$1.5 Million in Prizing Up for Grabs on the Road to the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship and Mobile Masters in 2023
Cologne/New York — April 21– ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, today announced the addition of Call of Duty: Mobile to the Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy, the world’s largest multi-title mobile esports league. As part of a two-year partnership between EFG and Activision, the Snapdragon Pro Series will offer Call of Duty: Mobile across all levels of the Snapdragon Pro Series, with $1.5 million in prize money in the 2023 competition year. Competition kicks off on April 27 UTC with in-game qualifiers in all regions.
“Our partnership with Activision brings one of the most popular mobile esports in the world to the Snapdragon Pro Series and allows us to further democratize access to mobile esports while maintaining the prestige and foundation already established by the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship,” said Sebastian Weishaar, President of Esports, ESL FACEIT Group. “We’re looking forward to adding Call of Duty: Mobile to our global lineup of Snapdragon Pro Series titles, offering more opportunities to compete and providing $1.5 million to Call of Duty: Mobile competitors in the 2023 competition year.”
Season 3 of the Snapdragon Pro Series begins with in-game solo play and team play qualifiers, where competitors will test their skills against other Call of Duty: Mobile players in their region. Top-seeded competitors will then battle through Mobile Open and Mobile Challenge ranks (previously known as Stages 3 and 4, respectively, of the Call of Duty: Mobile season) with regional prize pools totaling $300,000. World Champs culminates in an epic in-person final where top teams from around the world compete for the $1 million grand prize in December 2023. Call of Duty: Mobile will return for Season 4 of the Snapdragon Pro Series in Fall 2023 and will offer teams a chance to claim a seat at the $200,000 Mobile Masters event in early 2024.
“With the Snapdragon Pro Series, ESL FACEIT Group and Qualcomm Technologies have created one of the largest, most accessible mobile esports ecosystems in the world, and we’re excited that Call of Duty: Mobile will be a part of it,” said Jeff Gullett, Sr. Director of Production at Activision. “Our partnership with EFG enables Call of Duty: Mobile players of all skill levels to get involved and creates a platform to go from player to global champion.”
Call of Duty: Mobile becomes the 10th title to join the Snapdragon Pro Series. The league launched in April 2022 and is available across five regions and more than 40 countries. The league has drawn more than 2 million participants worldwide with more than $2 million in prize money distributed in its first year.
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About ESL FACEIT Group
ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information visit www.eslfaceitgroup.com
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About Snapdragon Pro Series
Welcoming players and fans to the Era of Everyone, the Snapdragon Pro Series, delivered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and ESL FACEIT Group, is one of the world’s largest multi-genre mobile esports competitions. Spanning across multiple regions, featuring a wide range of mobile games, and including three tiers of competition (Open, Challenge, and Masters), the Snapdragon Pro Series redefines the mobile esports landscape, giving players around the globe, at all levels, a chance to become a champion and compete for a share of millions of dollars in prize money. (https://www.snapdragonproseries.com/)
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Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment connecting hundreds of millions of players around the world through the joy, fun and thrill of competition enabled by epic entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website at www.activision.com or by following @activision_salesforce.