Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Call of Duty Perks!

Happy Tuesday Players! This past weekend was the Call of Duty World Championships and after watching several of the matches, it got me thinking about my Favorite Call of Duty Perks of all time! Power Up Players for my Perks Ranking List!

Since there are plenty of perks that morph from game to game, this will be a 3 part series where I will rank my favorite perks depending on the Class that I am using. Today’s post will be my ranking on the Perks I MUST have when using an Assault Rifle (AR) Class. Assault Rifles are my preferred guns to use when playing Call of Duty ( or any First Person Shooter FPS). The Perks that I pick for this class help me have the movement of a Sub machine gun player, without having to be all up in the heat of the battle.

 

#5 Scavenger

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The Scavenger perk allows you to pick up backpacks of ammo and tacticals from dead bodies on the map. Scavenger is a must have perk when I’m running an AR because I don’t have to worry about running out of ammo. I rarely use my sidearms (unless you count me using my knife lol) so making sure I have plenty of Bullets in my Scar or M16 is vital to my survival.

 

#4 Overkill-

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Overkill is a perk that I’ve always used in Black Ops 2. Overkill allows you to trade in your sidearm for another primary weapon. This class was very useful when I was playing Black Ops 2. I could have a sniper class with a secondary as a sub machine gun in case I needed it for close range combat. My primary use of Overkill was to have my AR the M16 in hand with a side arm of the MSMC sub machine gun.

 

# 3- Stopping Power –

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Stopping power is a perk that I like to have on an AR class. Depending on the game you are playing, Stopping Power has different uses. My favorite version is the use in MW2 where Stopping Power has increased bullet damage and can assist in destroying player streaks faster like shooting down a Pavelow or Harrier plane.

 

#2 Lightweight –

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Lightweight is a very useful perk as it allows the player to move faster. I can’t play any class without having lightweight because it’s so slow without it.

 

#1 Sleight of Hand –

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Sleight of Hand is my favorite perk because it lets you reload faster. This perk can be found in just about all COD games, but my favorite version is from the Modern Warfare 2 where unlocking the Pro version of Sleight of Hand gives you Fast ADS (Aim Down Sight). Faster aiming is great because after sprinting I can engage in a battle quickly.

Those are my favorite Call of Duty Perks for my assault rifles. Do you play Call of Duty? Did you watch the Call of Duty World Championships this weekend? What are your favorite perks? Let’s talk FPS!

 

-Luna 🙂

Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 6 – Favorite Games!

Happy Wednesay Players! Welcome to Day #6 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday a sneaky fence sold some of the video game worlds best weapons! Click here to find out which weapons were selected!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 6 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today we are tackling a question that is most likely in ALL video game challenges:

What is your favorite game?

 

I always have a hard time answering these questions because my interest in game change from time to time. So… I have a few games listed that are or have been my favorite at one time or another. Most of these titles may not be a surprise to you

 

Tropico 5 –

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Tropico 5 is probably my current favorite game that I am playing right now. Tropico 5 is a civilization building game where you are the President of a small island. You start in the Colonial Era where you are dependant on a larger country to extend your mandates and provide some financial assistance. You develop your island and progress through the Eras with increasing difficulty. Obstacles you may face are pirates raiding your island, hostiles, drought, disasters, military coups and rebel uprisings just to name a few. You have to balance your leadership with the well being of your people and make money in the process. It’s a great economic tool and you literally control EVERYTHING! Even how much your citizens are making! It’s super fun and super addicting!

 

Gears of War –

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Gears of War has made my list of Favorite Game before. This was one of my first Xbox 360 games and really the first time I engaged in the Online Multiplayer World (aside from Unreal Tournament). Following the Cogs and Locusts in their battle for supremacy, shotgunning enemies, using the torque bow to tag them and watch them explode. It’s gorey, but it’s great! Gears of War will always make my list of “Favorite Games.” I rant more about Gears of War here!

