Activision has introduced that the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship aggressive gaming occasion is coming again this yr with its largest prize pool ever. Scheduled to happen starting June 3, the event collection options $2 million in its prize purse.
Not solely is the amount of cash within the prize pool doubled from $1 million final yr, the full variety of groups that may qualify is elevated as effectively.
Anybody on this planet can check out to compete within the occasion, which is sponsored by Sony. There will probably be regional tournaments that happen throughout a number of levels inside Name of Responsibility: Cellular itself. Gamers can participate in these tournaments, and others to be introduced later, to combat for a spot within the finals. At this time marks simply the preliminary announcement of the event collection; all the important thing particulars on the construction, format, and key dates will probably be shared later.
As a part of Activision’s partnership with Sony, the corporate’s Xperia 1 III is being designated because the “official cellular machine” of the event. It helps as much as 120 FPS.
To study extra concerning the re-creation of the World Championship, we spoke with Activision’s cellular VP, Matt Lewis, who shared perception on a variety of topics. Concerning the large enhance to the prize pool, Lewis mentioned it is meant to draw extra expertise to take part.
“We wish to reward our greatest gamers for competing on the highest degree and proceed shaping cellular esports and the best way it’s operated,” he mentioned. “The prize pool is one a part of that; we expect this provides extra incentive for our huge international neighborhood extra incentive to and interact with the sport they love.”
And relating to the growth of the supported areas, Activision is now providing regional qualifiers in South Asia and the Center East, together with mainland China. “We’re going huge with the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship in 2021,” Lewis mentioned.
In different information, Name of Responsibility: Cellular is about to develop in an enormous manner very quickly, as Season 3: Tokyo Escape goes dwell on April 17 with new maps, modes, battle royale content material, and extra.
You are bringing again the Name of Responsibility Cellular World Championship this yr. What are the principle variations and enhancements for this yr’s occasion?
We’re going huge with the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship in 2021. We’re including extra areas primarily based on engagement from final yr. For instance, South Asia & Center East at the moment are taking part as a brand new broadcast area. We’ve extremely engaged gamers there, so we wish to be sure that followers have the chance to compete and examine within the World Championship. Additionally, in mainland China Name of Responsibility: Cellular just lately launched and they’re going to take part on the finals for the primary time. Final however not least, we have considerably elevated the prize pool with greater than $2 million up for grabs time round.
What sort of suggestions did you get from the 2020 present and the way are you making use of it to the 2021 version?
Final yr, tens of millions of gamers competed in our in-game qualifiers. This yr, we wished to up the rewards at every stage of the event to incentivize gamers to take part and progress in esports. For instance, we collaborated with iFerg, BobbyPlays, and HawksNest, who’re amongst among the high Name of Responsibility: Cellular content material creators to design distinctive in-game rewards that may be earned by enjoying in Stage 1 of the 2021 World Championship, and we expect followers are going to like that. Moreover, we had followers from world wide tune in to our broadcasts, so we’re making an effort to be as inclusive as attainable by rising the variety of groups that may qualify globally.
“Tournaments just like the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship are interesting as a result of they highlight gameplay on the highest degree.” — Lewis
What sort of alternative do you see for aggressive gaming tournaments like this to assist develop the enchantment of the Name of Responsibility franchise total?
Name Of Responsibility: Cellular delivers fan-favorite maps, modes, weapons, and characters from throughout Name of Responsibility for the primary time on cellular. When gamers bounce in, they’re getting probably the most beloved maps, aggressive modes, and extra throughout this storied franchise in a single epic sport. So, tournaments just like the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship are interesting as a result of they highlight gameplay on the highest degree. When a crew reaches the ultimate, they’re working to show they’ve obtained what it takes to be the last word Name of Responsibility player–who doesn’t need these bragging rights?
Are you able to converse extra about your partnership with Sony for the Name of Responsibility Cellular World Championship?
We’re so excited to accomplice with Sony for the second yr in a row. Having Sony as a sport and World Championship 2021 accomplice permits us to crew up collectively to supply gamers an ideal aggressive machine for our Championship and on the similar time attain and interact with communities our gamers are a part of.
When it comes to the viewing expertise for followers at house, what’s new and totally different thrilling this yr that followers can sit up for?
We’re actually excited to launch the official Name of Responsibility: Cellular Esports YouTube channel. Now, followers at house can take part on the joy by watching their favourite gamers exhibit their abilities.
$2 million is a large prize pool and it’s up considerably from the $1 million prize pool from 2020. What drove the choice to supply more cash this yr and the way do you suppose it would impression the event?
We wish to reward our greatest gamers for competing on the highest degree and proceed shaping cellular esports and the best way it’s operated. The prize pool is one a part of that; we expect this provides extra incentive for our huge international neighborhood extra incentive to and interact with the sport they love.
You have additionally simply launched a brand new Name of Responsibility: Cellular Esports channel. Are you able to discuss what you are attempting to attain with this channel and what sort of content material will probably be hosted there?
The model new Name of Responsibility: Cellular Esports YouTube channel will grow to be a content material hub for the sport’s international aggressive neighborhood. Producing event broadcasts, participant spotlights, and perception from influential voices inside the neighborhood will supply subscribers an in-depth look contained in the aggressive scene of Name of Responsibility: Cellular.
The rest folks ought to know?
The momentum worldwide for Name of Responsibility: Cellular has been unbelievable, and we proceed to see extra new gamers in our sport and present gamers having fun with every new season on the again of a continuing stream of modes, maps, gadgets, and characters. So, for these that may’t look ahead to the Name of Responsibility: Cellular World Championship 2021 to begin, the subsequent Name of Responsibility: Cellular Season kicks off on April 16/ April 17. The official title is Name of Responsibility: Cellular’s Season 3: Tokyo Escape and it lets gamers slice and cube their manner by means of this season’s new multiplayer mode, Swords & Stones, or battle it out on two new maps, Oasis and Coastal.
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