PLANO, Texas, Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Doritos is bringing streamers back to Verdansk and Call of Duty with the legendary Doritos Bowl, an evolution on the original event that was 2018 Tempest Award winner in the gaming industry. This year's competition will include a first-of-its kind twist with the three-day tournament featuring the first-ever private lobby for a Twitch Rivals Warzone event, giving players the chance to compete against each other and Twitch's top steamers.
This year's tournament began on December 3 with over 250 streamers competing in a three-hour race, with the top three games counting toward a team's final score. Even more high-level competitors returned to day two on December 8 with co-streamers TimTheTatman and Swagg commentating on the day's activities. Now, the top 24 teams who qualified for the finals will join the likes of TimTheTatman, Swagg, Dougisraw, DavidDobrik, and TeePee for a chance to be crowned the 2020 Doritos Bowl Champions and take home a portion of the $250,000 prize. There will be five games of a private lobby, with all players in the same game, and the total score from all five games will count toward a team's final score. Fans can tune in on December 16 from 5 – 10 p.m. ET.
"With the major increase in streaming over the past several months and following the launch of the highly anticipated Cold War Black Ops, the stage is set for this year's Doritos Bowl finale," said Caio Correa, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "Doritos is a brand rooted in next level experiences, so we wanted to build on that within the competitive gaming arena. Giving streamers the chance to compete with huge names and huge stakes will make for no shortage of entertainment."
"This is a cool moment for some of my favorite things to come together: Warzone, the Twitch community and one of my favorite snacks, Doritos, all for some insane competition," said FaZe Swagg. "I remember how awesome the first Doritos Bowl was and can't wait to take it up a notch. It's not often that so many members of the Twitch community get to play at the highest level for huge prizes. We're all stoked to play and everyone is going down because my team is READY."
The inaugural Doritos Bowl in 2018 made history as one of the biggest and boldest gaming events to date, with a Shroud-led team defeating teams led by Ninja, DrLupo and Courage while playing the Call of Duty Blackout mode, its first battle royale mode. The sold-out TwitchCon event was watched by 60 million people, but this year's Doritos Bowl is taking it to another level.
Doritos believes there's boldness in everyone. We champion those who are true to themselves, who live life fully engaged and take bold action by stepping outside of their comfort zone and pushing the limits. Doritos is one of many Frito-Lay North America brands – the $17 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website, http://www.fritolay.com/, and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/fritolay.
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