 

Modern Warfare 2

 

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Call of Duty was a passion of mines for a longgggg time. The very first midnight release that I’ve attended was the Modern Warfare 2 release. This is by far my favorite Call of Duty game of all time and of course had to make the list. I rant and rave about this and other COD titles in my Ranking’s Post. You can review them by clicking here!

 

Mario Kart –

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Mario Kart is a staple in many millenials’ lifetime. The original Mario Kart was fun but my favorite is Mario Kart 64. The Nintendo 64 is probably my favorite console of all time. MArio Kart 64 is sooo much fun and to this day I can play it for hours with my brother and friends. I would use Yoshi or Daisy if Yoshi isn’t available to rain down havok on the other karters. Favorite Stages are Wario Stadium, Bowser’s Castle and Koopa Troopa Beach!

 

Fable –

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I’ve ranted and raved about Fable many, many times. This is one of my favorite video games of all time. I loved the story, decision making system and abilities in this world. You can read more about my times with Fable by clicking here!

 

Civilization Revolution –

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Civ Rev is the strategy game by Sid Meier created for Xbox 360. It was my first experience with the Civilization games and I had so much fun playing it. Funny enough, I started playing the demo with a friend just to pass the time and fell in love with the series. Now I’m playing Civ V and Civ VI on PC and Civ Rev was the starting part in this adventure.

 

Oblivion-

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Finally to round out my favorite games Oblivion has to make the list. Oblivion was one of the 1st single player story games that I was able to play on Xbox 360. I was immersed in the world of Oblivion operating as a member of the Fighter’s Guild, Thieves Guild, Mages Guild and Dark Brotherhood while not losing my standing with any of my comrades. It was a great game and has truly made me appreciate RPG’s.

 

Those are my favorite video games! What are yours? Let’s talk favorites!

 

-Luna 🙂

CWL Dallas Results!

Power up players! This past weekend was the first Call of Duty competitive event for Call of Duty World at War! We have crowned our first tournament of the season, but before I announce the winning team in the $200,000 prize pool open tournament, let’s talk about some of the highlights of the weekend! You can view my predictions post by clicking here!

The event started on Friday December 8th with the massive open bracket and stacked Pool Play teams. The event was cut short by a supposed bomb threat and that threw off the tournament and the players for the rest of the weekend. The streams and games cancelled for the rest of Friday evening, which set a strict timeline for Saturday and Sunday.

Pool Play

The bulk of the pool play matches took place on Saturday and many of the matches did not have short intermissions like we were used to in previous events. It was one map after the other which was great for the viewers but may have been an added stressor for the players. The results of pool play are below

 

Pool A – Optic and NV

Pool B – LG and Ground Zero

Pool C – Team Kaliber and Red Reserve

Pool D – Splyce and eUnited

 

Open Bracket:

I think the biggest effect that the delay of the event had was definitely on the open bracket teams. The open bracket normally plays Friday nights and Saturday mornings, however, because of the incident, they were forced to play over 10 hours on Saturday. This could have fatigued the teams before being inserted into the deadly pools and having to face some of the best teams in the world. That is not an excuse, but you can wonder how that would have affected some of the matches in pools.

The four teams that came out of pool play were Echo Fox, Allegiance, Faze and Next Threat .

All 4 of these teams are known and I was not surprised that they emerged into Pool Play. Echo Fox moved to Pool A, Allegiance moved to Pool B, Next Threat went to Pool C and Faze went to Pool D (Pool of Death!).

Championship Bracket:

Champ bracket consisted of the top 2 teams from each pool battling against each other in a best of 5 series. The number 1 teams were randomly drawn against the number 2 teams. The remaining teams were not eliminated,but placed in the loser’s bracket in which 1 loss eliminates you from the competition. The Champ matches are displayed below.

 

Winners Round 1:

Optic versus Red Reserve

Ground Zero versus Splyce

Team Kaliber versus Echo Fox

eUnited versus Luminosity

Winners Round 2:

Optic vs Splyce

TK vs eUnited

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Finals: Optic beat Splyce and sent them to the losers bracket where they took on the winner faze. In the winner’s finals, Optic lost to TK and was sent to the losers bracket to take on the winners of Splyce versus Faze! Splyce pulled out an impressive victory over Faze and battled the team that sent them to the loser’s bracket, Optic Gaming in the Loser’s Bracket Finals! Splyce pulled off the 3-0 to send Optic Gaming out of the tournament and advance to the Grand Finals where Team Kaliber was waiting.

