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In what feels like has been a long time coming, Call of Duty: Mobile has announced its first tournament in the COD:M World Championship 2020. The news about this tournament was already leaked earlier via the test server, but now an official post confirms it. the tournament will be sponsored by Sony and a total prize pool of 1 Million USD has been announced for the event. [Source]
The announcement is massive positive sign for those who have been grinding the game relentlessly. With mobile titles successfully transitioning to esports, many had their eyes on Call of Duty: Mobile, especially because the title started off with a bang. However, things slowed down considerable, with many community members urging the developers to help build the esport side of things. Although things have moved slowly, it seems that we are finally at a place where the first large scale Call of Duty: Mobile tournament will now be underway.
According to the official website, the eligibility criteria for the tournament requires a player to be Veteran I or above in ranked mode. The tournament will be divided into several stages to help pick out the best players. The first stage will be the online open qualifiers. This phase will last over 4 weekends from April 30th - May 24th.
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