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Aydan’s duo wins FaZe Swagg Summer Warzone Invitational: final results

Published: 18/Aug/2020 3:50 Updated: 18/Aug/2020 3:56

by Brad Norton

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The latest Call of Duty: Warzone’s tournament is now in the books, as FaZe Swagg’s Summer Warzone Invitational took place on August 17 with a tremendous cast of high-profile streamers.

Swagg is one of Warzone’s most popular streamers and one of the hottest stars of 2020. He’s a finalist for the Esports Awards Streamer of the Year and even a Warzone World Record holder. Not only that, but he’s a proven competitor, having recently won $100,000 Toronto Ultra Warzone tournament alongside NICKMERCS and DiazBiffle. Now, he’s shifted to hosting his own event with an Activision-partnered $25,000 single-day Duos tournament. 

Featuring some of the biggest names on Twitch and many of the most popular Warzone personalities, the Summer Invitational took over Twitch on August 17. The fierce competition ran for roughly 5 hours and we’ve got you covered with a full recap below.

FaZe Swagg’s Summer Warzone Invitational Recap

With many familiar faces battling it out in the latest Warzone event, competition was as fierce as ever. Duos had a full three-hours to make their mark and dominate Verdansk. Some teams got off to a hot start with high-kill wins right away. Meanwhile, others took a while to get going but soon found their rhythm with back to back victories. The lowest score any team put up was still quite significant with 165 points coming from jSmoothHD and colorss95.

Notable names were knocked out of contention early on as even the likes of Swagg found himself eliminated from his own tournament. Alongside NICKMERCS, the duo fell to 17th place overall with 169 points to their name after three hours. Cracking into the top eight was an extremely tight battle with six teams all finishing within 30 points of each other.

Ultimately, the second portion of the event saw duos like previous event winners HusKerrs and Symfuhny taking on Nadeshot and Exzachtt head to head. With just two games in this phase, the intensity ramped up a notch but it was Aydan and MuTeX squaring off against Tommey and AlmxndTV in the grand finals.

The former found a lead in the first map, closing out an overall win to boot. The second round could not have been closer, however, as the gap began to close and just two kills separated the teams at various stages. Aydan and MuTeX were able to keep this two kill lead moving forward. Eventually closing out the event as the overall winners as Tommey and AlmxndTV went down.

FaZe Swagg’s Summer Warzone Invitational Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Aydan & MuTeX $15,000
2nd Tommey & AlmxndTV $7,500
Tied 3rd HusKerrs & Symfuhny $1,250
Tied 3rd SuperEvan & Frozone $1,250
5th DiazBiffle & Repullze
6th Jukeyz & Rated
7th Nadeshot & Exzachtt
8th TeePee & DougisRaw

Who competed in the Summer Warzone Invitational?

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Swagg competed in his own tournament with NICKMERCS as the duo looked to regain their form after a tough performance at the $15k TeeP’s Trials Warzone tournament. But they were also joined by various other renowned players and streamers.

Among those competitors, the aforementioned TeePee made an appearance as well as two of FaZe Clan’s other top players: FaZe Blaze and FaZe Pamaj. Rounding things out, accomplished competitors like Aydan, Vikkstar, and DougIsRaw were also in attendance. 

 

Format & rules

FaZe Swagg’s Warzone event was broken into two unique sections. The first half of the tournament saw teams battling for a spot in the top eight in order to advance through. It was a three-hour kill race in which their five best games were taking into consideration. Duos could drop in as many times as they liked throughout this three-hour window but ultimately it came down to who had the best performances on average.

Transitioning to the second stage of the event placed the top eight teams into a single-elimination bracket. From here, competition became even more intense as duos were forced to pair up with other duos and drop into the quads playlist. Teams would play two games in the same lobby and the duo with the highest kill count overall then advanced through the bracket. This format continued until a winner was crowned in the grand final showdown.

FaZe Swagg’s Summer Warzone Invitational Streams

For viewing of the event, fans were able to tune into FaZe Clan’s Twitch channel for overall coverage that started at 1 p.m. PT. However, individual streamers were also sharing their POVs throughout the competition. We’ve embedded a few broadcasts below for your convenience.



With Infinity Ward deploying an emergency patch to fix the infamous “demon glitch,” guns were fixed for this tournament and did not appear as corrupted graphical monstrosities.

This was a welcome sight for fans, but an even better change for the sanity of the Swagg Summer Invitational’s competitors. Keep your eyes peeled for future announcements as the success of this initial event is likely to see more coming soon.

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton

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Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.