Call of Duty: Warzone gears up for its biggest competitive circuit yet, the World Series of Warzone (WSOW).
WSOW will showcase four online Warzone competitions with a US$300,000 prize pool per event. With a total of US$1.2M on the line, the series stands as the largest program prize pool in a Warzone tournament to date.
Format of the World Series of Warzone
The first WSOW event features two connected formats of an individual competitive tournament and a Captain’s Cup.
Similar to the usual competitive battle royale format, WSOW players will compete in a 50-trio custom lobby for six matches. The trio with the highest points will take the largest share of US$200,000.
As for the remaining US$100,000, Activision Blizzard puts it up for grabs in the Captain’s Cup.
The Captain’s Cup is a semi-invitational draft-based event, mixing rising Warzone players with some of the best Call of Duty League pros in the world.
Five captains chosen by the COD franchise will draft out a team of 10 trios including their own trio.
Aside from playing for themselves, the drafted trios will represent their captain teams in the six aforementioned matches.
The performance of the five teams will determine their share of the Captain’s Cup prize pool. The winning captain claims a US$20,000 prize for themselves and US$1,000 for every member of their captain team.
How points work in WSOW
The World Series of Warzone will score squads based on their total kills and placement in each match. Eliminations will be the main goal for squads since their final placement per match will only work as a point multiplier.
Point system for WSOW Duos
Each kill per player on each match: 1 WSOW point
- 1st Place: 2x point multiplier
- 2nd-25th Place: 1.5x multiplier
- 26th-75th Place: No multiplier
Point system for WSOW Trios
Each kill per squad member on each match: 1 WSOW point
- 1st Place: 2x point multiplier
- 2nd-15th Place: 1.5x multiplier
- 16th-50th Place: No multiplier
World Series of Warzone schedule
The tournament circuit begins with a series of open qualifiers leading up to the main WSOW event. These online events will give aspiring players a chance to squad up and go head-to-head with Warzone’s finest pros.
The first four qualifiers will play out with mixed-squad, best-of-two (BO2) matches. One member of your team will join two members of the enemy team, queueing separately in public lobbies. The team with the most kills will advance in the single-elimination bracket.
The top eight teams from each qualifier will advance to the WSOW Trios NA Qualifier Finals.
- Qualifier 1: May 24 (64 teams) at 8:00 p.m. EST (May 25 8:00 a.m. GMT+8)
- Qualifier 2: May 25 (64 teams) at 8:00 p.m. EST (May 26 8:00 a.m. GMT+8)
- Qualifier 3: May 26 (64 teams) at 8:00 p.m. EST (May 27 8:00 a.m. GMT+8)
- Qualifier 4: May 27 (64 teams) at 8:00 p.m. EST (May 28 8:00 a.m. GMT+8)
The top 32 teams will compete in a final double-elimination bracket. The format will shift to a regular team set-up with best-of-three (BO3) matches. The team with the most kills will advance in the tournament.
The winner of the Qualifier Finals will get an invitation to the main event.
- Qualifier Finals Day 1: May 29 (32 teams) at 1:00 p.m. EST (May 30 1:00 a.m. GMT+8)
- Qualifier Finals Day 2: May 30 (32 teams) at 1:00 p.m. EST (May 31 1:00 a.m. GMT+8)
Twitch Rivals and World Series of Warzone Trios NA
Once the Qualifier Finals have ended, Activision Blizzard will set the stage for its first main event, WSOW Trios NA.
- June 22: Captain’s Cup draft
- June 23: Live competition
You can watch both days on the official World Series website.
Throughout the weeks, more details will be announced about participating teams and captains for the event.
How to compete in the World Series of Warzone
If you and your squad are looking to compete in the World Series of Warzone, you can now register for the four qualifiers on the Gamebattles website.
A few things to note, all players are subject to eligibility restrictions and official rules, such as being 18-years-old or older and based in North America for the first WSOW event.
Registration closes in about two days so make sure to sign up if you’ve got what it takes to be one of Verdansk’s finest operators.
Other ways to qualify
A portion of WSOW participants will be invited by Activision and 12 CDL teams. CDL teams and WSOW program affiliates also have the option to host community tournaments and qualify additional squads.
For more information, you can visit the official World Series of Warzone website.