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Itzwarsz duo wins $70K Cash App Warzone tournament: final placements

Published: 1/Sep/2020 4:00 Updated: 1/Sep/2020 4:40

by Andy Williams

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BoomTV partnered with Cash App to bring us the latest Warzone tournament, where $70,000 was up for grabs to the winners — with a unique twist for their subscribers.

With Warzone tournaments coming through on a near-weekly basis, competition is better than ever as the world’s top streamers grow accustomed to duo challenges. The latest event featured many of the biggest names as BoomTV and Cash App teamed up for a major August 31 event.

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$70,000 was up for grabs for the winning team, though it came with a twist this time around. Subscribers were able to get in on the prize pool split as the winning duo would be awarded a huge sum just for their loyal viewers.

Cash App Games Warzone Tournament recap

While a number of new duos took to Verdansk for the first time in this event, no one quite expected them to make it as far as seasoned competitors. Many former Warzone event winners were stunned by powerhouse squads right out of the gate. From Aydan & MuTeX to KingRichard & Jukeyz, many of the most successful duos found themselves out of the running early on.

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Without dropping so much as a single map throughout the entire upper bracket, Symfuhny & HusKerrs dominated their way through to the Grand Finals. They were the most formidable duo on Verdansk by a huge margin and their pressure didn’t let up as the competition came to a close.

They squared off against itzwarsz & vxpulear in the final series of the day. A close scoreline in the first map kept things tight, but it was the underdogs who cruised through against all odds. Itzwarsz & vxpulear took three maps in a row against the undefeated duo and took home the ultimate prize.

Cash App Games Warzone Tournament results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st itzwarsz & vxpulear $70,000
2nd Symfuhny & HusKerrs
3rd Destroy & ClutchBelk
4th NICKMERCS & ImNio
Top 6 Vikkstar123 & fifakillvizualz
Top 6 Trainwreckstv & FeLo
Top 8 Tommey & AlmxndTV
Top 8 Tfue & SuperEvan

Cash App Games Warzone Tournament streams

As with previous Boom TV and Cash App collaborations, the main event was livestreamed on the Cash App Twitch channel which we’ve embedded below. Of course, the majority of players were also streaming with a delay on their own respective channels as well.

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Fresh off the back of their hectic Championship Weekend, the event was casted by legendary Call of Duty League duo, Clint ‘Maven’ Evans and Joe ‘MerK’ Deluca.

Cash App Games Warzone Tournament format

The format for the Cash App Games Warzone tournament was two-versus-two duos. Both duos formed a Quad and entered public matchmaking, with the team racking up the most kills in the series progressing to the next stage of the bracket.

Teams battled through a double-elimination bracket, in a bid to make it through to the Grand Finals. Winner’s Round 1 and the Grand Final were played in a best-of-five format, while every other Winner’s Bracket match was a best-of-three. All Loser’s Bracket matches were best-of-ones.

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The team that qualified to the Grand Finals from the Winner’s Bracket had a one map advantage over the Loser’s Bracket qualifiers. The winning team received $10,000, while Cash App also gifted $50,000 to the winning teams’ Twitch subscribers. Below is a look at how the full bracket unfolded.

Warzone Cash App Games bracket
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The final bracket for the Cash App Games Warzone tournament.

Cash App Games Warzone Tournament start time & teams

This particular event kicked off at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) / 8:00 PM (BST) on August 31.

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All teams that compete in the Warzone Cash App Games can be found below.

  • NICKMERCS & ImNio.
  • exzachtt & averagejoewo.
  • Karma & DougisRaw.
  • BobbyPoffGaming & Rated.
  • Aydan & Mutex.
  • itzwarsz & vxpulear.
  • Nadeshot & cloakzy.
  • Trainwreckstv & FeLo.
  • Symfuhny & HusKerrs.
  • Pamaj & Skyz.
  • Tommey & AlmxndTV.
  • KingRichard & Jukeyz.
  • Tfue & SuperEvan.
  • Destroy & ClutchBelk.
  • Vikkstar123 & fifakillvisualz.
  • Frozone & aHTracT12.
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Shroud explains how Treyarch can fix Fireteam in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 17/Oct/2020 4:32

by Andrew Amos

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Fireteam is the newest game mode to hit Call of Duty, with Treyarch adding the team-based mode in Black Ops Cold War. However, according to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, Fireteam is a long way off being enjoyable. He’s got some fixes though.

The new Fireteam game mode in Black Ops Cold War is a bit of everything. It’s part battle-royale, with players being divided up into 10 teams of four. It’s got some objective hunting, and obviously, kills go a long way to racking up points.

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However, the game mode has received a mixed reception upon release in the beta. While it’s definitely a different gameplay experience to normal, the mode loses its charm pretty quickly.

COD player planting bomb in Fireteam mode
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Fireteam is a huge new game mode in Black Ops Cold War, but there’s some kinks that need fixing.

It can feel like a grind, with games taking forever, and long time-to-kill making the action less explosive. It can also get pretty confusing, with the objective not awfully clear. Shroud shares many of these same concerns with Fireteam as the rest of the community.

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He’s got some solutions though. His biggest quandary with Fireteam is the long time-to-kill. With players getting armor on top of their health, gunfights can take forever, and even if you win one, you’re at a stark disadvantage until you find time to heal up and top up your plates.

Shroud has a simple solution though: remove the armor, and increase everyone’s base HP.

“I wish there wasn’t armor in [Fireteam]. That would be nice. Simple solution: why can’t they just make it so your HP is higher in this game mode? No armor, nothing ⁠— your HP is just a little bit higher. You still get the same regen, it might just take a little bit longer to get to max, but isn’t that an easy solution,” he said while playing through the beta.

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Shroud’s problem isn’t with the armor mechanic itself. After all, he was an avid player of Warzone, and didn’t have any problems with it in the battle royale environment. It just doesn’t fit the bill for Fireteam though. It makes the gameplay clunky, in his opinion.

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“The problem isn’t the armor itself, or the health that you have. The problem is that once you’ve ticked away and that armor can’t be regened like your health can, you’re now Joe Garbargio,” he said.

Then, there was also another issue: “that game mode took way too long.” That’s been a pretty hot talking point in the community since Fireteam’s release. The simple solution for that is reduce the time limit and points required to win.

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Those changes will come with time as Treyarch keeps tinkering with the new game mode. For now, the jury is still out for shroud on Black Ops Cold War. While he’s enjoying himself, he hasn’t played enough yet to form a proper opinion.