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Mastercard becomes exclusive credit card partner for LCS, announces content deal

Published: 20/Aug/2019 23:58 Updated: 21/Aug/2019 12:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Riot Games and Mastercard are expanding their existing partnership to include a sponsored League of Legends “Player of the Week” award, a new documentary series and co-branded merch. 

On August 21 Mastercard announced it is expanding upon its global partnership with League of Legends esports into financial services category exclusivity for the LCS. 

As part of the announcement, Mastercard is introducing a League of Legends community content-driven series called “Together Start Something Priceless” to showcase the stories of LoL players across the globe. 

Timothy Norris/Riot GamesLeague of Legends is a global phenomenon.

Cheryl Guerin, executive vice president of North America Marketing & Communications at Mastercard is excited for the expansion. “This expanded relationship represents the continued growth in popularity of esports as well as the success of the global partnership between Mastercard and Riot Games,” she said.

“We are also excited through the ‘Together Start Something Priceless’ content series to not only demonstrate our support for this community, but also share some of the great stories and inspiring individuals we have encountered during our partnership.”

Mastercard has also partnered with MOFILM, a leader in social content development, for the “Together Start Something Priceless” series.

Over 6 months, the two will deliver five films from the markets in the United States, Germany, China, France and Brazil with each story focusing on League of Legends players and their backstories. 

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The first film chronicles the rise of  Stephen ‘Snoopeh’ Ellis and how he is helping others advance in the world of esports.

“Mastercard has already proven themselves to be true stewards of the League of Legends community. After launching our partnership last year, including global events and the curation of truly priceless moments at Worlds, we’re thrilled to be expanding the relationship and partnering with Mastercard to deliver additional unique experiences directly to LCS fans in North America,”  Matthew Archambault, Head of Esports Partnerships and Business Development for North America at Riot Games said. 

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UnRationaL’s team wins Twitch Rivals $250K Warzone Doritos Bowl: final placements

Published: 22/Jan/2021 3:40 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 3:46

by Brad Norton

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UnRationaL’s team came away with the win after a controversial day of action in the $250,000 Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl event. Here’s how the five rounds of private lobby competition unfolded throughout the Grand Finals on January 21.


  • Team UnRationaL took home the lion’s share of the $250K prize pool.
  • Team Iron led the charge for most of the event, only falling short in the final round.
  • Top competitors lashed out over cheating accusations. One team disqualified from the event.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Grand Finals: Placements

$250,000 was on the line for the Twitch Rivals event, making it one of the biggest Warzone competitions of all time. After a month of delays, 49 teams were all set to drop in a fight for the best placement possible. Regardless of performance, each and every team was awarded in the end. The top Trio claimed a whopping $45,000 for their efforts while the team in last place still got $1,200.

Current Placement Team Points
1st UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool 127
2nd aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_ 94
3rd its_iron, OPMarked, yeet 89
4th Aydan, Blazt, Rated 83
5th zColorss, Frozone, aHTracTXII 78
6th PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman 75
7th BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman 75
8th mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable 71
9th zSmittyTV, KriiNkz, mvriiooo 70
10th HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny 70

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl: Results & recap

The first custom match got off an intense start with many of the biggest names dropping out early. While a handful of fan-favorite teams made it to the top 10, it was Team Iron that took out the emphatic win. They knocked out HusKerr’s in the closing moments to secure the victory with 17 kills to their name. They immediately jumped into first place with 42 points in total.

Iron and his Trio continued their reign atop the standings through the next two rounds though the gap continued to close. UnRationaL’s team came just one point away from tying the leaders, with Frozone’s Trio falling close behind in third place.

A qualifying team closed out the victory in round four, however, things soon hit a bump in the road. The broadcast cut to a prolonged break as cheating accusations began making the rounds. Multiple players lashed out over alleged cheaters in the custom lobby.

After roughly an hour of investigations behind the scenes, METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, & Unifyz were disqualified from the event.

They would not be eligible for any prizing, the hosts soon confirmed. Therefore, the fifth and final map was played with one less team.

It all came down to a heated final battle though one Trio was able to cruise through to the top spot. UnRationaL, StayFinessen, and Nickool dominated in the final round, securing the first place prize and taking out the win with a 33 point lead over second place.

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Invited teams & qualifiers

25 teams were invited to compete in the Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl. From the most popular streamers to veteran competitors, all of the biggest names were dropped into the same lobby.

Alongside the invited Trios, 24 qualifying teams are also in the lobby. However, the lobby size soon shrank as one team was disqualified from the event.

Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl Teams
Tfue, Destroy, ClutchBelk
Kalei, xcudi, Pz_Blue
IceManIsaac, exzachtt, Rallied
Swagg, GD_booya, SuperEvan
TeePee, DouisRaw, Merk
Tommey, AlmxndTV, newbz
HusKerrs, JoeWo, Symfuhny
LEGIQN, babydillster, x2Pac_ThuGLorD
p90princess, ReelMason, AngelWalks
LuckyChamu, Repullze, KuyaJay
BobbyPoffGaming, chun, Pieman
aamerica, Med1cinee_, Royalize_
its_iron, OPMarked, yeet
JaredFPS, Bartonologist, RussDaddy
UnRationaL, StayFinessen, Nickool
ProblemWright, Braxtvn, stukawaki
mrdaft, GalvanizeCOD, Enable
Pamaj, Dirty, JHaZeGV
SebasBeron, FadezIV, galex
Aydan, Blazt, Rated
jordy2d, Sallyisadog, LoochyTV
ItsMeRachelG, ukforty, mnavo
1Bibby, JoshuaAlfaro, AznBoi
(DISQUALIFIED) METZY_B, kyrptic_j0ker, Unifyz
PRAY3RS, NobuSpartan, bbreadman

Twitch Rivals Warzone Doritos Bowl Finals: Format

For this major Warzone event, teams played in private lobbies, opposed to the usual kill-race format. There were 49 teams in total as every Trio battled it out in the same match.

Points were accumulated across five lobbies as placement and kills were all-important. Each elimination was worth one point and more points were awarded for a better finish. The full point structure can be seen below.

Placement Points
1st 25
2nd 20
3rd 15
4th 10
5th-7th 7
8th-10th 4
11th-15th 2
16th-20th 1