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JoshOG’s team wins $20k Warzone Wednesday Week 2 – placements, recap

Published: 2/Apr/2020 2:30 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 2:50

by Albert Petrosyan

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JoshOG and his star-studded Call of Duty squad of HusKerrs and Diegosaurs have claimed the Warzone Wednesday crown ⁠— as well as the $20k top prize ⁠— for the second week in a row, edging out Ninja’s team in KEEMSTAR’s event.

Warzone has experienced massive success since its launch last month. Millions have logged into Call of Duty’s second run at the genre. For the most part, superstars from all across the gaming world have flocked to the BR.

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Just as he’s done with other massive battle royales like Fortnite, KEEMSTAR put together a weekly tournament series called Warzone Wednesday, featuring some of the biggest names of gaming content creation.

You can find everything you need to know about Week 2 of Warzone Wednesdays below, including the final results & placements, all of the teams that competed, the overall format, and plenty more:

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$20K Warzone Wednesdays tournament recap

For the second week running, JoshOG, HusKerrs, and Diegosaurs have emerged victorious in KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday tourney. Their 91–76 victory over Ninja’s squad in the final wasn’t secured until the final game though.

After battling through the open bracket, JoshOG’s team topped the table with 221 kills. They were joined in the semifinals by eventual finals rivals Ninja and co, after the runners-up beat NoahJ456, Aydan, and TylerTeeP.

For most of the finals, Ninja’s team seemed to be setting the pace. A disastrous second run saw all three of them wiped out in the Gulag, however, including a heart-stopping loss in the shotgun round for Albralelie. The team ended on just 75 kills. JoshOG’ squad were able to capitalize, marching on to 91 eliminations.

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Warzone Wednesday Week 2's finals bracket.
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Warzone Wednesday Week 2’s finals bracket. JoshOG, HusKerrs, and Diegosaurs took the top spot after an 91-75 win in the final.

The tournament was, unfortunately, also plagued with a few controversies ⁠— fourth-placed Vikkstar123, ProSyndicate, and Itz_WarZ were bumped out in the semis after coming face to face with a number of Warzone hackers.

KEEMSTAR jumped on Twitter to address the issue mid-tournament, apologizing that they couldn’t reset the bracket, and demanding Infinity Ward investigate.

“Hackers have taken over Warzone. Unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower to investigate each case when a player is killed by a hacker. So we can’t grant those teams a restart. COD needs to fix this or Warzone will die in a week,” he said.

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Despite these issues, the tourney delivered a close final, and sets up JoshOG’s seemingly unstoppable squad for a three-peat if they decide to compete in KEEMSTAR’s event again next week ⁠— can anyone put a stop to their run?

Warzone Wednesdays Week 2 Placements (Top 10)

Place Team Eliminations Prize Money
1st JoshOG, HusKerrs, Diegosaurs 392 $20,000
2nd Ninja, King Richard, TSM Albralelie 273
3rd NoahJ456, Aydan, TylerTeeP 267
4th Vikkstar123, ProSyndicate, Itz_WarsZ 260
5th Nadeshot, Cloakzy, CourageJD 160
6th NickMercs, SypherPK, Crimsix 159
7th Summit1g, Clayster, Emongg 149
8th SwaggerSouls, Goodguyfitz, BasicallyIDoWrk 120
9th Dizzy, Felo, Trainwreckstv 103
10th Symfuhny, Greekgodx, Andy Pyro 94

When was Warzone Wednesday Week 2?

The second running of this competition took place on Wednesday, April 1, kicking off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. It lasted a few hours.

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It was broadcast live on Keem’s official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below. Additionally, most of the participants streamed their POVs from their own personal channels, some of which we also have provided below if you want to watch back.

Players and Teams

Warzone Wednesday is a 16-team competition featuring some of the biggest gaming content creators, Call of Duty pro players, and even the occasional celebrity.

The list of teams for Week 2 is, once again, stacked and star-studded, led by defending champions JoshOG, HusKerrs, and Diegosaurs, who put a masterclass performance in their Week 1 victory.

