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$1 million Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship announced

Published: 22/Apr/2020 21:54 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 22:01

by Albert Petrosyan

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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.

Call of Duty: MobileCall of Duty: Mobile has been historically successful since its launch.

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.

FliptroniksThe use of external devices like this controller will be prohibited during the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 qualifiers.

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.

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.

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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun

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Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

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The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.

 

Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.