Warzone Wednesday Week 9 canceled due to server issues - Dexerto
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Warzone Wednesday Week 9 canceled due to server issues

Published: 20/May/2020 19:00 Updated: 20/May/2020 20:49

by Albert Petrosyan

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Host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has canceled the ninth running of his popular Wednesday Warzone tournament series after server connectivity were causing problems for some players.

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Back for the ninth week in a row, Warzone Wednesday is once again bringing several of the online gaming world’s biggest names together for a fun-yet-competitive battle royale tournament.

This is the first running of the event since Infinity Ward released a major patch for the BR on May 19, so it’s interesting to see if, and how, the changes affect players and matches.

When is Warzone Wednesday Week 9?

The tournament is taking place on Wednesday, May 20, set to kick off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and last for at least several hours.

It’s being livestreamed on KEEMSTAR’s own Twitch channel, which we’ve included below. Additionally, most of the players will be streaming their own POVs on their channels, some of which we’ll also add once the event starts.

Warzone Wednesday Week 9 bracket

A full bracket for the event can be found on the Warzone Wednesday website, which is being updated live throughout the day as results from the various matches come in.

Players and teams

Warzone Wednesday is usually full of big names, and week nine is no exception. Competing are a mix of top-tier streamers, pro Call of Duty players, battle royale stars, and other popular gaming figures. Star YouTuber Vikkstar and his partner ItzWarz are back to defend their crown, having won a whopping three WW events in a row, so they’re going for an unprecedented four-peat.

  • Tommey & bobbypoff
  • Symfuhny & HusKers
  • DougisRaw & TeePee
  • NICKMERCS & Swagg
  • Aydan & Crimsix
  • Trainwrecks & FeLo
  • Tourva & Censor
  • KingRichard & Crowder
  • NoahJ456 & MerK
  • Skrapz & Jukeyz
  • Speros & BabyDillster
  • Hitch & TBA
  • TBA & TBA
VikkstarVikkstar and ItzWarz are going for the unprecedented four-peat in Warzone Wednesday week nine.

Format & rules

Warzone Wednesday is a duos competition that is run using a 2v2 “kill race” format. Teams matched up against each other must queue into a Quads lobby together and try to get more eliminations than the other – so while they’re technically teammates in-game, they are opponents for the purposes of the tournament.

Each match is comprised of two games of Warzone, after which, the duo with the more combined eliminations from the two games advances to the next round.

There are two phases in this tournament – a group stage and final stage. In the group stage, the 16 teams face each other in a do-or-die match that sees the winners advance to the next phase while the losers get immediately eliminated.

The final stage is double-elimination, so teams can afford to take a loss and still continue on. However, in the Grand Final, the team that makes it out of the Winners Bracket has a distinct advantage over the duo from the Losers Bracket, as the former needs to win only one match to be crowned champions while the latter needs to win two.

As for the prize pool, the entirety of the $20,000 will go to the winning duo.
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Black Ops Cold War leak reveals new Christmas-themed Nuketown

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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The holidays are right around the corner and it appears as though Black Ops Cold War will be getting into the festive spirit as new leaks have revealed a limited-time version of Nuketown ‘84 on the way.

Nuketown has seen a number of complete makeovers throughout the years. What started as a simple, close-quarters map in Black Ops 1, has been revamped in many unique ways. From a futuristic remake to the latest 80’s themed design and plenty more.

The fan-favorite map isn’t stopping there, however. New leaks and even a quirky bug have all pointed towards a festive takeover coming into effect very soon. There might even be multiple versions of the battlefield all in-game at the one time.

Christmas is coming to Black Ops Cold War in a big way. Not only will Nuketown be covered with festive decorations, but there also appears to be a night-time variant coming as well.

From a leaked preview image of the Nuketown ‘84 map, we’re given our first look at the map from an all-new perspective. Rather than the beaming hot sun lighting things up, Nuketown looks a little different here. A dark sky keeps things mellow while Christmas lights aim to get you in the holiday spirit.

A few Christmas reefs are scattered around while tinsel is layered across almost every surface. From the one angle, however, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of snow or other major difference. Purely just decorations on an otherwise standard Nuketown ‘84.

While the leaked image comes from a reliable source that’s revealed a wide array of content in the past, there’s more to it than just that. Oddly enough, a bizarre glitch from November 25 actually let players see the Christmas decorations in-game for a split moment.

The yet unannounced version of the map randomly came into effect mid-game for one lucky player. They were caught off guard by the interior of a house but the decorations remained in place, even after death.

That should clear up any caution as to whether the Christmas-themed variant is real or not. While there’s no date locked in for this holiday takeover, we can obviously expect to see it in a matter of weeks as December draws to an end.

Nuketown seems to be the only map getting a festive makeover for now. Though there could always be some visual changes on the way for Warzone as well. We’ll have to wait and see.