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Frosty returns to Halo after 2-year stint in Call of Duty

Published: 2/Oct/2020 20:47 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 21:03

by Theo Salaun

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After a two year period in which he played professional Call of Duty, the Florida Mutineers and Call of Duty League’s Bradley ‘Frosty’ Bergstrom is leaving the CDL to rejoin his former Halo teammates on the Sentinels.

With Halo Infinite expected to release sometime in 2021, Frosty has opted to rejoin the scene in which he won two world championships and depart from the CDL after being an unrestricted free agent following a successful campaign with the Mutineers. While Frosty and the Mutineers won multiple Home Series championships and finished in third place for the CDL’s inaugural regular season, the veteran FPS player is leaving competitive CoD for the time being.

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In 2020, the Mutineers finished their regular season with 230 CDL Points, just behind the No. 2 Dallas Empire’s 260 and the No. 1 Atlanta FaZe’s 280. But that season-long run fizzled out, as the roster went 1-6 in the playoffs, eventually losing to an upsurging OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in Elimination Round 3.

With Frosty becoming an unrestricted free agent after the team’s unfortunate failings at CDL Champs, he has elected to return to Halo with a contract from the Sentinels instead of grasping at what should be more limited offer sheets in the CDL given the league’s switch to a 4 vs. 4 format for Treyarch and Raven Software’s Black Ops Cold War. 

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In his announcement tweet, the two-time Halo World Champion expressed his comfort in returning to his original title succinctly: “Back home.”

That comfort is well-deserved, as he will be rejoining teammates from TOX Gaming, OpTic Gaming, and Counter Logic Gaming — Paul ‘SnakeBite’ Duarte, Tony ‘Lxthul’ Campbell, and Matthew ‘Royal2’ Fiorante. Together, the four won 10 major championships in just three years from 2016 to 2018.

Together, the Sentinels’ new Halo lineup constitutes the most prolific roster in the esport’s history. But it appears that their newest addition’s split from the Call of Duty League wasn’t under the warmest circumstances.

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Following a congratulatory tweet from the Mutineers, that was intended to jokingly mock how pro CoD players viewed Modern Warfare 2019, Frosty shot back and shut them down, with kindness: “I do not f**k with you at all, but good looks.”

Despite whatever bad blood may remain with Florida, the two-time Halo World Champion is returning to his roots after a strong showing in two years as a CoD pro. And expectations will certainly be high for his legendary new roster’s chances in 2021 and beyond.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 

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Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

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Full results & tournament recap.

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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

Streamers
  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • FRESH
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG

Other

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  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

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  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

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Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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