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$250K Warzone Season 1 Doritos Bowl postponed due to Cold War issues

Published: 16/Dec/2020 21:46 Updated: 17/Dec/2020 0:09

by Tanner Pierce

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The highly anticipated first major tournament of the Warzone Season One – the $250,000 Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl – has been postponed to a yet-to-be-announced date after issues were discovered with the newly-added Black Ops Cold War content.

A tournament that’s been three weeks in the making has been forced into an indefinite delay after various bugs with BOCW content were making the competition unplayable.

According to unofficial reports, all of the new Cold War Operators, Calling Cards, and other cosmetic items were banned after the issues were spotted, and there were plans in place to apparently prohibit the use of all 30 new BOCW weapons that were added in the S1 update.

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Initially, Twitch Rivals announced that the start was to be delayed, but due to how long it took for the various decisions to be made, it appears that they’ve decided to postpone the event altogether.

No official announcement about that has been posted yet, but numerous streamers and participants in the tourney were heard mentioning the postponement, and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow’s tweet pretty much confirmed it.

There is no new date set for this event yet, but we will continue to update this as more information becomes available. You can still read up on all of the tourney details below.

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The Doritos Bowl is back! After hosting the first one in 2018 with Blackout, the tournament took a year off in 2019, more than likely due to the lack of a new CoD battle royale title.

For the 2020 version, however, competitors will be playing Call of Duty: Warzone, which just got its long-awaited integration with Black Ops Cold War. But who’s playing, what will they be playing, and when does it take place? Here’s the breakdown.

Twitch Rivals x Doritos Bowl Warzone stream

If you want to watch the Doritos Bowl live, you can either do so through your preferred streamer’s personal Twitch pages or through the official broadcast (with casting and game-swapping galore).

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Twitch Rivals x Doritos Bowl Warzone Teams

While none of the teams have officially been confirmed by Twitch, we do know a number of the competitors involved. Alongside big names like TimTheTatMan, David Dobrik, and Swagg, the competition will feature other big streamers like BobbyPoff, DougIsRaw, Aydan, Rated, HusKerrs, and many more.

Once the broadcast begins, fans will be able to follow along with the bracket and leaderboard using the official Twitch Rivals pages.

Twitch Rivals x Doritos Bowl Warzone format

Today, December 16, 2020, is technically the second official day of the tournament. Day 0, which was open to partners and affiliates, took place on December 3, 2020, while Day 1 took place on December 8, 2020, and saw 49 teams fight for a spot on the final day.

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Day 2 will now see the top 24 teams from Day 1 competing with huge streamers and grinders alike. According to the rules, there will be five matches in private lobbies, with score being determined by placement and eliminations.

The team who comes in first place shall, of course, be crowned champion and will earn a total of $45,000, which is a huge chunk of change, to say the least. Second place will get $30,000, third will get $21,000, and so on and so forth. In addition, the player with the highest number of kills on Day 2 will get a $1,000 bonus.

One interesting thing to point out about the tournament is that, since Day 1, everything has changed about Warzone due to the inclusion of Black Ops Cold War weapons and attachments, potentially throwing off the meta from what it was. This means participants will have to carefully examine how they want to approach the grand finale.

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Of course, this was always planned to happen, but given the fact that Season 1 was originally supposed to launch on December 10, competitors would have had over a week to practice and plan. Now, they have had fewer than 24 hours.

MAC 10 Groza in Black Ops Cold War Season 1
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The MAC 10 could be the first new gun to hit the meta in this season.

Twitch Rivals x Warzone schedule

According to organizers, the final day of the 2020 Doritos Bowl is set to take place on December 16, 2020, and will last five hours in total. If you’re wondering the exact time that you’ll be able to watch it in your time zone, you can find the full breakdown below:

  • 5pm to 10pm EST
  • 2pm to 7pm PST
  • 10pm GMT to 3am GMT (December 17, 2020)

As for the livestream itself, the tournament is going to be broadcast on Twitch Rivals official channel. As of the time of this writing, an actual link for the livestream is not yet available but once one goes live, it’ll be embedded into this piece.

All in all, it seems like it’s going to be a pretty big tournament and with the streamers that are involved, who knows what’s going to happen or who will come out on top.