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Tommey’s team wins $20k Warzone Wednesday Week 5 – placements, recap

Published: 23/Apr/2020 3:20 Updated: 23/Apr/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesdays came back for its fifth week, as many of the top content creators fought it out on Call of Duty’s battle royale for the $20k top prize.

Warzone has experienced massive success since its launch on March 10, with millions of players and many of the top streamers jumping into Verdansk. 

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Following the success of his events in other titles, such as Friday Fortnite and Minecraft Monday, KEEMSTAR has put together another tournament series for many of the top Warzone creators, offering up $20,000 as the weekly prize. The fifth week of the tournament just rolled around, and here’s everything you need to know about the latest Warzone Wednesday.

$20K Warzone Wednesdays Week 5 recap

Week 5 of Warzone Wednesday featured all the big names you’d come to expect from KEEMSTAR’s event. From the duo of Ninja and Dr Disrespect to NICKMERCS and Swagg, 16 star-studded teams dropped into battle on April 22 until there was only four players left.

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Many big names were forced out of the competition early as the likes of H3CZ and Castro1021 dipped into the lower bracket after falling short in the very first round. Conversely, Dallas Empire’s Tommey and Warzone content creator Bobby Poff fought all the way through the winner’s side of the bracket until the finals.

In the grand final matchup that saw Tommey and Bobby Poff square up against NoahJ456 and Merk, the former came away with an early lead and snowballed from there. After a long day of Warzone, Tommey’s team took out the win in impressive fashion. “This is my first major tournament win,” Bobby Poff said immediately after finishing their final game.

Warzone Wednesdays Week 2 Placements (Top 10)

Place Team Eliminations Prize Money
1st Tommey, Bobby Poff  193 $20,000
2nd NoahJ456, Merk 221
3rd Symfuhny, DougisRaw 229
4th Trainwrecks, Felo 147
5th Crowder, Speros 112
6th Ninja, Dr Disrespect 75
7th NICKMERCS, Swagg 75
8th Diegosaurs, HusKerrs 54
9th TypicalGamer, TeePee 26
10th Vikkstar123, Itz_WarsZ 26

When did Warzone Wednesdays, Week 5 start?

Warzone Wednesdays Week 5 was scheduled to start at 1PM (PT) / 4PM (ET) / 9 PM (BST) and went on for several hours until the final winners were crowned.

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The event was broadcasted live on KEEMSTAR’s Twitch channel and each of the creators involved also streamed their point-of-view on their individual channels as well.

Prize pool and format

The competition featured 16 teams in total, with each team consisting of a duo. These duos faced off against each other in double-elimination bracket play.

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As with KEEMSTAR’s previous events, the prize of $20,000 all went straight to the winners of the tournament which often makes for a high-stakes and entertaining Grand Final.

Players and teams for Warzone Wednesday

Week five of the Warzone event was as stacked as ever, with many previous winners looking to double up on their victories.

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You can find the full list of the players and teams for KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday Week five below.

  • KYR SP33DY and SideArms
  • Ninja and DrDisrespect
  • Crowder and Speros
  • Tourva and Censor
  • GreekGod and LyndonFPS
  • Trainwreckstv and Felo
  • Classy and Froste
  • Symfuhny and DougIsRaw
  • Diegosaurs and HusKerrs
  • Vikkstar123 and Itz_WarsZ
  • NoahJ456 and Merk
  • Nadeshot and Cloakzy
  • NICKMERCS and Swagg
  • FuzWuz and Hambinooo
  • Aydan and TeePee
  • Castro1021 and Hecz

Warzone Wednesday rules

  • In Warzone Wednesday, two players form a four-player squad, invite the opposing pair of players, and both teams duke it out to see who can rack up more kills over the course of two standard squads game of Warzone.
  • Whichever team has the most kills will go onto the next round.
  • The losing team is sent to the loser’s bracket for a second chance at getting into the finals. If they lose a match there, they’re out of the tournament for good.
  • If a team of two plays and loses in the first round of the normal bracket, they’re automatically out of the tournament.
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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

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2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

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Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

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Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

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2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.

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