The COD Mobile World Championship 2020 Grand Finals is the latest esports tournament to be canceled due to health concerns amidst the Coronavirus scare all over the world. The Finals would have seen the world’s top 8 teams compete for a prize pool of $750,000. It was set to take place in Los Angeles, USA. Now that the tournament is canceled, the prize money will be split among the winning teams from each major region of Call of Duty Mobile.
The Official Announcement
Earlier today, Activision announced the decision of COD Mobile World Championship 2020 Grand Finals getting canceled due to Coronavirus, prioritizing the health and well being of the players. The developer of Call of Duty Mobile has officially tweeted declaring the cancellation of the event. As the world battles the second wave of COVID-19 cases, Activision said it won’t be putting the health and well-being of its players at risk by traveling to a live event.
As a result of the cancellation, the prize pool will be distributed evenly across the Stage 4 Regional Playoff Champions. That means each team will receive just under $94,000 USD without having to leave their home country. Players had to compete through three stages of qualifiers to make it to the regional playoffs where the top teams qualified for the grand finals.
The eight teams who had qualified for the COD Mobile World Championship 2020 finals were:
- Rejection (Japan)
- Influence Rage (LATAM)
- Tribe Gaming (North America)
- Kings Clan (Western Europe)
- Team Mayhem (Others region)
- T1 (South Korea)
- NRX JEREMIAH 29:11 (Southeast Asia)
What is the future eSports scene for COD Mobile?
There’s obviously no telling when a global COD Mobile eSports event could be possible in the future. However, Activision said that it is excited for the future of competitive gaming in COD Mobile and will be sharing its plans for the game in the future. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as information comes through.
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