Twin brothers Alec and Preston Sanderson, better known as Arcitys and Prestinni, have been teammates throughout almost all of their professional careers.
Having won multiple championships, including a World Championship together under eUnited, they were separated heading into the inaugural season of the franchised Call of Duty League, with Arcitys headed to Chicago Huntsmen and Prestinni to Florida Mutineers.
It didn’t take long, though, for rosters to start moving around, and the twins find themselves together once again on a Chicago Huntsmen roster also featuring Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon.
In their first event together, CDL Seattle, the twins helped Chicago add another trophy to the cabinet, and the question has to be asked: are the twins saving the Huntsmen?
Despite looking like a solid team at the first few events, Chicago slowly fell down the pecking order, with Arcitys himself saying they simply didn’t know how to play the game properly.
Now, though, with his brother on his side once more, the team looks utterly refreshed, and fans are left wondering whether this is exactly what Chicago needed to take them all the way to the top for the remainder of the season.
Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.
Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.
Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap
With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.
While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.
The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.
Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results
The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.
Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule
The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.
The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.
It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.
Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?
From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.
Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.
Format and prize pool
Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.
As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.