Activision Blizzard has unveiled the World Series of Warzone (WSOW), the largest tournament in Call of Duty Warzone history. The biggest names in the game will draft their own teams from a pool of qualifiers to compete in duos and trios tournaments for a share of a massive $1.2 million prize pool. Players can gain entry through one of two ways: qualifying or being invited. Here’s everything you need to know about the World Series of Warzone, including the start date, how to watch, the prize pool, and more details.
World Series of Warzone (WSOW) Format
Warzone‘s World Series of Warzone is a draft-based event where squads get points for kills and placements. Each squad plays for a larger team, led by a captain. The captains will allegedly be some of the biggest names in Call of Duty (details TBA), invited personally by Activision. The names will be top Call of Duty streamers and content creators. Each large team is comprised of thirty players (10 trios or 15 duos).
The tournament includes both invite-only players chosen by Activision and drafted players who can place during the qualifier events. Each of the 12 Call of Duty league teams has the option of inviting a squad of their choosing, as well. That means players have two possible ways of gaining entry. The draft will occur once every seat fills with players via qualifiers or invites. At that point, the captains will draft their teams.
Scoring for each WSOW event is based on each participant’s total kills and placement. Squads earn a WSOW point for every single kill, and each squad’s placement will give additional points for their squad and team, applied after each map with a placement multiplier.
When does the World Series of Warzone begin?
The first qualifier for the World Series of Warzone is on Monday, May 24, 2021.
WSOW Qualifiers Schedule
- Qualifier 1: Monday, May 24
- Qualifier 2: Tuesday, May 25
- Qualifier 3: Wednesday, May 26
WSOW Main Event Schedule
- Captain Draft: Tuesday, June 22
- WSOW Main Event: Wednesday, June 23
World Series of Warzone Prize Pool
The prize pool for Activision’s World Series of Warzone is the largest to date, with $300,000 on the line for each of the four events: Trios NA, Trios EU, Duos NA, and Duos EU. That means $1,200,000 is up for grabs across all four WSOW events.
The first competition starts with players based in North America for the World Series of Warzone: Trios NA. All 50 trio squads will compete in a custom lobby for six matches, accumulating points based on kills and overall placement of their squads. The performance of the 50 trio squads will determine their share of $200,000.
An additional $100,000 is up for grabs in the Captain’s Cup – a fun twist that will be led by some of the biggest names in Call of Duty esports.
The performance of each of the five teams will determine their share of the Captain’s Cup prize pool, which features $20,000 to the winning captain and $1,000 for each member of the winning captain’s team.
How to qualify for World Series of Warzone (WSOW)
Each of the WSOW events will have qualifiers that take place well before the main event. Everyone has a chance to compete, and you can register on the official tournament website.
The World Series of Warzone Trios NA Open Qualifier registration opens on May 20, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST. The tournament phase begins on Monday, May 24, at 8 pm EST.
The top eight teams from each qualifier advance to the WSOW Trios NA Qualifier Finals, which you can learn more about here.
How to watch the World Series of Warzone (WSOW) Tournament?
All events in the World Series of Warzone are to be broadcast live on the official WSOW website and streamed from each player’s point of view.