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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Game mode
CMG Search and Destroy
This tournament has been archived.
Entry Fee
Registration Starts
Wed Feb 6th, 2019 6:30 PM EST
Registration Ends
Wed Feb 13th, 2019 8:30 PM EST
Tournament Starts
Wed Feb 13th, 2019 8:30 PM EST
Bracket Type
Single Elimination
Team Size
Total Teams
64 Teams
Teams Registered
52 Teams

Black Ops 4 Settings and Bans

CMG Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)

Changes required to the CWL rules >

Gameplay >

Pre-Round Timer: Can be Disabled or left as default, will not result in a forfeit or replay
Reveal Fog of War: Disabled


Specialist Settings >

Cooldowns >

Specialist Weaponry: Disabled
Equipment: Disabled


CWL Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)
In tournaments & Wagers/Ladders, Reveal Fog Of War must be Disabled - Other restrictions apply to CWL tournament play see "CWL Banned" for more information.

CMG Hardpoint

Hardpoint > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)

Changes required to the CWL rules >

Gameplay >

Reveal Fog of War: Disabled


Specialist Settings >

Cooldowns >

Specialist Weaponry: Disabled

Equipment: Disabled


CWL Hardpoint

Hardpoint > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)

In tournaments & Wagers/Ladders, Reveal Fog Of War must be Disabled - Other restrictions apply to CWL tournament play see "CWL Banned" for more information.

CMG Control

Control > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)

Changes required to the CWL rules >

Gameplay >

Reveal Fog of War: Disabled


Specialist Settings >

Cooldowns >

Specialist Weaponry: Disabled

Equipment: Disabled


CWL Control

Control > CWL (CWL rules must be selected)

In tournaments & Wagers/Ladders, Reveal Fog Of War must be Disabled - Other restrictions apply to CWL tournament play see "CWL Banned" for more information.

Snaking is banned on CMG game modes SnD, Control & Hardpoint for Black Ops 4
Snaking is a form of movement where the player goes in and out of prone rapidly and repeatedly to make it extremely difficult for opposing players to shoot them. This will be at the admin's discretion to issue a forfeit of the map or issue a replay of the round. If you believe your opponent to be snaking you must play out your match to completion and then submit proof at the end for our admins to review.

All Scorestreaks Are Banned - Use of a banned scorestreak may only result in a forfeit of the map if it is found to have an actual impact on the match.

All LMGs
All Shotguns
All Launchers

High caliber
Rapid fire
Stock II  EFFECTIVE 1/31/19 @ 12:00PM EST

Threat detector

Comsec device
Body armor

All Equipment is disabled in the settings and therefore banned.

Perk 2 - Effective 12/4/18 12:00 AM EST

Perk 3
Team Link

Primary Operator mod
Perk1 Gluttony
Perk2 Gluttony
Perk 3 Gluttony
Secondary operator mod

All Specialists their weaponry and equip are banned you are free to use any available specialist as their equipment and registry are banned and have no effect on the game.

All Paid DLC Items/Weapons/Characters Are Banned For Use In Tournaments/Wagers/Ladders - Cosmetic Items are Allowed (Camos & Skins)

Special CMG CWL Restrictions Applicable to All CWL Matches on CMG 2:00 PM EST 1/23/19

Custom Rule Changes
Reveal Fog of War - Disabled

Custom Banned Items
Acoustic Sensor
Double Trophies
Double Concussions

Custom Banned Specialists

Banned Specialist Equipment
Sensor Dart
Seeker Drone
Spawn Beacon

Banned Streaks
RC Car

Snaking is Banned Across all of CMG for Black Ops 4 CWL Ruleset


Special Issue Equipment
Tac Deploy
Tac-Deploy is permitted for use in Control
Tac-Deploy is not permitted for use in Hardpoint & Search and Destroy

Care Package
Counter UAV

Acoustic Sensor

Team Link

VKM 750
MOG 12

Rapid Fire
High Caliber
Laser Sight II
Max Load
Steady Grip
Rocket Cache
High Explosive

Stock II  EFFECTIVE 1/31/19 @ 12:00 Noon EST

Fast Lock


Primary Operator Mod
Secondary Operator Mod

All Paid DLC Items/Weapons/Characters Are Banned For Use In Tournaments/Wagers/Ladders - Cosmetic Items are Allowed (Camos & Skins)

The Ruleset you select identifies the rules you must abide by. Please ensure you read them.

CMG - You must play the CMG ruleset

CWL - You must play the CWL ruleset




Search and Destroy

  • Arsenal
  • Firing Range
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Hacienda
  • Payload


  • Arsenal
  • Hacienda
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Seaside


  • Arsenal
  • Frequency
  • Gridlock
  • Seaside

Black Ops 4 TOURNAMENT General Rules

LIVE SUPPORTED WAGERS fall under tournament rule settings. Please visit any upcoming BO4 tournament for updated rules. The current fee for live support wagers is %5 of the winnings, for example if you play a $1 live support wager and win, you will receive $1.95. The losing team of the match is not charged a fee.


