Twitch Rivals saw great success last week when popular streaming trios hopped into Apex Legends and squared off in an attempt to be crowned the Twitch Rivals victor.
While Apex Legends continues to see huge success, streamers will turn their attention to Blackout, Call of Duty’s first foray into the battle royale market, with a slight update to the format from previous Twitch Rivals tournaments.
The Twitch Rivals Call of Duty: Blackout tournament is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 27, with the action set to kick off in the European portion of the tournament at 12PM EST (9AM PST, 5PM GMT). The North American section of the competition begins at 5PM EST (2PM PST, 10PM GMT).
The tournament will be streamed on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which you can view below. Players will also be able to stream their own viewpoint on their personal Twitch channels.
The Blackout tournament sees a slight shift in formats from previous Twitch Rivals tournaments, with players attempting to earn points over the course of three hours split into two rounds, instead of four or five continuous hours.
Points will be awarded for victories, final placement and eliminations. You can view the full breakdown of how points will be awarded below.
Teams will earn points based on the following criteria:
32 teams will compete in the tournament, with 16 teams from each region competing for a share of $40,000. Currently, no information is available regarding the duos who will compete in this tournament, but we’ll be sure to update this post as more information becomes available.
The Twitch Rivals tournament has a total prize pool of $80,000, with $40,000 available to each region. Teams who secure a victory in one of their rounds will earn $2,000, while the overall victor will pick up $5,000. Bonuses of $1,000 will also be handed out for things like longest win streak, and winning matches with items like the Bowie Knife or a vehicle.