Dr DisRespect's Code Red tournament is coming to Fortnite ft. Ninja, Nickmercs and DrLupo - Dexerto
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Dr DisRespect’s Code Red tournament is coming to Fortnite ft. Ninja, Nickmercs and DrLupo

Published: 5/Nov/2018 22:20 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 23:03

by Mitch Reames

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Dr DisRespect’s Code Red tournament series is expanding to Fortnite on November 8th and some of the game’s biggest names are competing.

The tournament, which began with PUBG but held the last event in BO4’s Blackout, is put on by the Doc, Boom.TV, and the Esports Arena.

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The event will award $20,000 in total prizes split among the top three finishers.

The event will feature some of Fortnite’s biggest stars with Nickmercs, Ninja and DrLupo all verbally committing to playing. 

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In addition, the Doc says Tfue and Cloakzy are both “loose commits.” 

Boom.TV is a Twitch congregator that allows viewers to see the bracket and ruleset while allowing viewers to switch between streams easily.

The Code Red tournament itself follows a format similar to KEEMSTAR’s old Friday Fortnite competitions.

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Duos are matched up in a bracket format, they join squad games and rack up kills against an unsuspecting lobby. The duo with the most combined kills over two games move on.

The tournament is double-elimination and qualifiers are open to smaller Twitch streamers, but most of the spots will be filled by invitation. Only people with Twitch streams with a set amount of followers will be considered for the tournament.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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