If incorrect rule settings or using a banned item/perk will result in a forfeit of the most recent round for Tournaments and Live Supported Wagers if the round was won by the offending team. If your team won the round, a forfeit of the round will not be issued. If there are no rounds on a respawn tournament a map forfeit will be issued. YOU MUST LEAVE THE FOLLOWING ROUND WITHIN 15 SECONDS(AND BEFORE FIRST BLOOD) FOR A REPLAY OF THE ROUND TO TAKE PLACE. IF THE MATCH IS PLAYED TO COMPLETION THE RESULTS WILL REMAIN.

If you experience lag during a Tournament or Live Supported Wager match, please take proof and leave the game at the END of the round/beginning of the next round, and contact live support immediately. If it had an effect on the outcome of the round, the admin will issue a round replay, however, this is at the admins discretion to determine the effect on the outcome of the round. The more point of views of lag from your team the better as we must ensure it is the host causing the lag and not your individual connection.

If the match was finished and the lag did not occur during the last round, NO REPLAY will be issued. This means if you experienced lag during the second round and did not leave the game at the end of the round and continued to play the match out, we will not issue a replay.

*Please note we cannot force a host change without proof of lag.*


Use of a banned scorestreak may only result in a forfeit of the round if it is found to have an actual impact on the match.

Attempting to manipulate / exploit our rules through use of any banned items, perks, scorestreaks or wrong rules in game could result in a map forfeit rather than a forfeit of the most recent round. If you are found using these methods to exploit the rules or cheat in matches then you may face penalty including possible ban at the admins discretion.

Host of each map is listed in the match details page provided to you.

1nD (best of 1) the team with the best/lowest seed in a tournament will host a single map match.

Bo3 (Best of 3) where you play a series of maps to win the majority of maps listed ( win 2/3 or 3/5 to win). The host will switch off from map 1 as described in the 1nD scenario above to the other team until the last map which is TBD (To Be Determined)

Best of 3 or Best of 5 the last map is TBD and is determined by the total number of rounds won by each team during the previous 2 or 4 maps. In the event of a tie here the host of map 1 will host again.

Host Invites the host of your match must add and invite their opponents though it’s encouraged everybody to do so to expedite the match getting played speedily.

1. A team has 15 Minutes from the scheduled match time to show for matches; failure to do so could potentially result in a forfeiture of the match. In the situation that the opposing team does not show up for the scheduled match, you MUST contact Live Support (Link located at the bottom right of all pages).

2. When alerted to a no-show the administrator will then contact your opponent at the 15-minute mark after the scheduled match start time. Your opponents will then have an additional amount of time to respond to the administrator and Join/Host (The additional amount of time is based on the administrator’s discretion).

3. Failure to follow the directions and the set deadlines from the administrator will result in a forfeiture of the match.

If the tournament title has the following descriptors in them, then the following rules apply.

Equip Enabled:
You will use CMG rules, however, in setting up the rules do not disable equipment as all non-specialist Equipment is allowed.

You will Play CWL rules but special restrictions apply, see CWL Banned and CWL game modes in the rules for details.


1. Proof may be acquired by recording situations and all matches. Keep in mind, may the situation arise where the opposing team makes a dispute, and you are unable to provide valid proof of winning the previous match, you risk receiving a loss or the match being canceled.

2. All proof must be recorded with the capture device or uploaded using the console's (Xbox One / PS4) "share" system.

3. If you do not use the consoles DVR feature, you risk your proof being considered "Insufficient." We HIGHLY suggest you use your consoles DVR feature for proof.

4. If you are unsure what proof to gather in a certain situation, please note this in the ticket or ask a live support admin if your match is to be dealt with through live support. If we require additional proof the ticket may not be closed immediately; we will reply to the ticket so please check comments as much as possible.

5. When providing proof, you must post/send the direct URL in the ticket. If the URL link supplied is not accessible the proof will not be counted or used in judgment of the ticket.

6. For proof to be considered valid, it must have the full scoreboard with gamertags and all applicable game information including the proof method used for the game, with the proof being clear enough for staff to read it.

7. Submitting fake, irrelevant, or old proof may result in a temporary suspension from CMG.

8. Any conversation may not be considered valid proof; this includes, but is not limited to: Twitter conversations, PMs, AIMs, Skype, or messages through Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. This means messages are NOT a form of valid

A report button is located at the bottom of all match details pages. We ask that all players report their matches accurately and speedily.

1. It is the responsibility of all teams involved in a match to report scores at the completion of their match. For wagers and ladders, teams must report the match within 120 minutes of completion. If a team reports within 120 minutes and the opposing team fails to do so, the outcome will be determined by the reporting team. The match outcome may not be overturned unless extensive proof has been supplied to our support team promptly.

2. If a team reports a win for no reason, it may result in a forfeit of the match, and they risk being banned. Teams should in this instance accept their loss to avoid further complications if they did in fact lose.

3. Ladder/Wager matches: if you report the loss for your team, CMG will not reverse and cancel the match. It is the responsibility of the reporter to report the correct score.

