The popular streamer made the announcement on February 13, on the back of placing fifth in the first Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament - with Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins' team scooping the $8,000 prize.
However, The Doc has gone one step further by revealing that the return of his popular Code Red tournament won't feature Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout game mode. Instead, it will be hosted by Respawn's new popular battle royale game.
How to watch
The first Code Red tournament will take place on February 15 and is set to begin at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT.
You can watch the tournament on its official EsportsArena Twitch channel (below) or head over to the individual livestreams of each streamer during the tournament. Dr Disrespect's channel, as the host of the competition, will also be a good place to see the action as he often provides updates as things unfold.
Dr Disrespect / Host stream:
Dr Disrespect has staged many of these Code Red tournaments in the past, but Apex Legends doesn't offer the same options as Fortnite or Call of Duty - as teams usually compete in pairs. Therefore, with Apex Legends featuring odd-numbered squads of three, this tournament will feature heavy use of public lobbies like what was seen during the recent Twitch Rivals tournament.
The key difference being that all eight teams will be placed into a double-elimination bracket with head-to-head matchups rather than having all eight teams cram as many games into a set period of time as possible.
Each match will see the trios matched against one another in three separate games. The trio tallying the most kills over the course of the three games being named the winner.
If the kill count is tied after three games, a fourth map will be played to determine the winner. If the score is still tied after that fourth game, the team who dealt the most damage during the fourth map will advance. If damage is somehow tied, the teams will play a fifth map until one team tallies more damage than the other.
For the Grand Final, the team coming from the Losers Final will have to win two matches, while the team coming from the Winners Final only has to win one match.
The points will be given out as follows:
- Wins = 8 points per win
- Kills = 1 point per kill
Live bracket and teams
Like every Code Red tournament, the February 15 Apex Legends tournament will feature some of the biggest names on Twitch. The trios are as follows:
- Dr Disrespect, Viss, RealKraftyy
- goldglove, ernie, di3sel
- joshOG, summit1g, Buhhbye
- HighDistortion, tennp0, wantedow
- chocTaco, vsnz, HusKerrs
- Nick Eh 30, Ghost Enzo, Avxry
- Ninja, Dizzy, KingRichard
- Trainwreckstv, LyndonFPS, Rogue
If you'd like to follow along with results in real-time, be sure to head over to the live tournament bracket for updates after each round.
The overall prize pool for the tournament is $20,000. The top three placing trios will take home a share of the prize, with the winner receiving the most.
The full prize breakdown is as follows:
- 1st Place: $12,000
- 2nd Place: $5,000
- 3rd Place: $3,000