Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ExtraLife Charity Drive During Dark Souls Hitless Tournament

We're raising money for sick children during the hitless tournament this weekend! Any donation amount is generously appreciated. Just follow the link below!

The hospital we're supporting is the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. It was recently in the news when a child being treated at the hospital, and waiting on a transplant, wished to have a visit from Drake. He ended up visiting her in the hospital, and just a few days later, she was able to get her heart transplant.

Amazing story, and the kind of thing that we want to support. More info on the story here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/08/28/drakes-little-fan-gets-heart-transplant-after-his-surprise-hospital-visit/1123141002/

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dark Souls Hitless Invitational Tournament This Weekend!

That's right, we're doing a Dark Souls (Remastered) hitless this weekend! None other than The_Happy_Hob, Squillakilla, and FaraazKhan will be competing against each other in a round robin format! Two matches a piece will decide who wins!

We'll also be raising money for charity during this tournament, so if you like these amazing hitless runners, dark souls, and charity, you're going to love this one!


Schedule:


Friday (Aug. 31) - 4:30 pm EST
Saturday (Sept. 1) - 12 pm EST
Sunday (Sept. 2) - 12 pm EST

BRACKET

Surprise Upsets, Tense Final Rounds, and Questioning the Validity of McRaptor Predictions



Last week's Bloodborne tournament was amazing to cast. There were so many surprise upsets and tense final rounds. If anyone at the beginning of the tournament would have said that VikingBarudda, after a rough start, would make it to the finals and force a sudden death match with Squillakilla you'd say they were nuts. But that's exactly what happened.

After getting knocked down to the lower bracket, Viking went 5-0 through JoeDD, FaraazKhan (aka "Cannon strats"), DonnyRekt, Kwitty23, and his first match against Squillakilla. Like what?? But it probably wasn't a surprise if you've been a fan of Viking for awhile. He adjusted his strats after the early loss and went slow and steady throughout the rest of the tournament.

In his final match, with everything on the line, Shadows of Yharnam fired three fireballs, all of which appeared to connect with him (https://clips.twitch.tv/HonorableGenerousGuanacoVoHiYo). On the commentary cast, FaraazKhan, DonnyRekt, and I all analyzed the hits and determined it was only two (vs. three), but it showed how tense and close these matches can get. It was the first time in a hitless tournament that we used instant replay on the cast, and it really added to the overall esports nature of the event.

Squillakilla went on to win the second match in the grand finals, securing that #1 spot. VikingBarudda and Kwitty23 placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Each of them scored a share of the $550 prize pool, which was raised through the generous support of our viewers.

If you somehow missed some of these amazing matches, we've got the winners/lower bracket finals and grand finals matches right here. We've also got a full playlist of the tournament, which includes all commentary casts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMDp4qDJxcZx84u1iXrwP5YdzqjM22Toq.

Hope you guys enjoyed the tournament as much as we did.





Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bloodborne Hitless Tournament Grand Finals Sunday at 12 pm EST!

Let me tell you guys, it has been one HELL of a week in this tournament. Upsets, underdogs, double digit hit memes, broken dreams, butt clenching moments, crazy commentary, prison wallets, and kek sneks (and that was just yesterday).

Tomorrow, we're back to where we started. Players fighting for that #1 spot, for all the glory and that sweet prize pool. By the way, thanks to your amazing support, we're up to nearly $300!

At 12 pm EST, Squillakilla matches up against Vikingbarudda. Will Viking achieve the impossible and make the biggest comeback in Bloodborne Hitless Tournament history? Or will the 3-time hitless tournament finalist take his second hitless title?