Splyce versus TK ended with Team Kaliber winning CWL Dallas! I didn’t see that one coming but TK played fantastically the whole way through. Breakout star Kenny really sealed the deal for Team Kaliber and I can see them being a threat in the coming events.

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Do you watch any competitive Esports? Did you watch CWL Dallas? Who were your favorites? Who were some surprise teams? Let’s talk Esports!

-Luna 🙂

 

CWL Dallas Pool Play Predictions!

Power up Players for my Call of Duty World League Pool Play Predictions post! With the release of Call of Duty World War II game last month. If you’ve heard anything about this game, the most frequent mantra was that Boots are Back on the Ground! For my none Call of Duty Players, the last 3 games Advanced Warfare, Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare were games that incorporated some form of jetpacks. This took away from the traditional COD scene and really shook up the pro player scene. Now that we are back to being on the ground, the consensus is that players who excelled in earlier Cod games will be back on top, but is that true?

Now the first tournament of the year is set for this weekend in Dallas, Texas. The pros and non pros have been battling for pro points in weekly tournaments to make it into Pool Play. Pool Play has 16 teams already seeded and sorted and 4 additional teams will be sorted into different pools from the largest open bracket in COD history! Let’s breakdown how the tournament works and then I will get on to the predictions!

Pool Play: 16 Teams are split between Pools A -D. All teams in Pool A play each other in a best of 5 series. The top 2 teams from each group move on to the Championship Bracket.

Open Bracket: Any teams not already in pool play will play Best of 3 series until only 2 teams are remaining.The Open bracket teams usually start playing on Thursday and play all night until Saturday morning.

Pool Play Teams:

Pool A – OpTic Gaming, E6, Unilad, NV

Pool B – Luminosity Gaming, Ground Zero, Vitality, Epsilon

Pool C – Team Kaliber, Red Reserve, Rise Nation, Mindfreak

Pool D – Splyce, EUnited, Ghost Gaming, Evil Geniuses

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Notable Open Bracket Teams: Echo Fox, Millennium, Team Canada

Pool Play Predictions:

Pool A – OpTic and NV

Pool B – LG and Ground Zero

Pool C – TK and Red Reserve

Pool D – Splyce and Ghost Gaming

Want to hear more about my decisions for my choices? Click the audio file below to hear me talk about my COD past experiences and predictions!

Those are my predictions for the first tournament in Cod WWII this weekend! Do you watch any competitive Esports? Are you going to watch the tournament? What are your predictions? Come back Monday for the recap of the event! Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

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Luna’s Rankings: Call of Duty

Happy Tuesday Novas! Yesterday, I watched a YouTube video where Chaos ranked the Call of duty Franchise from worst to best. I thought, why not do a rankings post every Tuesday! To start it off, I will of course start with Call of Duty. Each week I will rank a gaming series or genre from worst to best and ask for your lists to join in on the discussion. If you’re read my Favorite Call of Duty Post, you already know which title ranks in first, but what about the rest of them. Let’s start at number 10.

World At War??? – So my list doesn’t include World At War because I didnt really play this title. I mean I played it a bit, but I don’t even think that I’ve played 5 hours of World At War.

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Infinite Warfare– IW was the first COD game that I didn’t buy. The game just didn’t appeal to me and after playing the BETA I knew that I wouldn’t like the game because of the movement, and I’m glad I didn’t buy it.

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Modern Warfare 3 – Modern Warfare 3 was a pretty fun game until they added the payloads or whatever they’re called. Players just kept droppig the bulletproof vests and wouldn’t die. This game went downhill severely quickly.

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Advanced Warfare – I liked advanced warfare. No real complaints, I just liked other games better.