Black Ops 4 TOURNAMENT Additional Rules

No warm-up replays for fun or practice games are allowed. If a match is played before the scheduled time, it will not be considered a warm-up and may count as the official results. We recommend you do not play your opponent again for fun after your official match as your opponent could use this to submit fake proof. 

A Clan Tag or proof identification system unique to your game can be found to the match details page. This is currently not required however, it does help to identify fake proof, as such if used correctly it will ensure accuracy in your match. We highly recommend you use the system we have supplied.

If a user is found to be cheating via software or hardware in a CMG match in any way, they risk forfeiture and a ban. The user can also be requested to replay their match with specific instructions from the admin. The instructions can include allowing an admin to spectate, or issue a handcam unless explicitly outlined as allowed, for instance, the use of a keyboard and mouse is allowed on Fortnite as the game itself allows the use of it, However, it is not for any other console game.  To ensure fair competition, CMG holds the right to modify any match-related rules listed herein on a case-by-case basis. Teams who manipulate these rules maliciously and at the expense of other members can be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes but is not limited to any form of cheating or exploitation of the game.

Keyboarding is not allowed and  is a forfeitable and bannable offense. If you believe you opponent is keyboarding, please come to live support with as much proof as possible. We can only accept proof shown from your match. If the admin believes your opponent to be keyboarding, it is at the admins discretion to issue a forfeit/handcam replay. If your team is informed that a member(s) are required to handcam and you are not able or willing to submit a handcam, your team will forfeit/play man down.

YOUR GAMERTAG MUST BE CORRECT (in the event it does not match your match details page, it is the admin's discretion to forfeit the match)

The Gamertag or user identification that is active when tournament bracket generates is the Gamertag that will be displayed in the match details. If a member changes their Gamertag after the bracket generates, it will not update in the match details. Members are responsible for playing with the gamertag that is displayed in the match details.

Please note: If a member changes their Gamertag after the bracket generates, their Gamertag will update on their profile page. However, it will NOT update in the match details. Again, the gamertag that is displayed in the match details is the Gamertag that must be used.

CMG Reserves the right of our administrators to approve of a gamertag in rare instances. This can only be done via live support and the opponents will be notified.

If a match is played to completion on incorrect gamertags, it will stand.

Amateur is defined as 0 tournaments won in the console/game in question. Any tournaments won for a console and game combination disqualifies you from entering that combination as an amateur on CMG. Example, If you have won a tournament on PS4 Fortnite then you are no longer an amateur for PS4 Black Ops 4 however, if you have never won tournament on XB1 Black Ops 4 then you are still an amateur for XB1 Black Ops 4 just not PS4 Black Ops 4. Elite trophies and Gold Trophies count as wins tournament wins.

Account ringing in a tournament will result in a ban as it is against the competitive nature of an amateur tournament.

If there is a lag issue, you must leave the game immediately at the start of the next round and ask your opponent to switch hosts. If for any reason the opponent does not want to switch hosts, contact Live Support. If the lag affected the outcome of the round, it is the admin's discretion if the round is to be replayed. Again, you must leave immediately at the start of the next round. Any rounds played up until leaving the match will be counted except for the last round.

Proof of lag from more than one member's perspective must be submitted so long as the match is larger than a 1v1 to ensure it is the host's connection and not the individual player's connection.

Leaving a match for a JUSTIFIED reason (DDoS attack, incorrect rules, lag) within the first 15 seconds of the match before first blood will NOT result in a forfeit of a round if proof of a justified reason has been supplied. Without the proper proof of your JUSTIFIED reason, your team may be subject to forfeit of a round. If your opponents are close to or have Scorestreaks/Specialist Weaponry and you leave the game without a justified reason you may be forfeited a round.

Hardpoint & Control

If there is a lag issue within the first 30 seconds of the game (or round start for Control) you must leave immediately; if you do not leave within the given time, you will need to play out the match.

Leaving or disconnecting from a match after 30 seconds into the game/round without proof of a malicious disconnection (DDoS attack) or an issue with the match via incorrect rules or in-game lag will result in the forfeit of the map.

Proof of lag from more than one member's perspective must be submitted so long as the match is larger than a 1v1 to ensure it is the host's connection and not the individual player's connection. 


Checkmate Gaming (CMG) is not liable to members that cannot make it to their match on time for ANY reason. It is the sole responsibility of each member to play their match on time. Issues include but not limited to; issues with game updates, server outages, network connection, power outages, online subscription deactivation, or emergencies. For all issues please visit live support located in the support tab of all tournaments.

First Place


Second Place

Third Place

*Final prize will be adjusted based on the total number of eligible teams seeded into the bracket.

Prize Claim:

Prize claims must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the tournament otherwise risk penalty of the prize.

Click here to process a Prize Claim. A claim can take up to 72 hours to be processed.

Players who reside in any of the below states are not eligible to receive and/or claim any prizes from CheckMate Gaming;

  • Arizona
  • Connecticut
  • Maryland
  • Quebec

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