Athletes from every major U.S. sport will participate in the upcoming Call of Duty Royale tournament, streaming on Twitch every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from April 21 through May 7.
NFL running back Marshawn Lynch and NBA forward Paul George are among the well-known contestants.
Action will come via the “Call of Duty: Warzone” battlefield.
Here are the details of the competition:
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When is the Call of Duty Royale tournament?
The Call of Duty Royale tournament runs from April 21 through May 7, airing every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. There will be eight episodes in total.
How to watch Call of Duty Royale tournament?
Every match will be streamed live for free on Bud Light’s Twitch channel, included below.
Watch live video from BudLight on www.twitch.tv
Call of Duty Royale tournament entry list
(Note: Royale teams will not be determined by the sports players come from)
- MLB: Pete Alonso, Justin Dunn, Bo Bichette, Brett Phillips, Gleyber Torres, Gavin Lux
- NBA: Paul George, Eric Pascall, Damion Lee
- NFL: Marcus Peters, Marshawn Lynch, DK Metcalf, Kyle van Noy, Landon Collins, Austin Ekeler
- NHL: Taylor Hall, Ryan Strome
- WNBA: Ariel Powers
- USWNT: Allie Long, Meagan Kelly, Debinha, Merideth Speck
Call of Duty Royale tournament rules
The tournament will be broken into two parts: Qualifying against the general public and semifinals and finals against one another.
Each squad consists of four players. In qualifying, these teams get exactly two hours in “Call of Duty: Warzone” to rack up as many points as possible.
Qualifying points are earned as follows:
- 1 kill = 1 point
- 1 win = 25 points
Call of Duty Royale tournament bracket schedule
The April 21 launch featured Paul George (NBA), Ariel Powers (WNBA), Bo Bichette (MLB) and Brett Phillips (MLB) in a four-person squad against the random masses online. They managed 41 points and showed nice chemistry, with Phillips serving as the vocal leader of the team.
On Thursday night, Kyle van Noy (NFL), Landon Collins (NFL), Taylor Hall (NHL) and Ryan Strome (NHL) joined forces and absolutely dominated, racking up 87 points despite not getting a win. Van Noy alone delivered 40 kills, nearly equalling Team 1’s full tally by himself.
On Sunday, Austin Ekeler (NFL), Damion Lee (NBA), Justin Dunn (MLB) and Pete Alonso (MLB) will take center stage as members of Team 3.
Call of Duty Royale tournament bracket standings, point totals
Team 1 (George/Powers/Bichette/Phillips): 41 points.
Team 2 (Van Noy/Collins/Hall/Strome): 87 points.
What does Call of Duty Battle Royale mean?
Battle Royale is a popular every person for themselves (or every squad for itself) game mode in which the goal is to be the last one standing. Players gather weapons and supplies from around the “Call of Duty: Warzone” map and work to pick off other players on the way to victory.
Which console will players use?
Players will have a choice of competing on an Xbox or Playstation 4.
Where will the charity prize money go?
All players will win a donation to a charity of their choice. The first place finisher in the Bud Light Seltzer Charity Royale tournament will receive $ 50,000, the second place finisher will receive $ 25,000 and additional participants will get $ 15,000 apiece to donate to charity. Charities that will receive funding include the American Red Cross and United Way.