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Ghosts– This is where my list may get controversial, I really liked playing ghosts. The only thing I didn’t like was that the characters seemed slower in this COD than any other. The jumps seemed heavy but I loved the Game modes and the maps. I will say that the gun selection could have been better.

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Black Ops – Black Ops one was pretty fun but I wouldn’t put it any higher on my list. I didn’t really like he levels or the guns, the only gun I used consistently was the Commando that you had to be like a level 70 to unlock, ughhh. No prestiging on this game.

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Blops 2 – Black Ops 2 was the one that started competitive COD for me. My friends and I made a clan, played GBs, it was an awesome time. We even created a YouTube channel and I was able to learn editing so that we could showcase everyone. Black Ops 2 had great gameplay and people died when you shot them lol.

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COD 4 – The original Modern Warfare game and my first call of duty. It was pretty fun but I didn’t play it until a few months before MW2 released. This game is where some of my friends and I met.

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Blops 3– Black Ops 3 was a really great game.After playing the Beta I was convinced that the game would do well and it did. It’s a great game to play and watch competitively. All I can say is that Blps 3 is amazing.

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MW2– Yup Modern Warfare 2 is my number 1 COD game. This was the first COD that I oicked up at midnight and it’s my favorite of all time. The Scar was my weapon and I loved the stages. This is also the first game ever where I started buying DLC.I really want them to remaster this game and bring it back t next gen consoles, so many memories.

Alright that’s my rankings for the Call of Duty Franchise! What’s your order? What’s your favorite COD games? Tune in next week when I rank my favorite Gears of War games of all time!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Call of Duty WWII Beta Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday Novas and Gamers! This past labor day weekend was the last chance for players to get in on the WWII Beta before the game releases November 3rd, 2017. I started playing last weekend with the early access beta for PS4 and I’d like to share some.of my thoughts. First, I was only able to play maybe a total of 6 matches both weekends because I had a pretty busy schedule, ughh. I’m actually pretty annoyed that I didn’t have more time to play.

The beta included 3 maps but I don’t think I’ve played 2: One was a a building in like a wooded area. There was a bunker, a tank and I want to say a church or something. This map had 3 clear lanes, left to the water and woods, right to the building and down the middle y the tank. The other map I played was a town or a compound with a few buildings.I honestly don’t remember too much of the map, all I remember is going through the tunnel and shooting people in the back rofl.

Highlights:

  • A person on my team with the CMPR clan tag, yet he went 3 and 22! (sooo did you not camp?? lol).
  • The molotov cocktails! – Seeing people go in flames with the molotov cocktails hit them
  • Running to the spawn and getting a triple kil… before running out of sprint and getting killed myself lol

What I Liked:

  • The game play- With this COD game we are back to boots being n the ground. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the jetpack and super jump feeling of the last 3 games, but I’m ready for something else. More drop and jump shots are going to be used this time. I didn’t have any trouble with my bullets registering or dying too fast. The beta seemed pretty balanced for me.
  • The Feel – It’s definitely Call of Duty. I love the feeling it gave me when I was yelling out “Just install your game now, you’re trashhhhhh” lol. Ok I can get intense when playing but it’s all fun and I missed having that feeling.

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What I didn’t Like:

  • Dude, where’s my perks?– One of my main grievances was the setup of the classes. I’m used to being able to place marathon, sleight of hand and ninja on my classes as a perk. I didn’t really find a custom perk setup ike previous games had. Yes, you can get marathon by using the Airborne class and you can add on attachments to give you  sleight of hand or steady aim, but I didn’t want to use a slot on my gun for it.
  • Maps– The Maps were fun but I’ve never been a fan for maps with more than 1 building. The 2 maps that I played were god sizes althoungh the one map reminded me of a map from Black Ops II.
  • The Weapons– I didn’t play World at War which is supposed to be the inspiration for WWII so I wasn’t quite sure what guns to expect (other than you know, old school guns). Again, I didn’t get much playing time because it was a busy 2 weekends for me, but I didn’t like the guns that I was playing with. This can definitely change because I only had a few things unlocked.

