Call of Duty Could Feature Esports World Cup With $2.8M Prize Pool, It’s Claimed

June 4, 2024 by No Comments


A new report and website code investigations indicate that Call of Duty esports could enter the World Cup with a prize pool of nearly $3 million.

The report comes courtesy of Dexertos Jacob Hale, claims “multiple sources” that Call of Duty will be featured at the Esports World Cup in Saudi Arabia, alongside the Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone tournaments. According to the report, the prize pool will be only $3 million, which is part of the total $45 million planned for the esports World Cup.

According to Hale, there was code on the esports World Cup website that indicated an announcement might be on the horizon, but it has since been removed. Charge code found:

“Name\“:\“COD: MW3\“,\“PrizeMoney\“:(\“$$1,800,000\“),\“StartDate\“:\“2024-08-15\“,\“EndDate\“: \”2024-08-18\”

“Name\“:\“COD: Warzone\“,\“PrizeMoney\“:(\“$$1,000,000\“),\“StartDate\“:\“2024-07-03\“,\“EndDate\“: \”2024-07-06\”

The outlet confirmed with its sources that a Call of Duty event for Modern Warfare 3 is planned from August 15-18 with a prize pool of $1.8 million. Another event for Call of Duty Warzone is planned for July 3-6 with a $1 million prize pool. The website stresses that the information is currently unverified.

Although details have yet to be confirmed, groups and companies involved in the EWC have been criticized for their involvement in Saudi Arabia’s numerous human rights violations, as well as the country’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights and handling of dissent. For these reasons some esports teams have decided not to participate in the EWC.

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