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Chipotle Warzone Challenger winners explain how they dominated matches

Published: 1/May/2020 2:36 Updated: 1/May/2020 2:39

by Albert Petrosyan


Following their victory in the $50,000 Chipotle Challenger Series’ Warzone Challenge on April 30, the winning team’s captain ‘Almxnd’ gave some insight on their mentality coming in as well as how they were able to be so successful.

Out of all the invited big-name teams competing in the Chipotle Warzone Challenge Finale, it was one of the 32 qualifier squads that ended up last ones standing, taking home the $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

AlmxndTV, FluffyHippo1927, Intechs, and Insxte, who qualified all the way back in week one, put up 97, 96, 81, and 75 points in their four matches to finish with a total of 349, a whopping 34 more than the second-place team.

ChipotleCasters Chris Puckett and Clint Evans interviewed the winning team of the Chipotle Challengers Series Warzone Challenge.

But how were they so successful? Speaking with caster Chris Puckett and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans following the event, Almxnd explained how it all started with them having a “chip on their shoulder.”

“Not a lot of people know us, we mostly just play Warzone wagers and competitive tournaments in the CoD community. But we’re all kind of nasty.”

“No one really knows who we are, so we did really have a bit of a chip on our shoulder, I guess,” he added, when Maven asked him about being left out of most invite-only competitions.

Confidence is key in these types of tournaments, and the team captain admitted that they came in feeling as though they were one of the best in the field.

“I definitely knew we were one of the top teams, one of the teams we were worried about was Dillster, Gangstaz,” he said. “In the first qualifier, we got second and that was the team that beat us. Besides that though, there weren’t really many teams I was worried about.”

As for how they were able to put up such high-kill games and monstrous points, Almxnd gave a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes strategies that paved their path to victory.

“Our strat, I would grab a helicopter and the rest of our team would land at Superstore. I’d fly the heli to them, we’d slay out Superstore, and then just take the heli around the map basically. We’d usually two-two split, sometimes three-one. We were just chasing dots around the map, basically, with UAVs.”

You can check out the full interview below, starting at the 4:16:00 mark of the tournament VOD.

For more details about the tournament and where everyone else finished in the standings, make sure to check out our Chipotle Warzone Challenge final placements and recap.

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Zlaner hilariously mocks Warzone fan after he & Dr Disrespect get killed

Published: 29/Nov/2020 23:35

by Theo Salaun


From tears of joy to tears of pain, a Call of Duty: Warzone player was thrilled to outduel Zlaner and Dr Disrespect until he realized that his Verdansk role model reacted by mocking him live on Twitch.

They say to never meet your heroes, but that can be hard to control when dropping into Verdansk’s randomized lobbies. As a perfect example, TikTok Warzone content creator and streamer, ‘maritimemucker,’ happened to encounter one of his longtime role models, Zlaner, on the roof of Superstore.

Mr. Mucker was running an SKS on the hot drop’s rooftop when a jump-shotting opponent rounded the corner, PP19 Bizon in hand. Mucker was able to turn, hit some jump shots himself, and outduel the foe. Excitedly, he quickly recognized that he had downed an upsurging Warzone star in Zlaner.

Afterward, maritimemucker was eager to check out his role model’s stream. But that ended up in heartbreaking fashion, as it turns out the popular streamer had mocked him right as he and the Doc were mowed down.

@maritimemuckerI don’t mean any disrespect Zlaner but you mocked my voice a lil ya know. Big fan and Kilo main now 💯 ##warzone ##Hotmics ##Zlaner ##drdisrespect ##COD♬ original sound – Maritime Mucker

As mucker shared on TIkTok and Reddit, he was shocked and grinning after killing Zlaner: “I got Zlaner, holy s**t … That is unreal … Huge fan of Z, I’ve been watching his s**t after he finally dropped that stupid Fortnite. Unreal.” 

But when he tuned into Z’s stream, he found out that the Warzone star wasn’t impressed with the 1v1 and had, instead, simply mocked Mucker’s death comms. 

Z’s duo, Dr Disrespect, was able to gun down the low-health maritimemucker, but was also quickly killed by the TikToker’s teammate. That gave Zlaner a chance to hear the death comms (as he dealt enough damage to be rewarded with the kill) and the tilted motivation to go high-pitched in mocking the smaller streamer’s excitement.

Warzone Superstore
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If you’re going to run into streamers in Warzone, it’ll probably be at Superstore.

In response, maritimemucker had to recognize that courtliness had been replaced by classic gamer banter: “Alright, I see how it is, Z.” 

So, of course, he proceeded not to insult Zlaner by words, but instead by alluding that the spectacled streamer looks like Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. 

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The TikToker roasted Zlaner back by comparing him to Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.

Ultimately, though, it’s all in good fun and maritimemucker still respects Z tremendously.

When a Reddit commenter suggested that streamers shouldn’t be looked up to, the mocked duelist replied that some Warzone stars deserve the hype: “There are some genuine great streamers out there, Z is one of them.”