Next MWEB Gamezone Black Ops 2 Ladder and Super 8 Announced

Black Ops 2 Super 8 Showdown

Or as the folk over at MWEB Gamezone are calling it… the ‘Super 8 Showdown’.

32 teams on each of the two consoles will play in a single elimination tournament to determine the “one undefeated champion.”

The qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament will be a little different to previous events, and will draw the teams from three different avenues – the Super 8Gamers in Beta and the Super 8 Ladder Qualifier.

Rather than regurgitate the information with additional fluff, here’s the skinny on the tournament direct from the MWEB Gamezone post:

Gamers in Beta Qualifier

Next up is the Gamers in Beta (GiB) tournament, where we saw 8 teams paired with some of South Africa’s best Call of Duty players. The aim of the program was to try bring inexperienced teams up to the standard of some of the best South African squads. Now they will face their true test as they will be placed, at random, into the 32 Black Ops 2 Super 8 Showdown. Since there was no GiB program on the PlayStation 4, there will be an additional 8 places up for grabs for PlayStation players for the last element of qualification.

Ladder Qualifier

The last way to try qualify for the remaining slots on the 32 team single elimination Showdown will be via our ladder. The ladder is intended for the teams that do not qualify via the Super 8 or the GiB, but does not exclude them. All teams may enter but those that have qualified will not be selected again from the ladder for the showdown. The ladder will implement some new rule changes as well as a tighter structure to make sure that only the best remaining teams qualify for their shot at glory in the Black Ops 2 Super 8 Showdown Tournament!

Let’s break the qualifier process down again:


Super 8 (Xbox & PS3): These teams have been decided via our Super 8 ladder run earlier this year. These squads will make up the 8 seeded teams in the 32 team Black Ops 2 Showdown event.

Gamers in Beta (Xbox 360): The 8 participating teams in the Gamers in Beta program will form the the unseeded squads for the Black Ops 2 showdown. These teams will be randomly placed into the 32 team bracket in the 32 team Black Ops 2 Super 8 Showdown.

Ladder Qualification (Xbox 360 & PS3): The ladder will fill the last remaining spots of the tournament, which means that there will be 16 teams selected from the Xbox 360 ladder and 24 teams from the PlaySation 3  ladder. Only the top teams will qualify.

*All teams are allowed to participate on the qualification ladder, however if any one of those teams already qualify for the 32 team Showdown then they will not be considered as a double entry. This means they will retain their position in the Black Ops 2 Super 8 Showdown but will not be considered on the ladder. This will allow for another team placed potentially below the top 16 or 24 to qualify for the final 32 team

Of course, these days, a tournament would not be complete without prizes, and in this case, it’s a humdinger.

On PS3 you can win:

On Xbox 360 you can win:

Where to register:

Basic Team Structure

  1. Minimum team size: 4 members
  2. Maximum Team size: 6 members
  3. Teams are required to have 1 captain

*Teams that have disbanded will not qualify for their previously attained position on the Super 8 and the Gamers in Beta.

Important Dates

  • Ladder Registration Period: 30th of July 2013- 9th of August 2013
  • Ladder Qualification Period: 12th August  2013- 26th August 2013
  • Black Ops 2 Showdown: 31st August + 7th September 2013
  • Finalized Ruleset will be up on the 5th of August