North American Call of Duty: WWII Pro Points Standings – Saturday, November 25th | Esports News & Videos

The start of the new Call of Duty: WWII season has teams racing to collect coveted Pro Points in order to set themselves up for better seeding at tournaments down the line, along with the Pro League.

Released on November 3rd, CoD: WWII brought the long-awaited return of ‘boots on the ground’ combat back to the storied franchise after three years of ‘advanced movement’ mechanics, making it one of the most hyped titles in series history.

With the CWL Dallas Open rapidly approaching at the beginning of December, players and teams alike have been scrambling to obtain Pro Point via GameBattles matches and online 2K Tournaments, which assist in seeding for the first major LAN event of the year.

Only the top 10 teams in Pro Points will qualify for Pool Play at CWL Dallas, with the remainder of the squads forced to battle it out within the Open Bracket. The First Stage of the Pro League will also feature 10 North American teams, with 18 included in the new online National Circuit.

The 3rd 2K of the season will take place on November 26th, and with pool play spots locked in on November 27th, it is the last opportunity for teams to win significant pro points.

Following the first 2 NA 2K Series on November 12th and November 19th, we have included a list of the top 27 teams in the region as of Saturday, November 25th at 12:00 PM EST. These rankings are subject to change.

Rank Team Roster Pro Points
1  OpTic Gaming Crimsix, Scump, FormaL, Karma 17 680
2  Luminosity Gaming Jkap, John, Slacked, Octane 12 260
3  Team Kaliber Accuracy, Chino, Theory, Kenny 9 380
4  Team EnVyUs Slasher, Huke, Temp, Classic 7 720
5  Enigma6 General, Bevils, Dashy, Decemate 7 690
6  Team Parasite Parasite, Study, Blaztful, Ferocitys 7 455
7  Ghost Gaming Maux, SpaceLy, LlamaGod, Lacefield 7 425
8  Rise Nation Felo, Loony, TJHaly, Aqua 7 300
9  Rockets Esports Nelson, Twizz, TcM, Dimi 6 280
10  Team Methodz Methodz, Nagafen, Blfire, Sinful 6 170
11  Evil Geniuses NAMELESS, Aches, Apathy, Enable 6 130
12  Team Royalty Goonjar, Royalty, Proto, Xotic 5 970
13  eUnited Clayster, Arcitys, Prestinni, SiLLY 5 925
14  Hardstruck JHAAZE, Stumpfy, Atura, Parzelion 5 685
15  Zodiac Jump, Baker, Godlike, Naux 5 315
16  Hellfire MoTi, Envader, MoneyMizuno, MTFly 4 865
17  Allegiance Spoof, Believe, Mayhem, Nova 4 670
18  PureGG Sharp, Whea7s, Neslo, Stainville 4 645
19  Lethal Ramby, Teddy, MuTeX, Maniak 4 625
20  Team Johnny Johnny, GodRx, Pandur, Stamino 4 575
21  Cyclone KickZem, Kluey, KaaYco, Jumpy 4 485
22  FaZe Clan Attach, ZooMaa, Replays, Priest 4 400
23  Relic Paradox, DraMa, Storied, Tisch 4 380
24  Amity Happy, Remy, Mosh, Diabolic 4 315
25  Underworld Killa, FEARS, Sender, Swarley 4 260
26  eRa Dedo, Havok, Rallied, ProoFy 4 085
27  Echo Fox Gunless, Assault, Faccento, Saints 3 940

More information on the 2018 CWL Season can be found right here.

The CWL Dallas Open will take place between December 8th and December 10th at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, with 16 teams placed in Pool Play (10 NA, 5 EU, 1 APAC), and 192 Open Bracket teams.

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SJCFR went beyond the call of duty to bring respect to an American flag

A modern Fb put up by St. Johns County Hearth Rescue demonstrates initial responders heading past the contact of responsibility to carefully treatment for a damaged flag.

“Our objective is just to exhibit it the respect that we believe it justifies,” reported St. Johns County Hearth Rescue Lt. Lucas Smith.

Smith reported his crew at Hearth Station 6 been given a contact from a firefighter at a diverse station Saturday morning. The firefighter on the mobile phone asked for help retrieving a flag that experienced turn out to be tangled on the eagle atop the flagpole.

“He reported that they have been contacted by the VFW,” Smith reported. “And there is a lot of veterans that stay in this facility.”

So Ladder 6 loaded up and rolled out, ready to tackle the activity from previously mentioned.

