Well-known British YouTuber and streamer Vikkstar has announced his Warzone Showdown event is returning for 2021.
Vikkstar’s Warzone Showdown 2 will see both content creators and other members of the Call of Duty (CoD) community slug it out. Creators will fight in one bracket, while community members will face-off in the other,
There’s a $150,000 prize pool overall – creators will be able to win $20,000 each week and community members $5,000 each week. 16 community duos will be chosen at random after registering.
The grand final will take place June 15th 2021 where the finalists will fight for $50,000.
The tournament is in collaboration once again with Call of Duty publisher Activision, as well as LG. It follows on from the first Vikkstar Warzone Showdown last year, which was won by HusKerrs and AverageJoe.
Last year’s Showdown had a higher $210,000 prize pool.
Vikkstar is also a co-owner of ReKT Global’s London Call of Duty League franchise team, the London Royal Ravens, and he’s a member of the Sidemen group of content creators, which also includes YouTuber KSI.
Earlier this year Vikkstar said he was quitting Warzone because of the number of in-game hackers, but returned to the game two weeks later.
Back in 2019, KFC held a similar CoD tournament bringing together streamers and members of the community, known as the KFC Royale.
In other Call of Duty-related news, a spat between British content creators NitroLukeDX and Jeff Leach got ugly after Activision severed ties with the CoD Ghost voice actor over sexism claims.
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