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The Upset That Created One of CoD’s Greatest Dynasties

Published: 8/May/2020 10:20 Updated: 8/May/2020 14:20

by Shane King


From Cloud9 taking out OpTic in 2016 to that Champs match in 2018 where Evil Genius’ dismantled the Green Wall, there have been plenty of massive upsets in competitive Call of Duty, but what Complexity did in 2013 at MLG Anaheim gave birth to one of the teams of all time.

Let us go back in time to 2013, it’s the Black Ops 2 season with MLG back at the helm and Activision putting up $1,000,000 for Champs, it’s a year that Competitive CoD was getting more support than ever. With Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte, Marcus ‘MiRx’ Carter, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow and, Adam ‘KiLLa’ Sloss, Impact was the best team in the world.

They won 4 events in a row – MLG Dallas, EGL 9, the inaugural Cod Champs, and MLG St Louis. At this point they where arguably the best team Call Of Duty had ever seen and rolling into MLG Anaheim, they were the overwhelming favorites. The only team people thought could maybe upset them was supposedly Team Envy.

A new roster was on show this tournament with Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, Tyler ‘TeePee’ Polchow, and Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter making a showing with a team that would shake things up.

After Envy was eliminated in the losers bracket in Round 2, fans believed it was all but won for Impact. However, before the unthinkable happened in the grand finals, Complexity eliminated them in the upper bracket. This led to Karma and his team destroying OpTic Gaming 6-1 in the lower bracket to set up a rematch with coL.

Complexity went on to win 3 straight maps against the favorites, creating memorable moments along the way. Aches with the ‘Dolphin dive’ flag capture just before the hellfire missile came in, followed by keeping the kings of Hardpoint to less than 100 points. Finally, they took Search and Destroy on Meltdown, the same map Impact clutched their Champs win on.

This win catapulted the Complexity dynasty into existence, it was also Crimsix and Clayster’s first MLG title which launched their incredible and legendary careers.

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LIVE: Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl Grand Finals: Team Iron takes lead

Published: 21/Jan/2021 22:30 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 0:48

by Brad Norton


The next major Call of Duty: Warzone event, the first custom since Black Ops Cold War’s integration, is here as the postponed Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl is finally underway on January 21 . From every team in the private lobby to where you can watch, here’s everything you need to know as the event unfolds.

  • Team Iron leads the overall standings after the first three rounds.
  • Team UnRationaL is closing the gap just a single point behind.
  • Top competitors include Aydan, HusKerrs and Tfue

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Stream

The Twitch Rivals stream is the best choice for viewers who want to skip between the different teams with live commentary.

Among the top players to watch, fans can tune into Aydan or HusKerr‘s streams — each are ranked among Warzone’s best and the game’s highest earners.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Placements (LIVE)

Current Placement Team Points
1st its_iron, OPMarked, yeet 76
2nd UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool 75
3rd zColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII 64
4th HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny 55
5th SuperVeryCoolGuyy, Yata, zenithxl 53
6th gepege_, n4noFPS, Monin29_ 47
7th aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_ 47
8th mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable 46
9th Aydan, Blazt, Rated 39
10th Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan 35

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Results & recap

The first custom match got off an intense start with many of the biggest names dropping out early. While a handful of fan-favorite teams made it to the top 10, it was Team Iron that took out the emphatic win. They knocked out HusKerr’s in the closing moments to secure the victory with 17 kills to their name. They immediately jumped into first place with 42 points in total.

Iron and his Trio continued their reign atop the standings through the next two rounds though the gap continued to close. UnRationaL’s team came just one point away from tying the leaders, with Frozone’s Trio falling close behind in third place.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Schedule

The event had two days of qualifiers, one open and one closed, helping decide the final 49 teams (24 qualifiers, 25 invitees) of trios that made it to the Finals on January 21. 

Date Time (PT) Time (ET) Time (GMT)
January 21 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 10 p.m.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Invited teams

25 teams have been invited to compete in the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl. From the most popular streamers to veteran competitors, all of the biggest names were dropped into the same lobby. Alongside the invited Trios, 24 qualifying teams are also in the lobby.

Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Teams
Tfue, Destroy, ClutchBelk
Kalei, xcudi, Pz_Blue
IceManIsaac, exzachtt, Rallied
Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan
TeePee, DouisRaw, Merk
Tommey, AlmxndTV, newbz
HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny
LEGIQN, babydillster, x2Pac_ThuGLorD
p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks
LuckyChamu, Repullze, KuyaJay
BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman
aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_
its_iron, OPMarked, yeet
JaredFPS, Bartonologist, RussDaddy
UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool
ProblemWright, Braxtvn, stukawaki
mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable
Pamaj, Dirty, JHaZeGV
SebasBeron, FadezIV, galex
Aydan, Blazt, Rated
jordy2d, Sallyisadog, LoochyTV
ItsMeRachelG, ukforty, mnavo
1Bibby, JoshuaAlfaro, AznBoi
METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, Unifyz
PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Format

For this major Warzone event, teams are playing in private lobbies, opposed to the usual kill-race format. There are 49 teams in total as every Trio battles it out in the same match.

Points are accumulated across five lobbies as placement and kills are all-important. Each elimination is worth one point and more points are awarded for a better finish. The full point structure can be seen below.

Placement Points
1st 25
2nd 20
3rd 15
4th 10
5th-7th 7
8th-10th 4
11th-15th 2
16th-20th 1

With $250,000 on the line, fans are very curious to find out which of these esteemed competitors can rise up. Unlike traditional Warzone tournaments, the private lobby ensures that everyone will be facing off against the best of the best and that no SBMM lobby luck can come into play.

As the first custom tournament since Black Ops Cold War’s integration and the first major tourney since the DMR’s second wave of nerfs, this is a major stepping stone for the Warzone community and an excellent chance to see more cautious gameplay in an evolving meta.