Overall I liked the game enough to decide to keep my pre-order. I hope that the actual game is a bit more customizable with the weapons, but other than that it was a great time! Did you play the beta? What’s your favorite COD game? What did you like about the game or hope that they would install? Let’s talk Call of Duty!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Favorite Call of Duty Game!

Happy Sunday Novas! Today is the culmination of the Call of Duty World Championship tournamnet that is taking place in my home of Orlando Florida! The COD World Championships is the biggest event of the year for professional COD PLayers and holds the largest prize pool: $1 Million Dollars. It’s no secret that this year’s Call of Duty Game (Infinite Warfare) wasn’t a fan or even pro favorite. Because I wasn’t really into the game, I didn’t watch too  much of the professional Call of Duty Scene this year. This also stems over to the World Championships. Since I’m out of town on vacation (ughhh I did want to attend the event but timing lol) I chose to just check Twitter for updates on the event. Anyway, because it’s a COD weekend, I wanted to have a discussion post about your favorite Call of Duty game!

My favorite Call of Duty Game of all time is Modern Warfare 2! Modern Warfare 2 or M Dubs as we called it, was the first COD game that I bought at a midnight release. This game holds some of my funnest and fondest gaming memories and was released November 10th, 2009. I remember playing the Spec Ops mode in which you were able to team up with friends to complete challeneges outside of the story mode. If you’re read most of my gaming posts, you will know that I am not one for playing a story especially in multiplayer heavy games. Spec Ops will little side missions that were super fun to play. My favorite missions were the stealth ones where you would used your Ghillie suits to blend in and snipe enemies.

The Multiplayer levels and movement of M Dubs was pretty awesome in my opinion as well. I don’t remember ever having too much lag or crazy things happening in the game due to conection. The controls were easy to use (and the same in just about ever FPS) and the levels themselves were pretty cool. My favorite level would have to be Estate but High Rise and Terminal were fun as well.

One of my favorite weapons appeared in MW2 as well, it was the Scar- H. This gun had no recoil, was insanely accurate and powerful. I actually thought that I was too good with this gun once I have my attachments and perks set up so I only used it when I was going try-hard mode.

My killstreak setup for multiplayer was almost always UAV, Harrier Strike and Pave low or UAV, Predator Missile and Harrier Strike! The UAV gave you enemy recon so that you could see enemies (not wearing cold blooded) on the map. the Harrier Strike was 3 jets flying over and dropping a bombardment of missiles on a single loctation and then 1 Harrier Jet stayed in the air to shoot enemy equiptment, players and even other airborn weapons,

the Pave Low was a helicopter that stayed in the air and shot at enemy opponents and the Predator Missile was a guided missle drop from the air.  Also the sound effects and soundbytes were some of the best “Tactical Nuke Incoming, It’s Over!” “Enemy Ac 130 Above!”

The Perks that I would use in the game varied based on the gamemode I was playing. I played mostly Team Death Match so I would use Marathon to sprint longer, Stopping Power to have increased bullet damage and Ninja to move silently (no one was hearing my feet lol).  I was mostly an AR player in MW2 but sometimes I would switch to a sub or sniper, depending on the level. For a Submachine Gun my perks would be Sleight of Hand to reload faster, Lightweight to move faster and Steday Aim to have increased hip fire accuracy. For a Sniper class I went all stealh with Scavenger to pick up extra ammo and equiptment, Cold Blooded to be undetectable by UAVs and Ninja to be silent.

If you haven’t played it, it is remastered and available on Xbox as well as PC.

Modern Warfare 2 is my pick for my favorite Call of Duty game of all time. What are your favorite COD games and why? What are your favorite perks, weapons or killstreaks? What are some of your favorite levels from any COD game? Are you following Competitive COD or any competitive game? Let’s talk Call of Duty Favorites!

Have a great Sunday!

-Luna 🙂

 

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YouTube – xFearless Killax

 

Call of Duty Global Pro League!

