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Major Venue and Stage Upgrades Announced by MLG For CWL Anaheim

Published: 12/Jun/2018 20:30 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 17:58

by Calum Patterson

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With CWL Anaheim fast approaching on June 15th, MLG’s Adam Apicella has revealed some significant venue and stage improvements ahead of the biggest open event of the year.

With the exception of the final event of the year, Call of Duty World Championship, the penultimate event CWL Anaheim is by far the most popular each year, with much larger crowds showing up to watch the action live.

Last year’s 2017 CWL Anaheim was a record breaking one in terms of attendance, and Apicella assures us that this year will be even bigger and better, and so accordingly the venue itself is getting an upgrade.

Taking place in the Anaheim Convention Center in Hall A – 145,000 square feet with around a 12,000 theatre capacity – it is certainly a massive space and one that gives MLG a lot of options.

And having used the same location for last year’s event, they have specific experience to build upon and improve the event, including specifically addressing problems caused by the increased spectators.

Firstly, Apicella explains that due to peristent bag checks upon entering the venue, they have expanded the hall to have toilets, meaning continual checks after returning from the toilet won’t be necessary.

He also explains there will be more booths and separate bars for both VIP and general attendance, and of course confirmation that Black Ops 4 will be playable at the event.

But that was not all, to help attendees sitting far from the main stage action, there will be screens hanging over the audience to allow for better viewing no matter where you are seated.

Finally, the large center screen will be moved just ahead of where it would normally be visible to players on stage.

Apicella also confirmed that 156 teams are confirmed to be signed up for the competition, which is 30 more than the 2017 Anaheim event.

And for attendees there is not only the main $200,000 tournament, but also the fan favorite all-star game, featuring the best players from the CWL Pro League playing in a friendly pro mod match.

The opportunity to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 early at the event will also be a major selling point for those attending.

The event should be the best possible penultimate show before the World Championships, which this year is be heading to Columbus, Ohio on August 15th-29th.

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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.