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Call of Duty: OpTic Gaming’s dominance continues and Europeans shine as CMG ProDown reaches final stages

Published: 3/Dec/2018 10:41 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 10:52

by Ross Deason

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The December 2 – 3 CMG ProDown tournament was the first opportunity for European teams to compete with the best North Americans – and they’ve already showed that they mean business.

The tournament, which now has just four teams remaining, started off with most results going the way you expect. Perhaps the most interesting matchups were G2 Esports vs Reciprocity, which ended 4-3 in favor of the NA team, or Red Reserve vs Pittsburgh Knights, where the Europeans took down Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte’s team 4-2.

In the top half of the bracket, 100 Thieves tore through the likes of G2 and Envy before eventually falling at the hands of their rivals, OpTic Gaming, who had also dispatched both Luminosity and Red Reserve during their run to the Grand Final.

OpTic Gaming’s incredible online form continues.

With one Grand Final team already confirmed, all eyes turned to the lower bracket where both the European hopefuls had clearly found a rhythm that was working for them.

Red Reserve, who had already defeated FaZe Clan in the upper bracket before losing 4-2 against OpTic, found themselves in a rematch with the Pittsburgh Knights and prevailed once more with a score of 3-2 to earn a spot in the losers bracket semifinal.

The Knights can hold their heads high, though, after defeating Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon’s Midnight Esports, Splyce and G2 Esports convincingly during their losers bracket run.

An even more impressive story from the losers bracket comes from Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren’s European side of Team Reciprocity who, along with their Australian import – Denholm ‘Denz’ Taylor – defeated some of the biggest names in Call of Duty.

Tommey and co. bounced back from a loss in their first match.

After their loss to G2, Reciprocity managed to scrape past Nightingale before taking down both Luminosity and FaZe Clan with 3-2 wins. Finally, they knocked out the reigning world champions, Team Envy, to secure their place in the losers semi.

These results guarantee a top three finish for one European side. Whether that will be Red Reserve or Team Reciprocity will be confirmed in the first match of December 3. The winner of the European showdown will then take on 100 Thieves for a spot in the Grand Final against OpTic Gaming.

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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
Florida Mutineers
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.