The first esports event of XDefiant.

XDefiant is launching into competitive play with the All-Star Series. Sixteen pro players will compete in a 4v4 competition for a cash prize pool of $10,000 USD. Each set of the launch tournament will be released on YouTube, rather than streamed live, with the final video releasing on May 21.

When does the XDefiant All-Star Series begin?

The All-Star Series began on May 8, but was not livestreamed. In an interesting move, the tournament released its sets weekly via YouTube. The first video comes out at 1 pm EST/10 AM PST on May 8. 

XDefiant launches on May 21 alongside the final match of the All-Star Series (Image via Ubisoft on YouTube)
XDefiant launches on May 21 alongside the final match of the All-Star Series (Image via Ubisoft on YouTube)

The finals will come out on May 21, the same day that XDefiant launches after an extremely long delay. It seems that XDefiant is preparing to support a competitive esports scene and the All-Star Series will kick it off.

Who is competing in the All-Star Series?

16 players are particpating in the first even XDefiant esports event. Interestingly, all of the players are former Call of Duty pros. The series has divided them into four teams, each headed by a captain. Those captains are Patrick “Aches” Price, Jonathan “Pacman” Tucker, Tyler "TeePee" Polchow, and Damon "Karma" Barlow.

16 pro players compete in the All-Star Series (Image via Ubisoft on YouTube)
16 pro players compete in the All-Star Series (Image via Ubisoft on YouTube)

Players on Team Aches and Team Pacman

Team Aches
Team Pacman
Patrick "Aches" Price
Jonathan "Pacman" Tucker
Ian "Crimsix" Porter
Jordan "JKap" Kaplan
Nathaniel "Pentagrxm" Thomas
Ian "Enable" Wyatt
Josiah "Slacked" Berry
Doug "Censor" Martin

Players on Team TeePee and Team Karma

Team TeePee
Team Karma
Tyler "TeePee" Polchow
Damon "Karma" Barlow
Michael "Spacely" Schmale
Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov
Johnathan "John" Perez
Christopher "Parasite" Duarte
Dillon "Attach" Price
Andres "Lacefield" Lacefield

How will the tournament be formatted and what is the cash prize?

The XDefiant All-Star Series format consists of four teams in 4v4 competitive modes. The teams will compete in two "best of five" qualifier matches. Then the winners will move on to the finals, which are a simple best of seven.

The prize pool for the tournament is $10,000 USD, but the champions will also win the "ultimate bragging rights".

The format for XDefiant's All-Star Series (Image via XDefiant on Twitter)
The format for XDefiant's All-Star Series (Image via XDefiant on Twitter)

Qualifier results

Team Aches vs Team Pacman
Winner
Game 1 - Escort Midway
Team Aches
Game 2 - Occupy Echelon HQ
Team Aches
Game 3 - Domination Pueblito
Team Aches
Team TeePee vs Team Karma
Winner
Game 1 - Escort Times Square
Team TeePee
Game 2 - Occupy Showtime
Team Karma
Game 3 - Domination Nudleplex
Team TeePee
Game 4 - Zone Control Zoo
Team Karma
Game 5 - Occupy Pueblito
Team Teepee

After some very close matches, Team Aches and Team TeePee will move on to the finals on May 21!

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