Activision, the Call of Duty: Warzone developers comes out with a huge surprise for their fans as they announced one of the biggest Call of Duty tournament in history. The Call of Duty: Warzone Invitational is sponsored by WD Black and AMD Ryzen and their esports media partner for the event will be 'The Esports Club.' Activision brings out a huge opportunity for Indians, this tournament will not only help grow the current esports scenario but also help tag along with new brands who are willing to invest in esports like AMD Ryzen, WD Black etc.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free to play, battle royale type game that was released on 10th March 2020 for PC, PlayStation as well as Microsoft Xbox series, which was developed by Activision which is a well-known video game publisher and developer based in Santa Monica, California. Activision has also worked on games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War etc.
Evolving Indian esports
The Indian esports scene is growing rapidly in the last few years, let it be mobile gaming or PC gaming. Since the lockdown, substantial growth has been discovered in the rise of PC and mobile gamers, which made a bunch of tech/gaming based companies to step into the esports scene. Corsair and Elgato were the early one's to enter the Indian market and now AMD will be sponsoring this huge invitational event which will be much anticipated.
The Call of Duty Warzone Invitational tournament is open for every streamer, people around the country can participate and compete with their squads to win exclusive hampers and amazing prizes. This is also the first time when Activision, the developers of Call of Duty are directly getting involved with the esports scene. Earlier in the esports industry Krafton (PUBG) was the only company that had direct interference with the community and hosting exclusive tournaments.
The official announcement came from their media partner 'The Esports Club' where they said “Introducing the WD Black Cup powered by AMD! The largest Call of Duty Warzone Invitational event in the land will see the top streamers and content creators come collectively for a showdown of epic proportions!”
However, the entire invitational list hasn't made public yet but a few of the confirmed streamers that will be on that list are, Scout OP, MambaSR, Hydraflick, Sikhwarrior, Midfail YT, Mizoplays, Sid Joshi and Raman Chopra. In this Call of Duty: Warzone Invitational, a total of 16 streamers will be fighting along with their squads for a huge prize pool of 3 Lakhs i.e., 300,000 INR. The showdown will be going live on the 27th and 28th of February this year.