Recent Posts by Jon Nicholson

Lightning Pandas cease operations

UK organisation Lightning Pandas have ceased operations, effective as of April 18th 2019. In a Twitlonger statement, the org (owned by influencer marketing agency Kairos Media) stated that due to "the impending cost of franchising and other internal factors" the decision was made to cease operations. Mr Stark, I don't feel so good... Read: https://t.co/aXCf3sSUBx…
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UK Call of Duty team shine as Luminosity win CWL Fort Worth

The second global open event of the 2018/19 CWL Season has concluded. North American roster Luminosity Gaming (pictured, above) took home the championship after defeating Splyce in the Grand Finals. Coming in third place was UK team, Reciprocity.   Reciprocity making waves Prior to CWL Fort Worth, Reciprocity benched Australian player Denholm 'Denz' Taylor in…
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Future of Red Reserve in doubt as players leave

The future of esports organisation Red Reserve, home to one of the top UK Call of Duty rosters, has been placed into doubt. After several high profile staff members and players revealed that they were leaving the org, many are speculating that the owners of the brand are looking to depart from esports in order…
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London revealed as CWL UK location for 2019

The location for the upcoming Call of Duty World League (CWL) UK event has been revealed in the Call of Duty Pro League handbook. The European region tends to host one CWL event every season, but the location of its whereabouts has yet to be officially announced by the CWL. However, as reported by Dexerto in…
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UK CoD teams set to compete in CWL Pro League Qualifier

Over the next five days, several Call of Duty teams from the UK are set to do battle for a chance to qualify for the CWL Pro League. The CWL Pro League Qualifier will determine the final 12 teams that will compete in the league for a share of $700,000 in prize money. Jon Nicholson…
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UK team Red Reserve add fifth player to roster as CoD goes 5v5

Hot off a successful World War 2 season, UK team Red Reserve have revealed a new addition to their roster. With the announcement of Call of Duty switching from a 4v4 format to 5v5 for the Black Ops 4 season, Red Reserve have become one of the first teams in the world to confirm their…
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UK CoD player Madcat announces departure from Splyce

After a turbulent World War 2 season, British Call of Duty star Dylan "Madcat" Daly has announced his departure from Splyce. 2018 has been a difficult year for one of Europe's most prominent Call of Duty talents. I am no longer apart of @Splyce, was a decent run but everything comes to an end at…
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CWL Champs preview: How four UK teams made the last 16

After two days of competition, four teams from the UK have qualified for the last 16 at the 2018 CWL Championships. Team Vitality, Team Sween, Red Reserve and Unilad all made it through their respective groups after two days of competition full of surprises.   Tommey proves his worth Since Tom "Tommey" Trewren was dropped…
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Preview: CWL Stage Two Playoffs and the UK teams in contention

The culmination of the 2018 CWL Pro League takes place from July 27th to 29th. UK teams Red Reserve and Unilad are in contention to take home the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool. Jon Nicholson previews the teams.   Red Reserve - Europe's Best Since Splyce were knocked off the top of the…
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UK CoD teams qualify for CWL Championships

Three teams fielding UK players have successfully qualified for the 2018 CWL Championships through the Last Chance Qualifier. The event determined who would join the world's best Call of Duty teams at the final event of the 2018 season. Tommey bounces back After being dropped from Splyce after CWL Birmingham, Tom "Tommey" Trewren helped Team Vitality…
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