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Team UnRationaL wins $20K CoD Vanguard Code Red tournament: Final results

Published: 9/Nov/2021 6:33 Updated: 9/Nov/2021 6:34

by Brad Norton

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The first major CoD Vanguard tournament is already in the books as BoomTV hosted a $20K Code Red event that saw Team UnRationaL rise above all other squads on the day. Here’s a complete recap of how the action played out.


  • UnRational, Crimsix, Clayster, HyDra close out top spot.
  • First major Vanguard event boasted $20K prize pool.
  • CDL pros teamed up with top Warzone talent.

With Vanguard now out in the wild, it didn’t take long for the first major tournament to arrive. BoomTV is already firing on all cylinders for the new CoD cycle with the first $20K Code Red event now in the books.

From how the launch week event unfolded to the prize split, here’s everything you need to catch up.

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$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Tournament: Final Placements (Top 6)

Placement Team Prize
1st Team UnRationaL $10,000
2nd Team Aydan $6,000
3rd Team Tommey $4,000
4th Team Rated
Top 6 Team Almond
Team Blazt

$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Tournament: Results & Recap

Given this $20K Code Red was among the first proper Vanguard events, it came as no surprise that many elite squads were giving it their all. From the newly announced OpTic Texas trio of Scump, Dashy, and iLLeY alongside their partner Tommey, to Aydan’s stacked team with Shotzzy, Standy, and Priestahh, the event was overflowing with talent.

Outside of a few early forfeits, opening matchups started with a bang. We saw Team Blazt & Team Rated go the distance to a game five, followed shortly after by another five map affair between Team Almond and Team Aydan.

While the blend of strategic S&D action and hectic Hardpoint gameplay kept everyone on their toes, two squads pulled ahead as the bracket played out.

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It was ultimately Team Aydan taking on Team UnRationaL in the Grand Finals. It was a back and forth battle all the way through to a closing Hardpoint map that came down to the final hill. As trades started to come through, it was Crimsix, Clayster, Hyrda, and UnRationaL that got the job done at the very last minute.

$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Tournament: Stream & Schedule

The $20K Vanguard Code Red event went live on the official BoomTV Twitch channel at 12PM PT | 3PM ET on Monday, November 8 and ran for just over eight hours.

As always, a vast majority of CDL and Warzone pros in the event were also streaming their POVs directly as well — like Aydan and Scump.

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$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Tournament: Format

The first Vanguard Code Red event followed a typical double-elimination bracket. Teams comprised of CDL pros and Warzone streamers joined forces in the latest CoD title, battling across a mix of Hardpoint and S&D.

Given the state of Vanguard at launch, the most glaring S&D issue was banned from the tournament, as you would expect.

$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Tournament: Teams & Players

The first major Vanguard tournament featured a wide array of CoD’s top talent. Not only did CDL pros get in on the fun, but so too did many of Warzone’s biggest streamers, with one Warzone pro per team.

Below is a look at every team that joined the $20K event. 

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$20K CoD Vanguard Code Red Teams
UnRational, Crimsix, Clayster, HyDra Blake Cissel (Team Forfeited) OpTic Jorge (Team Forfeited) Almond, Envoy, Attach, MajorManiak
Rated, Cammy, Bance, CleanX Aydan, Shotzzy, Standy, Priestahh Blazt, Decemate, TJHaly, Temp Tommey, Scump, Dashy, iLLeY