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Nadeshot finally gives update on 100 Thieves’ plans for Call of Duty franchised league

Published: 16/Jul/2019 23:24 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 23:44

by Albert Petrosyan

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With Call of Duty esports transitioning to a franchised league for next season, 100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot‘ Haag has finally provided an update on where their plans currently stand. 

The emergence of a city-based franchised league for Call of Duty has cast a degree of uncertainty towards the future of several top organizations currently competing in the esport, 100 Thieves included.

If 100T do not purchase or produce the winning bid for one of the league spots, they would face the possibility of being left out of competitive CoD just a year after making their highly anticipated entrance into the scene.

While their future in the esport currently remains unclear, Nadeshot has confirmed that the organization is considering trying to stick around.

When asked about the potential of seeing 100 Thieves in the city-based franchise league for Call of Duty, in his July 16 interview with Forbes, the CEO said “we’re definitely still thinking through it.” 

100 Thieves - YouTubeNadeshot (left) has confirmed that 100 Thieves are still considering buying a spot in the CoD franchised league.

One thing that could definitely help 100 Thieves in their quest to secure a league spot, should they want to do so, is the $35 million they recently raised through Series B round of funding. 

The funding round was led by Artist Capital Management, a New York-based private equity and growth investment firm, whose chief investment officer Josh Dienstag will now join the 100 Thieves board of directors. 

Seeing as how Activision Blizzard have reportedly priced spots in the new CoD league starting at $25 million, the new investments could ultimately be what makes the difference between 100T staying in CoD esports and leaving. 

Nadeshot - InstagramThe latest series of funding for 100 Thieves comes on top of what global music icon Drake had already invested last year.

All things considered, it would be hard to see 100T making such a quick exit from CoD esports after the incredible debut season they’ve had so far.

The team placed first in two of the four major tournaments this season, winning the CWL events in London and Anaheim back-to-back, and are one of the heavy favorites to win both CWL Finals and Champs – the two biggest competitions of this campaign.

Not to mention, Nadeshot has a deep history in Call of Duty, and always expressed a great desire for 100 Thieves to compete in the esport ever since he founded the organization back in 2016.

MLGConsidering 100 Thieves’ incredible success this season, it would be hard to see them leaving CoD esports.

Call of Duty franchised league – what we know so far

Despite the fact that it’s scheduled to launch for next season, there is still not much information that has been revealed about the brand new Call of Duty franchised league.

The league will be city-based, with the confirmed host cities so far including Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, Toronto, Los Angeles, and an undisclosed city in Minnesota. 

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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.

Warzone Florida Mutineers
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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.