online for over $175,000 worth of prize money. The new format see’s only 22 games per team per season compared to last seasons 44, which means every match counts more than ever. Who’s going to come out on top?

Season Preview + Info – LINK
Season Schedule – LINK

MLG Pro League Results – 1st July

Time – UK/EU/LA/NY/SYD Home Team vs Away Team
11pm/12am/3pm/6pm/8am  FaZe Clan  3-0  Team eLevate
12am/1am/4pm/7pm/9am  Team Orbit  3-2  Epsilon.NA
1am/2am/5pm/8pm/10am nvSmall Team EnVyUs  3-2  OpTic Nation
2am/3am/6pm/9pm/11am tKSmall Team Kaliber  3-2  iSolation Empire

MLG Pro League Standings – Thursday 2nd July

▲▼ Place Team Wins Losses Maps Streak +/-
1. Denial eSports 200x200 Denial eSports 2 0 6-2 +2
2. og OpTic Gaming 2 0 6-3 +2
▲4 3.  FaZe Clan 1 0 3-0 +1
▼1 4.   OpTic Nation 1 1 5-4 -1
▲4 5. nvSmall Team EnVyUs 1 1 5-5 +1
▲4 6.  Team Orbit 1 1 4-5 +1
▼1 7. Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation 1 1 3-4 -1
▼4 8.  Team eLevate 1 1 3-5 -1
9.  TCM Gaming 0 0 0-0 N/A
▼5 10.  iSolation Empire 1 2 6-7 -2
11. tKSmall Team Kaliber 1 2 6-8 +1
▼1 12.  Epsilon.NA 0 2 5-9 -3

Fixtures – 2nd July

Time – UK/EU/LA/NY/SYD Home Team vs Away Team
11pm/12am/3pm/6pm/8am Team eLevate nvSmall Team EnVyUs
12am/1am/4pm/7pm/9am  TCM Gaming  Team Orbit
1am/2am/5pm/8pm/10am OpTic Nation Rise Nation 200x200 Rise Nation
2am/3am/6pm/9pm/11am  FaZe Clan og OpTic Gaming

 

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Gfinity EU Pro League Results/Standings – 1st July

Yesterday the Gfinity EU Pro League played out its second week online with all 8 teams battling it out for the 3 points on offer. A quick reminder if you’re unfamiliar, there is 8 European teams playing 7 games to compete for a £10,000 prize pool with the top 4 getting an invitation to the Gfinity Summer Championships to compete for a $100,000 in August. I did a quick prediction post yesterday and I’m pleased to say I didn’t do too badly. Check out the results below;

Gfinity EU Pro League – 1st July Results

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vitalityVitality Storm 5-1 VwS Gaming VwSlogo std.png

After a shock loss to the French of HyperGames Team last week in the league and a series of blunders at the EGO LAN in Brussells at the weekend, a win here for Vitality will come as welcome relief before AM2Pro coming up this weekend. VwS will be disappointed with the loss but it’s unlikely they will have been banking on the points from this game with Vitality being the favourites to win the league overall.

HGlogo std.png HyperGames Team 4-2 Over GamingOverlogo std.png

Not much of a shock with the result in this game, the Spanish of Over Gaming proving once again they are struggling in a league with Europe’s best teams. The French of HyperGames will be disappointed not to take more maps but will see this victory as another 3 points in proving they belong with Europe’s elite teams. The Spanish of Over Gaming look like they have a tough time ahead if they want to stay in the premier division, 1 point out of a possible 12 is not ideal.

Milllogo std.pngMillenium 0-6 InfusedInfslogo std.png

Ouch. Not many people expected a 6-0 win by Infused here, proving their latest transfers of LXT and Urban were the right decision. Millenium will be disappointed that they couldn’t even take a map against a team who’ve only just started playing together. The French will be pleased VwS also lost as it keeps them 1 point above the relegation zone, however even the thought of relegation is an embarrassing thought for one of the best teams in France. Infused will now be looking to see if they could do better than the third expected of them, is 1st or 2nd in their grasp now?

