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Overwatch League finally announces return of free Token Drops

Published: 20/May/2020 17:01 Updated: 20/May/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Drops are coming back to Overwatch League in a big way for the remainder of the 2020 season, giving fans a chance to earn Tokens, which can then be used for special skins.

Since moving broadcasts from Twitch to YouTube, fans were eager for the latter to implement some sort of system that would allow fans to earn League Tokens like they did during the league’s first two seasons.

Now, fans will be able to earn more Tokens than ever before, however, they will only be able to if they watch on the OWL website or mobile app.

Fans with accounts linked to their Overwatch profile will receive five League Tokens for every hour they watch, an increase from previous years.

“Viewing time is tracked continuously, so if a fan watches 30 minutes in one session and returns later for another 30 minutes of viewing, that fan will get credit for that total accumulated hour,” the league explained.

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Fans will finally be able to earn Tokens for the new Florida skins.

Additionally, viewing time only counts for watching live matches on the Overwatch League website or apps on iOS and Android.

So, even though matches are still streamed on YouTube, if you’re looking to earn Tokens you need be signed into the OWL website or app, otherwise, your viewership won’t register.

Tokens can be used to purchased special League cosmetics such as skins and emotes. With the special Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won MVP skin still coming later this season, despite the star’s switch to Valorant. This is good news for anyone wanting to stock up before it’s released.

Overwatch League awards Sinatraa of the Shock the 2019 MVP award
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Sinatraa was named 2019 OWL MVP and has a skin coming in his honor.

The return of Token Drops comes right as the League’s monthly tournament dubbed the “May Melee” begins on May 22.

In it, all the teams based in both the Asian and North American regions will compete in single-elimination brackets with the higher-seeded teams having byes to the later rounds.

With the Anniversary Event, Tokens, and the May tournament, there’s a lot of Overwatch readily available for fans and players alike.

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

Published: 24/Nov/2020 3:43

by Brad Norton

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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