eUnited kicked off their CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs campaign with a strong victory over Echo Fox.
Respawn superiority was key for eUnited, coupling convincing Hardpoints with a hard-fought Capture the Flag to take the series 3-1.
eUnited drew first blood with a dominant London Docks Hardpoint, putting Echo Fox on the back foot early.
It looked like eUnited would carry their momentum through to a 2-0 lead, getting off to a strong start on Sainte Marie du Mont SND. Echo Fox found their footing in the mid-game though, coming back from three rounds down to secure a 6-4 win and tie the series up at one apiece.
Flak Tower Capture the Flag was another intense affair, the two teams inseparable for much of the game before a late capture for eUnited tipped the scales in their favor, closing a 2-1 win to take the same lead in the series.
A heroic effort from Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda on Ardennes Forest Hardpoint kept Echo Fox competitive throughout most of the map, but even with the extra time he was able to give them the rest of his team never quite got going, allowing eUnited to close out the game and the series.
eUnited will play the winner between Red Reserve and Rise Nation in the winner bracket semi-finals – a formidable prospect either way – while Echo Fox will now be faced with the loser of that same match in order to keep their playoff run alive.
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 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.
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
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)
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.