The first esports competition for Call of Duty: Mobile has been announced, and we've got everything you need to try and qualify, including dates, tournament format and more.
Released on October 1, Call of Duty: Mobile achieved instant success, as the 148 million downloads in its first month made the franchise's first-ever handheld game the largest mobile title launch in history.
Fast-forward six months, and we now have the first esports competition for the game - the $1 million World Championship 2020 that will give players all over the world a chance to qualify.
Qualifiers for the tournament will be split into at least two stages. Stage 1 will take place over the course of four weekends between April 30 - May 24. Each weekend, an in-game competition will go live that players who are ranked Veteran or higher will be eligible to enter.
- Weekend 1: May 2-3
- Weekend 2: May 9-10
- Weekend 3: May 16-17
- Weekend 4: May 23-24
The first ten ranked matches in these qualifiers will earn you points, which will be based on both individual wins and current rank, which means you will earn more points the higher your rank.
Anyone who manages to reach 80 points during any of the four Stage 1 qualifiers will advance for Stage 2, in addition to receiving exclusive in-game rewards that will be rotated each weekend.
Those who qualify for Stage 2 will form need to form a team out of the players who made it that far, and continue to participate in online qualifiers.
Activision have not yet revealed information about this stage, or any of the following phases of the competition, so the details regarding rules, format, cash prizes and more are currently TBA.
They did mention "watching" the event, so there's a chance that the final stage of the World Championship could be streamed live online.
It's no secret that CoD: Mobile has been infested with players using external devices, but for those concerned about coming up against such opponents, Activision have set a very important rule in place.
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The use of Bluetooth and wired controllers, mouses, keyboards, and other such peripherals is prohibited, so everyone trying to qualify will have to play on an approved mobile device.
As always, we will continue to bring you the latest information as more details get announced. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for the latest updates regarding this Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020.