It’s coming home… The C.O.D.E. Bowl trophy, that is.
The Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Bowl III presented by USAA saw the Royale Air Force pull off a phenomenal comeback within a hard-fought series of Call of Duty®: Warzone™ 2.0 Battle Royale matches en route to the United Kingdom’s first-ever C.O.D.E. Bowl championship. This team of Air Specialist (Class 1) Technicians Matthew “Matty” Ingham, Connor “icxy” Fegan, Jamie “Unknown JWG” Griffith, and Corporal Kallum “Kalzony” Johnson, along with influencer captains James “Spratt” and Kamille “JaffaInc” Jaffer proved strength through adversity, walking away with the C.O.D.E. Bowl Trophy despite a slow first half of matches.
This humbling start to their C.O.D.E. Bowl title run saw them fall to last place overall with only eight points through two matches. After halftime, the Royal Air Force looked like a completely different squad, racking up nearly 80 points off back-to-back high elimination matches.
“Unknown JWG” was named the servicemember MVP of the tournament with 12 eliminations. Combined with 12 eliminations from “Spratt,” 17 total eliminations from “JaffaInc,” and a 1.5x multiplier for consistent top-half finishes, the Royal Air Force flew up the leaderboard past reigning champions Space Force Gaming and fellow aviators Air Force Gaming, who won two out of four matches on the day.
Held adjacent to the Call of Duty League Major I event in Raleigh, North Carolina, C.O.D.E. Bowl III brought back the reigning champions US Space Force to compete against esports teams from all other US and UK military branches — Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force from the United Kingdom, as well as US Army, Marine Corps Gaming, US Navy, US Air Force, and the Coast Guard. Each squad was led by two captains from the Call of Duty community, who represented some of the best personalities and competitors across the game’s Multiplayer and Battle Royale modes.
During the event, branches were split into two Trios for four Mini Battle Royale matches in Warzone 2.0. Points were awarded to each Trio based on eliminations and squad placement in each of the four matches, the team with the highest combined score between the two Trios took home the trophy.
The Royal Air Force won by earning 87.3 points across the four matches, with Space Force Gaming finishing in second with 83.5 points off a respectable second half run, and Air Force Gaming finishing in third with 78.5 points despite winning two out of four matches.
Also at the event was a Call of Duty®: Warzone™ Mobile tournament, showcasing military teams competing for fun in the game’s Blitz Royale mode during its limited-release period.
Congratulations once again to the Royal Air Force for winning C.O.D.E. Bowl III, and thank you to everyone who participated and watched this event. Wonder how they’ll keep the C.O.D.E Bowl trophy safe in the coming year?
For those looking for results from Call of Duty League Major I, head to the official Call of Duty League website.
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