Game publisher Activision, a part of Activision Blizzard, is introducing a fresh tournament in Call of Duty Warzone, its primary battle royale FPS.
Dubbed “Who is the King,” this tournament spans five days, commencing on August 16th. The contest unfolds over four days, culminating in the finals on September 1st, 2023.
Call of Duty “Who is the King” Tournament Details
This tournament boasts a prize pool of $150,000 (£118,000), divided into two parts. The initial $20,000 (£15,000) will be granted to the top teams after the first four days, with the remainder allocated during the finals weekend.
The event will witness renowned Warzone and Call of Duty professionals pitted against content creators and streamers. Activision mentioned in a statement that the tournament’s aim is to resolve the ongoing argument of whether streamers or pro players excel in the game.
Participants include notable Call of Duty League players like Call of Duty World champions Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris, Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro, and well-known streamers such as DiazBiffle, Asim, and Scummn.
The tournament divides into two segments, each catering slightly to professionals or streamers. The first and third days see teams competing in the usual Warzone game mode Kill Race.
Meanwhile, the second and fourth days adopt the Call of Duty League format, involving Search and Destroy and Hardpoint game modes. The grand final will amalgamate all the mentioned modes.
The tournament series is produced by American talent management company The Kinetic Group, which represents a substantial number of players and creators within the Call of Duty domain. This tournament serves as a platform to determine the superior gaming prowess between seasoned pros and adept streamers, igniting debates in the gaming community.
A Commitment to Esports Excellence
Activision’s commitment to innovation and engaging gameplay has led it to be a trailblazer, consistently pushing boundaries in interactive entertainment. Call of Duty, launched in 2003, quickly became a flagship title, reshaping the landscape of FPS games.
With a series of successful iterations and expansions, Call of Duty solidified its position as a gaming phenomenon, drawing millions of players globally. The “Who is the King” tournament not only celebrates the franchise’s legacy but also exemplifies its adaptability and enduring appeal across generations.
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