Professional Call of Duty franchise Minnesota Røkkr are hosting their very own Warzone charity tournament, with a $40,000 prize pool for charities of the winner’s choosing, as well as raising money for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Warzone is the hottest battle royale game right now, just released in March to acclaim from players and critics alike, and the professional players are already getting competitive in tournaments.
With the Call of Duty League on hold, and many events canceled, Røkkr is helping to give starved fans some much-needed competitive content, all while raising money for good causes.
Watch Røkkr Royale Warzone tournament
The event will be streamed on the Røkkr’s official Twitch channel, where fans can also donate to the charity directly. You can already donate now by heading to the official event page too.
We expect many of the competitors, which includes a variety of pro players, streamers and celebrities, to be streaming on their personal channels too.
The event begins at 1PM PT / 3PM CT / 4PM EST / 9PM BST on Saturday, April 4.
How to Donate
The Røkkr Royale is about more than just the competition itself, with $40,000 in prize money up for grabs to be donated to a charity of the winner’s choosing. Additionally, fans can donate directly to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, either through the Twitch stream on website.
100% of donations made by fans will be matched by the Minnesota Røkkr too!
“Players picking their charities has been great to see and hopefully will stoke some competitiveness during the tourney,” said Brett Diamond, Røkkr’s COO. “At the end of the day we’re all asking ourselves how we can help those in need during this situation, and we appreciate the opportunity to create some positivity during a tough time for many people.”
Teams and players
Joining the pro players are various celebrities and athletes, including stars from Minnesota sports teams like JT Brown, Trevor May, and Josh Okogie. Other celebrity guests include DJ JAUZ and rapper Quando Rondo, who will be teaming up with pros and streamers.
The event will be casted by two legends of sports commentary and hosting, Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe and Chris Puckett. “I’m pumped to be back in the commentary booth with Benson for a great cause,” Puckett said, “We got a stacked player pool, and Warzone is the hottest BR in town right now. This is gonna be fun.”
The Gulag Boys
- JAUZ (celebrity DJ)
- Brian “Saintt” Baroska (Rokkr head coach)
- Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer (Rokkr player)
- JT Brown (Minnesota Wild)
- NoisyButter (Streamer from FaZe Clan)
- Ashley “MiDNiTE” Glassel (Rokkr Director of Content)
- Adam “Smitty” Smith (Barstool Sports)
- Jake “Reppin” Trobaugh (Rokkr Asst. Coach/Analyst)
- Obaid “Asim” Asim (Rokkr player)
- Josh Johnson (XFL Quarterback & former NFL player)
- Doug “Censor” Martin (New York Subliners)
- Devin “TTinyy” Robinson (Rokkr player)
Assault, Exceed, Trev
- Trevor May (Minnesota Twins)
- Adam “Assault” Garcia (Rokkr player)
- Kaden “Exceed” Stockdale (Rokkr player)
- Hitch (Celebrity streamer)
- Blake (Celebrity streamer)
- Jorge (Celebrity streamer)
The Bounty Hunters
- Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves)
- Alex “Alexx” Carpenter (Rokkr player)
- Adam “GodRx” Brown (Rokkr player)
- Quando Rondo (American rapper and singer)
- Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall (London Royal Ravens player)
- Bradley “wuskin” Marshall (London Royal Ravens player)
You can view the live bracket as it is updated here.
- Eight teams of three
- Teams will compete head to head in a single-elimination bracket
- 60 minutes per round to play as many Warzone games as they want.
- 1 elimination = 1 point, 1 win = 3 points
- Only TWO best games count
- Teams can play as many matches within 60 minutes to get their two best results.
- The team with the most total points from their best TWO GAMES in the matchup wins that round and moves on.
Prize money is donated to a charity of the winner’s choosing, in addition to money raised by fan donations (matched by Røkkr) for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
- 1st: $15,000
- 2nd: $10,000
- 3rd: $5,000
- 4th – 8th: $2,000