Happy Monday Novas! Thank you for reading today’s post centered on another interest of mine; Competitive Call of Duty! I’ve wanted to keep up more frequently with the Call of Duty teams, tournaments and standings as I have in previous titles since Call of Duty Black Ops II. The problem is that I really don’t like the new Infinite Warfare game (neither does most of the pros lol) so I haven’t been as focused on it this season. Recently (and by recently I mean the last 3 weeks) I have found myself dipping back into the world of Competitive Call of Duty. So there’s that… lol this post will be a quick recap and my thoughts on the turnout of the Global Pro League.

What is the Global Pro League?  For the first time EVER MLG (Major League Gaming) has answered the calls of the Pro scene and created a Global Pro Lan League! This is where teams will fly out to the MLG tournament center in Columbus, Ohio and play on LAN (no excuse for lag or internet connection here) in groups to determine the top 2 teams that will move on to the Season Playoffs. Pros are not only playing for top 2, 3rd place also gets guaranteed into Season 2 and 4th Place still gets a shot at Relegation.

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Tournament Format- Teams qualified for the Global Pro League at the last CWL (Cod World League) Dallas event. The top 9 North American Teams, Top 5 EU teams, 1 Australian Team. Teams were randomly sorted into their groups by a group draw and each week 4 different teams competed. The rules are simply, beat the other teams in a best of 5 series and place top 2 (by map count and wins) to qualify for Playoffs, Season 2, as well as COD Champs.

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Group Red Week 1 – The first weekend of matches saw Team Envyus (NA), Splyce (NA), Cloud 9 (NA) and Mindfreak (AU) face off. Each team played each other twice in a best of 5 series. The rotation of game modes were the standard Hardpoint, Search and Destroy (SND), Uplink, Capture the Flag (CTF), SND. First team to 3 wins takes the match!  The Results: Team Envyus and Splyce take 1 & 2 respectively while MindFreak takes 3rd and Cloud 9 sits in last place.

Group Blue Week 2 – The second weekend was my favorite as it included my favorite Pro Player Studdy and his Team Evil Geniuses (NA). The other teams in the group were FaZe Clan (NA), FNatic (EU) and Rise Nation (NA). After a 0-2 day on Friday my team Evil Geniuses were looking like they were going to have a tough road to try and make top 2. FaZe clan were the heavy favorites and Rise Nation were as inconsistent as EG. The Results: EG TAKES 1st!!!! FaZe narrowly takes 2nd, Rise 3rd and FNatic 4th.

Group Yellow Week 3 – Week 3 consisted of Luminosity (NA), eUnited (NA), Epsilon (EU) and Millenium (EU). Currently known as the second best team in the world right now eUnited took Friday and Saturday’s matches very convincingly. This left them guaranteed with a top 2 finish. It came down to a hope and a prayer between Epsilon and LG to see who would claim the 2nd place slot for Season Playoffs. Between the final match of eUnited and LG, Epsilon had to hope they lost to the undefeated eUnited team. The Results: eUnited 1st, LG 2nd, Epsilon 3rd and Millennium 4th, as you can see LG won that final matchup.

Group Green Week 4 – Group Green (Anyone else seeing the irony of Optic AKA “The Green Wall” being randomly sorted in the Green Group #illuminate lol. This group was Optic Gaming (NA), Enigma 6 (NA), Elevate (EU) and Red Reserve (EU). Optic Gaming is known as the best team in the world right now and their roster consists of one of my favorite players. Two time world champion Karma (my first favorite pro because in Black Ops II he shot bodies rofl). This group was a little easy to call. The Results: Optic 1st (Shocker… insert sarcasm here lol), E6 2nd, Elevate 3rd, Red reserve last.

Season Playoffs and Prizes – The top 2 teams from each group stage will compete in the Playoffs for the $700,000 prize pool. Rethinking being a professional gamer yet? Not to mention the million dollar COD World Championships in August (That’s going to be in my home of Orlando Yay!).

Those are the teams going forward into the Playoffs. The bottom 4 teams will go into relegation where they have another chance to fight for their spot in these loaded tournaments. Do you watch Competive Call of Duty or Competitive Gaming at all? What are your favorite pro players and games to watch? Let’s talk pro gaming!

Luna- 🙂

 

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