World Series Of Warzone Announced: How To Apply, Prize Pool, Format, And More

World Series Of Warzone Announced: How To Apply, Prize Pool, Format, And More

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Jack Marsh

Published 

20th May 2021 12:30

Shortly after Activision dropped a nuke on Verdansk, they have now announced an explosive event. The World Series of Warzone has been unveiled as the biggest Warzone tournament to date, with a whopping prize pool and some of the biggest names in Call of Duty participation. 

As the developers raise the curtain on the series, here is everything you need to know about the World Series of Warzone.
 

How To Apply For The World Series of Warzone

The tournament is labelled as "semi-invitational", which means that a select portion of the World Series of Warzone participants will be directly invited to compete by Activision.

Each of the Call of Duty League teams has been invited to submit a squad, although it is optional. 

Other non-invited participants can qualify through the World Series of Warzone Open Qualifiers. In this first wave, one team of three will be invited, having been the most successful team in qualifiers. Whilst only one Open Qualifier has been announced so far, affiliate teams and tournament organisers will be giving players opportunities to compete for more spots.

You can apply for the Open Qualifiers here.

World Series of Warzone Format

The World Series of Warzone will be split into two sections, the standard Warzone gameplay and the Captain's Cup, with the latter being a closed event. The series will also be split between EU and NA regions for both Trios and Duos.

Is The World Series of Warzone a Kill Race?

The World Series of Warzone is not a kill race; instead, it will be a start-studded custom lobby. However, kills still count. Scoring for kills and placements will determine the overall WSOW points that can crown the winning squad.

World Series of Warzone Trios/Duos Scoring

In each of the series, teams will play in a total of six custom lobby matches, where the total points over the games will be collated in a leaderboard.

For Trios, the scoring is as follows:

  • Each kill per squad member on each match = 1 WSOW point
    • 50th-16th Place = 1x WSOW Points Multiplier
    • 15th-2nd Place = 1.5x WSOW Points Multiplier
    • 1st Place = 2x WSOW Points Multiplier

For Duos, the scoring is as follows:

  • Each kill per squad member on each match = 1 WSOW point
    • 75th-26th Place = 1x WSOW Points Multiplier
    • 25th-2nd Place = 1.5x WSOW Points Multiplier
    • 1st Place = 2x WSOW Points Multiplier

The teams at the top of the leaderboard will get their hands on the split of the prize money available.

Captain's Cup

The Captain's Cup will consist of five squads of thirty, operating in trios. Each of the five squads will have a Captain, chosen by Activision, who will be a recognised figure in the history of the Call of Duty franchise (think Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag or Nick "Nickmercs" Kolcheff, for example).

Each captain will have their own trio squad and will then pick nine further pre-determined trios to enter their 30-man roster. 

None of the trios can contain more than a single Call of Duty League professional, although there is no limit on how many of those can compete in a Captain's 30-man squad.

The trios will play it out as normal in a 150-man battle royale, with points for placements and finishes. The Captain's Cup team who has the most combined points will win their share of the $100,000 prize pool.

World Series of Warzone Captains.

As revealed in the Warzone Season 4 reveal, the captains for the World Series of Warzone will be:

  • Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag
  • Timothy "TimTheTatman" Betar
  • Aydan "Aydan" Conrad
  • Kris "Swagg" Lamberson
  • Danyell "TheDanDangler" Lanza.

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World Series of Warzone Prize Pool

The World Series of Warzone offers huge prize pools in each of its four series. For Trios, in NA and EU, and Duos, in NA and EU, there will be a prize pool of $300,000 per event, making the overall prize pool for the World Series of Warzone being $1,200,000.

  • World Series of Warzone Trios - EU: $300,000
  • World Series of Warzone Trios - NA: $300,000
  • World Series of Warzone Duos - EU: $300,000
  • World Series of Warzone Duos - Na: $300,000

The prize pool will also be split between the standard formats and the Captain's Cup.

Standard Trios/Duos

Two-thirds of the allocated prize money will be available in the Standard format, although there is no indication yet as to how the $200,000 will be distributed.

Captain's Cup

As for the Captain's Cup, the other $100,000 will be up for grabs. With five teams of 30 on offer, the developers have indicated that the winning team will get half of the pot: $20,000 to the winning captain and $1,000 for each member of the winning Captain’s Cup team.

As for the other half, this has yet to be revealed, although it is likely to be spread between second and third place.

The World Series of Warzone qualifiers kick-off as of May 24, with the main event taking place on June 23.

 

Image via Activision

Jack Marsh
About the author
Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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