100 Thieves, Twitch, KEEMSTAR & BoomTV announce massive Warzone tourneys - Dexerto
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100 Thieves, Twitch, KEEMSTAR & BoomTV announce massive Warzone tourneys

Published: 18/Mar/2020 0:47 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 13:46

by Bill Cooney

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New tournaments and competitions for Call of Duty’s Warzone battle royale have been announced by KEEMSTAR, 100 Thieves, Twitch Prime and BoomTV.

Warzone has proved to be hugely popular, with the game still topping the Twitch charts even a week after release.

This could be in part to people being forced to stay indoors due to the Coronavirus, but mainly because Warzone is a lot of fun – to both watch and play. In an effort to get on top of the hype, there have been several different competitions announced for the new battle royale, including 100 Thieves and BoomTV.

To start, YouTube star KEEMSTAR revealed the first four players that would be participating in a competition he’s calling “Warzone Wednesdays” starting March 25.

The tournament will run every week with a $20,000 prize pool featuring some of the biggest names in social media and streaming, similar to KEEM’s “Minecraft Monday” and “Fortnite Friday” events.

Drama Alert’s host found success with the Minecraft and Fortnite tournaments, which both saw high viewer numbers on Twitch while they were going on, so we can probably expect similar weekly hype for Warzone as well.

100 Thieves also announced their own “Warzone From Home” competition happening on Friday, March 20, with 16 teams and a $100,000 prize pool.

$50,000 of the prize pool will go to charities chosen by the winners, while the other $50,000 will be distributed to chat using Cash App (who is a title sponsor).

The Thieves haven’t revealed what teams or personalities will be battling it out just yet, but with free money on the line and nothing else to go do, plenty of people will probably be tuning in.

BoomTV, who host the Code Red Call of Duty tournaments, joined in the fun and announced they were hosting a Warzone competition on Thursday, March 19.

“Code Green” is also officially sponsored by Cash App, and features a $50,000 prize pool for participants, along with an additional $20,000 that will be given away to viewers during the broadcast.

That makes for two days in a row you could potentially earn free cash for just watching some esports, even though you’ll be going up against everyone else who’s stuck at home watching as well.

Last, but certainly not least, partnered and affiliated streamers will be throwing down in the first everTwitch Rivals Warzone tournament on March 25 and 26.

Breaking into the battle royale market is no easy thing to do, but so far players seem to really be enjoying Warzone, and competition organizers are taking notice.

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Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney

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Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

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Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.