Shots of the mission have been later posted on Fb.

“And then we folded the flag, returned it to the home manager and they turned it more than to the VFW to be taken treatment of, essentially,” Smith reported.

Why go the further mile? Why take the further time to fold the flag? 

“We have a lot of veterans within just our office,” Smith reported. “Both equally of my grandparents have been veterans of WWII as properly as all the veterans that continue to be at that facility. If they desired the flag taken treatment of thoroughly we have been gonna make sure that that took place.”

Smith reported firefighters also have a specific relationship with the flag. It adorns the equipment they dress in every single time they run into flames. It truly is also a reminder of all those who came right before, carrying the exact same stars and stripes.

“I was in the tenth quality for 2nd time period when 9/11 took place,” he reported. “I know that all 343 firemen that died that way have been really carrying the flag on their shoulder, as properly as our one particular line of responsibility dying in this article as a office.”

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Top 10 American Cities That Should Host Events for Call of Duty: WWII | Esports News & Videos

With the Simply call of Responsibility: WWII year on the horizon, we have place jointly a checklist of possible towns for MLG activities for the duration of the competitive season.

Now that the Infinite Warfare has come to an close with OpTic Gaming using down Staff EnVyUs in the 2017 CoD Champs Grand Final, the community is going through the dreaded ‘off season’ in between game titles.

Set to launch in early November, CoD: WWII will deliver the franchise again to its ‘roots’ with the return of ‘boots on the ground beat,’ leaving admirers of the sequence counting down the times right up until launch.

The Infinite Warfare year observed a combine of excellent activities in between December and August, viewing towns such as Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, alongside with various other destinations, permitting community users to expertise regions that they might have usually in no way visited.

As the year promptly approaches and no occasion bulletins have been built at the time of producing, we have place jointly a checklist of areas, in no purchase, that have still to be visited by MLG in the earlier, or, are long overdue for another match.

Multiple driving-the-scenes facets go into booking a selected town for an occasion such as value, practicality, and scheduling conflicts, with our checklist remaining wholly hypothetical.

Although the November 3rd WWII launch day promptly approaches, it was introduced that a ‘Period Reveal‘ stay stream for the Simply call of Responsibility Globe League will get place on Wednesday, October 25th at 11 AM PST (2 PM EST, 7 PM BST) which will be the initial time that the full checklist of towns and activities will be unveiled.

If you would like to see a new destination additional for foreseeable future installations, be sure to let us know by tweeting the @DexertoIntel account.

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New York Town, New York

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We’ll start off off with a single of the most clear: New York Town. An legendary spot in the United States, it is already home to the downtown MLG Headquarters. With attractions at every single corner, occasion attendees would in no way have a dull second, in particular with it remaining a hub for admirers in the Northeast.

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Seattle, Washingon

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By now the destination of The International, an once-a-year Dota 2 match, and PAX West, Seattle has demonstrated to be a gaming-friendly ecosystem. Love remaining appropriate on the h2o with some of their entire world-well-known seafood alternatives, or get a excursion to the Space Needle to get a amazing watch of the Pacific Northwest.

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Washington, D.C.

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The money of the United States needed to be involved in this checklist. From the White Property to the Smithsonian Museum, CoD admirers that could not make it out to UMG D.C. in 2015 would be equipped to come upon the coronary heart of the Country, accompanied by a weekend of competitors.

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Austin, Texas

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Up up coming, the condition money Texas. Austin has earlier hosted the X Video games featuring Simply call of Responsibility and other esports titles in the earlier. As a single of the speediest increasing towns in the nation, alongside with remaining in a condition that will be the home of equally OpTic Gaming and Staff EnVyUs, it is only right that MLG returns.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Just one of the most historic towns in the U.S., Boston has been very requested as a spot for a selection of various esports tournaments. Like New York, it is a big metropolis in the East Coastline, and already the home to the Splyce organization. With quite a few universities, landmarks, and sporting activities teams bordering the area, it would be a stable location for the demographic of admirers to go to.

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Miami, Florida

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When you want to get a crack from viewing your preferred teams struggle it out on the key stage, you’d be equipped to check out a single of Miami’s entire world-course seashores, devote time in the diverse culture, and really chill out. Even though Orlando is normally the destination for activities in the Point out of Florida, quite a few hope that the coastal town is involved.

