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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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Call of Duty League 2021 first Home Series & launch weekend dates announced

Published: 12/Jan/2021 18:00

by Jacob Hale

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The Call of Duty League has officially announced the dates fans will finally see competitive Black Ops Cold War kick off, as well as the first official Home Series event, of the 2021 season.

Fans have been patiently waiting for the start of the second CDL season ever since the first ended back in August 2020. Since then, we’ve had the release of Black Ops Cold War and a litany of roster changes to get excited about, but now we can see it all come into play.

With the action kicking off very soon, here’s everything we know so far about the CDL 2021 season.

CDL 2021 Kickoff Special

cdl 2021 kickoff classic
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The Kickoff Classic will give fans their first look at how teams compare against one another.

This season, the CDL are hosting the Kickoff Special, which will see all 12 teams go to battle on January 23-24.

In a unique spin on this kickoff tournament, fans will be able to vote on who they want each team to face.

Each of 2020’s top three regular-season teams — Dallas Empire, Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Chicago — will hold online polls to determine which team they will face-off against at the Kickoff Classic. Here are the possible teams:

  • Dallas Empire: New York Subliners, Paris Legion, London Royal Ravens
  • Atlanta FaZe: Florida Mutineers, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Seattle Surge
  • OpTic Chicago: LA Thieves, Minnesota RØKKR, Toronto Ultra

The method through which fans can vote has not yet been announced.

First CDL 2021 Home Series: Atlanta FaZe

cdl 2021 atlanta faze home series
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Atlanta FaZe will be hosting the first Home Series of the season.

Atlanta FaZe will be hosting the very first event of the regular season in their online Home Series from February 11-14. As with all COD League content, this will be streamed on the official CDL YouTube channel.

As has been made clear in the 2021 CDL format explainer, Home Series events will help provide seeding, storylines and more heading into major events, and teams will be desperate to kick their year off with a bang and get off on the right foot.

The Home Series events themselves haven’t been detailed yet, though it goes without saying that the Atlanta online event will be a great insight into what we can expect from the league in the future — especially with a new, unique format for drawing groups…

Unique Home Series group draw

Crimsix Huke Dallas Empire CDL
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Can Dallas Empire go back-to-back and retain their CDL title after losing Clayster?

This year, Home Series groups will be drawn a little differently than how they were before. For the Atlanta FaZe Home Series, the top two teams from last year — Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe — will get to pick each others’ opponents.

Using a snake draft format, Dallas will be able to pick who enters Atlanta’s group — and vice versa — until both groups are fully populated.

This group draw will be broadcast during the Kickoff Special, and the CDL have promised more details to come on the draw and the season as a whole.

So, that’s our first look at the opening CDL events of the 2021 season!

It will be great to finally see teams take to the battlefield once again, and the group draw will give us a great idea of which teams to look out for at the opening Home Series events, as Dallas and Atlanta try to give each other the toughest time possible.