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Karma breaks down best and worst CDL pro teams’ playstyles

Published: 8/Apr/2020 12:03

by Jacob Hale

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During a Valorant stream on April 7, Seattle Surge’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow dissected the playstyles of several Call of Duty League teams, including Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen and Paris Legion – and even added who he believes plays “the most fundamentally correct.”

While the season has been on hiatus due to the ongoing global crisis, players have not been able to travel to events or compete among the very best as they usually would, leaving somewhat of a hole in the lives of players and fans.

That said, teams have still been scrimming and playing against each other outside of a competitive setting, and Karma has explained how certain teams are better than others and able to get wins.

YouTube: Seattle Surge
Karma is a three-time world champion, so he knows a thing or two about Call of Duty.

Starting off with the Call of Duty League leaders, Karma said of Atlanta FaZe: “They don’t care what the f**k you’re doing, they’re going to all run and challenge you while MajorManiak just does what he needs to do. He just holds something.”

He continued: “Then you’ve got Paris. You’ve got Denz and Louqa, who literally don’t move, kind of similar to Minnesota with GodRX and Assault. Then you’ve got Dallas, Clayster plays like Major, they’re pretty much really similar.”

His final point was on a more positive note, with some kind words for Chicago Huntsmen. “Chicago, out of all the teams, play the most fundamentally correct.”

He added that despite this, he’s not even sure what “fundamentally correct” is in Modern Warfare as he had just listed about 4 different playstyles that all work.

He went on to pay somewhat of a compliment to Chicago SMG star Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannan, who he says “just sneaks” and is a “pain in the a** to play.”

He also discussed teams such as New York, where each individual player has their own playstyle, concluding that with teams such as them and Florida, you “don’t know what to expect.”

It’s clear that Karma is at somewhat of a loss over how the different CDL teams play, and more importantly how to effectively play the ‘correct’ way, and this is something he and his Seattle teammates would be discussing in-depth ahead of the League resuming on April 10.

They currently sit in 9th place in the CDL with a 2-8 record, so they will want to make improvements quickly and efficiently over the coming weeks. Whether they can emulate the successes of the aforementioned teams remains to be seen, though.

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How to watch $25K Mutineers Pro-Am Warzone event: stream, teams, bracket

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 20:45

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are hosting the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament featuring big-name pros and content creators battling it out for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the dog days of the Call of Duty League offseason very much upon us, more and more teams are entering the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that, today, culminates with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that players in the United States got the chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which featured their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for today’s main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

When is the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The competition is taking place on Tuesday, October 27, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and expected to last at least several hours.

It’s being streamed live on the Florida Mutineers’ official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below for your convenience.

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There are a total of 18 teams competing in this competition – ten that were invited and another eight that qualified via that four qualifier tournaments held throughout October.

The ten invited teams feature a mix of Warzone “pros” and high-profile amateur players, including the likes of athletes, musicians, and other celebrity figures.

Invited teams:

  • Antwuan Woods & Splack (play-in)
  • Seth Curry & LGTN (play-in)
  • LEGIQN & ZLaner (play-in)
  • MerK & Maven (play-in)
  • Symfuhny & Tfue
  • FaZe Bloo & Clutchbelk
  • Pamaj & Skyz
  • Karma & Stukawaki
  • Super Duper Kyle & ScummN
  • Might Mouse & BigDaddyRyyy

Qualified teams:

  • Tommey & Aydan (Qualifier #1)
  • aHTracT- & Dezmond (Qualifier #2)
  • GunsWorld & Djmas23(Qualifier #3)
  • PaceSetter & GangstazSalute88(Qualifier #4)
  • Kekoa & RussDaddy (Qualifier #5)
  • SloppyHarry & Unifyz(Qualifier #6)
  • Immude & Cinco (Qualifier #7)
  • Falnets & Shmelt (Qualifier #8)

Bracket:

Mutineers Warzone bracket
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The starting bracket for the Florida Mutineer’s Pro-Am Warzone tournament.

Format, rules, prizing

This is a single-elimination duos tournament that uses the popular bot-race format, meaning that teams matched up in the bracket must queue into a public quads lobby together. So, while they’re technically teammates in-game, they’re opponents for the purposes of the event.

All matches are best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that gets more eliminations in a single game of Warzone is considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advances in the bracket.

As for the prizing, $15,000 of the $25,000 goes to the champion team, $5,000 to the second-place duo, and another $5,000 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.