  • Team 1 – TeePee, NoahJ456, Aydan
  • Team 2 – SwaggerSouls, Fitz, BasicallyIDoWrk
  • Team 3 – Avalanche, Classify, Froste
  • Team 4 – Nadeshot, Cloakzy, CouRage
  • Team 5 – JoshOG, HusKerrs, Diegosaurs
  • Team 6 – Avxry, TypicalGamer, 72hrs
  • Team 7 – FaZe Adapt, UglyGod, Censor
  • Team 8 – Vikkstar123, ProSyndicate, Itz_WarsZ
  • Team 9 – KingRichard, Ninja, TSM_Albralelie
  • Team 10 – Symfuhny, Greekgodx, Andy Pyro
  • Team 11 – NICKMERCS, Crimsix, SypherPK
  • Team 12 – castro1021, LosPollosTV, bateson87
  • Team 13 – dizzy, felo, trainwreckstv
  • Team 14 – Lupo, Wuskin, Aoki
  • Team 15 – summit1g, clayster, Emongg
  • Team 16 – Zuckles McCreamy NoisyButters

Format and Rules

The format for Week 2 is a bit different from the first week, in that there is no longer a single-elimination bracket. Instead, the 16 teams are all competing against each other at the same time across several rounds.

  • Round 1:
    • Each team will play 5 games.
    • Whatever your best score is out of the 5 games will be placed on a leaderboard.
    • All teams will then we ranked 1-16 and the top 4 teams will advance.
  • (Round 2) Semi-finals:
    • All teams will play 2 games.
    • The total aggregate kills between the 2 games will be your final score for Round 2.
    • Whichever team has more kills in total will advance forward in the brackets.
  • (Round 3) Finals:
    • The final two teams will play 3 games.
    • The total aggregate kills between the 3 games will be your final score for Round 3.
    • The team with the most kills at the end of round 3 will be the winner!

In case there is a tie in the elimination total between the two teams, tie-breakers will be used in the following order:

  • Team with the player who had the highest individual eliminations.
  • If still tied, move on to the second-highest individual eliminations on the team.
  • Compare third-highest individual eliminations from both teams.
  • Team with the most total damage for the overall games played in the match.

There is a $20,000 prize pool for this event, all of which will go to the winning team, so it’s definitely an all-or-nothing type event each week that it comes around!

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Call of Duty Mobile adds Blackout map Alcatraz to battle royale mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 6:06 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 6:37

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty Mobile’s Anniversary update is in full effect to celebrate the launch of Season 11 and a few big surprises are on the way, including a limited time second map for the battle royale mode.

It’s the one year anniversary of CoD Mobile and the developers are celebrating in a big way. The full Season 11 patch notes outlined a bunch of new content on the horizon. From new rewards and weapons to a full Battle Pass and plenty more, there’s a ton to play for amidst the festivities.

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However, there’s also plenty more excitement set to carry the hype through the entire season. Chief among the additions is a special, limited-time map coming just for the battle royale playlist. If you’re a long-time Call of Duty player, you’ll know the location all too well.

Blackout’s Alcatraz map will be available to play alongside the standard Isolated battle royale map you know already. 

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Blackout’s Alcatraz map is making a return for a limited time in CoD Mobile.

“For our Anniversary Season we’re adding a limited time second map with Alcatraz,” the developers revealed on October 14. This location hasn’t been seen in Call of Duty since Black Ops 4’s take on the battle royale genre with Blackout.

If you weren’t around for its original run, Blackout is a considerably smaller map than what you might be used to in CoD Mobile. “Keep your head on a swivel and take advantage of the map’s verticality,” they advised. “Get up high and rain destruction on your enemies below.”

Similar to Warzone for PC and console players, plenty of vehicles were scattered around the original Blackout map. Expect to see some of those make a return, though every other gameplay element will play exactly the same as you’re used to.

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It’s worth noting, however, that this map won’t be a permanent addition to the mobile experience. Alcatraz is included for the Anniversary celebration before it disappears again. Though given how much effort would have been required to port the map to CoD Mobile, it’s likely not the last time we see it.

CoD Mobile Alcatraz
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Keep on high alert at all times as Alcatraz is a much smaller battle royale map than Isolation.

Expect to see plenty of surprises in the battle royale playlist throughout the next month. From new weapons to mods and a ton of balance updates, it’s easily one of the biggest patches to date.

Get caught up to speed before dropping in with a full rundown on the Season 11 patch notes here.

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