Call of Duty Mobile owner Nodwin Gaming has announced the first ever esports tournament for India with a prize pool of over Rs 7 lakh. The contest is called Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge 2020, entries for which are now open in some categories. The latest esports tournament comes at a time when PUBG Mobile India is ready to return soon and Garena Free Fire has tied another tournament with big prize pools to Qualcomm.
The Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge will have 5v5 (single elimination) and Battle Royale (single elimination and squads) matches. Registration for both contests is open: November 20-30 for 5v5 and November 20 to December 7 for Battle Royale. Qualifying matches for 5v5 will be played on December 2 and 3 while those for Battle Royale will take place on December 9 and 10.
The finals for qualifying round 1 will be held starting December 4th. The finals of the 5v5 mode will be held on December 4th, while the finals for the Battle Royale mode will take place on December 11th, according to the company’s website where the rules for this contest are located. also available for players wishing to register for the tournament. These two contests will be played in qualifying round 1 but there will be a qualifying round 2 for both.
Qualification Round 2 for 5v5 Mode will take place on December 16 and 17 while Battle Royale Qualifiers will take place on December 23 and December 24. Registrations for the 5v5 mode will be made between 2 and 14 December while for the Battle Royale mode. , will take place between 9 December and 20 December. Finals will be held on December 18th for 5v5 mode and December 25th for Battle Royale mode.
“Players and teams can register for either mode or one of the modes to experience the first ever CODMIC title,” the website states.
Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge cash prize
Nodwin Gaming is giving away a total prize pool of Rs 7.2 lakh in the tournament. The first prize will be Rs 1.25,000 for the winner of the 5v5 mode, with a total stake of Rs 2.35,000 from the total pool. The winner of the Battle Royale mode will be entitled to the same cash prize, however, there will be different reward categories for players in this mode. The total share of the Battle Royale mode will be Rs 4.13,000. The image below shows the complete distribution of the prize money between the players and the positions they secure in the contest.
Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge will also offer live streaming of the games in progress, including commentary and gameplay from top players in India. These live streams will be available via the official Nodwin Gaming handle on YouTube and Facebook in India.
Commenting on the Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge announcement, Akshat Rathee, co-founder of Nodwin Gaming, said: “Call of Duty Mobile has had its buyers since day one and the number has grown at a considerable pace in India. Our mobile esports market has become diversified with his arrival. A real CODM tournament was long overdue, we heard the community and it finally happened. We are delighted to have made this move and I am sure this will be a wonderful platform for players to make a name for themselves. “
Soaring in eSports events in India
With PUBG Mobile gone a few weeks ago, other game titles saw an opportunity to snatch the market to become popular by filling the void left by the popular battle royale game. As a result, the companies that own these games have started announcing eSports events that reward players for their skills in these games, contributing to the popularity of these games in India.
In recent months, the gaming kingdom in India has undergone a sharp transformation, including the emergence of several new games. Some of these games existed, but PUBG Mobile’s ban brought them to the fore. One such game is Garena Free Fire which uses the same battle royale techniques as the one used in PUBG Mobile. Free Fire became popular in the blink of an eye, and now game developers are announcing an esports event in partnership with Qualcomm.
Call of Duty Mobile publisher Nodwin Gaming has announced the first esports tournament in India which will start in a few days.
- Call of Duty Mobile will receive its first Indian esports event later this month.
- It is called the Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge.
- There is a cash prize of over Rs 7 lakh in this contest.