Activision and NICKMERCS Partner to Expand Warzone MFAM Gauntlet Tournament Series

Activision and NICKMERCS have partnered to expand the MFAM Gauntlet Warzone tournament series with a new format and a larger prize pool.
Activision and NICKMERCS have partnered to expand the MFAM Gauntlet Warzone tournament series with a new format and a larger prize pool. / Courtesy of NICKMERCS

Activision-Blizzard and Twitch streamer Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff have partnered to expand the latter's MFAM Gauntlet Warzone tournament series.

Activision will help to promote the Call of Duty tournament series in addition to boosting the prize pool to $100,000 — double the amount listed for June's iteration of the tournament. The event will move from a once-monthly format to a four-week series complete with qualifiers and a main event each week.

The gauntlet will include players of varying skill levels in duos, trios and quads.

The first week of the revamped MFAM Gauntlet begins Monday at 3 p.m. ET. The main event takes place July 15 at 4 p.m. ET. Both will be broadcast on the MFAM Gauntlet Twitch channel, and preceded by a new pre-show segment called "The Armory."

Moving forward, the gauntlet will see NICKMERCS raise awareness of, and ask donations for, the Call of Duty Endowment, a charity organization that pairs military veterans with jobs.