CWL Vegas: Envy and 100 Thieves to the losers bracket after being stunned by Open Bracket teams - Dexerto
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CWL Vegas: Envy and 100 Thieves to the losers bracket after being stunned by Open Bracket teams

Published: 9/Dec/2018 2:23 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:07

by Wyatt Donigan

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Envy and 100 Thieves both had some shaky moments on Day One of CWL Vegas, but nothing compared to the losses they each suffered in their final games of Pools on Day Two. 

Envy came into Day Two of Pools with a 1-2 record and already looking to be on the ropes with just one series left to play during the Pool Play stage of the event.

100 Thieves, meanwhile, came in with a respectable 2-1 record, but had looked incredibly shaky during their loss to eUnited to close out Day 1.

The woes for both squads continued on Day Two when they ran into a pair of hot Open Bracket teams that didn’t looked fazed at all by the respective prowess of both 100 Thieves and Envy.

The World Champion Envy were the first to go down, losing a close series against Mazer Gaming. Despite winning the first game of the series, Envy couldn’t hold off Mazer who managed to match Envy with every step as the teams barreled into a decisive Search & Destroy match on Gridlock.

Envy took a 4-1 lead on the map, but there was simply no stopping Mazer who went on a 5-1 run to lock up the 3-2 series and hand the defending World Champions a third Pool Play loss.

Just minutes after Envy were handed a crushing loss, 100 Thieves suffered a similar fate against Team Sween, with one key difference.

While Envy at least managed to get the series to a fifth game, 100 Thieves couldn’t manage a single win the series and were quickly swept by Sween in a lopsided series.

Sween won Gridlock Hardpoint 250-145, Arsenal Search & Destroy 6-4, and Frequency Control 3-0 to wrap up the shocking sweep.

Shortly after the loss, 100 Thieves Founder and CEO tweeted about the loss, saying that he’s “still confident in [his] players and their ability to win” and that his team is ready to start their comeback from the Losers Bracket.

100 Thieves and Envy will now both be sent to the Losers side of the Championship Bracket and will have a long road ahead if they wish to secure a now improbable CWL Vegas title.

Team Sween and Mazer Gaming, however, are both in strong positions to lock in spots on the Winners side of the Bracket depending on how their final two matches of the night play out.


For everything you need to know about CWL Vegas, including schedules, brackets, streams, and more, head over to our official hub HERE.

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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.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
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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
Florida Mutineers
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.