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NICKMERCS team wins Toronto Ultra’s $100K Warzone event: final results

Published: 7/Aug/2020 2:10 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 9:11

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty League’s Toronto Ultra hosted a massive $100k Warzone tournament that featured some of the biggest streamers such as NICKMERCS, TimTheTatman, Tfue, and more. Catch up below if you missed any of the action.

Following Toronto’s Ultra’s impressive win as hosts of the final CDL homestand of the year, they announced that they will also be throwing a tournament on Modern Warfare’s battle royale, Warzone.

Plenty of the top content creators and pro players in Call of Duty kicked off Season 5 to earn their share of the jaw-dropping $100k prize pool. So, here’s everything you’ll need to catch up.

Toronto Ultra’s Warzone tournament recap

The $100K competition took place over the span of two days. Jumping straight into the Season 5 action, all competitors had to get used to new weapons and drastic map changes. Each trio was stacked full of veteran CoD players and popular streamers alike, though not everyone could make it through the first day.

Many of the biggest names involved were knocked out early but prominent Warzone players pushed through. From former Warzone event winners in Team Aydan and Team Tommey, to the popular event host and content creator NICKMERCS, the competition was fierce.

The quarter-finals on day two saw day one leaders in Team Kayzah knocked out of the running alongside a handful of others. Ultimately, it was Team Rated and Team NICKMERCS that made it all the way through to the Grand Final matchup. Things could not have been closer from here on out.

At the conclusion of the first map, the commentary team was left stunned as the scoreline was tied. However, a final kill ticked over in the post-lobby screen, leaving the first map score at 95-94. “We’ve casted a lot of Warzone… I don’t think we’ve ever had anything quite like this,” Maven said. After another round of action, it was NICKMERCS and his trio that finally came through with the overall victory.

Toronto Ultra’s Warzone tournament day one placements (Top 8)

Place Team Points (in final round)
1st NICKMERCS, Swagg, Biffle
2nd Rated, SuperEvan, Frozone
Top 4 Aydan, MuTeX, Yungstaz6 123
Top 4 TeeP, DougisRaw, Blast 93
Top 8 Enable, Galvanxze, ClutchBelk 112
Top 8 Vapulear, Kayzah, Splashed 118
Top 8 Ricky, Almxnd, Newbz 140
Top 8 WarsZ, Tommey, Jukeyz 113

When did Toronto Ultra’s Warzone tournament start?

The Toronto Ultra Warzone event spanned over two days in total. The first day kicked off on August 5 and wrapped up the following day, August 6.

The second day of the tournament started from 12 PM PST/3 PM EST / 8 PM BST on Thursday, August 5 and ran for a few hours.

How to watch Toronto Ultra’s Warzone tournament?

While Toronto Ultra hosted the Warzone tournament, the event’s action unfolded on Call of Duty’s official Twitch channel, which can be found below.

The official stream was commentated by Maven, Puckett, Merk, and Lottie with appearances from other Toronto Ultra guests during the broadcast.

Many of those competing in the event were also been streaming their POVs, giving viewers plenty of choice on how to tune in.

Official Call of Duty stream

Who played in the Toronto Ultra event?

There were 32 teams-of-three competing in Toronto Ultra’s Warzone $100K Payout clash on August 5.

Stars like NICKMERCS, Tfue, Nadeshot, Cloakzy, and more all appeared in the event. Here’s a full list of the players and teams that took to Verdansk.

Rosters for Toronto ultra Warzone event.

All confirmed teams and players

  • Vikkstar123, JoeWo, exzachtt
  • Pamaj, Testyment, Gunless
  • Spratt, Fluxuryy, Porky99
  • Tfue, theGaGOD, GodRx
  • Enable, Galvanxze, ClutchBelk
  • Nadeshot, Methodz, BobbyPoff
  • FaZe Bloo, TimtheTatman, JKap
  • LEGIQN, Bartonologist, Gangtazsalute
  • Jaffainc, FaZe Blaze, Fifakill
  • Aydan, MuTeX, Yungtaz
  • Symfuhny, Cloakzy, HusKerrs
  • WarsZ, Tommey, Jukeyz
  • Rated, Frozone, SuperEvan
  • SypherPK, LuckyChamu, Repulize
  • Rallied, JustClutch, EthanStellar
  • Vapulear, Kayzah, Splashed
  • GoldGlove, JERICHO, Die3sel
  • FemSteph, Bronana, Pineapqles
  • NICKMERCS, Swagg, Biffle
  • NuFo, Danii, Karma
  • IzakOOO, LEH, Janowicz
  • TheOceaneOpz, Neslo, Ranksss
  • DrLupo, YKTDeleo, xcudigee
  • TeeP, DougisRaw, Blast
  • Censor, SummN, Finessen
  • Ricky, Almxnd, Newbz
  • DanucD, Scoom, Legendary117
  • Chino, StuDyy, Hastyle/JawnHa
  • ImSuda, BigPuffer, HyperNovaPuma
  • Jacob Banks, Nyah Williams, Blake Williams
  • Phantomz, Mayappo, Ottereyes
  • Gotaga, ChowH1, Lowan
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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.