To celebrate the start of Warzone Season 3, streaming platform Twitch has announced it will be hosting a tournament known as the Twitch Rivals Showdown.
The event will see some of Europe's and North America's best Warzone players battle it out for a share of a huge prize pool along with the chance to be crowned Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown champion.
Although no list of competitors has been revealed, it's likely that the tournament will feature some of the most well-known European and North American players in the Warzone scene, meaning we can expect plenty of action to take place within Verdansk '84.
Find out absolutely everything you need to know about the tournament in this article!
Twitch Rivals $50K Warzone Showdown Stream
To keep track of all the action, the official Twitch Rivals stream will act as a dedicated hub for the event, keeping track of all the teams in action.
Twitch Rivals $50K Warzone Showdown Start Time
The European leg of the tournament is set to begin at 7AM PT (3PM BST) on April 27th with the North American portion scheduled to get underway at 1PM PT (9PM BST)
Depending on how the matches progress, the tournament is meant to run for approximately five hours, meaning there won't be any clashes between European and North American tournaments.
A total of 49 teams of three are expected to participate in the tournament, with the $50,000 prize pool being distributed across all placings meaning everyone taking part gets the chance to earn some cash.
Find the full breakdown below:
- 1st - $9000
- 2nd - $6000
- 3rd - $4500
- 4th - $3000
- 5th - $2400
- 6th - $1800
- 7th-9th - $1200
- 10th-12th - $1050
- 13th-15th - $900
- 16th-20th - $750
- 21st-25th - $600
- 26th-30th - $450
- 31st-40th - $300
- 41st-49th - $150
The tournament will feature a kill race format but rather than squads dropping into public matches, all teams will be playing in a private match against each other, meaning the games are likely to be played at a slower pace as placement is just as important as kills.
Twitch Rivals has also added a kill multiplier rather than adding bonus points for a high placement. If a team finishes first and scores 10 kills, the total will be doubled to 20 giving them 20 points for that particular match.
Here's a full breakdown of the multiplier:
- 1st - 2x Kill Multiplier
- 2nd-5th - 1.5x Kill Multiplier
- 6th-15th - 1.3x Kill Multiplier
- 16th-25th - 1.1x Kill Multiplier
- 26th+ - 1.0 Kill Multiplier
With the European competition underway, the list of competitors has been unveiled!
Find some notable names taking part in the EMEA Showdown: