‘Call of Duty Mobile’ announces world championships with $1 million at stake

Activision is calling all Call of Duty Mobile  players to join its first world championship tournaments. Qualifiers start next week. 

With the current situation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, most gaming tournament have either been postponed or cancelled. Luckily for eSports enthusiasts, Activision is launching a new championship tournament for one of the best games of 2019, Call of Duty Mobile.

Partnering with Sony, Activision released a press release announcing the Call of Duty Mobile World Championship Tournaments 2020. Another good news is that the tournament is open to all players of the game and not just to exclusive pro players.

All interested participants need to do is to sign up on the website.

Tournament details

Players who want to join the world championship should achieve a rank of veteran or higher in the game’s ranked mode. Participants should also be at least 18 years old and should not have any existing violations.

Players are obliged to use capable smartphones and will not be allowed to use external devices such as desktop emulators and Bluetooth controllers without the approval of the event developers.

As part of Activision’s collaboration with Sony, the official phone to be used by players in the main tournament would be the Sony Xperia 2. The open qualifiers will be held every weekend starting on April 30 to May 24.

The event will have a total prize pool of $1 million (1579093 AUD). However, the distribution of the prizes is still unknown. Aside from these, no further details on the tournaments have been disclosed.

Winning the qualifiers

After players have registered for the tournament, their first 10 ranked matches will be assessed to determine their tournament points. If a player earns more than 80 points during any weekend of the qualifying matches, they will move on to the next part of the tournament.

Players will receive rewards for signing up for the tournament, playing in the qualifiers and passing the qualifier. The rewards change each weekend, so even those who have qualified for the next stage will want to join again.

Joining eSports scene

The mobile Call of Duty spinoff is free-to-play and has become a huge success since it was released last year. It racked up a jaw dropping 100 million downloads within its first week on the market.

While mobile games are far from being a hit in the eSports league, other hit mobile games such as Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile are joining the competition.

Featured image courtesy of Call of Duty/Website Screenshot

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