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NICKMERCS hints at leaving Fortnite due to CoD: Warzone

Published: 18/Mar/2020 11:40

by Jacob Hale


Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has become hugely popular for his Fortnite streams in recent years but, after having a lot of fun on Warzone, it looks like he may be putting Epic Games’ monster hit behind him.

Having been a popular Call of Duty streamer before the release of Fortnite, his switch to the battle royale titan came as somewhat of a disappointment to many of his fans, but it’s fair to say that he’s seen more success since making the switch than many could have ever imagined.

However, despite his two-year love affair with the game, he hinted in his March 17 stream that it may be coming to an end soon, after really enjoying new Call of Duty battle royale Warzone.

Nick isn’t the only streamer that has become infatuated with Warzone.

After a long session playing the new game, which released on March 10, Nick was very honest with his fans about his feelings towards the two titles.

“I’ve been playing for 10 hours and I’m f**king fine,” he said. “I feel like I’ve played for an hour. Guys… we’re in a predicament.”

Expanding on what his predicament is, Nick said “Man… Fortnite, huh? What was it, two years and some change? I think we had a good run.”

He went on to explain that they’re going to be bringing back the Fortnite Friday tournaments but for Warzone, a prospect he’s clearly excited about, especially given the popularity of the Fortnite Friday tournaments and how much of a platform they gave certain streamers.

He mentions that when he goes to bed at night he’s thinking of Warzone and when he wakes up in the morning all he wants to do is get up and play – so it sounds like we may be welcoming in a new era of NICKMERCS.

Nick isn’t the only one that has been streaming a lot of Warzone, with the likes of Summit1G, Cloakzy, Ninja and CouRage all also getting involved in the action, having previously been primarily playing other games.

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LIVE: Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl Grand Finals: Team Iron takes lead

Published: 21/Jan/2021 22:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 0:48

by Brad Norton


The next major Call of Duty: Warzone event, the first custom since Black Ops Cold War’s integration, is here as the postponed Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl is finally underway on January 21 . From every team in the private lobby to where you can watch, here’s everything you need to know as the event unfolds.

  • Team Iron leads the overall standings after the first three rounds.
  • Team UnRationaL is closing the gap just a single point behind.
  • Top competitors include Aydan, HusKerrs and Tfue

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Stream

The Twitch Rivals stream is the best choice for viewers who want to skip between the different teams with live commentary.

Among the top players to watch, fans can tune into Aydan or HusKerr‘s streams — each are ranked among Warzone’s best and the game’s highest earners.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Placements (LIVE)

Current Placement Team Points
1st its_iron, OPMarked, yeet 76
2nd UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool 75
3rd zColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII 64
4th HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny 55
5th SuperVeryCoolGuyy, Yata, zenithxl 53
6th gepege_, n4noFPS, Monin29_ 47
7th aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_ 47
8th mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable 46
9th Aydan, Blazt, Rated 39
10th Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan 35

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Results & recap

The first custom match got off an intense start with many of the biggest names dropping out early. While a handful of fan-favorite teams made it to the top 10, it was Team Iron that took out the emphatic win. They knocked out HusKerr’s in the closing moments to secure the victory with 17 kills to their name. They immediately jumped into first place with 42 points in total.

Iron and his Trio continued their reign atop the standings through the next two rounds though the gap continued to close. UnRationaL’s team came just one point away from tying the leaders, with Frozone’s Trio falling close behind in third place.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Schedule

The event had two days of qualifiers, one open and one closed, helping decide the final 49 teams (24 qualifiers, 25 invitees) of trios that made it to the Finals on January 21. 

Date Time (PT) Time (ET) Time (GMT)
January 21 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Invited teams

25 teams have been invited to compete in the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl. From the most popular streamers to veteran competitors, all of the biggest names were dropped into the same lobby. Alongside the invited Trios, 24 qualifying teams are also in the lobby.

Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Teams
Tfue, Destroy, ClutchBelk
Kalei, xcudi, Pz_Blue
IceManIsaac, exzachtt, Rallied
Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan
TeePee, DouisRaw, Merk
Tommey, AlmxndTV, newbz
HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny
LEGIQN, babydillster, x2Pac_ThuGLorD
p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks
LuckyChamu, Repullze, KuyaJay
BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman
aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_
its_iron, OPMarked, yeet
JaredFPS, Bartonologist, RussDaddy
UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool
ProblemWright, Braxtvn, stukawaki
mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable
Pamaj, Dirty, JHaZeGV
SebasBeron, FadezIV, galex
Aydan, Blazt, Rated
jordy2d, Sallyisadog, LoochyTV
ItsMeRachelG, ukforty, mnavo
1Bibby, JoshuaAlfaro, AznBoi
METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, Unifyz
PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Format

For this major Warzone event, teams are playing in private lobbies, opposed to the usual kill-race format. There are 49 teams in total as every Trio battles it out in the same match.

Points are accumulated across five lobbies as placement and kills are all-important. Each elimination is worth one point and more points are awarded for a better finish. The full point structure can be seen below.

Placement Points
1st 25
2nd 20
3rd 15
4th 10
5th-7th 7
8th-10th 4
11th-15th 2
16th-20th 1

With $250,000 on the line, fans are very curious to find out which of these esteemed competitors can rise up. Unlike traditional Warzone tournaments, the private lobby ensures that everyone will be facing off against the best of the best and that no SBMM lobby luck can come into play.

As the first custom tournament since Black Ops Cold War’s integration and the first major tourney since the DMR’s second wave of nerfs, this is a major stepping stone for the Warzone community and an excellent chance to see more cautious gameplay in an evolving meta.