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Team FaZe Bloo wins $50K NICKMERCS Warzone MFAM Gauntlet: results, recap

Published: 30/Jun/2020 4:10 Updated: 30/Jun/2020 4:21

by Albert Petrosyan

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For the third month in a row, star Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff hosted a $50,000 Call of Duty: Warzone tournament called the MFAM Gauntlet, and we’ve got everything you need to catch up on all of the action.

As one of the world’s leading content creators for Warzone, NICKMERCS put together the third installment of his fan-favorite MFAM Gauntlet competition.

Following three community-day subscriber tourneys, the main event finally arrived, featuring some of the biggest names in gaming, sports, and entertainment, all battling it out for a massive prize pool. $25,000 was up for grabs for the highest-placing teams, while another $25,000 went towards a charity of the winning squad’s choosing.

$50K MFAM Gauntlet recap

Competition was extremely close throughout the event though some of the biggest names were dismissed earlier than most would have expected. The likes of Tfue, Pamaj, Crimsix and plenty others, were all knocked out before the single-elimination bracket. A team full of Warzone champions and top contenders to win it all were also knocked out early, though this came with its fair share of controversy.

Vikkstar, WarsZ, JukeyZ, and Callfreezy were on track to make the top 8 teams until disaster struck. The squad encountered a devastating server crash, putting a heartbreaking end to their run through the tournament.

The single-elimination bracket was fierce from the get-go as even NICKMERCS and his team were wiped out in the first round by Call of Duty veteran, Karma, and his lineup. Ultimately, it was Team JKap and Team Bloo that pushed their way through to the Grand Finals, however.

Both squads were neck and neck throughout the final round of the competition. Heading into the last map, just a handful of kills separated the teams though it was Team FaZe Bloo that managed to come out on top in the end. Even with the lead firmly secured, they kept up the pressure and closed out the final map with an overall victory.

MFAM Gauntlet Warzone final placements (Top 8)

PLACE TEAM PRIZE MONEY (USD)
1st Team FaZe Bloo $24,000
2nd Team JKap $12,000
3rd Team Karma $6,000
4th Team Attach $3,000
5th Team Aydan $1,600
6th Team King Richard $800
7th Team Snypes
8th Team NICKMERCS

When was the June MFAM Gauntlet Warzone event?

The tournament took place on Monday, June 29, having kicked off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The massive event ran roughly seven hours in total.

It was livestreamed on its very own Twitch channel, which we’ve included below. This broadcast was led by Call of Duty League casters Clint ‘Maven’ Evans and Joe ‘MerK’ DeLuca. Additionally, all of the biggest names were sharing their own perspectives as well, many of which you can below.

 

Live leaderboard & bracket

The standings and bracket for this event can be found on the MFAM Gauntlet website and were updated live throughout the day as results from all the matches came in.

Teams & players

As with the previous two main events, the June MFAM Gauntlet featured a number of top content creators, Call of Duty pros, athletes, celebrities, musicians, and more.

Nick himself was competing alongside fellow FaZe Clan member Swagg and reigning back-to-back champion SuperEvan. An additional three slots were reserved for the winners of his subscriber tournaments that were held throughout June.

Team Name Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
NICKMERCS NICKMERCS Swagg SuperEvan UleeT
Team France Gotaga Rudy Gobert (NBA) Vince Poirier (NBA) Mickalow
The Neighbourhood (band) Jeremy (guitarist) Zach (guitarist) Brandon (drummer) Mason
FaZe Bloo FaZe Bloo Clutchbelk Med1cine Royalize
Vikkstar Vikkstar ItsWarsz JukeyZ Callfreezy
Seth Curry Seth Curry (NBA) Finessen Rawrylo Ray_Reeve
Aydan Aydan Rated UnRational Deleo
Testyment FaZe Testy Avemaster Winiety FaZe Dirty
Kyle Van Noy Kyle Van Noy Fricke Barstool Nas Ryygaming
MVS Masquez Valdez-Scantling (NFL) Landon WarzoneGreat FirefighterDJay
Karma Karma HollyLive Baken FluffyHippo
Barstool Hooliganz Smitty Barstool MRagsTV Junior Skullface49
JKap JKap Enable Galvanize John
Max Holloway Max Holloway (UFC) Pacesetter Honokai_ Skrapz
LEGIQN LEGIQN DrewFrozone Paradi12e TheDezmond
Symfuhnny Symfuhnny HusKerrs Sebi CheezyNacho
CouRage CouRageJD NoahJ456 xAmpz Rallied
KingRichard KingRichard Mutex Blazt TMTwerk
Crimsix Crimsix FeLo BobbyPoffGaming Clayster
DougisRaw DougisRaw TeePee TimtheTatman CCanada
Pamaj Pamaj Gunless Skyz Havok
Trainwrecks Trainwrecks Tfue Tommey Mayapo
MFAM Qualifier #1 AverageJoewo Attach exzachtt gangstazsalute88
MFAM Qualifier #2 Jestikk Samerai_D ATXAJ CCoryy
MFAM Qualifier #3 Snypes jtr1p Mastertweaker GD_booya

Format & prize breakdown

The MFAM Gauntlet main event was split into two portions – a time-based phase followed by the knockout stage. For the first three hours, teams loaded into public Quads matches and tried to score as many points as possible. Scoring is based on both total eliminations and placement, and only the five best games from each squad count.

Once the timed section was over, the top-eight teams on the leaderboard then advanced to a single-elimination bracket. In each round, the squads matched up against each other and tried to secure the highest score based on the same format as before.

The team with the most points after the two matches advanced and this continued until the overall champion was determined from the last two standing. If during this bracket phase, squads ended up in a tie, two members from each side would then face off in six rounds of 2v2 Gunfight to decide who moved on.

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As for the prize breakdown, the top six teams from the knockout stage received a portion of the $50,000 prize pool, with an additional $1,000 going to the teams with the most eliminations and the player with the most individual kills in bracket play.

However, players will only keep half of their winnings; the other half ($25,000 total), went to the charity of the winners’ choice as part of an effort to contribute to the charge for social justice and equality.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.