Today, the Totino’s $50,000 Invitational went underway and concluded in an epic fashion. That’s not to say that the remainder of the tournament wasn’t extremely entertaining, because it was. In case you missed it, eight teams were invited to participate in this competition and as you can imagine the biggest names were involved. If you were absent for the action or were unaware of the tournament altogether, scroll to the end of this article for a list of teams as well as their final placings.
This tournament was undoubtedly the most captivating competitive Call of Duty event that I have watched in years. Although Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were competed in heavily and there are always those outliers who will claim that they were successful games, mostly every Call of Duty eSports fan can agree that they indeed were not. It was not until today that I spectated a Call of Duty tournament that was thoroughly exciting. We saw and witnessed many things, such as a heavy usage of the M8A7 (not saying the gun is overpowered, just a general observation), as well as an incredibly nerve racking finish to a Fringe Hardpoint game between Team Kaliber and Rise Nation, which ended with a score of 250-249.
Based off of this initial Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 major tournament/event, I believe it is safe to say that we are in for a fun and prosperous year of competitive CoD. Of course there are still rule changes including the banning of certain guns/specialists/scorestreaks/etc., as well the formulation of a better map set for eSports game play, that are desperately needed, but I have full faith in this game and the potential that it carries.
What do you think?
List of Teams & Placings
1st – Rise Nation
2nd – OpTic Gaming
3rd-4th – Team Kaliber
3rd-4th – compLexity Gaming
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