The first-ever World Championship featuring one of the most famous free-to-play shooter video game Call of Duty: Mobile has been cancelled, as announced on the official Twitter account.
The Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 featured top 8 best teams from each of the regional championships. The teams were to be competing for a whopping prize pool of $750,000 in the finals. Which is now to be equally distributed among all the teams as compensation of cancelled event.
The organizers of the event, Activision said, “We’ve had to make a difficult decision, but we are putting the health and well-being of our players first regarding the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020. Out of an abundance of caution, the Stage 5: Grand Finals of the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 will not take place.
Our highest priority will always be the well-being of our players, fans, and communities around the world. After carefully reviewing the status of Covid-19 conditions, social distancing, and other safety guidelines across all regions, we do not wish to place players at risk by travelling to a hosted, live event. As a result of Stage 5: Grand Finals cancellation, the remaining prize pool will be distributed evenly across the Stage 4: Regional Playoff Champions.
We congratulate all of Stage 4: Regional Playoff Champions and thank everyone for their understanding. We are excited about the future of competitive gaming within Call of Duty: Mobile an will be sharing more on our plans in the future.
— Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) December 7, 2020
Here is the list of teams that qualified for the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2020 finals by winning in their respective regional championship.
- Rejection (Japan)
- Tribe Gaming (North America)
- Team Mayhem (Others region)
- T1 (South Korea)
- NRX JEREMIAH 29:11 (Southeast Asia)
- Influence Rage (LATAM)
- Kings Clan (Western Europe)
Though the ongoing pandemic has affected most of the esports LAN events, the news regarding the cancellation of the event came as a shock to all COD Mobile fans around the globe. The fans would miss seeing their favourite teams compete in the world championship and bring the glory home.