How to watch Hitch's $5K Blackout Pro-Am ft. Dr Disrespect, Pamaj, FormaL & more - streams, bracket, teams, format - Dexerto
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How to watch Hitch’s $5K Blackout Pro-Am ft. Dr Disrespect, Pamaj, FormaL & more – streams, bracket, teams, format

Published: 4/Sep/2019 3:55

by Albert Petrosyan


Former OpTic Gaming content creator Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards has partnered with tournament organizers BoomTV and eBeatsMusic to host a $5,000 Call of Duty Blackout Code Red tournament featuring top pro players and streamers.

With the competitive Call of Duty season now over, many in the community have turned their focus to Blackout battle royale, giving top content creators the audience they need to host a massive tournament.

Below, you can find all of the details for this competition, including the schedule, streams, format, players, and more.

When does the $5K Blackout Pro-Am start?

This competition is schedule to take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, kicking off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM BST.

Because there is no central stream for this tournament, we have included the personal Twitch channels of several top individual competitors below, for your convenience.

Watch live video from DrDisrespect on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from FORMAL on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Censor on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from TeePee on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Rallied on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from Clayster on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from H3CZ on

Official bracket for $5K Blackout Pro-Am

The bracket for this tournament will be run by BoomTV, who will be continuously updating it live throughout the day as the results come in.

An up-to-date look at the bracket will be available on the event web-page once all of the teams have been drafted.

Who is playing in the $5K Blackout Pro-Am?

This Blackout community event is set to feature some of the biggest and most prominent streamers, YouTubers, and pro players in the Call of Duty scene.

Names like Dr Disrespect, H3CZ, Pamaj, Maven, and more will make up the content creator side, while FormaL, ACHES, Clayster, and many more will represent the pro players.

The full list of players can be found below:


  • Dr Disrespect
  • hutchinson
  • OpTicH3CZ
  • blakecissel
  • JorgeSummertime
  • Xposedlive
  • x_Scp
  • HollyyLive
  • OpTicMaNiaC
  • danii
  • Pamaj
  • Testyment
  • LylanDove
  • Maven
  • JeremyStud


  • Neslo
  • Ricky
  • FormaL
  • TylerTeeP
  • DougisRaw
  • JamesCrowder
  • JoeDeLuca
  • Rallied
  • Speros_OG
  • Clayster
  • Tommey
  • Censor
  • skrapzg
  • babydillster
  • Gangstazsalute

What are the teams for the $5K Blackout Pro-Am?

The teams for this competition have not yet been determined, as BoomTV will be hosting a draft to decide the pairs, with each content creator serving as a captain that gets to pick the pro player companion of their choice.

This draft will take place also on September 4, starting at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM BST, and will be streamed live on Hitch’s Twitch channel, which we’ve included below.

Watch live video from Hitchariide on

What is the format for the $5K Blackout Pro-Am?

Once the teams are determined, the duos matched up against each other will load into two public Squads lobby together, where they will each attempt to try and get as many eliminations as possible.

After to maps, the duo with the more eliminations will be considered the winners and advance to the next round. If the kill-count is tied between teams after two maps, then a third tiebreaker game will be played. 

The bracket will be double elimination, meaning teams will have to lose twice before they are eliminated. 


  • First Place – $3,000
  • Second Place – $1,500
  • Third Place – $500
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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.