Sony Mobile Partners With Call of Duty Mobile World Championship
It sounds to us like Call of Duty: Mobile is going to start being taken seriously, as we learned about the CoD Mobile and Sony Mobile partnership. A global tournament, the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship will begin on April 30, but we don’t have too many details on the event just yet.
What Do We Know?
We do know that any players looking to participate in Sony’s CoD Mobile World Championship need to be veteran rank or higher in the Ranked mode of the game. There’s also going to be $1 million on the line, but we don’t know how that will be distributed just yet.
It’s nice to see that you simply have to be playing the ranked game, and don’t have to be attached to a professional team to give this a shot. I know a lot of people who are pretty huge fans of CoD Mobile, so we’ll have to see if any of those ranked junkies will have what it takes to make it to the big leaks.
This is different from the Call of Duty League, which has 12 franchised teams located around the world, with a buy-in of at least $25 million. The Call of Duty Mobile World Championship sounds far easier to access for the average ranked monster.
“We are very excited to launch our highly-anticipated competitive tournament in Call of Duty: Mobile,” said Chris Plummer, vice president of mobile at Activision, in a press release. “As the next-evolution in our fan-favorite Ranked Play, this tournament format gives eligible Call of Duty: Mobile players a chance to compete with players from around the world for cash and prizes.”
This is very exciting news, we have to say. Call of Duty: Mobile hasn’t had a run in the esports scene yet, but let’s be real: $1 million is real money. We don’t know how deep it’s going to go. For all we know, the winner of the first place spot will be getting 10K, and winners on down the line will make peanuts.
We just wish we had more information on this though. How to sign up, if it will be team-based, or what. But that kind of money and the fact that it’s a global tournament means we’re off to a great start. Mobile esports is just as serious and legitimate as console and PC esports, so we’re hoping it is taken just as seriously. So all we know right now is that it will begin on April 30 and that there’s big-time money on the line, and perhaps other prizes. We’ll keep our eyes open for this, and as soon as we know more about the CoD Mobile World Championship and what Sony is doing with it, we’ll be sure to pass that on to you!