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Vikkstar’s team wins third Warzone Wednesday – Week 8 placements, recap

Published: 14/May/2020 4:20 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:48

by Albert Petrosyan

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Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem’s Warzone Wednesday tournament series continues to be a fan-favorite, and the YouTuber has brought it back for its eighth running on May 13.

Competitive Warzone has captivated the attention of many Call of Duty fans over the past couple of months, and Warzone Wednesday has been a big reason for this surge in popularity.

Back for the eighth week in a row, KEEMSTAR’s competition once again, brought together some of the biggest names in the world of online gaming for an intense 2v2 tournament with $20,000 on the line.

$20K Warzone Wednesdays Week 8 recap

The eighth week of action saw new duos rise through to the final matches while many former winners fell behind. Week 5 victors Tommey and Bobby Poff dropped to fourth place this time around with 143 kills combined.

Vikkstar and Itz Warsz, back to back Week 6 and Week 7 winners, were hungry for the three-peat. They pushed all the way through the upper bracket, toppling the likes of Ninja and Dr Disrespect, alongside former champs in Tommey and Bobby Poff.

Competitive Call of Duty veteran Crimsix and Fortnite pro Aydan, were there to meet them in the Grand Final matchup, however, and the competition was fierce. After an impressive bracket reset and neck and neck scorelines through until the final map, they ultimately fell short as Vikkstar and Itz Warsz found their third overall win.

Warzone Wednesdays Week 8 Placements (Top 10)

Place Team Eliminations Prize Money
1st Vikkstar123, Itz Warsz $20,000
2nd Crimsix, Aydan
3rd NICKMERCS, Swagg 158
4th Tommey, Bobby Poff 143
5th Tourva, Censor 137
6th Ninja, Dr Disrespect 120
7th Speros, Skrapz 73
8th Crowder, CourageJD 67
9th King Richard, Clayster 51
10th Trainwrecks, Felo 50

When did Warzone Wednesday Week 8 start?

Warzone Wednesday Week 8 took place on Wednesday, May 13, kicking off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. The tournament was livestreamed on KEEMSTAR’s own Twitch channel, which we’ve included below.

Additionally, most of the participants were broadcasting their POVs during the competition, some of which we’ve also added below.

Warzone Wednesday Week 8 bracket

A full bracket for the event can be found on the Warzone Wednesday website. Here you can view a full rundown of each and every matchup and see how the competition unfolded for all competing duos.

Players and Teams

As is usually the case every week, the eighth running of this competition was a star-studded affair, featuring top-tier streamers, pro Call of Duty players, battle royale stars, and more. Vikkstar and ItzWarsZ, the back-to-back defending champions after winning Weeks 6 and 7, were back to go for the unprecedented three-peat, although they will had some stiff competition standing in their way.

  • Tommey & bobbypoff
  • Aydan & Crimsix
  • Vikkstar & ItzWarsZ
  • Crowder & CouRage
  • Trainwrecks & FeLo
  • Symfuhny & HusKers
  • Nadeshot & Cloakzy
  • Tourva & Censor
  • KingRichard & Clayster
  • NICKMERCS & Swagg
  • DougisRaw & TeePee
  • KYR SP33DY & SideArms
  • NoahJ456 & MerK
  • Ninja & DrDisrespect
  • Skrapz & Speros

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Format & rules

Warzone Wednesday is a 2v2 competition that features the ‘kill race’ format, which requires the teams of two that are matched up against each other in the bracket to queue into a Quads lobby together – so while they’re technically teammates in-game, they are opponents for the tournament.

Duos will have to get as many eliminations as they can, and after two Warzone games, the team with the more kills wins the match and advances to the next round in the bracket.

This tournament is split into two phases – a group stage and final stage. In the group stage, the 16 teams face each other in a single-elimination do-or-die match, with the eight winners advancing to the final stage.

This next phase features a double-elimination bracket, which means teams can afford to take one loss and still survive. However, trying to make it out of the Losers Bracket can be a tall order, since the Winners Bracket victors need to only win one match in the Grand Final to be crowned champions.

As for the prize pool, the entirety of the $20,000 will go to the winning duo.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.