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Chicago, Illinois

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Positioned appropriate on Lake Michigan, Chicago is the most populous town in the entire Midwestern United States, with an already established base of admirers bordering the area. The final occasion in the ‘Windy Town,’ UMG Chicago, was just about 5 yrs back, which surely warrants a return.

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San Francisco, California

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An hour generate (with targeted traffic) from the Sledgehammer Video games Headquarters, San Francisco would be the ‘home field’ occasion for CoD: WWII. Community users would have the probability to discover a single of the most sought after regions of engineering and innovation in the entire world, with firms like Twitch, Twitter, and Reddit all close by.

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Nashville, Tennesse 

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Although the southern town has already been the home of a UMG occasion in 2014, it might be time for a second spherical. The ‘Music City’ consists of a seemingly infinite volume of matters to do, and can be a rather short excursion for anyone positioned in the Midwest and East Coastline.

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Denver, Colorado 

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Last but not least, we have Denver, Colorado in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Snowboarding and snowboarding can be obtainable yr spherical, alongside with a selection of downtown alternatives. When matches are finished for the day, you could capture a Denver Broncos, Nuggets, or Colorado Rockies sport if the year permits.

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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft over patents

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The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed patent lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft, using patents it acquired from a company called SRC Labs, according to reports in Reuters and CNBC.

Until recently, the patents were owned by a holding company called SRC Labs, which is a co-plaintiff in today’s lawsuit. The lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft are the second and third lawsuits filed by patent-holding companies working together with Native American tribes. Patent-holding companies, sometimes derided in the tech industry as “patent trolls,” produce no goods or services and make their revenue from filing lawsuits.

At least two patent-holding companies have chosen to give their patents to Native American tribes, seeking to benefit from tribal “sovereign immunity” that could avoid certain types of patent reviews at the US Patent Office.

SRC Labs was founded in 1996 to continue the “legacy of innovation” of Seymour R. Cray, who died that same year. Cray was a pioneer in large-scale computer systems and established the operating company Cray Inc. Today SRC Labs’ website doesn’t advertise products, just dozens of patents, organized by year.

The patent-holding company is following in the footsteps of Allergan, a drug company that gave six patents covering its $1.5 billion eye medication Restasis to the St. Regis tribe last month. Allergan lawyers are seeking to shut down an inter partes review of the patents taking place at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, by claiming the patents now benefit from tribal sovereign immunity. The move by Allergan may be a moot point, because the drug company just lost its patents in district court.

However, the strategy practiced by Allergan and its affiliated lawyers is catching on quickly. Today’s lawsuit is the second time that a patent-holding company has teamed up with a Native American tribe to sue a technology company. MEC Resources, a company wholly owned by the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, sued Apple last month, seeking to get patent royalties on the iPad 4.

Sovereign advantages

Some patent holders are clearly eager to apply sovereign immunity to their patents, but it isn’t yet clear how well the strategy will work. The single federal judge who has weighed in on the issue did so earlier this week, expressing “serious concerns” about a strategy to essentially “rent” sovereign immunity.

If it does work, the advantages could be considerable. State universities have a different form of sovereign immunity, and in at least two cases, universities have stopped patent reviews from moving forward at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Public universities also have a big advantage in federal court, because potential defendants can’t file a declaratory judgment lawsuit against them to challenge their patents. In other words, they have to wait to be sued before they can fight back. This effectively gives universities the ability to choose when and where to fight patent battles.

Unlike the sovereign immunity granted to state universities, however, Native American sovereign immunity can be altered or revoked by Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who has called Allergan’s St. Regis deal a “brazen and absurd” loophole, has introduced a bill to do just that.

Allergan agreed to pay the St. Regis Tribe $13.5 million up front for the patent deal, and $15 million per year as long as the patents stayed valid. It isn’t clear exactly what kind of compensation St. Regis is getting from the SRC Labs deal, but the Tribe’s FAQ on its patent deals says the litigation is all being handled on a contingent-fee basis. That means money from settlements or damages will be split between the law firm, and the Tribe, with SRC Labs likely getting a cut as well.

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The SRC Labs / St. Regis lawsuit asserts that the following six patents are infringed by Microsoft: US Patent Nos. 6,076,152; 6,247,110; 6,434,687; 7,225,324; 7,421,524; and 7,620,800. They relate generally to large multi-processor computer systems and re-configurable processors. All list Jon Huppenthal, co-founder and CEO of SRC Computers, as an inventor.

Amazon was sued using the ‘687, ‘324, and ‘800 patents, all linked above, as well as US Patent Nos. 7,149,867 and 9,153,311. The two patents asserted solely against Amazon have different inventors, but also originated at SRC Computers.

