Activision has announced who the captains will be in the brand new Warzone tournament called the ‘World Series of Warzone’ [WSOW].
The tournament will take place over four events, all with a potential prize pool of $300k. That gives a total prize pool of $1.2 million, the biggest prize pool in any Warzone’s history.
Taking part in both Trio and Duo matches, participating players are on a semi-invitational scheme. The roster is made up of popular streamers and CDL professionals. All matches will take place in a private, custom lobby so that no randoms can join.
Matches will take place over six games. In each of those games, squads will have to try and earn as many kills as possible while also staying alive until the end. Points are scored based on their overall performance – that’s calculated based on the number of kills the team earns and multiplied by how long they stay alive.
One kill will earn the team one point. Score multipliers don’t kick in until squads place above 15th place. Between 2nd and 15th, a 1.5x multiplier is up for grabs with game-winners earning a mighty 2x boost.
Familiar faces appear in the Captain’s Cup
Alongside the standard tournament matches, there’s also the Captain’s Cup. As the tournament is a partnership with Twitch Rivals, some of the biggest streamer names in Call of Duty will lead their own squads in the tournament for a separate prize pool.
The captains will be ‘Swagg’, ‘DanDangler’, ‘Nadeshot‘, ‘TimTheTatman’, and ‘Aydan’. Activision teases that more captains will be announced in future iterations of the tournament, indicating that this esports format is likely to stick around for as long as Warzone does.
There are some huge names involved in the inaugural World Series of Warzone tournament. Aydan is one of the most notable ones – he currently holds the world record for the most amount of Warzone kills in a single match.
The tournament kicks off on 22nd June with qualifying rounds starting at the end of this week.
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