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New stats show Twitch viewership numbers of Black Ops 4 compared to Fortnite and League of Legends

Published: 18/Oct/2018 2:42 Updated: 18/Oct/2018 2:57

by Albert Petrosyan


The release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has gone as well as developers Treyarch and publishers Activision could have hoped.

The newest title of the popular first-person shooter series has seemingly lived up to its hype, and the viewership statistics back this up.


According to analytics provided by The Esports Observer, one of the world’s stop sources for esports business news and insights, Black Ops 4 has taken over viewership on Twitch since its release.

From October 11 to 17, the game has amassed a total of 29.66 million hours watched on Twitch, which leads second place League of Legends (25.94) by over 3.5 million hours. 


This is especially impressive considering that the LoL World Championship is currently taking place, and is the biggest event in the esport’s competitive season. 

Rounding out the top-three, with 18.01 million hours, is Fortnite, which many are predicting that Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode will challenge in popularity.

Some may dismiss these statistics as inflated because of the hype surrounding Black Ops 4’s release. While this may end up proving true, it’s hard to argue with the stats that have actually been collected. 


It’s worth noting that many top Fortnite streamers, such as Ninja, Timthetatman, and NICKMERCS, have spent time streaming Blackout as well, in addition to other big-name content creators such Shroud, Dr DisRespect, and others.

These creators have taken full advantage of the game’s three full-fledged modes – Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies – and it looks as though viewers are buying into the hype. 

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How to watch Hitch’s Cracked Creators $10k Warzone event: schedule, players

Published: 20/Oct/2020 4:55

by Brad Norton


Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting another huge Call of Duty tournament and this time, Warzone is in focus as the best players will be coming together in an entirely new format.

From Black Ops 4 to Ghosts and even Modern Warfare 2, Hitch has been hosting an assortment of throwback CoD events throughout the offseason. However, his sights are now set on Warzone as the next competition is on the horizon.


Call of Duty’s best pro players will be joining the top Warzone challengers and some of the biggest streamers in the ‘Cracked Creators’ event. 16 “cracked” players will be thrown into the mix alongside 16 content creators with $10,000 on the line.

The format is something completely new so expect every competitor to be tested like never before. From where you can watch to every player lined up, here’s what you need to know about the Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.


How to watch the Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament

While no specific start time has been made public just yet, we know when the next big Warzone event will be kicking off. Expect to see your favorite personalities competing on Wednesday, October 21.

Given the unique format with this event, there’s a good chance it runs for quite a while. So expect a good few hours of action once it gets going. We’ve embedded the BoomTV stream below so you can catch the event as it goes live.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament format

Rather than having players form their own teams for this event, things will be a little different. 16 “cracked” players will each be picked by 16 content creators to form every duo for the tournament.

This means that almost every duo could be playing together for the very first time as streamers choose their partners from the list of professionals. Once all duos are together, they’ll be paired up to square off in typical Quads action.

The exact point system is yet to be revealed, though the event will likely follow a familiar structure; eliminations will rack up points as will overall wins. The duo with more points at the end of each round will move on in the tournament bracket.


Cracked Creators Warzone Tournament players

The list of content creators is set to be announced prior to the event. However, we already know the full list of “cracked” players. It’s safe to say this will be one of the most stacked Warzone events to date.

Call of Duty League pros are set for action as the T2P duo of Scump and Formal drop in. Meanwhile, some of the most successful Warzone competitors in Huskerrs and Symfuhny are also at the ready.


The full list of ‘cracked players’ can be found below.

  • Merk
  • Crowder
  • AverageJoeWo
  • Huskerrs
  • DougisRaw
  • Formal
  • BobbyPoff
  • MuteX
  • Rated
  • Jukeyz
  • Tommey
  • Symfuhny
  • ZLaner
  • Scump
  • TeePee
  • Aydan

From veteran pro players to multiple-time Warzone event winners, the 16 cracked players fill out a truly elite list. It’s only a matter of time before we find out which content creators will be joining them.