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Supercell and ESL have announced Clash of Clans World Championship 2020 with a prize pool of $1,000,000! With the 2020 World Championship about to begin, the future is looking incredibly bright for Clash of Clans esports.
Clamp down on the opponents
The format of the tournament is similar to what happened in 2019. Teams will have to participate in monthly in-game clan war leagues or ESL Play Cups to qualify for the monthly offline qualifiers.
The top four clans from the clan war leagues and the top four from the ESL Play Cups will be participating in the monthly offline qualifier at the ESL Arena Katowice.
Clash of Clans World Championship 2020 format
1. ESL Play or In-game Clan war league
Gather your clan and get ready for the battle of a lifetime, because the World Championships are returning this year! Similarly to 2019, there are two paths to the top:
- In-game pre-qualifier
- ESL Play pre-qualifier
2. Monthly Offline Qualifiers in ESL arena Katowice
The first round of qualifiers begins on Saturday, February 1st, 2020.
The top eight teams (four from in-game Clan War Leagues and four from ESL Play) will have the chance to play in the monthly offline qualifier that takes place in Katowice, Poland.
3. Grand Finals
If your clan manages to prove themselves at Katowice, you’ll advance to the World Championships later this year! The last stage will feature six qualified teams and two community favorite wildcards.
ESL Play pre-qualifier:
- Each pre-qualifier will take place from the 12th through the 14th of each month between February and July 2020.
- The top 4 winning teams will advance to the monthly Katowice, Poland Offline Qualifier.
- ESL Play Pre-Qualifier format:
- 5v5 Town Hall 13 Friendly Wars
- 15-minute preparation, 1-hour War
- Single elimination, Best of One (winners advance after one played the match in each round)
New Changes for the 2020 Qualifiers
In order to allow more time for visa applications and for acquiring necessary documents, the organizers have increased the time between the Pre-Qualifier and the Katowice Qualifier tournament.
- Feb. 1-10: Clan War League
- Feb. 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- March 27-29: Offline Qualifier One
- March 1-10: Clan War League
- March 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- April 24-26: Offline Qualifier Two
- April 1-10: Clan War League
- April 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- May 29-31: Offline Qualifier Three
- May 1-10: Clan War League
- May 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- June 26-28: Offline Qualifier Four
- June 1-10: Clan War League
- June 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- July 24-26: Offline Qualifier Five
- July 1-10: Clan War League
- July 12-14: ESL Play Cups
- August 24-26: Offline Qualifier Six
Fair Play Policy
This time, the Clash of Clans World Championship 2020 is more strict with regards to their Fair Play Policy. It is clearly mentioned that:
- All Clans must be eligible to compete at the Qualifiers by being in good standing in accordance with Supercell’s Fair Play Policy and Terms of Service.
- Clans will be checked for any violations, including but not limited to account sharing, botting, modding, or any other violations that may disqualify players from the qualification process.
Only the time will tell which team will be taking home the trophy in 2020.