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Swagg reveals $15,000 Warzone gaming setup & PC specs

Published: 19/Oct/2020 17:36 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 17:40

by Jacob Hale

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Call of Duty streamer and YouTuber Swagg has given fans a look at his $15,000 gaming setup which he uses to dominate in Verdansk, and it looks like any gamer’s dream.

Swagg has had a slow but sure rise to success in Call of Duty content creation, and Warzone has helped him absolutely explode. Having joined FaZe Clan early in 2020, he’s since seen tumultuous growth on both his YouTube and Twitch channels.

As such, he’s managed to build out his gaming setup to near-perfection, and he’s now decided to show it off to his fans.

In his gaming room, Swagg has two PCs (one for streaming, one for gaming) as well as a multitude of equipment to get both his content and his gameplay in top shape.

Swagg joins FaZe
Instagram: swagg_
Swagg joined FaZe Clan in April, shortly after the launch of Warzone in Modern Warfare.

Obviously, there are two key features to Swagg’s setup: his streaming PC and his gaming PC. These will be the most expensive but also the most integral parts of his setup.

Here are the specs for his two PCs, which even include a brand new, highly sought after MSI GeForce RTX 3090 GPU.

Parts Gaming PC Streaming PC
Case NZXT H710i NZXT H710i
GPU MSI GeForce RTX 3090 VENTUS 3X ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti
CPU Intel i9-10900K ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken Z73 Liquid Cooler with LCD Display NZXT Kraken Z73 Liquid Cooler with LCD Display
Motherboard MSI MEG Z490 Godlike E-ATX ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
RAM G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB
@3600mhz
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB
@3600mhz
RGB NZXT Aer RGB 2 Fans & RGB Cable Comb Accessory NZXT Aer RGB 2 Fans & RGB Cable Comb Accessory
SSD Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 Drive Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 Drive
HDD Seagate Barracuda 4TB hard drive Seagate Barracuda 4TB hard drive
PSU N/A EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G5 80 Plus Gold

Obviously, the PCs are just the base of what Swagg uses. He also shows off a fair few SCUF Gaming controllers that he uses, a small selection of his complete collection, that will often cost in excess of $200 each.

He also shows off his streaming equipment which includes Elgato keylights, a Blue Yeti microphone, a camera and lens worth well over $1000, and a 240Hz MSI gaming monitor. Here’s some of the bigger equipment that Swagg specifies he uses:

  • SCUF controllers (~$200 each)
  • MSI Oculux-NXG251R 240hz 1ms G-Sync gaming monitor (approx. $400)
  • Sony A6400 camera ($750+)
  • Sony SEL28F20 FE 28mm Lens ($448)

All in all, this setup is what any gamer would absolutely love to have in their home, but it definitely comes at a cost.

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How to watch Dallas Empire Black Ops Cold War $25k kickoff tournament

Published: 17/Nov/2020 12:07

by Jacob Hale

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To celebrate the release of Black Ops Cold War, the Call of Duty League and several of its franchises are hosting launch tournaments featuring big-name pro players and content creators, and we’ve got everything you need to watch & follow along live.

It’s a very important time for Call of Duty right now as everyone is buzzing about the launch of Black Ops Cold War, the series’ highly anticipated 2020 installment.

With competitive CoD more prominent now than it’s ever been, the CDL is getting involved first-hand with the game’s release, putting together seven high-profile tournaments – each hosted by a different franchise.

Not all of these competitions are identical; the formats and participants will vary from one to the other. All of the details about these competitions, including the full schedule and recaps of completed events, can be found below.

CDL Black Ops Cold War
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The full schedule for the CDL’s Black Ops Cold War launch tournaments.

$25,000 Dallas Empire Battle of the Throne

Dallas Empire are hosting the fourth consecutive CDL-sanctioned Black Ops Cold War kickoff tournament of the year, following in the footsteps of Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago and Minnesota RØKKR.

Having become world champions in Modern Warfare, the Empire boys will be looking to keep up their displays of dominance while playing alongside content creators and professional athletes to claim the lion’s share of the $25k prize pool.

How to watch Dallas Empire’s Battle to the Throne

The Battle to the Throne will take place on Tuesday, November 17, with the action having kicked off at 12pm CT (10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT). As with the previous kickoff tournaments, this one will last the duration of the rest of the day.

The event will be livestreamed across various channels, including the Call of Duty League Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded here for your convenience.

Battle to the Throne players & teams

The Battle to the Throne features four teams of four players each. The captains of each team will be Dallas’ roster for the upcoming 2021 CDL season: Crimsix, iLLeY, Huke and Shotzzy, and they’ll be joined by former pros, professional athletes and content creators. Here are the teams:

  • Team Crimsix: Crimsix, BobbyPoff, Censor, Justin Jackson
  • Team Huke: Huke, Merk, Pamaj, Jack Clarke
  • Team Shotzzy: Shotzzy, Nameless, TeePee, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Team iLLeY: iLLeY, Tommey, Legiqn, Brandon Williams

Dallas Empire Battle to the Throne format & prizing

The Battle to the Throne will feature four teams of four players each, playing in a single elimination, best-of-5 bracket. This looks to be very similar to what the official CDL matches will look like — albeit, with some players thrown in that might not typically play in the Call of Duty League.

As with the previous three tournaments, expect first place to take home $20,000 between them, with second place drawing a still-respectable $5000 — not bad for a day of Call of Duty.


Completed tournaments & upcoming schedule

Atlanta FaZe – Cold War Clash, ft FaZe Clan (Nov 14)

Atlanta FaZe’s opening tournament was won by Simp’s team, taking their share of the $25,000. They beat out Vikkstar’s side in the Grand Finals. The final results are below:

Atlanta Cold War Clash
Atlanta FaZe
Team Tommey didn’t lose a single game all tournament.

OpTic Chicago Cold War Launch Event (Nov 15)

For the second day in a row, three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow took home the win, taking home the lion’s share of the prize alongside Hitch, Cellium, and Sender. They beat Envoy’s squad in the final for the biggest $20,000 prize.

Team Hitch Win Cold War Launch Event
OpTic Chicago
Team Hitch wins OpTic’s Cold War Launch Event

Minnesota ROKKR – ROKKR Arms Race (Nov 16)

Team Rallied took the win in a closely-contested final matchup against Team Saintt, with both teams making short work of their prior opponents. Team Crowder, on the other hand, were the only ones to bomb out without winning a single map.

ROKKR Arms Race event
Call of Duty League
The final standings for the ROKKR Arms Race event.

Dallas Empire – Battle of the Throne

  • Tuesday, November 17: 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT

Florida Mutineers – Release the Kraken: Cold War

  • Wednesday, November 18: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

London Royal Ravens – Cold War Colosseum

  • Thursday, November 19: 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

Toronto Ultra – $25K Coldish War

  • Friday, November 20: 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT

Make sure to check back here before and after every tournament to get the maximum coverage, including the players and format of each one as well as a recap and final placements once they’re completed.