NICKMERCS joins an extended record of different content material creators internet hosting CDL watch events, but it surely comes with a twist.
Starting throughout CDL Main 2 in January, Activision allowed a choose few to co-stream league matches on Twitch. It simply so occurred that esports legend Seth ‘Scump’ retired across the identical time, creating an ideal alternative.
Scump’s first watch get together peaked at round 95,000 viewers. The momentum continued to construct, as CDL Main 3 grew to become the most-watched occasion for the reason that league started in 2020, surpassing 333,000 between the mainstream and different co-streams.
Watch events have been a driving power behind elevated CDL Viewership, and Activision landed one other massive fish for its greatest occasion of the 12 months.
NICKMERCS proclaims watch get together for CDL Champs
After dedicating most of his time to skilled Apex Legends, NICKMERCS returned to MW2 and Warzone 2, as he grew to become the primary streamer to obtain an operator pores and skin in franchise historical past.
Throughout a WZ2 stream, NICKMERCS revealed that Activision paid him to host a watch get together for CDL Champs. Watch events aren’t new, however that is the primary time a content material creator has overtly claimed that Activison has paid them to host a stream.
“Name of Responsibility is paying me to do a CDL watch get together of the championship, so we’re going to fuc*ing do it.”
Nickmercs on Activision Paying him to Watch CDL! pic.twitter.com/DAyvl6JAQQ
— Name Of Responsibility League Clips (@CDL_Clips) Might 15, 2023
As a member of FaZe clan, Nick admitted that he hopes Atlanta FaZe makes a deep run within the event and in addition spoke about rooting in opposition to the LA Thieves. NICKMERCS was initially a member of the 100 Thieves till a public dispute with group proprietor Nadeshot drove him away.
“I’m actually hoping that FaZe Clan makes it to the finals. That means, it’s additional sizzling, and I’m additionally actually hoping that the Thieves don’t.”
Las Vegas is internet hosting the Name of Responsibility League Championship weekend from June 15-18. All matches can be accessible to observe on YouTube and Twitch.