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Publisher Activision Blizzard is bringing back the worldwide championship for Call of Duty Mobile following a surge in popularity for the game last year, Activision announced April 14.
The Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship returns with more ways to qualify globally and a $2 million prize pool. Beginning June 3, players from across the globe will have the chance to compete. There are five levels to qualify before you can participate on the big stage, and it all starts with individual play.
“Picking up from last year’s competition, we’ve increased the prize money up for grabs and number of teams that can qualify,” said Matt Lewis, vice president of mobile at Activision, “So there are even more reasons for fans to prove they’ve got what it takes to be the best.”
The first stage takes place through the competitive queue already factored into the game. From there, individual players will slowly begin to form teams with friends or those at their skill level. Once teams are formed, those teams will qualify for the next stage. Teams that qualify at a regional level will compete online to move on to the next stage of the competition. Each region will have a group stage with qualified teams to play for prize money. Each major region, (Europe, North America, Japan, etc.) will have a crowned champion team.
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Activision also plans to add more regions to the competition based on the level of engagement they saw with the championship last season. These regions include South Asia and most of the Middle East, which has seen a spike in mobile gaming. They did not have the ability to broadcast to those regions despite the viewership numbers and are actively looking to expand.
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The expansion into other regions also means new in-game platform outlets for those regions. When COD: Mobile goes live, you will see a watch feed directly linked in the app. From there you will be able to watch the action without having to search on Twitch or another platform. There are currently four supported languages for the embedded streams which you can choose based on your native language. Activision will continue to expand these languages to accommodate most of their major targeted regions.
Activision had the dreams of a global knockout tournament last year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans were put on hold. This year Activision hopes to have a clear and concise path to success that anyone can achieve by playing. Watch out for when the latest season of COD: Mobile releases on June 3.
Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.