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JoshOG’s team wins Warzone Wednesday $20K tourney – placements & recap

Published: 24/Mar/2020 17:54 Updated: 25/Mar/2020 1:31

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem put together a new competition featuring the recently-released Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale, and JoshOG, HusKerrs, and Diegosaurs were able to take home the win. We’ve got everything you need to catch up on all of the action from the very first event.

Warzone has experienced immense success since its launch in early March, and content creators and organizations have been lining up to host tournaments featuring CoD’s newest BR.

KEEMSTAR’s ‘Warzone Wednesdays’ is the latest as part of that effort and the first event of his brand new KeemPark project, which is “a place for creators and fans to create, play, and grow.”

KeemParkKeemPark is KEEMSTAR’s new project to create a space where creators and fans can grow together.

You can find everything you need to know about Round 1 of Warzone Wednesdays below, including the final results, all of the teams that competed, the overall format, and plenty more.

$20K Warzone Wednesdays tournament recap

While the action started out hot with 16 star-studded teams battling through the first round of competition, some of the biggest names were wiped out early as the likes of Lil Yachty, McCreamy, and Drift0r,  all failed to make it through to the second round.

Certain squads showed up with impressive high-kill games but couldn’t quite make it through to the final rounds. CouRage ended the day with a top of 74 kills across two games for a third-place finish with Nadeshot and Cloakzy, while Clayster found 73 of his own in a fourth-place finish alongside Summit1G and Emongg.

Ultimately, the grand finals saw Aimbotcalvin, Mendo, and KingRichard squaring off against JoshOG, HusKerrs, and Giegosaurs.  Taking an early lead in the series with a number of overall wins throughout their run through the finals, JoshOG’s squad pulled off the victory with a total of 369 kills.

Warzone Wednesdays Final Placements (Top 10)

Place Team Eliminations Prize Money
1st JoshOG, HusKerrs, Diegosaurs 369 $20,000
2nd King Richard, Mendo, Aimbotcalvin 310
3rd Nadeshot, CouRage, cloakzy 187
4th Clayster, Summit1G, Emongg 165
5th Dizzy, Trainwreckstv, Felo 113
6th NickMercs, HighDistortion, Swagg 107
7th Vikkstar123, ProSyndicate, Itz_WarsZ 100
8th NoahJ456, Aydan, TylerTeeP 98
9th Ninja, Crimsix, SypherPK 52
10th 72hrs, Avxry, TypicalGamer 52

When was Warzone Wednesdays Round 1?

The first installment of this competition was actually played on Tuesday, March 24, because another major Warzone tournament was scheduled for the following day.

The event kicked off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and lasted for just over four hours in total. It was being streamed live on KEEMSTAR’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience. Additionally, most of the participants streamed their own POVs on their personal channels, some of which we’ve also included here.

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Warzone Wednesdays bracket

Here is the official bracket that was used for this week’s competition. The names have not been included, so you can keep track of which team advanced using the Players and Teams section below.

Players and teams

Warzone Wednesdays is a 16-team competition featuring several of the biggest content creators, pro Call of Duty players, and some celebrity figures here and there.

Some of the big names from the March 24 running included Ninja, NICKMERCS, Nadeshot, CouRage, Cloakzy, Crimsix, and popular rapper Lil Yachty, among others.

  • Team 1 – TylerTeeP, NoahJ456, and aydan
  • Team 2 – SwaggerSouls, goodguyfitz, and Greekgodx
  • Team 3 – Avalanche100T, classify, and Froste
  • Team 4 – nadeshot, cloakzy, and CouRageJD
  • Team 5 – joshOG, husKerrs, and diegosaurs
  • Team 6 – avxry, TypicalGamer, and 72hrs
  • Team 7 – BasicallyIDoWrk, Drift0r, and Daithidenogla
  • Team 8 – Vikkstar123, Itz_WarsZ, ProSyndicate
  • Team 9 – KingRichard, Mendo, and aimbotcalvin
  • Team 10- Lilyachti, uglygod, and ProoFJC
  • Team 11 – HighDistortion, NICKMERCS, and Swagg
  • Team 12 – castro1021, LosPollosTV, and bateson87
  • Team 13 – dizzy, felo, and trainwreckstv
  • Team 14 – Ninja, Crimsix, and SypherPK
  • Team 15 – summit1g, clayster, and Emongg
  • Team 16 – Zuckles, McCreamy, and NoisyButters
100 ThievesThe trio of JoshOG, Diegosaurus, and HusKers competed in Warzone Wednesdays after winning 100 Thieves’ Warzone From Home tournament last week.

Format and rules

Warzone Wednesdays is a single-elimination tournament, in which the 16 teams will be pitted against each other round by round until a winner gets decided.

It employs the popular ‘kill-race’ format, which essentially means that teams matched up against each other have to load into two separate Warzone matches and try to get as many eliminations as possible. After the two matches, the team with the more combined kills will advance, eliminating the losing squad.

In case there is a tie in the number of eliminations between the two teams at the end of the round, the following tie-breakers will be used in the order with which they are listed:

  • 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 prizing for this event, set at $20,000, 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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Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce

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Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.