CWL Wrap Up
NEWS | Chantelle Alexander | Call Of Duty | May 8, 2019
If the international call of duty scene didn’t already know about the South African scene before this weekend, they certainly know about us now. The Call of Duty World League event in London which was presented by Gfinity took place this past weekend and was beyond anything I could have ever expected.
For years I’ve been watching the COD streams on Twitch, but experiencing it live is something I urge any comp COD fan to try put on their bucket lists. Bravado Gaming’s Call of Duty side participated in the Mountain Dew Amp Game Fuel Open Bracket and ended up placing Top 32.
During this BO3 segment of the tournament, BVD faced teams like Vortex Gaming, Crazy Crew and Neversity. With a 4-2 record, the teams biggest accomplishment has to be knocking out French National Qualifier Winners, Crazy Crew, who were one of the favourite teams in this tourney to win it all. Having placed 8th at Fort Worth earlier this year, the 2-1 series score is something South Africans can be really proud about. Our last performance at on the international event was back in 2014 Champs, witch certainly didn’t deliver the same results.
It was refreshing to see other players from various teams taking an interest and watching some of our players while playing and being impressed by our level of COD, although after this weekend Bravado are well aware of what we need to work and improve on as a team and community to place better and better at events like these. The general feeling and impression was that our gun-skill as individuals is absolutely there on the international level, but where we need to focus in on is our team work and comms. After talking to the team, some thoughts about this were how EU and NA teams approach game modes very differently to the ZA scene, and a lot of the strategy that was thought up VS ZA teams, didn’t work at CWL.
As with all events, there are the disadvantages that make themselves known. Our lack of a Pro Points system locally greatly affected our seeding within the bracket and lead to Bravado having to play more difficult games earlier on in the competition.
Overall, this was a fantastic opportunity for Bravado Gaming, as well as the South African COD scene, to be noticed by the international community and have them be aware that #CODZA exists.
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