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How to watch Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament: Stream, schedule, players

Published: 25/Mar/2020 19:45 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 16:04

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch Rivals is coming to Call of Duty: Warzone with a tournament that pits the platform’s most popular players and content creators against each other to take the victory. Find out how to watch the event below.

Twitch Rivals is a popular series of events where content creators and pro players of a game compete against each other while streaming.

The series itself has been going on for years in dozens of different games, but now, it’s finally time for Warzone to get its time in the spotlight. Here’s how you can catch all the action.

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Warzone has proven to be popular with CoD and battle royale fans since it’s March 10 release.

How to watch Warzone Twitch Rivals Showdown

One of the best things about Twitch Rivals events is that almost all of the participants will be streaming, so you can tune in to your competitor of choice to see the action from their point of view – a few of which we have linked below.

There’s also a main Twitch Rivals stream available, which will show off the highlights of the tournament along with commentary and content in-between games.

Streams

Main Twitch Rivals stream

Dr Disrespect

xQc

NICKMERCS

Schedule and format

The Warzone Twitch Rivals event will be played over two days, with solos happening on March 25 and squads starting on March 26.

Each streamer will be rewarded points depending on their placement in solos and squads combined, and the team with the highest points at the end of two days will win.

The leaderboard will be determined by kills and placements in eligible games. Players and teams will have 3.5 hours as a solo and a squad to place as high as they can on the leaderboard.

Both days of the Twitch Rival’s Warzone tournament will start at the same time: at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST.

Participants and teams

Standings

With day one of the competition now in the books, we can take an early look at the current standings heading into the squads portion of the competition. On Wednesday, March 25, players competed in Solos matches to earn points for their team, but will all link up together on March 26 to work together as they battle for their share of the $100,000 prize pool.

You can view the top 10 teams heading into day two below.

Place Team Points
1st Team Dr Disrespect 211
2nd Team IMMarksman 211
3rd Team TeePee 193
4th Team Crimsix 184
5th Team 72hrs 183
6th Team JakeNBakeLIVE 174
7th Team ProblemWright 173
8th Team Aydan 167
9th Team chocoTaco 166
10th Team greekgodx 165
11th Team AnneMunition 161
12th Team NickEh30 159
13th Team HCJustin 157
14th Team TSM_Viss 157
15th Team pokelawls 154
16th Team Mendokusaii 150
17th Team Bnans 148
18th Team fedmyster2 145
19th Team Lirik 140
20th Team NICKMERCS 131
21st Team Ashek 130
22nd Team Swiftor 128
23rd Team MeyersLeonard 121
24th Team Trick2g 119
25th Team DrLupo 118
26th Team hasanABI 117
27th Team Payne 108
28th Team KingGeorge 85
29th Team Swagg 25
30th Team xQcOW 0

Prize pool

The tournament has a $100,000 total prize pool, with $39,000 a day in Public Matchmaking and $11,000/day in Bonuses.

  • 1st: $6,000
  • 2nd: $4,200
  • 3rd: $3,600
  • 4th: $3,000
  • 5th: $2,700
  • 6th: $2,400
  • 7th: $2,100
  • 8th: $1,800
  • 9th: $1,500<
  • 10th: $1,200
  • 11-15th: $750
  • 16-20th: $600
  • 21 -25th: $450
  • 26-30th: $300
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Nadeshot clarifies SBMM argument in Black Ops Cold War rant

Published: 3/Dec/2020 2:10 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 2:15

by Jacob Hale

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Update (December 2 – 6:00 PM PT): Nadeshot has since followed up on his Skill-Based Matchmaking rant, addressing how it’s easy to lose your temper while grinding for specific weapon camo challenges.

“SBMM is a topic of discussion that has a lot of nuances,” he said in a December 2 follow-up tweet. “What I really want to clarify once and for all… I don’t have a fear of playing players as good as me. I don’t disagree with the idea of playing against players as good as me. All I’m asking for is that people see the level of skill I’m playing at.”

Obviously, a ranked playlist of sorts has been requested to no end in the community. While the feature has been subtly confirmed, it’s still yet to enter the game. Therefore, the only form of matchmaking is standard public games, which happen to have SBMM cranked all the way up.

“If I’m going up against six starting players in the Call of Duty League, I want a rank to reflect that. I understand why SBMM is a necessity, I just don’t agree with the way it’s presented. Right now it’s ambiguous, you never really know who you’re up against and the level of skill they’re at.”

The original story is as follows.

Skill-based matchmaking has been a major complaint from top Call of Duty players for years now, and 100 Thieves CEO and former pro player Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has finally snapped, going on a rant against SBMM in the new Black Ops Cold War.

Nadeshot has never made it a secret that he, alongside a huge number of Call of Duty players, is anti-SBMM.

Though the sentiment makes sense — pit players of equal skill against one another — in practice, many players aren’t happy with it and want to see it removed or at least tuned down.

Nadeshot clearly falls into that category, and let his opinion be known during a December 1 stream while playing on the latest edition of Nuketown, Nuketown ‘84.

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Black Ops Cold War has been welcomed with mixed reviews, but SBMM has been a major sticking point.

As you can tell immediately from the scoreline alone and the carnage unfolding around him, the match is an intense one, and he wasn’t impressed.

He said: “It’s time to lower the skill-based matchmaking. This is not fun. I know we want the kids that have never played Call of Duty to be in a safe space, but please stop alienating the people that have been playing your game for over a decade.”

That wasn’t all, though, as Haag continued to complain as he struggled to make much of an impact on the game. “This is not an enjoyable experience,” he said. “Especially trying to get the challenges done on these weapons… Everyone’s got a scorestreak because it’s participation and not skill.”

Both the SBMM and scorestreak complaints have been popular ones for Black Ops Cold War players, and the sentiment seems to be echoed from the top down.

Whether Activision or Treyarch make changes to either issue remains to be seen, but we might not see Nadeshot streaming Black Ops Cold War for too much longer at this rate.