YouTube has announced that it will be hosting a Call of Duty: Warzone creator tournament on Friday, May 29 in honor of military appreciation month. The tournament will feature popular creators like Dillon Francis, Marshmello, CouRage, and more who will go head to head for a $100,000 prize pool which will benefit the Endowment Grantee and Hire Heroes USA.
The Call of Duty: Warzone creator tournament will kick off at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET and will be streamed live on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel, as well as each creator's individual channel. The event will be hosted by esports commentators Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez and Christ “Puckett.”
Here is the full list of creators that will be serving as team captains in the event: Avxry, BasicallyIDoWrk, CouRage, Daithi De Nogla, dellor, Dillon Francis, Marshmello, NoahJ456, Vikkstar and Typical Gamer. You can watch the event trailer below.
“As a long time Call of Duty fan and caster, it's exciting for me that we're hosting a YouTube gaming creator tournament with the Call of Duty Endowment,” said Ryan Wyatt, head of gaming, YouTube. “We have a unique opportunity to not only entertain fans at home but also give back to an important charity which supports our heroic troops.”
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The first round of the event will feature head to head matchups between the teams, with the top two teams going up against each other in the finals later that day. During the first round, each team will play up to 10 games in a three hour time period.
At the end of each match, the top three scores from each team will be added up to determine the final two teams. From there the final two teams will compete in two matches and the team with the highest point total at the end will be declared the winner. Further, each creator will be allowed to pick their own teammates and will compete live from their own homes.
"I started my YouTube career making Call Of Duty videos over 10 years ago, I thought it was only fitting to join this YouTube Gaming tournament & show the others how it's done!” said Vikkstar, who will be competing in Friday’s event.
“But in all seriousness, tournaments like this help bring not only the YouTube community together but also the gaming community as a whole. In times like this, it’s important to stay connected and put on a great show!"
Call of Duty: Warzone is getting ready to launch into Season 4 in just a few days and recently added a bunch of bunkers that can be opened up and explored for by players that have found the access codes. While you’re waiting for the event, be sure to check out some of the best Warzone perks and learn how to get the Obsidian Camo skin.
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