Professional Warzone player “Tommey” took to Twitter to talk about his take on the competitive Warzone format.
Competitive Warzone has traditionally consisted of a “kill race” format, where players randomly queue into a duo, trios, or quads game over and over again in an attempt to have the highest squad kill record in a set time frame. It’s interesting to watch and a great formula for the cameras. It sparks the interests of millions of viewers and makes for some great highlights.
Due to this format, there has always been a demand for a private Warzone match format for these tournaments, where Warzone pros can all face each other in a single game, where the winner takes all.
This would be an interesting experience for viewers, and would allow for tense moments between content creators and professional players. However, for the pros, it might not be as much of an enjoyable experience.
When 100 Thieves player, Tommey, came across a tweet from Cloudfuel regarding this topic, he took to a Twitter thread to respond.
Tommey referred to Warzone as “easy to play”, and “not great for competition,” citing the lack of advanced mechanics when compared to games like Fortnite.
The basis of his argument derives from this, which is a fair point to make. However, games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and H1Z1 (when it was still relevant) had private servers for large competitions.
While there is an argument to be made for private matches, Tommey makes a fair point. In terms of competitive integrity, if professional players get in a large server, it might become a slow Warzone game. Frustration will arise quickly among players since most of the winners will be those who are better positioned when the circle begins to close.
While the games may be tense, the engagements will be scarce and players will feel like the game feels more “random” than skillful.
In terms of entertainment value, kill races are the more exciting events to watch. If a content creator is eliminated, they find another game to play and try again. If it happens in a private Warzone tournament format, the streamer can’t play the game and may quickly become bored; thus, viewers will feel less engaged with the event.
While the kill race format will most likely be the competitive Warzone formula in the future for many reasons, it still would be great to occasionally see a custom games format on occasion with top talent. Perhaps there is some ruleset or game type to support the format in a proper way that’s fun for viewers and competitors.
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