Let's find out together! Twitch.tv/McRapt0r


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bloodborne Hitless Tournament Schedule

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • LB Round 2 - FaraazKhan v. VikingBarudda - 11 am EST
  • LB Round 2 - DonnyRekt v. Gimme_Dopamine - 1 pm EST
  • LB Round 3 - afternoon EST (TBD)


Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • Winners Bracket Finals - Kwitty23 v. Squillakilla - 12 pm EST
  • Losers Bracket Finals - Vikingbarudda v. TBD - 1:30 pm EST (approximate)


Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • Grand Finals - 12 pm EST








Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Bloodborne Hitless Tournament - Semifinals/Finals Aug. 25/26

It seems like we just wrapped up the last Dark Souls 3 hitless tournament, but we're already onto our FIRST BLOODBORNE tournament! We're going to see a similar cast of god gamers from DS3 but also some new guys from the Bloodborne community! Notably, we'll be seeing the lovable Bloodborne expert Kwitty23 in the tournament. Favorites returning from the Dark Souls 3 tournaments include Squillakilla, FaraazKhan, DonnyRekt, and Gimme_Dopamine!

We'll also be showing off some new tournament art from the amazing Twitch.tv/CarsonDrewit! And this tourney is going to be double elimination, meaning that if your favorite runner gets knocked out in an early round, they still have a chance to come back and win it ALL!

Tournament Schedule:

  • Semifinals - Aug 25
  • Grand Finals - Aug 26

(commentator broadcast on Twitch.tv/McRapt0r)

Qualifiers will be Aug 20-21 with subsequent tournament rounds streamed live on Twitch throughout the week leading up to the final rounds. Check back here for more information, including bracket updates, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for tournament info @McRaptorTV (https://twitter.com/McRaptorTV)


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Congrats CouchJockey!

With a stellar ZERO HITS throughout all three main rounds on the tournament, CouchJockey beats Squillakilla zero hits to one. The intensity, competition, and memes were in full effect on the cast.

Missed the tournament? No worries, the VOD is right here:




Friday, August 10, 2018

Semifinals Almost Here!

The final four bracket is in and we've got a hell of a final four in front of us. The_Happy_Hob vs. Squillakilla??? Are you kidding me? This is nuts. Gino the absolute no hit MACHINE vs. Couchjockey the fireball spewing BEAST??

Three of the four finalists locked in with zero hit runs in the first round. We're definitely going to see some high level competition in the final rounds.

Semifinals cast begins at 3 pm (EST) Aug. 11. We'll be joined by an excellent cast of commentators, including Faraazkhan, SlipperySuzie, Wins1337, and Vswed.

See you at the tournament. Twitch.tv/McRapt0r






Thursday, August 9, 2018

First Round Bracket is LOCKED IN! Matches on Friday!

The Dark Souls 3 hitless tournament bracket is in!!!

8/10/18 @ 7:47 pm (EST): Updated Bracket

The competition is already heating up with the newest runners in the tournament! GinoMachino secured the #1 seed through a zero hit run in the qualifier. The_Happy_Hob was right behind him with a 1 hit run, followed by DavidTankre (2 hits and a 1 hour 34 minute FINISH!) and FaraazKhan (2 hits).

First round is tomorrow on each runner's Twitch channel. Don't miss it!

Semifinals and finals are on Saturday (Aug. 11) starting at 3 pm (EST). Tournament broadcast with commentary will be at Twitch.tv/McRapt0r.

See you there!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Another Dark Souls 3 Hitless Tournament!? It's Happening August 11.


Qualifiers and first round are happening next week, with the semifinals/finals beginning approximately at 3 pm (EST) on August 11! We're excited to announce participation from the following legendary hitless runners:

Twitch.tv/The_Happy_Hob
Twitch.tv/SquillaKilla (champion - last tournament)
Twitch.tv/FaraazKhan

Also running in the tournament:


  • DonnyRekt (2nd place - last tournament)
  • SlipperySuzie (3rd place - last tournament)
  • Gimme_Dopamine (3rd place - last tournament)
  • CouchJockey
  • Imapi
  • DavidTankre
  • GinoMachino
  • Posiitiive
  • Tigerg92
  • AronTheBaron
  • Jaxsensei

Where to watch?

Tournament Broadcast/Commentary: Twitch.tv/McRapt0r
Watch individual runners on their Twitch channels