The complaint, which was filed in federal court in Virginia, isn’t yet available from the courts database. Ars will update this post with the complaint when it becomes available.

Inventor Huppenthal didn’t respond to a request for comment about the case, and an e-mail to SRC Labs bounced back as undeliverable. The company’s phone number and website registration information is obscured by a privacy service.

Attorneys representing the tribe, from the firm Shore Chan DePumpo LLP, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rumored Elite North American Call of Duty WWII Teams Still Waiting to be Confirmed | Esports News & Videos

The anticipation for Simply call of Duty WWII’s launch is building, but we continue to never know who some of the most high profile players will be competing for.

The close of the Infinite Warfare period was signaled by OpTic Gaming lifting the CWL Championship 2017 trophy at the Amway Heart, confirming their posture as the biggest Simply call of Duty team of all time.

Whilst they were being celebrating, rival specialist players straight away acquired to work hoping to work out how to beat the reigning champions when anything returned to boots on the floor. This resulted in a huge roster shuffle with only 5 groups of the thirty-two in attendance sticking together.

In the aftermath, we noticed the development of the new Evil Geniuses lineup featuring the likes of  Patrick ‘Aches’ Value and Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt, Increase Nation announced they’d dropped Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento in favor of Tommy ‘TJHaly’ Haly and finally, Splyce swapped Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris for Tom ‘Tommey’ Trewren.

We also noticed lineups confirmed for Purple Reserve, Enigma6, Infused and Period Eternity.

Even with all these improvements, we’ve not listened to a peep from some of the greatest names in the Simply call of Duty scene, but we have listened to rumors.

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Team EnVyUs

After dropping the trio of Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov, John ‘J0hn’ Perez and Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan, we’ve yet to listen to officially what’s occurring with EnVy’s squad for WWII.

Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddicoat is expected to keep his posture as team captain, with Nicholas ‘Classic’ DiCostanzo joining from the aged Luminosity Gaming team. The system appears to be to be to deliver onboard youthful expertise Donny ‘Temp’ Laroda, formerly of Str8 Rippin, and finally cap the team off with Halo pro player Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland.

So if the squad is all but confirmed, why have not Team EnVyUs manufactured an announcement?

The logical clarification is that owing to the Halo competitors at Dreamhack Denver, EnVy is ready until eventually Huke plays his remaining activity with his squad in advance of transitioning again to Simply call of Duty.

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Luminosity Gaming

With the noted departure of Vintage to Team EnVyUs and Renato ‘Saints’ Forza to Echo Fox (see beneath), that still left two spaces to fill alongside Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry and Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.

The reports have reported from the commencing that EnVyUs players JKap and John will be filling the slot, but so far we’ve not listened to any sort of official announcement.

Just one idea building the rounds was that the team hadn’t made a decision if they desired to play for LG, and had been searching for presents somewhere else, but they glance to set to keep place immediately after John retweeted a Luminosity Scuf controller design. An announcement is expected, but for LG fans, continue to worryingly overdue.

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FaZe Clan

The FaZe Clan Simply call of Duty team that formed during Highly developed Warfare under James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks finally arrived to an close during the Infinite Warfare period, when a hasty trade noticed Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman transfer from eUnited.

With Allow off to play for Evil Geniuses, it still left Gunless with Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparratto and Dillon ‘Attach’ Value. It’s considered three will turn out to be two as Gunless is also reportedly off to Echo Fox (see beneath), with previous mentor and AW environment champion Chris ‘Replays’ Crowder building a comeback and up and coming player Preston ‘Priest’ Griener completing the team.

No official announcement has been manufactured by FaZe Clan or the players yet, but it’s just a issue of time.

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Echo Fox

The remaining team in this short article is the rumored lineup that is expected to characterize Echo Fox heading into the new period.

The players have all been dropped from their previous lineups, building this some thing of a most effective of the relaxation sort of team. As stated above we see Saints from Luminosity and Gunless from FaZe, Faccento joins immediately after being introduced from Increase and Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia completes the team immediately after Cloud9 disbanded.

Of the four groups in the listing, this is the roster that is the the very least talked about, but it has been reported that they’ve signed for Echo Fox, owned by NBA legend, Rick Fox.

EF has been concerned with Simply call of Duty due to the fact Black Ops III, but they’ve struggled to discover players who can problem for titles. Could this roster improve that?

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