100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag hosted his first Warzone Invitational with a $100,000 prize pool, and it was HusKerrs and Newbz who came out on top after two intense days of competition.
- HusKerrs & Newbz take home the lion’s share of $100K prize pool.
- Symfuhny & Tfue miss out on Day Two by a single point.
- 100 Thieves’ very own Tommey knocked out early.
The ‘Nadeshot Invitational’ was the latest massive Warzone tournament built around big-name content creators and competitive players, all of which were battling it out for a lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.
Set over the course of two days, this event featured 16 duos competing across two stages – a kill race and 2v2 bracket – all played in public Warzone lobbies.
100K Nadeshot Invitational: Final placements
|1st||HusKerrs & Newbz||$30,000|
|2nd||Swagg & Booya||$20,000|
|3rd||SuperEvan & DiazBiffle||$10,000|
|4th||IceManIsaac & Breadman||$8,000|
|5th||Aydan & Rated||$5,000|
|6th||Blazt & MuTeX||$5,000|
|7th||Stukawaki & Unrational||$4,000|
|8th||ClutchBelk & Destroy||$4,000|
100K Nadeshot Invitational: Day Two recap
After a heated first day with all teams gunning for the most points possible, day two dropped everyone into a double-elim bracket. Only one of the opening matchups actually went the distance, however, as Aydan & Rated narrowly slipped up in a series against HusKerrs & Newbz.
Every other round one game was over rather quickly as teams fell to the lower bracket. Day one’s highest-scoring team eventually found themselves out of the running as Blazt & MuTeX were knocked out by SuperEvan & DiazBiffle.
Only two teams made it to the final showdown though and it was Swagg & Booya facing off against HusKerrs & Newbz for all the glory. It turned out to be a rather lopsided affair as the latter duo closed out the win, though not in the way you might expect.
"That was the wildest ending to a Warzone game I've ever seen."
Unbelievable scenes in the closing moments of @Nadeshot's $100K Invitational as @HusKerrs and @TBE_Newbzz lock down the win 🤯 pic.twitter.com/bDVNNoYwrU
— DEXERTO Call of Duty & Esports News (@DexertoIntel) May 20, 2021
Swagg & Booya could have clutched up but a tragic mistake in the final map led to a cruisy victory for HusKerrs & Newbz.
100K Nadeshot Invitational: Day One recap
All 16 Duos got off to a hot start on day one the $100K tournament. Each and every team soared above 250 points without much of a hassle. Though only eight pushed high enough to lock in a spot for the finals.
Former event winners Warz & Fifakill, the ever-popular DrDisrespect & ZLaner, and even 100 Thieves’ very own Tommey struggled to keep up. For the latter of those names, Nade’s 100K tourney didn’t quite go according to plan. While Tommey & Almxnd have always been a force in Warzone competitions, stream-snipers quickly became a major issue this time around.
You guys have been incredible the last few months with fixing things and interacting with the community, I just really want to know if you plan on changing the streamer mode? People suck and do this shit daily.
— Tommey (@Tommey) May 19, 2021
In his first Warzone event back after a few months off, Tfue teamed up with Symfuhny. The duo performed well, eclipsing the 300 point mark, however, disaster struck at the very end of Day One. A single point separated them from Swagg & Booya in eighth place, leaving them without a spot in Day Two.
GGs sirthanks for playing with me 🙂i love u
— Sym (@Symfuhny) May 18, 2021
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Ultimately, it was Blazt & MuTeX who came out on top at the end of Day One. They stormed through Verdansk to secure a total of 393 points, giving them a 13 point lead over Aydan & Rated in second place.
When was the Nadeshot Invitational? Full schedule
This tournament was played from Tuesday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 19, with action having kicked off at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET on both days. The first day, which was the kill-race portion, ran for roughly four hours while the second day lasted for more than six hours.
I'M HOSTING MY FIRST EVER WARZONE TOURNAMENT. #Nadeshot100K
The Nadeshot Invitational$100K prize pool.16 of the best duos in the world.May 18-19.https://t.co/fODCTXUKz4 pic.twitter.com/KM0PfdMnLN
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) May 11, 2021
How to rewatch the Nadeshot Invitational: Main stream
The tournament was streamed live on Nadeshot’s official Twitch page, which we’ve included below for your convenience. The 100 Thieves founder himself was also commentating the event, alongside Call of Duty League casters Maven and Merk.
Nadeshot Invitational players & duos
There were 16 duos competing in the Nadeshot Invitational, featuring some of the biggest stars of the Warzone community:
- Aydan & Rated
- Dr Disrespect & ZLaner
- Swagg & Booya
- HusKerrs & Newbzz
- Tommey & Almxnd
- TeeP & DougisRaw
- Blazt & MuTeX
- SuperEvan & DiazBiffle
- Stukawaki & xUnrational
- Jukeyz & YKTDeleo
- ClutchBelk & Destroy
- WarZ & Fifakill
- IceManIsaac & Bbreadman
- Bobby Poff & Repulize
- Finessen & Rallied
- Exzachtt & AverageJoeWo
Nadeshot Invitational format & prizing
The first stage of this event, played on May 18, was a duos kill-race, which involved all 16 pairs of players loading into public Warzone Duos lobbies, playing as many matches as possible in four hours, and submitting their five best scores, based on this scoring system:
- Each Kill = 1 point
- Placement of team
- 1st: 25 points
- 2nd: 20 points
- 3rd: 15 points
- 4th: 10 points
- Top 7: 7 points
- Top 10: 4 points
- Top 15: 2 points
- Top 20: 1 point
The eight teams with the highest cumulative scores from their respective five matches advance to the next stage, which is on May 19 and features a double-elimination bracket. Teams matched up against each other load into public Quads lobbies and try to outslay the other duo.
Upper Bracket matches were best-of-three, with each game being decided by who gets the most kills, while Lower Bracket matches were best-of-one.
In terms of prizing, the $100,000 prize pool was split in several ways:
- $1,000 was awarded for a team win during Stage 2 ($14,000 total)
- $86,000 will be awarded for Final Placement:
- 1st: $30,000
- 2nd: $20,000
- 3rd: $10,000
- 4th: $8,000
- 5th / 6th: $5,000
- 7th / 8th: $4,000