GodLike at the CoD: Mobile World Championship – Setting Expectations
GodLike Esports became the first team to qualify for the upcoming Call Of Duty Mobile World Championships. They did so by winning the India Regional qualifiers after defeating Team Vitality in the finals of the tournament. This has made Godlike the regional champion of India for the third time in a row.
While the Call Of Duty Scene in India has been slowly picking up the pace. This news would bring in a lot more fans to try out the game. With the recent banning of various battle royal games in India, GodLike decided to change the mood within the industry.
GodLike becoming the “winningest” team
The regionals were a two-part tournament. The first part consists of the Swiss style of league matches and the second was Playoffs. Two teams from each group would qualify for the playoff matches. During the Swiss rounds of the tournament, Enigma Gaming and GodLike Esports provided a clean sweep by winning 2-0. While Revenant Esports and Team Vitality finished the swiss round as winners after winning 2-1.
During the semi Finals, Godlike defeated Revenant Esports 3-0 and Vitality defeated Enigma Gaming in a close 3-2 game. This then leads to quite an exciting lower bracket faceoff between Enigma Gaming and Revenant Esports. Enigma won the match with a score of 3-1 losing the Search and Destroy game on Standoff.
Team Vitality was defeated by GodLike in the regional final while GodLike won the regional qualifiers to easily go to the World Championship Grand Finals. GodLike pulled off an incredible comeback triumph, behind 1-3 in the championship match before winning the following three games in a row to defeat Vitality 4-3 and claim the title.
What can one expect from GodLike Esports in Call Of Duty Mobile?
As previously mentioned, GodLike won the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship for India in 2020 and 2021. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event was postponed, and Activision divided the 2021 edition into two areas, East and West. During the 2021 tournament, GodLike Esports were in the East Tournament. Within the tournament, they had to face off against other teams from the continent of Asia. While being in group B they won 2 of their 5 games and came 4th in the listing. Due to this, they didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
This tournament in turn made the organization rethink their roaster. As such players like SHIK4RI, HiTzy, PreVail & G-ShotZ retired from the game. The new roaster for 2022 consists of:
- Learn( Captain/IGL)
After the roster changes, GodLike started their regional run on fire. Coming 1st in all the 4 tournaments that they have been a part of for this year. While their playstyle consists of mainly skilful aggression on certain game modes. During the maps in which they don’t have the advantage, they tend to play more passive than what one would expect.
How has GodLike Been so dominant?
For the third time, the current GodLike Esports team has been named the regional champions. While their dominant run can be based on multiple factors, the main one being exposure to the game. While in the beginning Call Of Duty Mobile took the world by storm, India lagged behind in adopting. (except GodLike of course)
Following the addition of the Battle Royal, COD hasn’t done much to make the game better. The game hasn’t had what many had hoped to be the hype for its esports scene locally. Many more mobile games have appeared and have a more active esports competitive scene in India. Players seem to prefer BR more then Classic modes.
With the tournament played in Classic game modes but on mobile, GodLike found a niche they can consistently dominate.