Dallas Modern Warfare Open 2019
It’s here! The kickoff to the Call of Duty: MW Esports Season has arrived! This past weekend Dallas, Texas hosted some of the biggest amateur teams in the scene as Ishoni Esports hosted the first lan of the season. 42 teams made the trip down south battling for the right to be crowned champion and take home their share of $10,000. After a grueling 3 days of competition, only two teams remained to battle it out for the title of champion. On one side you had Carnage Red who consisted of FA5TBALLA, JDestiny, Archiv, Jimbolah, and Gloreos. On the other side, you have Aspire Esport consisting of Groovy, Wrails, LlamaGod, Mochila, and Sibilants.
Boy, oh boy did this not disappoint, the two teams put on a show with Carnage Red ultimately prevailing winning in thrilling fashion 3 games to 1. Throughout the entire weekend, all the talk was about how dominant Carnage Red was. The newly formed squad dominated the competition only dropping 3 maps the entire weekend.
The event’s MVP went to Carnage Red’s Jimbolah. Jimbolah saved his best for last, going on an absolute tear in the finals, solidifying his status as this tournament’s MVP and sending a message to the rest of the league.
As for some feedback about the first Call of Duty lan of the year, CEO of Carnage Gaming, Ivan Montenegro, said “The event itself was amazing, I have never sent a roster to an event ran as amazing as this one was. Ishoni continues to outdo themselves and continues to shatter ceilings, and in general, continue to bring us championship quality events”.
All in all, it was a great kickoff to the new Call of Duty era and a step in the right direction for the amateur scene. If this is any sign of the future of Call of Duty, we’re all in for a fun and exciting ride.
We want to give a special shout-out to all the Juggernaut Energy Affiliated teams out there!
Carnage Red: 1st
Diamond Gaming: 4th
Carnage Black: 7th
Lucid Gaming: 13th
UnReal Nightmare: 13th
Fuse Caliber: 33rd