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KEEMSTAR announces major change to Warzone Wednesday format

Published: 9/Apr/2020 0:22

by Albert Petrosyan


YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has made some big changes to his weekly Warzone Wednesday tournament series, following the addition of Quads to the popular Call of Duty battle royale.

Following the release of CoD’s newest BR, KEEMSTAR’s Warzone Wednesday has quickly become a fan-favorite affair, bringing together some of the biggest names in the online gaming community for a $20,000 weekly tournament.

The competition employs a simple format – teams of three have a certain number of matches to get as many eliminations as possible, and the trios who have the most kills advance to the next round, all the way until a winner gets decided.

Infinity Ward / KeemParkWarzone Wednesday has become the most popular weekly competition for Call of Duty’s newest battle royale.

However, that was put to an end on April 7, as the launch of Modern Warfare Season 3 replaced Trios with Quads, allowing players to queue into Warzone matches with four-player teams.

On April 8, Keem announced that, due to this change, he will be overhauling the tournament’s format into a 2v2 “kill-race,” much like how he hosted his popular Friday Fortnite series back in 2018 and 2019.

“This tournament is about get even more entertaining than it has been,” he said in a tweet. “Call of Duty has allowed four-man squads to compete in Warzone, giving us the opportunity to run this tournament the exact same way we ran Friday Fortnite, allowing teams of two to go against each other.”

The premise of this kill-race format is simple: teams of two will face off against each other in a bracket by queuing into the same Quads game with the objective of trying to get more eliminations than their opponents.

So, while they’ll technically be teammates in-game, the two duos will go their separate ways once they drop down from the airplane, and the pair that end up with more combined kills will be determined the winner.

“This is going to be super entertaining, this is going to change the game,” he said, excitedly. “Those teams got to go in there knowing there’s another god squad of two and they’re going to fight each other in the same lobby to get the most kills.”

KEEMSTARThis change to Warzone Wednesday will make it similar to how KEEMSTAR ran his Fortnite Friday tournaments.

This new format will go into effect starting from the next Warzone Wednesday on April 15, which will the fourth running of the tournament since its inception.

The first three were highly-entertaining affairs; streamers JoshOG and Diegosaurs have come out on top in every one so far, the first two with HusKers and the most recent one with Ninja.

As always, we will bring you full coverage of the next event, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for streams, brackets, updates, and more.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.