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Team SlasheR wins Hitch’s MW2 Throwback tournament: Final placements

Published: 3/Oct/2020 10:37 Updated: 3/Oct/2020 10:39

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular NRG streamer and Team Summertime founder Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards hosted yet another throwback tournament on Modern Warfare 2, featuring plenty of top Call of Duty stars. We’ve got everything you need to catch up on the action.

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s competitive season coming to a close, many fans are patiently waiting for the release of Black Ops Cold War, following the success of the Alpha on September 18.

While the Call of Duty League and many other tournaments have slowed down in Modern Warfare following the conclusion of the CDL Playoffs, Hitch decided to fill the time with competitive action on a classic Call of Duty title.

While he has hosted numerous throwback tournaments before, on games like Black Ops 2 and, more recently, Black Ops 4, this time around he decided on bringing back Modern Warfare 2 for the top pros and personalities to compete on. This tournament was the first in the Elgato Off-Season Series that was recently announced.

highrise map from modern warfare 2
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Those competing will get to return to classic MW2 maps like Highrise.

MW2 Throwback Tournament Recap

With many of the former Call of Duty pros making their return for the throwback event, the tournament saw plenty of interesting clashes between the new and old players.

However, it was the roster of Happy, SlasheR, Classic, and Temp that proved themselves on the classic title and came away with the victory, in the end, winning the first of the Elgato Off-Season Series tournaments.

They defeated the likes of Team Summertime and Scump in an impressive winner’s bracket run before completing the 3-0 sweep against Clayster’s squad in the grand final.

Final Placements

Although there were plenty of entertaining matches, the MW2 tournament saw plenty of notable names such as Pamaj, Aydan, and more drop out in the early stages of the tournament.

However, there were quite a few former pros that made a deep run, with the likes of BigTymer and Rambo’s squad finishing in fourth, after picking some entertaining wins as well.

You can find the final placements for the MW2 Throwback event below.

Placement Team
1st Temp, Classic, SlasheR, Happy
2nd Clayster, Karma, Josh, Ritual
3rd Scump, Hitch, Blake, Jorge
4th Merk, BigTymer, Rambo, Aches
5-6th TcM, Twizz, General, Envoy
5-6th Xotic, Sharp, MoTi, Rights
7-8th AaronCreate, Juken, Beattie, Garren
7-8th Nelson, Johnny, Deluxe, Kenny
9-12th Forrest, VMO, Tvoor, Ploreye
9-12th Xposed, Aydan, Steve, Jay
9-12th Fortunatefl, Foxy Grandpa, Dysmo, 63rd
9-12th Pamaj, Impulse, Dirty, Rated
13-16th Cheeto, Crimson, Dramatic, Joe
13-16th Dylanseek, Lunchtime, Proreborn, Boop
13-16th Wildcat, Prospect, Jay, Kick
13-16th Bloo, Kekoa

 

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

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This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

Full results & tournament recap.

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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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