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Vikkstar’s team wins $20K Warzone Code Red tournament – results, recap

Published: 17/Jun/2020 4:15 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 12:41

by Brad Norton

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Code Red’s latest Warzone tournament pit some of the biggest gaming personalities against one another in a huge multi-day bracket. The winners walked away with $20,000 for a charity of their choice. Here’s how all of the action played out.

Infinity Ward’s battle royale continues to be one of the most popular on the market today. Some of the biggest content creators on the internet get together every now and then to compete in major events and the latest Code Red tournament was no exception.

Day one of the competition kicked off on June 15 with a Duos kill-race, while June 16 saw Duos competing in a standard 2v2 bracket. If you missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered with all of the results and a full recap below.

Code Red $20K Charity Warzone tournament recap

The current Duos world record holders, Aydan, MuTeX finished among the top two teams throughout the kill-race. They qualified for the second day of competition along with relative newcomers, ‘Gangstazsalute and ‘Yungstaz6.’

In the very first round, streaming superstars and Call of Duty icons alike all matched up right out of the gate. DrDisrespect and FormaL immediately went up against Nadeshot and Tommey in a close match. Just seven eliminations split the teams but ultimately, it was the two-time and the former world champion that made it through.

Former Warzone event winners HusKerrs and Symfuhny were there to meet them in the second round and proved to be too strong. Ultimately, it was three-peat Warzone Wednesday champs Vikkstar and ItzWarsz that cruised through their tournament run. They made it to the grand finals unscathed, where they fought in a rematch against HusKerrs and Symfuhny.

This final series proved to be the closest matchup of the entire event. The very first map came down to the wire with just two kills putting HusKerrs and Symfuhny ahead. They carried that momentum through to the second map and managed to reset the bracket entirely.  After a grueling struggle, it was Vikkstar and ItzWarsz who took home first prize, despite going down early in the very last map.

Code Red Warzone tournament placements

Place Team Eliminations in final series Prize Money
1st Vikkstar123, Itz Warsz 27 $10,000
2nd HusKerrs & Symfuhny 21 $6,000
3rd NICKMERCS, Swagg 24 $4,000
4th Aydan & MuTeX 34
5th Gangstazsalute88 & Yungstaz 48
6th DrDisrespect & FormaL 33
7th Nadeshot & Tommey 62
8th TeePee & DougisRaw 8

When was the Code Red Warzone tournament?

The latest Warzone spectacle began on Monday, June 15, and came to a close on Tuesday, June 16. Both days kicked off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and lasted for over five hours.

The Code Red event was livestreamed on the official BoomTV Twitch channel, which we’ve included below. A large majority of competing players also streamed their own POVs, some of which we’ve added down below too.

Full bracket

For a full rundown on how every match played out, here’s a look at the finalized bracket for the event. You can check the official BoomTV site throughout each Warzone event to see the brackets updated in real-time.

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The final bracket for day two of the Code Red competition.

Players and teams

The most recent Warzone event featured all of the popular Call of Duty icons you’d come to expect. Along with a heaping serve of streaming stars as well. Here’s a list of all competing Duos that made it through to the second day of the competition.

  • Vikkstar & ItzWarsZ
  • DrDisrespect & FormaL
  • Nadeshot & Tommey
  • Symfuhny & HusKerrs
  • Gangstazsalute88 & Yungstaz
  • TeePee & DougisRaw
  • NICKMERCS & Swagg
  • Mutex & Aydan

Format & rules

The event featured a simple structure that saw Duos competing for the most kills. Two Duos would load into a match together and drop in separate locations. The race was then on to secure as many eliminations as possible throughout the match.

This was a double-elimination bracket, meaning that teams had two-chances to fight their way through to the finals. As for the prize pool, $20,000 was on the line for the top three teams to donate to charity.

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Best Gallo SA12 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:36

by James Busby

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With the return of shotguns as secondary weapons, many Black Ops Cold War players have been bombarding their foes with deadly buckshot rounds. Here’s the attachments you need to make the Gallo SA12 even more lethal. 

The Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) has been a fan-favorite ever since Modern Warfare 2 hit our screens back in 2009. This semi-auto shotgun is capable of dishing out some truly dizzying damage numbers, particularly when you use the loadout below. While it may not have the range of the game’s SMGs or assault rifles, it does have fantastic kill potential in close-quarter firefights. 

With its high rate of fire and fantastic hip fire accuracy, the Gallo SA12 is a great gun to use. If you’re after a snappy secondary that can melt multiple foes in a single clip, then be sure to copy this Gallo SA12 loadout for yourself. 

Best Gallo SA12 loadout

Gallo SA12
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The Gallo SA12 will be a great choice for those playing Nuketown ’84.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Gallo SA12 in Black Ops Cold War:

  • Duckbill Choke
  • 21.4” Reinforced Heavy
  • SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • STANAG 12 Round Tube 
  • Wire Stock 

The loadout for the best Gallo SA12 is pretty simple. First up is the Duckbill Choke. This muzzle widens the shotgun’s pellet spread, allowing you to catch multiple enemies in the pellet radius. It also makes hip firing even more viable as you don’t have to ADS in order to remain accurate. 

Unlike the Hauer 77, the Gallo SA12 has a much faster rate of fire thanks to it being semi-auto. As a result, this loadout utilizes the 21.4” Reinforced Heavy to complement this aspect of the gun. Not only does the 21.4” Reinforced Heavy bolster the Gallo’s effective damage range, it also drastically increases its fire rate. 

While you still won’t be able to effectively kill targets outside of any close-quarter ranges, the increased fire rate will keep you competitive against the likes of the MP5 and Milano 821. 

Gallo SA12 shotgun stats
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The Gallo SA12 is till behind the Hauer 77 when it comes to popularity, but this could soon change.

Having attachments that bolster a gun’s ADS speed is usually the desired route to take, but the nature of the Gallo’s bullet spread enables us to focus purely on hip fire instead. The SWAT 5MW Laser Sight is the perfect addition as it increases hip fire accuracy by a massive 35%. 

Rounding things off at the bottom of the attachment list is the STANAG 12 Round Tube and Wire Stock. The STANAG 12 Round Tube greatly enhances the amount of ammo the Gallo SA12 can carry. This particularly important given the gun’s fire rate and two-shot kill potential. 

Meanwhile, the Wire Stock adds a small 10% increase to sprint to fire speed, enabling you to aggressively close the gap and barrage your enemies with lethal buckshot. It’s a pretty simple build, but one that works wonders, particularly on the game’s smaller maps. 


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