Ninja, CouRage, and more will compete in the Blackout Doritos Bowl at TwitchCon 2018

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Image via Activision

The first tournament for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s highly-anticipated battle royale mode, Blackout, has been revealed. 

Doritos is teaming up with Twitch to host the Doritos Bowl at TwitchCon 2018 in San Jose, California on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Some of the most well-known battle royale streamers and personalities will be competing in this inaugural Blackout event. Team captains for the Doritos Bowl include Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek.

“I am very excited to be involved in Doritos Bowl; the event should be really fun and I am quite interested to see how my team will stack up against the squads that Ninja, DrLupo and CouRage have put together,” Shroud said. “Most importantly, I am pumped to get hooked up with ridiculous amounts of Doritos.”

Image via Doritos

Additional information about the Doritos Bowl, such as in-game rules, format, or the prize pool, hasn’t been revealed at this time. It’s only clear that the tournament will be held at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center. 

“When you have names and partners like Doritos, Twitch, and Ninja all joining forces, you know it’s going to be an epic event,” said Frito-Lay North America senior director of marketing Leslie Vesper. “We hope this will be something unlike anyone has ever seen in gaming.”

Before the Doritos Bowl begins, though, Call of Duty and battle royale fans can try out Blackout in the private beta, which is available until Sept. 17.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released worldwide on Oct. 12. 

Update Sept. 14 11:45am CT: The teams for the Doritos Bowl have been revealed—and Team CouRage looks stacked.

CouRage will compete alongside Call of Duty world champions Damon “Karma” Barlow and Tyler “TeePee” Polchow, as well as former Halo professional Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser.


Justin Binkowski
Dot Esports Editor. I primarily play, watch, and write about Call of Duty but can also occasionally be found feeding the enemy ADC in League of Legends. I have been following competitive Call of Duty since 2011 and writing about it since 2015.