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Parasite questions competitive future after PLQ loss [UPDATED]

Published: 20/Jan/2019 2:11 Updated: 20/Jan/2019 17:59

by Vincent Genova

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One of the all time great Call of Duty players may have played his last event after failing to qualify for the Black Ops 4 Pro League.

The Pittsburgh Knights needed only one win to advance to bracket play or two wins to automatically qualify, but they dropped both matches to go home early.

Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte vented his frustrations after being eliminated from contention in the Pro League Qualifier.

“Work harder than the entire community just to be let down. I really thought this was it. This was the year,” said Parasite.

He then questioned if competing was still an option, saying, “I’m not interested in competition in the Amateur circuit so I’m going to evaluate my options as a competitor.”

Parasite won the Black Ops 2 World Championship and was a top player in the game for years, but his career started to fade in Infinite Warfare.

Things took an even worse turn when Parasite failed to qualify for the Pro League during the WW2 season, missing out on Stage 1 and 2.

After failing once again in Black Ops 4, Parasite may be hanging up his controller in favor of coaching. 

“If any pro league teams are looking for a coach/ analyst feel free to contact me. I’ll be exploring my options outside of competing,” said Parasite.

The Pro League will also offer a substitute system this season, allowing teams to expand their rosters, meaning Parasite may have more games to play if a team picks him up. But as of now, Parasite may have played his last competitive Call of Duty match.

Update – Jan 20

After tweeting all of this out following his team’s elimination from the PLQ, Parasite has since reconsidered his position and his latest tweet leaves the door open for him possibly returning to competing this season. 

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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.