OpTic Hitch Reveals $100k ‘Warzone World Classic’ Tournament

On Twitter, OpTic Hitch has revealed the Warzone World Classic tournament, a $100,000 event that will take place between the 6th and 7th of December. It’s an event that will be backed by Team Summertime, the same team that was responsible for the Black Ops II throwback tournament that took place in October 2022. Reportedly, thirty-two countries will be represented at the Warzone World Classic, which in a way is an attempt to mirror the FIFA World Cup, which is currently live.

While OpTic Hitch was the one to break the news regarding this tournament, there’s no sign that it’s at all related to OpTic as an organisation. In November, just after the game dropped, OpTic Texas held the first-ever North American Warzone 2.0 tournament, which also boasted a prize pool worth $100,000. As fans are waiting for news regarding the 2023 World Series of Warzone tournament, events like these are pivotal to maintaining the game’s esports scene.

The Warzone World Classic is a Global Event

Admittedly, not much is known about the Warzone World Classic, aside from the date, prize pool, and the number of competitors. However, information hasn’t been provided clearing up whether those countries are being represented by individuals or by squads. Regardless, some of the best Call of Duty players in the world have already shown an interest in representing their country at the event.

On Twitter, the likes of Crimsix, Karma, Tommey, Nick Kershner, Apathy, and Slacked all voiced their desire to represent their home country at the Warzone World Classic. They’re aiming to step into the ring without knowing fully what that ring looks like, but of course, that $100k prize pool would be tempting to any competitor.

The Warzone World Classic is being supported by BoomTV, a popular gaming and esports platform that facilitates tournaments, events, and custom competitions. Shortly after the announcement was made, BoomTV explained that the Warzone World Classic will receive both an English and Spanish commentary stream. That’s a huge booster for the event, as even the Call of Duty League doesn’t have an official Spanish-language broadcast.

Is The Future of Warzone 2.0 Bright?

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As one of the leading battle royale games, Warzone 2.0 has already pulled in millions of users since launching in November. Despite there being many teething problems and issues with in-game stability, the launch of Warzone 2.0 was a relative success. Since then, for the most part, players have enjoyed exploring Al Mazrah and getting to grips with DMZ, the new game mode on the Warzone 2.0 platform.

There’s plenty in store for 2023, and hopefully, things will improve quite soon. There’s a lot of potential wrapped up in the platform, and it’s about time there was some good press surrounding the Call of Duty franchise.

If you need to learn more about Warzone 2.0, you can check out our in-depth review of the platform.