Great plays, upsets, technical problems, and forfeits are the stories of the first day of the online Call of Duty World League.
The opening match of the season was in the Australian region- and it didn’t happen. Mindfreak ANZ forfeited their match against Orbit due to a player being a no-show for the match. Twitter chatter from Mindfreak players suggests an unnamed player fell ill before the match.
In the European competition, regional powerhouse Millenium faced Gotaga’s Team Vitality. There was some controversy when Millenium lost a round in Search and Destroy due to incorrect round timing. Millenium went on to lose the match 3-0.
In the North American region, Elevate were forced to forfeit their match due to connection issues. The team had been looking strong after a Hardpoint map win against Team Question Mark, but the match was handed to TQM after Elevate’s Nagafen was repeatedly disconnected.
On the positive side, viewer numbers for matches in the North American region hovered between 45 and 50 thousand concurrent views on Twitch.
For the full schedule for the CWL: click here.
Video Highlights (many thanks to the r/codcompetitive sub for the oddshot links):
Millenium v Vitality
Tommey gets R.A.P.S. and ends Hardpoint with 47 kills.
Faze v. Rise Nation
Attach with a three piece to tie up the SND at 3-3.
compLexity v. Luminosity
Incredibly close finish to the Hardpoint map.
Mindfreak (forfeit) v OrbitGG
Tainted Minds 3-0 Exile5
Team Immunity 3-0 Apotheon Esports ANZ
Chiefs eSports Club 0-3 Nv
Team Infused 3-0 Giants Gaming
TCM Gaming 2-3 Splyce
PuLse Gaming 3-0 exceL eSports
Epsilon eSports 3-1 Team LDLC
Millenium 0-3 Team Vitality
Rise Nation 2-3 Faze Clan
H2K 3-1 dT
Team eLevate (forfeit) v Team Question Mark
compLexity Gaming 0-3 LuminosityGG
OpTic Gaming 3-1 Counter Logic Gaming
Team Kaliber 0-3 Team EnVyUs