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How to watch Take No Prisoners Blackout Tournament – Date and time, rules, details and more

Published: 21/Jun/2019 21:12 Updated: 21/Jun/2019 21:39

by Alan Bernal


Black Ops 4 players who have been diving into the fray of the game’s exciting battle royale will be able to test their grit against the best in the Take No Prisoners Code Red Blackout Tournament happening soon.

The Take No Prisoners tourney was one of Blackouts most exciting competitions in its last run in April, and fans have been awaiting for the next iteration of the event to hit since.

Now players will be able to jump back into the warzone in the BoomTV hosted event for the greater share of $40,000 over the single-day event in a race for the highest amount of kills on Alcatraz Portal Quads.

TreyarchPlayers are going to be jumping into Alcatraz for one of the most hotly contested games of Blackout.

In a June 21 Twitter announcement, the official Call of Duty account hyped up its audience by revealing the next entry in the high-octane Take No Prisoners tournaments.

Players across the United States will be eligible to participate in the event, however people from Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee and Washington are unfortunately excluded from competing.

While it’ll be an exciting event for Blackout players to test their mettle, they’ll have to get properly set up and follow a set of rules to compete in the June 29th tournament.

How to watch the Take No Prisoners event

The tournament is being held by streaming service BoomTv. As such, the main stream will be available on the site’s event page.

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However, if you want to support individual streamers, they can stream on their personal channels on Twitch or other, but the tournament hosts will be periodically checking in on the more exciting feeds.

Take No Prisoners rules

The tournament will run one day and will be between the hours of 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT to 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT. Teams on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can play as many games of Alcatraz Portal Quads as they want within that time frame.

To win, teams will aim for the highest number of kills, but only their five highest kill games as a team will count. The average of those kills across the five games will be used as the first tiebreaker, if need be.

A kill will get your team one point, and winning a game of Blackout will get you eight points. The Top 10 squads after the time is up “will qualify for the Prize Pool.” All players must be 18 and older to participate.

TreyarchIf Blackout was chaotic before, that’ll be nothing compared to how it’ll be during the Take No Prisoners event.

A tiebreaker will be settled with “average placements of all of your games combined, [and if a second tiebreaker is needed there will be a] Coin Flip.”

All players in a squad have to be streaming. A stream delay is allowed, but everyone on the team has to have the exact same delay. A player is not allowed to Alt+Tab out of the game for longer than 30 seconds.

At the end of a game, “to ensure proper kill tracking, view the postgame ‘Squad Eliminated’ screen (or if you win, ‘Merit Report’) where it shows your squad’s placement, final kills, damage dealt, survival time, etc. for at least 5 seconds.”

Take No Prisoners is sure to deliver exciting doses of Blackout games, and will have tons of players racing to bag the most kills.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.