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Gen.G surprise everyone with latest CoD roster move

Published: 7/Jul/2019 9:40 Updated: 7/Jul/2019 12:45

by Connor Bennett

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Call of Duty line-up, replacing Michael ‘SpaceLy‘ Schmale with Jared ‘Nagafen‘ Harrell – two weeks after making the reverse move.

The final rostermania period of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season came and went on June 20, with teams shaking up their rosters for one last time before the final two events of the year. 

Despite that transfer window being closed, it hasn’t stopped teams from making changes to their active rosters – with Gen.G making, perhaps, the most shocking move of all.

Gen.GGen.G have been perennial contenders in Black Ops 4 but haven’t secured a trophy.

On July 6, following the final round of CWL Pro League matches, Gen.G announced that they would be swapping their team around for the final portion of the Black Ops 4 season.

“We’d like to thank @SpaceLy for joining our CoD team in the last week of the pro league and for helping us secure the 2nd seed in Group A,” they tweeted, before confirming the switch. “@Nagafen will be returning to our active roster to finish out the CWL season.”

After pulling off a flawless week in Pro League action, including dominant wins over Envy, Elevate, and Team Heretics, SpaceLy described the surprise move as “it is what it is,” before wishing the best of luck to his former teammates.

With the CoD community stunned by the move, FaZe Clan star Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Papparatto asked the former Gen.G star if he had been given any reasoning behind the move.

It didn’t take SpaceLy all that long to answer, responding with: “They have a better understanding of their system/teamwork with Naga.”

With Gen.G confirming that they won’t be switching up their roster moving forward, Nagafen will return to the active lineup for CWL Finals in Miami on July 19, as well as CoD Champs in August. 

It’s unknown if SpaceLy will be tied down to the substitute position just in case of an emergency, or if he’ll be allowed to depart and join a team making an open bracket run at Miami in the hope of securing a CoD champs spot.

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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.