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Modern Warfare streamer left stunned by impossible grenade

Published: 6/Jan/2020 5:38

by Brad Norton

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In the midst of the latest online Modern Warfare tournament, Call of Duty veteran Tyler ‘FeLo’ Johnson was quite literally blown away by one of the most ridiculous grenades you’ll ever see. 

Ahead of the inaugural Call of Duty League event in Minnesota, amateur players around the world are competing in a series of heated online tournaments and making themselves known prior to the first LAN event. With over a million dollars in total prizing up for grabs throughout the year, teams are desperately vying to win each and every map.

Throughout the most recent North American bracket, the stakes could not have been higher as FeLo and his squad made it into the final eight teams. Disaster struck at the most inopportune moment however, as their opponents threw a grenade that would alter the course of the series.

DexertoFeLo has been an active competitor in the Call of Duty scene since 2014.

Competition kicked off on January 5 and hundreds of unique lineups eventually boiled down into the final eight where the challenge truly ramped up.

In the midst of a heated series, FeLo’s team was taken to a game of Search and Destroy on St. Petrograd. Just two rounds in, it was their turn to defend so the veteran player decided to take control of the high-ground overlooking A-Bomb.

Sending out a grenade of his own to catch any foes waiting at the nearby choke-point, he hopped out onto the windowsill nearby and kept his aim glued to the popular entry for attacking teams. Before FeLo even had the chance to react however, a well-cooked frag found its way to his feet and shockingly cost him his life.

In a state of complete shock after the explosion knocked his character from the vantage point, the experienced player was questioning how a nade could have possibly reached him from such an angle. 

Sticking to the left-hand side of the bomb, opposing players would have needed to cross over in order to throw an explosive in that particular section of the high-ground. At least, that’s what conventional strategy would have you thinking. 

Defying all odds and accidentally breaking all forms of strategy in the process, the killcam revealed how a grenade flew into a windshield of a nearby van and perfectly bounced upwards towards FeLo in the window. 

A ridiculous series of events, he threw his hands up in frustration for the world to see during his Twitch stream of the online tournament. It’s not every day that such an absurdly lucky grenade costs you a round in Search and Destroy, let alone in the midst of a vital amateur series.

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St. Petrograd is one of the more popular Search and Destroy maps in all of Modern Warfare.

Ultimately, FeLo’s squad couldn’t make it to the end of the Series Six bracket but the team walked away with 600 Challengers Pointers per player. 

Knocked out in the sixth round of competition, the team was bested by overall winners ‘wedoit4arii’ which features the likes of former 100 Thieves player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez and the man who landed this ridiculous grenade, Prolute. 

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Team Tommey wins $20K Totino’s Black Ops Brawl tourney: Final results

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 1:36

by Jacob Hale

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Totino’s was the latest to host a massive esports event with $20,000 on the line in one of the first proper  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournaments, one that featured top pro players and some of the most popular streamers.

Over the years, we’ve seen the frozen pizza brand host tournaments in multiple games as well as form sponsorships with the likes of 100 Thieves, who recently entered the Call of Duty League with the LA Thieves.

Now, with Black Ops Cold War out and players starting to really get to grips with the game, they teamed up with a number of top names in Call of Duty, including the Minnesota RØKKR CDL team, to put on a show for fans. Here’s everything you need to catch up on the event.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl recap

With a single-elimination bracket, teams only had one life to prove themselves with. As a result, four teams were immediately knocked out from the first round with no chance at redemption. Nameless, Swagg, Hitch, and Symfuhny all crashed out of the competition early on with their teams taken down right away.

While Tommey’s team advanced through to the grand final, they met a dominant force in the last series of the day. TeeP and his stacked squad refused to drop a map throughout the day. They came away with 3-0 wins over Symfuhny and Crowder to land in the finals.

The opening Hardpoint on Moscow came down to the wire with TeeP’s team narrowly edging it out. However, the next SnD on Miami was the polar opposite. Tommey’s team struck back with an insane 6-0 performance to tie things up. From here on out, their team kept the momentum rolling and closed out the grand final victory.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl results

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The final bracket for Totino’s Black Ops Brawl.

Totino’s Black Ops Brawl stream & schedule

The Totino’s Black Ops Brawl was a four-hour event that took place on Tuesday, November 24.

The show kicked off at 3pm ET (12pm PT/8pm GMT) live from Totino’s Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for you to easily rewatch.

It was hosted by Call of Duty League casters Joe ‘Merk’ Deluca and Clint ‘Maven’ Evans, with $20,000 on the line for competing teams.

Who played in the Black Ops Brawl event?

From the most accomplished pro players to the most popular streamers, plenty of big names got involved in this $20k competition. If you’ve been following Cold War events since launch, all of the familiar faces turned out for this one as well. Simp, Tommey, Shotzzy, and Symfuhny were just a handful of names that got involved. Below is a full overview of the captains for the Black Ops Brawl tournament.

  • Symfuhny
  • Swagg
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • Crowder
  • Hitch
  • Nameless
  • TeePee
Totino's Black Ops Brawl casters Merk and Maven
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Merk and Maven hosted the Black Ops Brawl.

Format and prize pool

Eight teams were lined up for the start of the event as the single-elimination bracket got underway. One series loss was all anyone could afford. In total, the winning team had to get through three consecutive best of three matchups against the top challengers.

As for the prize pool, there was $20,000 on the line, with $15,000 going directly to the winning team and the remaining $5,000 going to the team that finished in second place.