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Groups Revealed for Worlds 2021

League of Legends released the groups for the 2021 LOL Worlds Championship. Four gruops listed A, B, C, D, each with three predetermined esports clubs and one to be determined after a play-in. The twelve predetermined teams are:

Group A: DK, FPX, Rogue

Group B: EDG, 100 ThievesT1

Group C: PSG, Fnatic, RNG

Group D: MAD, GENGTeam Liquid

Here is our official Event coverage for Worlds 2021.

For more information about League of Legends esports click here.

For more information on League of Legends in general click here.

Warzone Vanguard Map

The new Warzone Vanguard map is coming out with the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5th, 2021. This new map is an area on an island in the Pacific ocean. The area of play will be roughly the same size as Verdansk but with all new locations and terrain. It also would seem that the destructible doors and sections of wall that are part of Vanguard will also be part of this new map.


Esports Arena Layoffs

Esports Stadium Staff Search For New Employers

Esports Stadium Staff Search For New Employers

Former Esports Stadium staff are searching for new employers today after being let go from their employer yesterday. On December 8th, Esports Stadium Arlington’s President, Jonathon “Panda” Oudthone, used Twitter to communicate that he was “no longer the President of Esports Stadium.” He continued in the Tweet saying that it had been a pleasure designing, building and operating the largest esports facility in North America. He thanked everyone for their support and stated that he wasn’t “done though”. We can assume that this means he intends on remaining a force for change and growth in the esports industry in some fashion.

In a second tweet about the matter, Jonathon said that he knew people had lots of questions and that he appreciated the outreach and support, but he wasn’t able to give more details at the time. He went on to say, “Just know that the Stadium’s voice moving forward is not the voice of the people who sacrificed blood, sweat and tears building it.”

Esports Stadium Arlington, which is co-owned by Texas Rangers co-owner Neil Leibman, was opened in November of 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on physical venues for sports and esports this year, as owners and operators struggled to generate income due to stay-at-home restrictions and local and state guidelines that kept large groups of people from gathering in one place.

We wish Jonathon and the rest of the staff that has to find new employment good luck and future success.

Other Former Employees

We spoke to a few of the former employees through private channels who wished to remain anonymous at this time because of possible legal ramifications. They all mentioned in a similar fashion but not exactly the same words:

  • The change of leadership was not needed, the company was doing well even in the face of the global pandemic.
  • The leadership structure was sound and employees were happy.
  • The mission was being accomplished.
  • The future of the Esports Stadium is still in esports even without the former chain of command and employees.
  • They all seemed a bit upset about having to leave and were unhappy about how the current situation has developed and played out.
  • Some reported that they had been promised severance pay, but then were not awarded it at the end of employment.

Esports Stadium

We’ve reached out to the new team at Esports Stadium for comment on the situation, but at this time no one has responded to our requests for more information. The business seems to be going forward as normal, and is still hosting tournaments and running social media campaigns.

On a personal note, if anyone who has been adversely affected by the Esports Stadium changing leadership, please reach out to us and tell us your story. We’d like to at least help anyone signal boost their situation and find new work in the industry as soon as possible.

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Florida Mutineers Plunder in the Sky Warzone Charity Event


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The Florida Mutineers Plunder in the Sky Warzone Charity Event was on December 4th, 2020 an raised tens of thousands of dollars for a plethora of charities. The COD League franchise organized a great event that raised money for these charities that include but are not limited to:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Call Of Duty Endowment
  • American Cancer Society
  • Gamers Outreach
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Miami Cancer Institute
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • No Kid Hungry
  • and more.
The Florida Mutineers Plunder in the Sky Live Stream
Call of Duty Challengers

How To Sign Up For COD Challengers Cup 1

Sign Up Challengers Cup #1 – CDL 2021.

The COD League is now allowing teams to sign up for the COD Challengers Cup #1. The 2021 COD Challengers League season begins on December 4th of 2020.

The COD Challengers 2021 season has been announced for December 4th-6th, 2020. If you would like to sign up for the event please visit the official COD Challengers Cup #1 page.


The COD Challengers Cup 1 begins on December 4th at 9:30 PM Eastern Time with the APAC region. It continues through December 5th and 6th for the EU and NA regions tournaments. If you would like to sign up for the event please visit the official COD Challengers Cup #1 page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 APAC – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 EU – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

COD Challengers Cup 1 NA – Official Tournament Page. Official Bracket Page.

  • Price: Free
  • Game: COD Black Ops Cold War
  • Region: North America
  • Platforms: Playstation Xbox Battle.net
  • Tournament Type: Single Elimination
  • Tournament Size: 1024 teams
  • Team Size: 4 – 4 players
  • Players in Match: 4v4
  • Games Per Round: Best Of 5 games
  • Prize: $2500 USD (APAC: $1500 USD)

Format: This tournament is operating from Single Elimination until Top8 matches are reached. A Double Elimination bracket will be created for the Top8 teams. The Single Elimination portion will run on Saturday, the Double Elimination portion will run on Sunday. The first round of the double elimination bracket will be played Saturday. Please contact live chat with any questions.

Points: Points will be awarded based on turnout as seen in section 4.6 of the Challengers Official Rules.

Check In: Teams must use the Check In system on the day of the Tournament in order to acknowledge that they are ready to play in the Tournament. Teams that DO NOT go through the Check In procedure will not be eligible for the Tournament and will NOT be placed into the Bracket.  Anyone on a Team can check the whole Team in.


The rules for competitive Call of Duty change over time over time. Competitors are encouraged to check the following links periodically to ensure they are fully informed of all currently approved gameplay settings, competitive formats and other such factors that will affect their participation in Call of Duty esports tournaments and events.

To see the latest Competitive Settings please click here. To see the Official Rules for Call of Duty Challengers please click here.


1st Place

  • The 1st place team shall receive: $2,000.00 USD
  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile

2nd Place

  • The 2nd place team shall receive: $500.00 USD
  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile

3rd Place

  • Each player shall receive an achievement on his/her profile