Epsilogo std.pngEpsilon 5-1 Gamers2G2logo std.png

Business as usual for an Epsilon squad who are really starting to get into their stride. After getting revenge on Vitality at the weekend with a 3-0 win in the Grand Final, this Epsilon team are going from strength to strength and even a Spanish online host couldn’t stop their momentum. The Spanish of G2 won’t have expected to win this game but will still be disappointed that they’re only 1 point away from the relegation zone. Can they rescue their season?

1st July League Standings
Position Team Wins Draws Losses Maps (+) Maps (-) +/- Points
1st Vitality logo Vitality.Storm 3 0 1 17 7 +10 9
2nd epsilon Epsilon 3 0 1 17 7 +10 9
3rd Infused Team Infused 3 0 1 16 8 +8 9
4th HyperGamesHyperGames Team 2 1 1 11 13 -2 7
5th Gamers2 Gamers2 1 1 2 10 14 -4 4
6th Logo millenium Millenium.COD 1 1 2 8 16 -8 4
7th VwS Logo VwS Gaming 1 0 3 9 15 -6 3
8th Over Gaming Over Gaming 0 1 3 8 16 -8 1

Time – UK/EU/LA/NY/Sydney Home Team vs Away Team
8pm/9pm/1pm/4pm/6am VwS Logo VwS Gaming epsilon Epsilon.EU
8pm/9pm/1pm/4pm/6am Logo millenium Millenium.COD Gamers2 Gamers2
8pm/9pm/1pm/4pm/6am Vitality logo  Vitality.Storm. Over Gaming Over Gaming
8pm/9pm/1pm/4pm/6am HyperGames HyperGames Team Infused Team Infused

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Gfinity Pro League Fixtures (and Predictions) – Wednesday 1st July

Tonight is Gfinity Pro League night as all 8 European teams in the Gfinity premier division battle it out for those all important league points. Last weeks games showed how different things are online compared to events and no one will be going into tonight thinking that they have a 100% win in the bag. So without further-a-do lets take a look at tonight’s games for week 3;

vitalityVitality Storm vs VwS Gaming VwSlogo std.png

This is a battle for Britain as Vitality will aim to get back into top spot once again whilst VwS will look for those crucial points to potentially stave off relegation come the end of the season. Both teams lost last week against opponents from continental Europe so will be pleased that they are playing fellow countrymen tonight.

Prediction: Vitality Storm 4-2

HGlogo std.pngHyperGames Team vs Overlogo std.pngOver Gaming

The inexperienced Spanish of Over Gaming are bottom of the league and facing a strong online team in the French of HyperGames. It could prove difficult for the Spanish who so far have only managed to get 1 point from a potential 9. After a poor performance at the Gfinity Arena in the opening weekend, HyperGames will feel confident after the 4-2 win over favourites Vitality Storm last week.

Predictions: HyperGames 5-1

Milllogo std.pngMillenium vs Infslogo std.pngInfused

This Millenium squad will be going up against a refreshed Infused squad, rumoured to have made tactical changes based purely on online performances after a 5-1 rumbling by Epsilon last week. Will that make the difference? The French of Millenium are always so unpredictable however after winning last week the confidence will be high. This is likely a match up we could see at the weekend too at AM2Pro so keep an eye out on the score of this one.

Prediction: 3-3 Draw

Epsilogo std.pngEpsilon vs G2logo std.pngGamers2

The final game of the week will feature the team that’s on form online and at events, Epsilon will be going into this thinking that 3 points is almost guaranteed but with the unpredictability of online, that’s not certain. Gamers2 will be looking to last weeks win over VwS for inspiration as they once again face an aggressive UK side.

Prediction: Epsilon 4-2

All the games will be streamed live with casting, head over to www.MLG.tv/Gfinity for the stream later this evening.


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