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Mutineers Pro-Am $25K Warzone event: final placements & recap

Published: 27/Oct/2020 20:44 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 2:54

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, hosted the Elite Gamer Pro-Am Warzone tournament that featured 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 have entered the business of hosting Warzone competitions, with the Florida Mutineers being the latest example.

Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that culminated 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 the main event.

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

Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship recap

Despite featuring many of the most prolific names in Warzone today, this particular comp saw new Duos rising to the top. Tfue & Symfuhny have both won multiple championships in the CoD battle royale. However, their elite synergy was no match for some of the amateur teams that had earned their spot through the qualifiers.

They were knocked out in the first round on this day of competition, falling to Falnets & Shmelt. Meanwhile, the same upsets occurred on the opposite side of the bracket too. Pamaj & Skyz were knocked out by Pace & Gang while Tommey & Aydan lost to Mrdaft & Scummn in the second round.

Ultimately, the final showdown pit Dez & Ahtract against Pace & Gang. Both Duos were coming off of impressive showings in the semi-final round, though only one could come away as the champs.  Pace & Gang cruised through to an early lead and didn’t falter throughout the series. They took home the crown and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

When was the Mutineers’ Elite Gamer Championship?

The main leg of the competition took place on Tuesday, October 27. It kicked off at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM UK and ran for a few hours.

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

Elite Gamer Warzone tourney teams & bracket

There were 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 featured 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:

Warzone Pro-Am event final bracket
Florida Mutineers
The final bracket for the $25K Pro-Am Warzone event.

Format, rules, prizing

This was a single-elimination duos tournament that used 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 were best-of-three, with the combined number of kills between each pair of players counting as their score. The duo that got more eliminations in a single game of Warzone was considered the victor of that game, and the first to win two of those advanced in the bracket.

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

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Best Amazon Prime Day Gaming deals

Published: 14/Oct/2020 11:54 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 12:10

by Calum Patterson

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Amazon Prime Day is now officially over, so no more deals to be had! Check back in 2021 for another set of great offers, but for now, Black Friday is the next chance for some good deals.

During the event, Amazon slashed the prices of some the world’s most sought-after games and technology – some of which is manufactured by the website itself. The likes of Amazon Kindles were up for grabs at a fraction of the usual cost, but aside from that, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players could have also pick up some nice sale items.

The likes of The Last of Us Part 2 and Mortal Kombat 11 were available for some $20 under the usual going rate, on PS4, with Xbox One’s Madden NFL 21 and Gears 5 available for cheaper.

Unfortunately, though, Prime Day has come and gone for another year. It started up on October 13 and ended on October 14, 2020. If you missed out, maybe next time you will think twice.

Now that these deals have expired, the next opportunity for major online deals will be Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are a little over a month away. So, if you didn’t get your hands on your favorite item here, you may have a chance to try again in just a few weeks.