BoomTV’s latest Code Red tournament for Fortnite Battle Royale has come to a close, with Ghost Gaming professional players Timothy 'Bizzle' Miller and Dylan 'Dmo' Moore taking home first place by a very slim margin.
This week’s Code Red Fortnite tournament was played on March 15 and featured some of the biggest names of the battle royale community, all battling it out for a share of the $10,000 prize pool.
A full recap and final standings are available below, and if you are not familiar with the format used in the tournament, make sure to read up on that in the format and rules section included later in the article.
RESULTS - Recap and Final Standings
Considering the fact that both Bizzle and Dmo are considered among the top Fortnite players in the world, it came as no shock to anyone that the pair took first place at this week's Code Red tournament.
What was surprising, however, was that it took the duo until the sixth round and a very slim lead to claim the top spot, as they had been hanging around the top ten pretty much the entire tournament without getting a taste of first place through the first five rounds.
The earlier rounds of the competition were dominated by Team SoloMid's Kaysid and FaZe Clan's Jaomock, who led the field after three of the first four rounds, thanks to the fact that they finished first, third, and fourth in rounds one, two, and four respectively.
However, starting from the fourth round, Bizzle and Dmo began taking the initiative, getting nine eliminations and a Victory Royale to propel themselves to second.
A subpar performance in round five saw them slip to third, as Ghost's Saf and NRG Esports' Zayt briefly took the top spot with Kaysid and Jaomock sitting in second.
In the sixth and final round, Bizzle and Dmo showed their championship resiliency by placing second and grabbing five eliminations, which was just enough to claim the top spot and secure the tournament victory.
Won CodeRed 10k w/ @zzdmo :raised_hands::skin-tone-2:
— Bizzle (@Ghost_Bizzle) March 16, 2019
With the tournament now all wrapped up, here are the duos that finished in the top five and earned themselves a share of the $10,000 prize pool.
|Place||Duo||Total Eliminations||Total Points||Prize Money Won|
|1st||Ghost Bizzle & Ghost Dmo||20||407||$5,000|
|2nd||TSM Kaysid and FaZe Jaomock||21||393||$2,500|
|3rd||Ghost Saf and NRG Zayt||31||383||$1,250|
|4th||TSM Zexrow and TSM Vinny1x||22||365||$750|
|5th||Ghost Snood and Ghost Thwifo||24||311||$500|
The rest of the final leaderboard for the March 15 Code Red Fortnite tournament, including the match placements after each of the six rounds, can be viewed on the event's website HERE.
What was the format used in Code Red?
Much like the previous running of the competition, this Code Red main event was played on a custom server, so it did not feature the usual 'total of two kill race' format we've been made accustomed to.
50 duos were placed in a custom server, where they played a total of six total matches - three on the NA-West server and three on NA-East.
The scoring system used for this tournament rewarded teams based on both eliminations and match placements, using on the following breakdown:
- Each kill is worth 6 points
Tiebreakers are determined in the order presented here: total points scored, total Victory Royales in the session, total eliminations in the session, average placement across any matches in the session, and finally a Coin Flip.
Who played in the Code Red main event?
As usual, this week's Code Red Fortnite tournament featrured some of the biggest names in the battle royale community, including pro players and content creators from prominent orgs like Ghost Gaming, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, and 100 Thieves.
Some of the more high profile duos include:
- SypherPK and HighDistortion
- NICKMERCS and Nio
- Bizzle and DMO
- Myth and Commandment
- Replays and Thiefs
- Poach and Chap
- Vivid and 72Hrs
The full list of participating players and teams can be viewed on the official Code Red Fortnite webpage.
What is the prize pool of Code Red?
The next Code Red main event featured a $10,000 prize pool, which was divided among the top five duos based on total points earned after the six matches.
- Total: $10,000 USD
- 1st: $5,000
- 2nd: $2,500
- 3rd: $1,250
- 4th: $750
- 5th: $500