CoD Mobile World Championship Finals 2022
The pinnacle event in CoD Mobile esports’ history is here. Sixteen teams from around the world are set to fly down to Raleigh, the U.S. to fight for the title in the CoD Mobile World Championship Finals 2022. Adding to the stakes, it features the biggest prize pool for a single event in the game’s history. It will happen from Dec. 15 to 18.
CoD Mobile won’t be the only game where players will be in action later this month. Activision will also be hosting the Call of Duty League (CDL) 2023 Major 1 at the same venue.
CoD Mobile World Championship Finals 2022: Format and Where to watch
The World Championship Finals 2022 will happens across two stages: the Group Stage and the Playoffs. For the group stage, the 16 teams have been split into four groups of four teams each. They will compete in a double-elimination bracket within their groups with the top two from each making it to the Playoffs. In the Playoffs, on the other hand, the eight teams which have advanced will battle in a double-elimination bracket to determine the winners.
You can watch the broadcast right here:
First LAN World Championship for CoD Mobile
CoD Mobile esports hasn’t had he smoothest run ever since its first season in 2020. The 2020 World Championship Finals was supposed to be a LAN event with top teams from around the world. Activision canceled it, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2021 World Championship Finals weren’t a smooth affair either. As the world battled a resurgence of COVID-19 cases towards the end of 2021, the event was moved from an offline one to online. To ensure that the ping difference between global teams isn’t too much, it was split into the East and West regions with a separate competition taking place in both.
Thus, the 2022 World Championship Finals, happening three years after CoD Mobile’s release, will be the first proper world championship for the mobile FPS.
Who are the teams competing in the event?
Sixteen teams are set to travel to the US to lock horns in the World Championship Finals. Each team had to compete through open qualifiers, leading to the regional playoffs, and finals to book their berths in Raleigh. These are as follows:
- ALMGHTY (SEA)
- Omega Esports (SEA)
- Wolves (China)
- Qing Jiu Club (China)
- GodLike (India)
- Team Vitality (India)
- iNCO Gaming (Brazil)
- SKADE (Brazil)
- Influence Chemin (Brazil)
- SCARZ (Japan)
- STMN Esports (Europe)
- Nova Esports (Europe)
- Strut Esports (Europe)
- Tribe Gaming (North America)
- Luminosity (North America)
- NYSL Mayhem (North America)
The CoD Mobile World Championship Finals 2022 will present the first intersection for Asian and Western teams in CoD Mobile esports. For mobile games, Asia is generally considered a strong region.
This mettle, though, will be put to the test in CoD Mobile by organizations like Tribe Gaming. The team is undoubtedly the most dominant force in the West and they have won back-to-back tournaments locally across 2022. They were also the Western champions in the World Championship last year.
Will they be able to show their power against the Asian powerhouses? Fans will get to find out from Dec. 15 to 18.
The other teams in the fray for the title are the two Chinese representatives, Qing Jiu Club (Q9) and Wolves. China currently has the most structured esports league for CoD Mobile. With regular competitions which include LAN events, the Chinese teams are certainly the most prepared going into the CoD Mobile World Championship Finals 2022.
This will be Q9’s second appearance in the World Championship, having competed last year as well. They are fielding roughly the same roster and after a disappointing fourth-place finish last year, they will have their eyes on the trophy in the US.