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Vikkstar’s team wins Warzone Wednesday again – Week 7 recap, placements

Published: 7/May/2020 3:45 Updated: 7/May/2020 3:57

by Albert Petrosyan

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YouTube star Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem hosted another running of his fan-favorite Warzone Wednesday tournament series on May 6 and we’ve got everything you need to catch up on all of the Call of Duty action, including live streams, results, recaps, and more.

Another week, another Warzone Wednesday tournament, as KEEMSTAR’s weekly competition has established itself as one of the premier events when it comes to Call of Duty’s newest battle royale.

As usual, this seventh running brought together some of the biggest names in the online gaming community for an intense 2v2 affair with a whopping $20,000 on the line.

KEEMPARKWarzone Wednesday is one of several fan-favorite tournaments that KEEMSTAR has organized over the years.

$20K Warzone Wednesdays Week 7 recap

Competition was closer than ever throughout the latest Warzone Wednesday event. Many duos brought their A-game as five teams managed to top 100 eliminations across their matches. Others had a rough go of it in Week 7 as powerhouse names like Ninja and Dr Disrespect, dropped to the losers bracket and were knocked out early.

The stage for the Grand Final series was set as TeePee and Aydan squared up against Vikkstar and ItzWarsz. While the closely contested matchup saw the second bracket reset in Warzone Wednesday history, according to commentator Kat ‘Mystik’ Gunn, the final round saw the gap grow between the two teams.

Ultimately, Vikkstar and ItzWarz carried momentum through from their Week 6 win and secured the back to back first-place prize.  Aydan came through with the most individual kills throughout the event with 161, but it was the teamwork of Vikkstar and ItzWarsz that took home the overall win once again.

Warzone Wednesdays Week 7 Placements (Top 10)

Place Team Eliminations Prize Money
1st Vikkstar123, ItzWarsz  233 $20,000
2nd TeePee, Aydan 210
3rd HusKerrs, Speros 191
4th NoahJ456, Merk 180
5th Nadeshot Cloakzy 129
6th Ninja, Dr Disrespect 86
7th Greekgodx, LyndonFPS 54
8th Tourva, Censor 51
9th Crowder, CourageJD 50
10th Symfuhny, DougisRaw 39

When was Warzone Wednesday Week 7?

This tournament took place on Wednesday, May 6, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and continued for roughly five hours.

It was livestreamed on KEEMSTAR’s Twitch channel with casters and professional production, so you can catch up on the best moments from all the matches in one place.

Additionally, most of the participants were also streaming their POVs on their own channels, so for those who want to watch a specific player, we’ve included several below for your convenience.

Warzone Wednesday Week 7 bracket

A full bracket for the event can be found on the Warzone Wednesday website and is being updated throughout the day as results from different matches come in.

Players & teams

Warzone Wednesday is usually a star-studded competition and week seven is no different. There’s a nice mix of top-tier streamers, pro Call of Duty players, Fortnite stars, and other huge names, such as shroud, who hasn’t competed in one of these events for a few weeks now.

Vikkstar and ItzWarsZ are back to defend their crown after winning last week’s tournament in dominant fashion, putting up a whopping 325 kill total that was over 100 eliminations more than the next highest duo.

  • Aydan & TeePee
  • Tommey & bobbypoff
  • Crimsix & shroud
  • Noahj456 & MerK
  • Vikkstar & ItzWarsZ
  • NICKMERCS & Swagg
  • Speros & HusKers
  • Crowder & CouRage
  • Trainwreck & FeLo
  • Ninja & DrDisrespect
  • KYR SP33DY & SideArms
  • GreekGod & LyndonFPS
  • Symfuhny & DougisRaw
  • Nadeshot & Cloakzy
  • Tourva & Censor
  • Castro1021 & NepentheZ

Related: Shroud: The World’s Most Naturally Gifted Gamer?

Format & rules

Warzone Wednesday features a popular format known as a ‘kill race,’ as the teams of two matched up against each other must queue into a Quads lobby together, so while they’re technically teammates in-game, they are opponents for the purposes of the tourney.

Teams will have to get as many eliminations as they can, and after two Warzone games, the duo 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 moving on to the final stage.

This next phase features a double-elimination bracket, which means duos can afford to take one loss and still survive, although trying to make it out of the Losers Bracket is 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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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.