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Aydan and Atlanta FaZe win $100k Warzone Twitch Rivals – final placements

Published: 27/Mar/2020 11:18 Updated: 27/Mar/2020 11:24

by Joe Craven

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Aydan, Priestahh and Abezy won Twitch Rivals first venture into Call of Duty: Warzone on March 26, with a host of the world’s biggest streamers clashing in CoD’s sophomore battle royale effort. 

The March 25/26 Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament is the latest competitive venture into Call of Duty’s Warzone, the acclaimed battle royale that released on March 10.

While not initially designed for competitive play, it is no surprise that the world’s biggest content creators have descended on the title in the same way Fortnite and Apex Legends were following their releases.

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Warzone has proven to be popular with CoD and battle royale fans since it’s March 10 release.

The tournament was split into two sections, with the solos tournament running on March 25, before the trios competition took place on March 26.

It also boasted a total $100,000 prize pool, with $39,000/day in Public Matchmaking and $11,000/day in Bonuses. First place on either day claimed $6,000, second place $4,200 and third place took home $3,600.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Solos Tournament Final Placings

Day one (March 25) saw Team DrDisrespect take the cake, with an impressive 211 points from his five games. Team ImMarksman also finished on 211 total points, but achieved a lower ‘Best Game’ points tally (46 compared to the Doc’s 48), and so had to settle for second on Day One of the Twitch Rivals tournament.

You can see the full standings for the March 25 Solos Tournament below.

Place Team Points
1st Team Dr Disrespect 211
2nd Team IMMarksman 211
3rd Team TeePee 193
4th Team Crimsix 184
5th Team 72hrs 183
6th Team JakeNBakeLIVE 174
7th Team ProblemWright 173
8th Team Aydan 167
9th Team chocoTaco 166
10th Team greekgodx 165
11th Team AnneMunition 161
12th Team NickEh30 159
13th Team HCJustin 157
14th Team TSM_Viss 157
15th Team pokelawls 154
16th Team Mendokusaii 150
17th Team Bnans 148
18th Team fedmyster2 145
19th Team Lirik 140
20th Team NICKMERCS 131
21st Team Ashek 130
22nd Team Swiftor 128
23rd Team MeyersLeonard 121
24th Team Trick2g 119
25th Team DrLupo 118
26th Team hasanABI 117
27th Team Payne 108
28th Team KingGeorge 85
29th Team Swagg 25
30th Team xQcOW 0

Twitch Rivals Warzone Trios Tournament Final Placings

Day two saw Team Aydan – led by Ghost Gaming Fortnite professional Aydan Conrad – run out winners, with a whopping 407 points from their five games. His teammates, Preston ‘Priestahh’ Greiner and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, are both professional Modern Warfare players for Atlanta FaZe. This saw them finish comfortably in first place, 40 points ahead of second-placed Team TeePee.

Teep, who placed a respectable third in the Solos tournament, led his team to second in the trios portion of the tournament, meaning they finished second overall, joint with Team Aydan for total prize money won. Team Aydan took first place overall though, thanks to their higher points tally.

Third place in the trios tournament was taken by Team Mendokusaii, who amassed a very impressive 337 points from five games.

You can see the full standings for the March 26 Trios Tournament below.

Place Team Points
1st Team Aydan 407
2nd Team TeePee 367
3rd Team Mendokusaii 337
4th Team Crimsix 319
5th Team fedmyster2 313
6th Team ImMarksman 311
7th Team Payne 299
8th Team 72hrs 296
9th Team JakenbakeLIVE 295
10th Team greekgodx 289
11th Team NickEh30 285
12th Team NICKMERCS 278
13th Team TSM_Viss 271
14th Team DrDisrespect 265
15th Team AnneMunition 264
16th Team Ashek 247
17th Team emongg 246
18th Team chocoTaco 238
19th Team ProblemWright 213
20th Team Trick2g 193
21st Team DrLupo 192
22nd Team xQcOW 164
23rd Team Lirik 161
24th Team Bnans 160
25th Team Swiftor 158
26th Team pokelawls 149
27th Team HCJustin 143
28th Team hasanABI 128
29th Team MeyersLeonard 115
30th Team KingGeorge 89

Twitch Rivals Warzone Tournament Final Prize Pool Breakdown

Thanks to an eight place finish in the Solos tournament, and a first place in the Trios, Team Aydan finished first overall, with a total of $7,800 winnings.

Second place went to Team TeePee, as the ex-CoD World Champion achieved a third-place finish in the Solos, and then a second-placed finish in the Trios. Third place in the prize pool breakdown went to Team DrDisrespect, as a result of a disappointing 14th place finish in the tournament’s Trios section.

You can see the full Prize Pool breakdown for the Twitch Rivals Warzone Tournament below. Note that this does not include the bonus prize money given out over the two days of the competition.

Place Team Total Prize Money ($)
1st Team Aydan 7800
2nd Team TeePee 7800
3rd Team DrDisrespect 6750
4th Team ImMarksman 6600
5th Team Crimsix 6000
6th Team 72hrs 4500
7th Team Mendokusaii 4200
8th Team JakenbakeLIVE 3900
9th Team fedmyster2 3300
10th Team ProblemWright 2700
11th Team Payne 2550
12th Team greekgodx 2400
13th Team chocoTaco 2100
14th Team AnneMunition 1500
15th Team NickEh30 1500
16th Team TSM_Viss 1500
17th Team NICKMERS 1350
18th Team Ashek 1050
19th Team Trick2g 1050
20th Team Bnans 1050
21st Team Lirik 1050
22nd Team HCJustin 1050
23rd Team pokelawls 1050
24th Team emongg 900
25th Team Swiftor 900
26th Team DrLupo 750
27th Team xQcOW 750
28th Team MeyersLeonard 750
29th Team hasanABI 600
30th Team KingGeorge 600

There you have it, Team Aydan’s resurgence in the Trios competition saw them come out on top of the overall prize pool breakdown.

The Twitch Rivals tournament was immensely popular among viewers, amassing hundreds of thousands of viewers across all participants’ channels.

Given how well it went down, we can expect to see multiple other tournaments scheduled in the near future.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
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You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.