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Symfuhny’s trio wins $100K ROKKR Royale Warzone tourney: final placements

Published: 1/Oct/2020 1:40 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 1:46

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty League’s Minnesota ROKKR hosted their second ROKKR Royale, the first massive Warzone tournament in Season 6, that featured many of the top streamers and pro players battling it out for a share of a $100,000 prize pool. We’ve got everything you need to catch up on the action.

There has been plenty of competitive action so far on Warzone, as many of the top content creators have turned to Call of Duty’s battle royale, taking part in the different tournaments that have been hosted in recent months.

CDL team Minnesota ROKKR hosted the first the “ROKKR Royale” back in April, and have since brought it back with an increased prize pool and even more top streamers and Call of Duty pro players.

Now that Season 6 is live in Warzone, along with the brand new subway system and all the other changes, it was the perfect time to see who from the battle royale’s elite could be the first to dominate.

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Minnesota Rokkr hosted a massive Warzone tournament with many of the top CoD stars.

ROKKR Royale Warzone Tournament Recap

After a delay to the event due to the shaky launch of Season 6, the ROKKR Royale event properly got underway on September 30. Stacked Trios took to Verdansk for a few hours to determine who would make it through to the final four. Throughout the initial portion, only the best four games for each team was taken into consideration. As a result, those that were able to chase down eliminations and secure some wins were given a sizeable lead.

A handful of veteran players and prominent Warzone tournament winners bowed out early in this event. From Chicago Huntsmen’s Formal to Tfue’s squad and plenty others. Cracking the 300-point mark was a feat only accomplished by 13 teams and this is where things got tight. The difference between the top of that pack and the bottom was barely a few kills. Ultimately, it was Symfuhny, Tommey, Frozone, and Swagg who led their Trios into the final rounds, however.

After some extremely close lobbies and a handful of wins, it was Shmfuhny, HusKers, and Zlaner who proved to be the strongest of the top four. Just two points separated them from the second-place team of Swagg, Booya, and Superevan. Additionally, the team of TTinyy, Rallied, and Mayappo_ won $10,000 for achieving the most eliminations throughout the day at 78 kills.

ROKKR Royale Warzone Tournament Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Symfuhny, HusKers, & Zlaner $45,000
2nd Swagg, Booya, & Superevan $25,000
3rd Frozone, Aydan, & MuTeX $10,000
4th Tommey, TBE_Newbzz, & Almxnd_ $10,000
5th Censor, Yungstaz6, & ScummN
6th Vikkstar, Jukeyz, & Rated
7th Muddawg, ClutchBelk, & Royalize
8th Zigueira, Ninext, & TonyBoy

When did the ROKKR Royale tournament start?

The ROKKR Royale’s Warzone tournament was scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, September 29 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST and wrap up on Wednesday, September 30, but it was postponed due to game crashes caused by the new update.

Instead, it transitioned to a single-day event that started on Wednesday, September 30 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST and lasted for around five hours.

How to rewatch ROKKR Royale Warzone tournament

Warzone fans were able to watch their favorite streamers and pro players on Call of Duty’s official Twitch channel, with the event hosted by Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez and commentary from CDL casters Lottie Van-Praag and Miles Ross.

Many of the players were also sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as per usual. We’ve embedded the official hub stream below for you to catch up.

Official Call of Duty Twitch stream

Who played in the ROKKR Royale? – players & teams

There were 34 trios competing in this competition – many of which were stacked with the biggest streamers, influencers, and professional Call of Duty League players.

Included were names like Timthetatman, Tfue, Vikkstar, TeeP, Gotaga, Censor, Swagg, Attach, Aydan, Crowder, and many more:

ROKKRThe full list of teams that competed in today’s ROKKR Royale Warzone tournament.

Format & prize pool breakdown

While an original format was set to feature competition across two days, a minor delay resulted in a major format change. The event transitioned to a single-day tournament instead. To start things out, teams had four hours to play their absolute best. The four best games from this window were added up, and the top four teams were able to advance to the next stage.

As usual, points were accumulated through kills and overall wins. The same rules applied for the final section of the event with the top four lineups. Teams had two hours here to set their best two games, with the most successful Trio walking away with $45,000.

Here’s how the full $100,000 prize pool was split up:

  • 1st – $45,000
  • 2nd – $25,000
  • 3rd – $10,000
  • 4th – $10,000
  • Highest eliminations in total – $10,000

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter, @DexertoINTEL, for updates on future Warzone competitions.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
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You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.