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Shroud reveals his only complaint about Call of Duty: Warzone so far

Published: 11/Mar/2020 13:46

by Matt Porter

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Call of Duty: Warzone is officially here, marking the storied franchise’s first steps into the realm of free-to-play battle royale, and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has already discovered one thing he thinks needs to change moving forward.

Warzone officially launched on Tuesday, March 10 after months of speculation, with players jumping out of planes and onto one of the largest battle royale maps ever seen, as 150 combatants battled it out to be the last trio standing and claim victory over their rivals.

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With the map being so large, it’s important that there is a way to shrink the play area as players get eliminated, and for this Infinity Ward decided to use gas which deals damage and eventually downs anyone who spends too much time in it. This gas is deadly, but it’s also extremely quick when it starts to move, which shroud thinking it may be too speedy and need to be adjusted.

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Warzone uses gas to force players into gunfights.

After finding himself running away from the gas in a match only to sprint into the crosshairs of a waiting enemy who sent back to the lobby, the 25-year-old explained why the gas had forced him into a situation he didn’t want to be in, but had no choice to be there.

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“Nobody knows what they’re doing because it’s so new. It’s going to be like that for a while,” shroud stated. “Everyone’s still in zone getting all f**ked up. Holy sh*t, the zone moves way too fast.”

“With how much you can respawn, that [gas] moves way too quick, for sure, because you’re permanently in a fight. They’re going to go down, they’re going to respawn on their team, another person’s going to respawn on the team, so if you’re not in the zone from the very beginning, you won’t be able to get into it. [The gas mask] is only 10 seconds of protection.”

Clip starts at 27:26 for mobile viewers.

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With so many players, it’s crucial that the play area shrinks so that gunfights continue to take place, otherwise, it will be extremely difficult to find opponents and matches will become slow as groups hide out rather than push for engagements.

Whether Infinity Ward will make any changes to this mechanic remains to be seen, but it seems shroud would gladly welcome a slight reduction to the speed at which the gas moves.

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CDL’s Florida Mutineers announce $25K Warzone tourney: how to qualify

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty League franchise, Florida Mutineers, are putting together a Warzone tournament series that will give interested players a chance to compete against big-name pros and content creators 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.

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Along with one of their leading sponsors, Cox, the Mutineers have organized the Elite Gamer event, a series of Warzone tournaments that will culminate with a $25,000 championship featuring a lot of popular figures in and out of the gaming world.

Before that, however, players in the United States will get a chance to compete in several smaller play-in competitions, which will feature their own prizes as well as qualifier spots for the main event.

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Warzone tournaments have been all the rage in CoD since the CDL’s offseason began.

Elite Gamer Play-In tournaments: dates & how to sign up

There are four duos play-in tournaments for the Elite Gamer event, the first of which was already played on October 2. The next three are on October 13, 21, and 23, all of which are open to anyone in the US.

These smaller competitions feature prizes from SCUF Gaming, Astro Gaming, and the Florida Mutineers organization, with the top-two duo teams from each one advancing to the Pro-Am Championship.

Those interested in playing can sign up by visiting the Elite Gamer Warzone Tournament Series website here, which also contains all of the detailed rules and a list of prizes.

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The Florida Mutineers’ Elite Gamers Warzone series features $25,000 in prizes.

Elite Gamer $25,000 Pro-Am Championship

The Elite Gamer series will wrap up on October 27 with the $25,000 Pro-Am Championship tournament, which will feature “celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, and top CDL players,” according to the team.

$15,000 will go to the first-place duo, $5,000 to second place, and the remaining $5,000 will be donated to The Call of Duty Endowment – a non-profit organization that seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

Several players have already been confirmed, including Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren and Aydan ‘Aydan’ Conrad – popular streamers who have already won several high-profile Warzone competitions. The full list of participants will likely get revealed at some point ahead of the main event.

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Aydan is one of the big-name content creators participating in this Elite Gamers Warzone event.

That’s all we know about this tournament series so far; while the details regarding the actual format haven’t been announced yet, considering that it’s a “pro-am” tournament, each Warzone player will likely be paired up with someone from outside the gaming industry.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL as we’ll be bringing you the latest info as the Championship’s date draws nearer.

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