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CDL Playoffs 2020: Pros become frustrated as booting issue continues

Day two of the CDL Playoffs 2020 have finished and two more teams advance further in the tournament. However, the biggest talking point has been certain pro players being booted offline during the matches.

In day one of the CDL Playoffs, drama ensued after pros being hit offline during crucial points in the game. Because of the current CDL rules, the matches cannot be restarted which has caused widespread discontent among the professional community.

OpTic Gaming player, Kenny, was booted offline in yesterday’s matches which resulted in OpTic bringing in a substitute. His teammate, Slasher, was extremely vocal on social media about the issue and believes the tournament “needed to be postponed”.

London Royal Ravens player, Zer0, experienced the same issues on day two. Ravens then went on to lose the match and fall to the losers bracket.

Slasher and Zer0 are only two among many that are outraged by the current situation. Zer0 branded the league “brainless” in a rage-fuelled tweet after the series loss.

Despite the infuriating online issues, the tournament must go on. London Royal Ravens and Minnesota Rokkr were knocked into the losers bracket. Meanwhile, New York Subliners and Toronto Ultra advance in winners bracket.

Ultra clinch the win against Royal Ravens

Toronto Ultra began the series strongly and took the 1-0 lead after winning the Hardpoint. However, Royal Ravens put up a fight and took the S&D 6-3.

Ultra then won the third map and a controversial fourth map to close out the win. Zer0 was booted offline during the second Hardpoint which undoubtedly tilted the odds in Ultra’s favour.

Toronto now move on to winners round two whilst Royal Ravens drop to losers bracket which makes their job a lot tougher.

Subliners stun the Rokkr

New York Subliners have had an extremely up and down season. They came out hot against Minnesota and put themselves 1-0 up.

Exceed and Assault then stole the show in the S&D as Minnesota levelled it at 1-1.

The Subliners then closed out the series 3-1 and sent Minnesota down to the losers bracket.

After a shaky couple of days for the CDL, things sadly don’t look like they are going to change. With $4.6 million on the line, the players are growing evermore frustrated with the current situation.

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CDL Playoffs 2020: Seattle Surge and Los Angeles Guerillas are eliminated

The Call of Duty League Playoffs are finally here and the first day of matches have been played. Two series have been completed and two teams have been sent packing. Here is how it all went down.

Legion make light work of Surge

Both Paris Legion and Seattle Surge haven’t had the greatest season. Both teams sit at the bottom end of the standings and never looked too impressive.

The first map of the series went the way of Paris Legion as they took the Hardpoint 250-110. Legion looked hot out the gates and this performance was a sign of things to come.

With an impressive performance from Louqa, Legion went 2-0 up in the series after winning the S&D 6-4. The boys on Paris certainly came to play and finished things up by completing the 3-0 sweep.

This win has secured Paris Legion a minimum of $100,00 and sends Seattle Surge home. Seattle had quite the difficult year and will definitely look to improve next season.

OpTic send Guerillas packing

The two Los Angeles based teams have had an unsurprising rivalry throughout the year. Both teams have underperformed and looked to prove their worth at playoffs.

LA Guerillas took map one of the series as OpTic’s Kenny disconnected during the Hardpoint. With the new rules in the online format, players cannot restart the map after a certain amount of time.

OpTic fought back in the series and put themselves 2-1 up against their rivals. Guerillas then forced the fifth map as they levelled it at 2-2.

With Kenny still facing technical issues, Dashy came in as a substitute and replaced him for the final map. Dashy was anything but rusty as he put in a shift and helped OpTic to the 3-2 win.

OpTic have now also secured $100,000 and will continue their run in the CDL Playoffs 2020. LA Guerillas are officially eliminated.

Day 2 schedule of CDL Playoffs 2020

Matches on day two will resume at 3pm ET (8pm GMT) with London, Toronto, New York and Minnesota competing. Here is a look at the full schedule:

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