Esports World Cup Adds Call of Duty™: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty®: Warzone Competitions


Final Inclusions Make Summer 2024 Event Largest-Ever Multi-Game Esports Tournament

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — June 12, 2024 — Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) has added Call of Duty™: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty®: Warzone to the historic lineup of games that will be part of the inaugural Esports World Cup (EWC) this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The EWC schedule consists of 22 competitions across 21 games, making it the largest multi-game esports tournament of all time.

Since its original launch in 2003, the Call of Duty franchise has remained one of the world’s most popular video games. Call of Duty™: Modern Warfare III is one of the best-selling video games of 2023 in the United States. Published in March 2020, Call of Duty®: Warzone found instant success as the franchise’s entry into the battle royale genre. Both games feature robust esports ecosystems that engage fans in a variety of formats ranging from league-based play to open circuit competitions.

“By adding two amazing Call of Duty games to the Esports World Cup, we have cemented our promise to deliver the world’s best games to esports fans everywhere,” said Ralf Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Esports World Cup Foundation. “Call of Duty is the final piece of our historic EWC 2024 schedule, and we are excited to welcome its athletes and global fanbase to Riyadh this summer.”

The addition of Call of Duty™: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty®: Warzone enhances the collection of titles at this year’s Esports World Cup, bringing together the best in gaming communities the world over. The Esports World Cup will also host competitions in Apex Legends, Counter-Strike 2, Dota 2, EA Sports FC 24, Fortnite, Free Fire, Honor of Kings, League of Legends, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Overwatch 2, PUBG Battlegrounds, PUBG Mobile, ESL R1, Rocket League, StarCraft II, Street Fighter 6, Teamfight Tactics, TEKKEN 8 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Siege.

Each of the Game Championships at the Esports World Cup will have their own prize pool with a combined total exceeding $33 million. By adding these two Call of Duty games, the EWCF has created additional opportunities for additional athletes to participate at the event and earn a piece of life-changing winnings. During the tournament, the Call of Duty®: Warzone competition (July 3-6) will feature 21 teams battling for a share of a $1 million prize pool and the Call of Duty™: Modern Warfare III competition (August 15-18) will have 16 teams vying for a $1.8 million prize pool. Results in both competitions contribute points to the overall Club Championship rankings, an innovative cross-game competitive format unique to the EWC. Winners of at least one EWC game competition become eligible for the Club Championship’s top prize of $7 million (out of a $20 million pool to the top 16 Clubs) and the prestigious title of Esports World Cup Club Champion.

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About Esports World Cup The Esports World Cup is a global celebration of competitive excellence and esports fandom. The competition features a unique cross-game structure that will pit the world’s top esports teams and athletes against one another for the largest-ever prize pool. Debuting in the summer 2024, gamers, publishers, and fans from around the globe will come together in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to crown the world’s first Esports World Cup Club Champion.

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