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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.

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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.

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$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.

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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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NICKMERCS:

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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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Call of Duty Warzone slang terms & call-outs streamers use

Published: 17/Oct/2020 21:09

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty players have long had their own language and Warzone seems to have its own dialect. In case you’re confused by streamers, or just want to be up-to-date, we’ve compiled the most popular slang terms and call-outs across Verdansk.

Time is essential when you’re in the heat of battle; so, any time saved by shortening your dialogue can prove critical. As such, it should be no surprise that CoD enthusiasts have diverse, organic verbiage that transcends multiplayer and Warzone.

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Here, we’re focusing on the terminology you may hear from streamers on Verdansk. But it’s worth noting that like much slang, these words’ linguistic parameters are fluid. Many of these will continue to evolve in their usage and many can be adapted to fit any type of speech (e.g. “chalk” will be used as both a verb and “chalked” as its adjective).

The first section will span CoD slang that has risen in prominence throughout Warzone streams since the game’s inception. The second section will surround certain notable location call-outs. Slang is organic and nebulous so neither section is exhaustive, but they should provide a strong foundation.

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Communicating can be hard during big fights, so it’s good to use small words.

Call of Duty: Warzone slang terms

  • Beam (noun/verb): refers to a gun that shoots incredibly straight or can be used as a verb to suggest someone was shot directly.
  • Bertha (n): sometimes known as “Big Bertha” or shortened to “Bertha,” this refers to the Cargo Trucks found around Verdansk.
  • Bot (n): a bad player, specifically one whose gameplay is predictable enough to easily outduel.
  • Bouncing Betty (n): a proximity mine.
  • Breaking cameras (v): when someone does something that grants them an easier perspective than servers will allow you to, with your POV seeing little of them while theirs sees a lot of you. Easy examples include jumping around a corner and snaking a head-glitch.
  • Chalk (v): as a verb, this means to “end” something. As an adjective, “chalked” would mean that something is over. You can say “let’s chalk it” to suggest the game should be left and restarted or “this is chalked” to explain that a situation is un-winnable. 
  • Comms (n): silence, please. While “comms” traditionally is just shorthand for “communication,” it is now used most popularly when someone wants their teammates to shut up and clear the airways so that they can focus and hear what’s happening around them.
  • Cracked (adjective): really good. Typically in reference to someone who is playing like they’ve chugged some G-FUEL, making them equally amped up and focused.
  • Cracked (v): unlike chalk, cracked has two different meanings depending on how it’s used. When used as a verb, you’re saying that someone’s armor has been broken.
  • Ego chall (v): an evolution of the “chall” term for “challenge,” an ego chall is when you boldly challenge someone because your ego makes you think you can win the fight despite unideal odds.
  • Fried (v): burnt through someone’s armor and health. You can fry enemies or, unfortunately, get fried.
  • Heady (n): a head-glitch spot. If someone is on a heady then they’re abusing a spot (e.g. behind a desk) that makes their hitbox very small and hard to hit while offering them the chance to drop down and pop back up, breaking your camera as they shoot at you before you can really see them.
  • King (n): someone with a Most Wanted contract activated.
  • Laser (n/v): same as beam.
kilo 141 warzone class
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This Kilo 141 class, one of Season 6’s most popular, is considered a laser at range.
  • Lost full (v): a short-hand version of “lost full composure,” for when you’re aware that you got tilted or lost focus.
  • Melts (v): induces great damage. This traditionally is most used for guns that “melt” people, evoking that the gun melts away health very quickly.
  • One-shot (adj): also known as “a bullet,” this refers to someone whose armor has been cracked and is now just one shot away from death. Notoriously overused, enemies are rarely one-shot when teammates say they are.
  • Rat (n): an annoying camper. Used most typically to suggest that someone is hiding and trying to avoid any fair fights.
  • Self-res (n/v): a short-hand version of “self-revive,” a more phonetically pleasing adaptation of “self-resurrection.”
  • Shreds (v): melts. Used to evoke the shredding of armor and health off of an opponent.
  • Sweaty (adj): someone who is trying very hard, likely sweating because of how intensely they’re playing. Can also be used as a noun, with a “sweat” being someone who is solely running meta weapons and playing at full intensity.
  • Tagged (v): got shots on someone. This is when you’ve hit someone a little, but not enough to crack them.
  • Twisted (adj): cracked, but the one with positive connotations.

Warzone location call-outs

  • 1 & 2: the two largest hangars, marked 1 and 2, near the Fire Station adjacent to Airport
  • Big Blue: While notoriously known as the large blue building between TV Station and Neighborhood, this just embodies a reusable call-out tactic: using colors and sizes to reference spots in your vicinity.
  • Cop: any of the police stations found around Verdansk.
  • Dealership: any of the multi-level car dealerships (like the one between Superstore and Airport), typically housing an SUV on the ground floor.
  • Diner: Also known as “burger” sometimes, these are the small, single-level restaurants that are found throughout the map. 
  • Electric: structured similarly to the dealerships, this refers to the multi-level building near Superstore.
warzone superstore electric
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Electric refers to the multi-level building seen to the southeast of Superstore from this overhead perspective.
  • Millie: Military Base.
  • Neighborhood: the cluster of multi-level homes found between Stadium and TV station.
  • Pool House: the large building adjacent to Storage Town, which houses an emptied indoor pool
  • Public: shorthand for “Public House” and also known as “restaurant,” this refers to the two-level red buildings that have a bar on the ground floor.
  • Virgin: also known as “virgin towers,” refers to the two tallest buildings located in the center of Torsk Bloc.
warzone bloc 6 public house
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One of Warzone’s Public House locations. This one is in Bloc 6.

And there you have it, while not entirely exhaustive, these slang terms and callouts should give you a strong foundation for understanding what on earth streamers are talking about when flying around Verdansk.

Of course, all of these expressions are subject to change and evolve, but knowing some of them in their current state of parlance could be helpful and, hopefully, save you some time when notching kills in Warzone

And, if you and your friends are struggling to get back into the game after getting killed, check out our article breaking down Gulag-specific call-outs.

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