A Look Back At The Race To Prestige: 2014

The Race to Prestige is still going strong, and Team SCUF is taking this opportunity to look back on some of our favorite moments of Races gone by.

With a futuristic setting and A-list actor Kevin Spacey lined up as its villain, Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare rode its way into 2014 on an electronic wave of hype. The same high-stakes action of Call of Duty we’ve come to know and love, wrapped in a futuristic veneer, CoD: AW was an addition that had people talking. The game was about to get even faster and more varied, and The Race to Prestige would reflect that.

With a whole new set of techniques, weapons, and loadouts to experiment with, Ernest Le, Goldglove, Goldenboy, iiJERiiCHOii, and TmarTn took to their now-famous Gamertag of “Hashtag The Race” to raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment, and maybe earn some bragging rights along the way.

The stream began as it always had: with excitement and a small bit of anticipation for the grind that waited. As the hours passed, fatigue occasionally set in, but “Hashtag The Race” knew that their audience was looking for mayhem and hijinks, and delivered with flying colors. With new techniques and maps to learn, there were more than a few opportunities to show off, and there are a few that people still remember today, including Ernest Le’s insane 14 man akimbo killing spree….

And what kind of multi-day, sleep-deprived test of skill would be complete without attempting to consume an entire meal in one slurp? We’re not sure anyone will be able to forget iiJERiiCHOii attempting to down this horrifying “smoothie”. But when you’ve been playing for days straight, we suppose just about anything seems like a good idea…

But in the end, it was all worth it. Five straight days of non-stop combat seems like a small price to pay for over $15,000 raised for the Call of Duty Endowment. And to top off the excitement, 2014 ushered in a Prestige winner in the form of DooM Clan’s “WeAreDooMClan” Gamertag. Ultimately, Hashtag The Race agreed that this was one of the best times they’d had during The Race.

But they were in store for some historic moments in 2015.