Call of Duty

Aydan & Rated win $25K Code Red Warzone event: final placements & recap

Published: 29/Jan/2021 4:14 Updated: 29/Jan/2021 4:53

by Albert Petrosyan


The powerhouse duo of Aydan and Rated took out the latest Code Red Warzone competition, dominating the upper bracket all the way through to the biggest chunk of the $25,000 prize pool. Here’s a full rundown of how the action unfolded.

  • Aydan & Rated took down newbz & intechs in the grand finals.
  • HusKerrs, Bloo, IceManIsaac eliminated early.
  • $25,000 prize pool – winning team collected $15K.

Code Red $25K Warzone Tournament: Final Placements

With $25,000 up for grabs, the latest Code Red tournament marked one of the biggest of the year thus far. Players were directly invited to the event and dropped into public lobbies throughout a double-elimination bracket.

Placement Team Prize
1st Aydan & Rated_COD $15,000
2nd newbz & Intechs $7,000
3rd Swagg & GD_booya $3,000
4th BobbyPoffGaming & Mayappo
Top 6 Jukeyz & YKTDeleo
Top 6 Tommey & AlmxndTV
Top 8 TeePee & DougisRaw
Top 8 UnRationaL & StayFinessen

Code Red $25K Warzone Tournament: Results & Recap

The latest Warzone event kicked off with a bang as a number of top contenders dropped out of the running early on. The likes of HusKerrs, UnRationaL, and Jukeyz were all knocked down to the lower bracket after falling in their first matchups. It wasn’t long before certain Duos were completely out of the event, even HusKerrs and his partner Destroy failed to advance past the initial round.

On the opposite side, two teams were able to make it through to the semi-finals without dropping a map. Aydan & Rated along with Swagg & Booya blitzed through their first two opponents, lining up a heated showdown in the upper bracket. Ultimately, it was a swift 2-0 victory in favor of Aydan & Rated, punching their ticket to the winner’s finals against newbz & intechs.

Meanwhile, many former event winners met their match in the lower bracket. Some of the biggest names like TeePee, UnRationaL, and Tommey, were all knocked out of the running. It was Swagg & Booya that put up the impressive lower bracket run, cruising through to the loser’s finals. Their run eventually came to an end as they fell 0-2 against newbz & intechs. Therefore, the grand finals were set as a direct rematch of the winner’s finals.

After a long day of action, and plenty of waiting around for the eventual winners, Aydan & Rated repeated their winner’s final success. They took down newbz & intechs 2-0 in the final match of the day to secure the overall event win and $15,000.

code red warzone tournament bracket
Winners bracket of the Code Red tourney.

Code Red $25K Warzone Tournament: Format

  • Double-elimination 2v2 bracket featuring 16 total teams
    • Winners bracket matches are “best of 2” – duo with more points after two Warzone matches advances
    • Losers bracket matches are “best of 1”
  • Scoring format is 1 point per kill (no points for victories/placement)
  • Matches will be played in online Warzone squads lobbies (Verdansk)
  • $25,000 prize pool will be split between top-three teams
    • 1st: $15,000
    • 2nd: $7,000
    • 3rd: $3,000

Code Red $25K Warzone Tournament: Players & teams

The tournament was composed of 16 duo teams, which means there was a total of 32 players competing. The full list of competitors can be found below:

  • Aydan & Rated
  • Tommey & Almxnd
  • xUnrational & Finessen
  • FaZe Dirty & Metaaphor
  • Swagg & GDBooya
  • HusKerrs & Destroy
  • SuperEvan & ZLaner
  • BobbyPoff & Mayappo
  • Vapulear & WarsZ
  • TeeP & DougIsRaw
  • Jukeyz & Deleo
  • Newbz & Intechs
  • Bioo & Fixnked
  • JaredFPS & ClutchBelk
  • IceManIsaac & exzachtt
  • Sasquxtch & Galvanxze
Call of Duty

New Warzone map reportedly coming in April following leaked Verdansk nuke event

Published: 26/Feb/2021 1:07

by Brad Norton


Warzone could be moving away from Verdansk rather soon as a new report suggests a major update is set for April, bringing with it a Black Ops Cold War overhaul along with an entirely new map.

Since the release of Warzone on March 10, 2020, players have grown accustomed to there being just one map. While Rebirth Island was introduced in December, Verdansk has served as the only map for regular-sized competition since launch.

After months of teasers throughout Warzone’s ongoing narrative, it appears we’re finally set to break new ground. An in-game nuke event will allegedly be the catalyst for one of the biggest updates yet.

At the end of Season 2, nukes around Verdansk will finally be set in motion and serve as the transition to a new 1980’s themed map, according to a report from VideoGamesChronicle.

While the brand new Season has only just begun, at its climax, Verdansk appears to be in store for total destruction. We’ve known for quite some time that a major nuclear event has been building under the surface.

Now, VGC states that this event is coming sooner than later with the end of Season 2 kicking off a major revamp. With the new Battle Pass now available, we know that April 22 is the targeted date for Season 3.

This is reportedly when the new map will come into focus. Nuclear silos now open across Verdansk could be advancing through launch stages as the current season progresses. Once it all kicks off, Verdansk will reportedly be no more.

Players will allegedly be sent to a 1980’s themed battleground, with familiar Black Ops locations scattered throughout. While a number of key areas were featured throughout the earlier Blackout mode in Black Ops 4, this could pave the way for yet another nostalgia hit.

Warzone gameplay
Silos across Verdansk appear to be opening for a nuclear event to round out Season 2.

Zombies have just arrived in Verdansk thanks to the new Ship POI. A leading theory suggests that a zombie outbreak could leave no choice but to nuke the area.

As Season 2 unfolds, perhaps it’s only a matter of time until more locations are overrun by the undead. Be on the lookout for any subtle changes across Verdansk as we enter what could be our final weeks on the map.