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TeePee & Vivid’s team win $250,000 Modern Warfare streamer invitational

Published: 11/Dec/2019 12:46

by Connor Bennett

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Former professional player Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow and Noah ‘Vivid’ Wright (of Fortnite fame) have taken first place in the $250,000 streamer invitational hosted by Activision for Modern Warfare.

Even since it’s release on October 25, Modern Warfare has held a steady place near the top of the Twitch popularity charts. Streamers have flocked to play the new Call of Duty release, while professional players have been hard at work trying to hone their skills ahead of the new franchise league.

While there have been plenty of pick-up games, professional scrimmages, and even a few 2v2 Gunfight tournaments, the streeamer invitational was the first big prize money event – despite some blowback from CoD pros over those who have been selected.

Activision.The Streamer Invitational will be one of the first big events in Modern Warfare.

What is the streamer Invitational?

20 top streamers were split into teams of four, battling it out for their share of the massive prize pool in a variety of modes, showing off Modern Warfare in a competitive light.

While the majority of the competitors were not inherent to the Call of Duty scene, some top players and content creators like TeePee, Hitch and Hutch were in attendance. Fortnite pros Aydan and Vivid also took part, as well as a handful of streamers best known for a variety of other games.

Watch the Modern Warfare Streamer invitational

Plenty of popular streamers like Seagull, TeePee and Mason ‘Symfunhy’ Lanier, all streamed the action on their own personal channels, in addition to the official broadcast on the Call of Duty stream.

If you missed the event and want to catch upp on the matches, the full VOD from the tournament can be watched below.

Watch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Streamer Invitational from Call of Duty on www.twitch.tv

Streamer Invitational Final Placements

After almost four hours of intense play, former World Champion TeePee helped guide his team to victory, netting the first place prize of $100,000. They took down Syhmfuny’s squad in the grand final, who were a surprise package throughout.

Hitch and Aydan’s teams battled it out in a third-place playoff match soon after, with the experience of Seagull helping guide them to victory in that match.

Team Roster Prize
Team Alpha Vivid, Vader, Hutch, AvaGG, and TeePee $100,000
Team Delta Symfunhy, AceU, LordKebun, JoblessGarrett, and Stodeh $75,000
Team Charlie Hitch, Seagull, AdmiralBahroo, ShivFPS, and Spaceboy $50,000
Team Bravo Aydan, LuluLuvely, Mizkif, Valkia, and CrReam $25,000
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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.