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StarCraft 2 community hosting charity memorial tournament for Geoff ‘iNcontrol’ Robinson

Published: 29/Jul/2019 19:22 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 19:41

by Michael Gwilliam


Platinum Heroes, a StarCraft 2 community is hosting a charity tournament in honor of Geoff “iNcontrol” Robinson, a commentator and former player, who unexpectedly passed away on July 21. 

All donations will be going to Southern California Bulldog rescue. When Robinson passed away, his family posted on his Twitter account asking, “to honor Geoff or offer comfort to his family, we suggest donations to @SoCalBulldog, which he loved.”

As of the time of this posting, 59 players have signed up to compete in the charity tournament scheduled for Sunday, August 4 at 9 AM PST. 

The Challonge page states that, “there is no restriction on participants for required number of games or League for this Tournament. This Tournament is organised by Platinum Heroes Discord and casted by Creighton Olsen on Twitch.”

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Dexerto has reached out for more information on the event. We will update this article when we know more.

iNcontroliNcontrol was a former StarCraft player and commentator

Geoff “iNcontrol” Robinson passed away on July 21 due to a blood clot in his lungs. He was only 33 years old.

Many within the esports community posted fond memories and tributes of Robinson after hearing the tragic news. Journalist Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields described him as “one of the most entertaining people to ever be involved with esports.”

The official StarCraft Twitter account posted a heartfelt message and stated that “StarCraft won’t be the same without [Robinson].”

The Overwatch League had its own touching tribute with hosts Chris Puckett and Soe Gschwind-Penski emotionally sharing their thoughts on Robinson before a video package aired with highlights from his career. 

Blizzard EntertainmentStarCraft 2 is an RTS game

Robinson started off his StarCraft 2 career as a Protoss (one of the three main races/factions within the game) player before transitioning to the role of a commentator. 

As a broadcast talent member, Robinson worked events such as North American Star League and the 2012 DreamHack Open: Stockholm.

Call of Duty

Team Scump wins $50K Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals: Final results

Published: 24/Nov/2020 3:43

by Brad Norton


Black Ops Cold War may have only just launched but major competitions are already underway as some of the biggest names in Call of Duty joined up for a huge $50,000 Twitch Rivals showdown.

Twitch Rivals hosts some of the biggest online esports events out there. Gathering a mix of marquee streamers on the platform and some of the top pro players, they’re always huge events.

The latest installment put CoD in the spotlight thanks to the release of Black Ops Cold War. As players grow familiar with maps, modes, and weapons, some of the best competitors jumped right into tournament play.

From Nadeshot to 2020 World Champion Clayster and plenty more, many of the biggest names were involved. If you missed any of the action, we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown on the latest Twitch Rivals event.

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals results

Once teams were drafted, it was time for the unique event to properly get underway. Divided into four sections, every squad had to play through two series across a variety of modes. Hardpoint, VIP Escort, Domination, and SnD were all in focus.

Opening rounds were simple best of ones, though the playoffs saw teams competing over a possible three maps. Some were more lopsided than others. Clayster blitzed through former partners on Simp’s team when it came to Hardpoint. Meanwhile, the opposite occurred when things switched to Domination, as Simp’s team won that portion without dropping a map.

It was a closely contested event right until the very end. Clayster, Simp, and Scump all led their teams to a single playlist win. It came down to SnD where Scump’s team took home the final remaining victory. 

How to rewatch Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals

The Cold War Twitch Rivals event took place on Monday, November 23 for North American talent. Things kicked off at 3PM PT | 6PM ET and ran through most of the evening.

While individual players were streaming their own perspectives, a dedicated broadcast was hosted by CDL talent Miles Ross, Thomas ‘Chance’ Ashworth, and Lottie Van-Praag. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience.

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals Format

This particular event followed a unique format. At first, four captains selected their teammates from a pool of pro players and popular streamers. Once rosters were locked in, there were four unique brackets to play through, one for each mode.

Hardpoint, VIP Escort, Domination, and SnD were the four single-elimination brackets on offer today. Placing well within each bracket awarded a set number of points. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the day was eventually crowned the winner. A full point breakdown along with the final prizing can be found below.

Points per round

1st – 5 points

2nd – 3 points

3rd – 2 points

4th – 1 point

Prize pool breakdown

Team prizing

1st – $15,000

2nd – $9,000

3rd – $6,000

4th – $4,000

Prizing per round

1st – $2,000

2nd – $1,000

3rd – $1,000

4th – $0

Individual player bonuses

1st – $3,750

2nd – $2,250

3rd – $1,500

4th – $1,000

Black Ops Cold War Twitch Rivals Teams

Many of the most popular names in the Call of Duty scene were thrown together for this marquee event. Captains were determined ahead of time, however, as Clayster, Nadeshot, Scump, and Simp were all elected to lead a team of their own. 

The full list of players filling out each team can be found below.

Team Scump

  • Tfue
  • Aydan
  • Zoomaa
  • Scump

Team Nadeshot

  • IceManIsaac
  • Envoy
  • Destroy
  • Nadeshot

Team Simp

  • SuperEvan
  • JaredFPS
  • Karma
  • Simp

Team Clayster

  • Symfuhny
  • Tommey
  • Rated
  • Clayster