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CWL analyst slams disqualified players complaining about the Pro League Qualifier’s format

Published: 22/Jan/2019 20:40 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 6:06

by Alan Bernal

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The CWL Pro League Qualifiers (PLQ) saw the most dominant teams in Call of Duty secure their spot in the regular season, but players who didn’t make the cut voiced their frustration over the format of the event, to which one analyst had a lot to say about.

The PLQ saw tumultuous results across the board as notable teams such as FaZe Clan, Lightning Pandas, Mindfreak, and more failed to make their mark and lock their place in the Pro League.

During a broadcast of the CWL talk show Trading Shots, former pro player and now analyst Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker destroyed players who lashed out at the PLQ format that prevented them from participating in the Pro League.

Teams had four days of Round Robin pool play to decide their own fate, before a double elimination bracket consisting of the teams that placed third through fifth in their pool battled it out for the remaining spots. Yet, players were still frustrated that the qualifiers were too limited in scope.

Reedy via TwitterThe Imperial’s Reedy shared his thoughts on the PLQ format in a since deleted tweet.

The panelist shared some of his history with pro competitions but put the spotlight back on the players who shared their displeasure with the league.

“I want to address players complaining about the PLQ format. I hated it. There’s been times in the past, I qualified, was dropped from my team and never had a chance to get back,” Pacman said. “(Show host) Merk played one match to get into the league, lost that match, couldn’t get into the league. You guys had a whole week, four days to qualify, you didn’t do it. And then the first thing you do is to go back and blame the format? That shows a giant lack of self-awareness. It’s kind of pathetic actually.”

Pacman leaves no room for interpretation with ripping words toward those that feel the competition had a skewed format that saw up and coming teams nab a qualifying spot.

The qualifying teams will play in the CWL Pro League starting February 4, while the second stand-alone tournament, that will feature Pro League qualified teams, CWL Fort Worth kicks off March 15.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)

Bracket:

Mutineers Warzone bracket
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The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.