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How to watch Vikkstar & CDL's $210K Warzone showdown: streams, schedule

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular YouTuber Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Singh Barn and the Call of Duty League have teamed up to host the biggest Warzone tournament yet, with top streamers squaring off to earn their share of a $210,000 prize pool. Here's how you can catch the action.

Warzone has attracted many of the top content creators since its launch on March 10, and there has been plenty of online tournaments with the biggest names battling it out.

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With some of these tournaments organized by the likes of NICKMERCS, Teep, Swagg, and more, it was revealed that yet another content creator would be giving CoD personalities a chance to compete.

What is Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown?

Sidemen member Vikkstar is the latest player to set up his own tournament, announcing the launch of Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown series on August 22.

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He also revealed that he would be partnering up with Call of Duty and the CoD League to make it the biggest Warzone tournament event yet, with $210,000 in prizing up for grabs.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown will feature nine weeks of action overall, concluding with a Grand Final Showdown for all the bragging rights.

How to watch Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown

Some of the biggest names such as NICKMERCS, Tfue, and TimTheTatman will be streaming their gameplay on their channels, and we've embedded some of them below so you can catch all the action. For Week 5, that includes HusKerrs, Swagg, and Symfuhny.

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The fourth week of action kicks off on Wednesday, September 16.

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Swagg


Symfuhny

Who's competing in Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown?

Some of the biggest names in streaming are competing in Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown, including Dr Disrespect, HusKerrs, FaZe Swagg, and more.

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And it all started with some blockbuster matchups set in the first rounds, with Dr Disrespect and Tfue facing off, while Nadeshot and newly confirmed partner Crimsix went head-to-head with another ex-OpTic Gaming member in Merk. You can take a look at the first-round of the winner's bracket for Week 4 below.

The bracket for Week 4 of Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown tournament.
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The bracket for Week 4 of Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown tournament.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 1 Recap

16 duos kicked off the first week of Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown. As the biggest Call of Duty battle royale event to date, everyone was pushing the pace and trying to get through to the finals. Some teams were competing together for the first time, like TimTheTatman and Tommey, though others were veteran duos. Many of which have topped the pack at one point or another in earlier Warzone events.

One of the most successful competitors in Verdansk, Symfuhny teamed with FaZe Bloo for Vikkstar's tournament and the duo started with a bang. They cruised through the likes of FaZe Blaze, Tfue, and more in order to gain a spot in the semifinal series. It's here that they matched up against NICKMERCS and ImNio. They lost this first series but quickly rebounded in the lower bracket to line up a rematch in the grand final.

Symfuhny's duo took an early lead and were able to close the show after a total bracket reset. NICKMERCS and ImNio encountered multiple groups of hackers throughout their run in the grand finals, even through to their very last gunfight in the final map. Ultimately, Symfuhny and FaZe Bloo are the first duo advancing to the Grand Final Showdown in week nine.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 1 Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Symfuhny & Bloo $12,000
2nd NICKMERCS & ImNio $6,000
3rd Low4n & TeLo $2,000
4th TimTheTatman & Tommey -
Top 6 Velox & Pow3rTV -
Top 6 Vikkstar123 & Rated -
Top 8 FaZe Blaze & Warsz -
Top 8 Swagg & Dashy -

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 2 Recap

Second week, same results: FaZe Bloo and Symfuhny went back to back to earn another smooth $12,000 from the Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. The two have already gotten a feel for playing together and that proved an excellent difference-maker, as they popped off and never dropped into the Losers Bracket on their quest to the $12k.

When asked who their toughest opponent was, Bloo two high-profile duos they came across: "I'd say Tfue and Wuskin, but at the same time MuTeX and Apex really gave us a run for our money.

He then elaborated that the tournament championship would have been a lot harder to come by if they had failed to come back from an eight-kill deficit against MuTeX's team, because it would have pit them against Vikkstar and Aydan in the Losers Final, a pair which he described succinctly: "That team is nuts."

Ultimately, Bloo and Symfuhny's road the Vikkstar Warzone Showdown glory continues to be paved, as the team's consecutive wins make them the most dangerous duo around.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 2 Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Symfuhny & Bloo $12,000
2nd FaZe Apex & MuTeX $6,000
3rd Vikkstar123 & Aydan $2,000
4th Tfue & Wuskin -
Top 6 HusKerrs & UnRational -
Top 6 Scump & Envoy -
Top 8 Soki & Flexz -
Top 8 P4wnyhof & gagod -

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 3 Recap

A new champion duo is in town. This time, it's Vikkstar's longstanding teammate, Warsz, with a new teammate, Dreamzlv, taking home all of the honor and a combined $12,000.

