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Evil Geniuses’ Playoff Hopes in Peril After Upset in CWL Championship Group Stage

Published: 16/Aug/2018 19:00 Updated: 16/Aug/2018 19:01

by Joe O'Brien


Evil Geniuses is on the brink of an early elimination from the CWL Championship following a loss to Elevate.

Elevate took down Evil Geniuses 3-1 in their match on the second day of the event, moving both teams to a 1-1 record.

While both teams are currently tied, the danger for Evil Geniuses is in their remaining match. They will have to defeat OpTic Gaming, who so far look to be in formidable form, in order to escape the group. Elevate’s own final match will be against Supremacy, who have yet to win a series.

For one prominent member of Evil Geniuses, this isn’t the first time survival at a Call of Duty Championships has been on the line in a match against OpTic Gaming. Patrick ‘Aches’ Price was responsible for eliminating the team from the event in both 2015 and 2016.

In this case, however, even a victory wouldn’t necessarily guarantee Evil Geniuses a spot in the playoffs. Assuming Elevate secure the win over Supremacy, then EG beating OpTic would put all three teams at a 2-1 record, with final placement determined by map record.

If Evil Geniuses is unable to beat OpTic Gaming, they will be one of several Pro League teams eliminated in the group stages of the CWL Championship. Epsilon Esports and Tainted Minds are already out of the running, while either Splyce or eUnited will also fall after their head-to-head.

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:47

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting their biggest Warzone showdown yet to close out the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23. The action is expected to get underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the recent Haunting of Verdansk in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

Official Twitch Rivals stream

Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that more will be announced closer to the event.