Warzone stream snipers haunt Summit1g with CSGO Molotov fail flashback - Dexerto
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Warzone stream snipers haunt Summit1g with CSGO Molotov fail flashback

Published: 20/Mar/2020 20:35 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 20:48

by Bill Cooney

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A group of Warzone players decided to troll star Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar before dropping into the map by bringing up one of his darkest days from when he competed in CS:GO.

Like a lot of other Twitch streamers, Summit has been giving Call of Duty’s new Warzone battle royale a go on stream since it came out on March 10.

While he was waiting to drop in with Ninja, a group of players decided to give the former CSGO player some unpleasant flashbacks to the most infamous moment of his semi-pro career.

 

During a match against CLG at Dreamhack Austin 2016, Summit was the last member of Splyce remaining on Train, when he pulled off an impressive 1v1 to win the round. His celebration was short-lived though, because just after the kill he ran though a burning Molotov and eliminated himself, losing his gun for the next round.

To poke fun at the streamer and possibly in an attempt to psyche him out before the round even began, it seems like everyone in the plane used the “Molotov” voice line at the same time.

“What the f*ck? Why’d everyone say Molotov?” Summit asked, looking very confused. “Are all your guys saying Molotov over and over again? Hello?”

 

Summit asked Ninja if he had also heard everyone saying “Molotov” in the plane, but never bring one to give up a good joke, the Fortnite star actually played along with the stream snipers.

“Are we in the same game?” Summit asked Ninja, who confirmed they were. “Your guys just didn’t say ‘Molotov’ at the same time?”

“Listen dude, I know the experience was traumatic Jaryd,” Ninja told his teammate. “But I didn’t think it was this bad.”

Summit1g, Twitch / Ninja, Mixer
Summit is competing in 100Thieves $100,000 Warzone tourney on March 20, but his teammate Ninja won’t be there.

Hopefully, Summit was able to fully recover from the troll before he started participating in 100Thieves $100,000 Warzone tournament on March 20.

However well he ends up doing, the streamer will definitely be on the lookout for Molotov cocktails, especially considering they’ve already given him trouble in the new battle royale.

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
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Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.