And what an honor it was, particularly for Dreamzlv, who took to Twitter after the massive win to celebrate. As he explained, "there is no feeling like it in the world," and we're inclined to believe him.

The duo had one of the most dominant Warzone tournament runs in recent history, going undefeated, avoiding the Losers Bracket, and taking down a duo of the tournament host, Vikkstar, and the greatest Call of Duty professional ever, Crimsix, to win it all.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 3 Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Warsz & Dreamzlv $12,000
2nd Vikkstar123 & Crimsix $6,000
3rd Stonemountain64 & Aculite $2,000
4th Swagg & Testy -
Top 6 Jukeyz & exzachtt -
Top 6 DrDisrespect & Zlaner -
Top 8 FormaL & Envoy -
Top 8 Tfue & Wuskin -

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 4 Recap

Another week, another new champion crowned in Vikkstar's Warzone showdown. Having only cracked into the Top 6 once before, this marked the first time HusKerrs pushed into the final rounds of the tournament. However, it certainly didn't come without adversity. His duo was knocked into the lower bracket after just one round of action thanks to heroics by Symfuhny and Bloo.

It's here that they rebounded and went on an absolute tear. Five series wins in a row is what they needed, and that's exactly what they managed to accomplish to book a spot in the grand finals. Taking down the likes of TeePee's duo along with Vikkstar's team as well.

The final match of the day saw HusKerrs and AverageJoeWo up against Sackzi and Berdydraft who had survived through the upper bracket. Ultimately, the latest member of NRG and his partner were able to get the job done as HusKerrs and AverageJoeWo closed out the victory in week four.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 4 Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st HusKerrs & AverageJoeWo $12,000
2nd Sackzi & Berdydraft $6,000
3rd Wuskin & Rated $2,000
4th Merk & Maven -
Top 6 Symfuhny & Bloo -
Top 6 TeePee & BobbyPoffGaming -
Top 8 Scump & Envoy -
Top 8 Swagg & Testy -

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 5 Recap

Week five may have been the most unpredictable week yet. With the ridiculous duo of Nadeshot and Dashy falling out in the first round of the lower bracket, anything was possible. While many expected teams pushed through the opening matchups, one particular pair made it further than ever before.

Call of Duty League casters Merk and Maven are typically involved in Warzone events while on the desk. Analyzing the big events and keeping thousands of viewers entertained all the while. However, in Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown, they've been entering each week as active competitors. After a Top Four finish last week, they truly found their form this time around and cruised through the upper bracket undefeated.

They knocked out former event winners in Symfuhny and Bloo, along with Jukeyz and UnRational to name a few. They even bested the host Vikkstar and his partner Rated in the semifinals. After rebounding in the lower bracket though, they lined up a rematch and ultimately flipped the results. Vikkstar was able to close out his first winning week in his own event, getting revenge on Merk and Maven.

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown Week 5 Results (Top 8)

Place Team $ Prize Money
1st Vikkstar & Rated $12,000
2nd Merk & Maven $6,000
3rd HusKerrs & AverageJoeWo $2,000
4th DrDisrespect & ZLaner -
Top 6 Stonemountain645 & KingRichard -
Top 6 Symfuhny & Bloo -
Top 8 Jukeyz & UnRational -
Top 8 FaZe Apex & Mutex -

What is the format and prize pool for Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown?

Vikkstar's Warzone Showdown is a nine-week tournament, featuring double-elimination brackets.

The first eight weeks will be "Qualifier Weeks", with the "Grand Final Showdown" taking place on the ninth and final week. Each week, one team will run the gauntlet and be declared the winner of the qualifier, booking their place in the grand finals. Once all eight slots have been filled, they will join Vikkstar for the Showdown, a final double-elimination tournament with $30,000 up for grabs.

There's some serious prize money to be made during qualifiers too though, and the team that wins the whole thing is guaranteed $42,000. You can view the prize pool breakdown below.

Qualifier Prize Pool

Place Prize
1st $12,000
2nd $6,000
3rd $2,000

Grand Final Showdown Prize Pool

Place Prize
1st $30,000
2nd $12,500
3rd $5,000
4th $2,500