ESL FACEIT Group announces $1.5m Call of Duty: Mobile series

ESL FACEIT Group launches $1.5 million COD Mobile series
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Global esports tournament organiser and holding company ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has announced that Call of Duty: Mobile will be added to the Snapdragon Pro Series Powered by Samsung Galaxy.

As part of a two-year deal between EFG and Activision, the league will offer CoD: Mobile across all Snapdragon Pro Series levels, distributing $1.5m (⁓£1.2m) in prize money this year.

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Created in 2022, the Snapdragon Pro Series is a multi-title mobile esports league that features several tiers ranging from amateur to high-level professional play.

Season 3 of the Snapdragon Pro Series begins on April 27th with qualifiers, where competitors will test their skills against others in their region. Then the Mobile Open and Mobile Challenge ranks will take place — previously known as Stages 3 and 4, respectively, of the CoD: Mobile season — with regional prize pools totalling $300,000 (⁓£240,000). Lastly, World Champs will culminate in December 2023 when teams will battle it out for a $1m (⁓£800,000) grand prize.

Call of Duty: Mobile will be further integrated into the Snapdragon Pro Series by being a part of the league’s Masters tier. This is the highest level of competition that the Snapdragon Pro Series offers and, prior to this announcement, only Brawl Stars was featured. As a result, Call of Duty: Mobile competitors next year will be able to qualify for Snapdrapn Pro Series’s $200,000 Mobile Masters event in early 2024.

CoD: Mobile becomes the 10th title to join the Snapdragon Pro Series, including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Brawl Stars, and Clash of Clans, among others. The upcoming Mobile Masters event will take place at DreamHack Japan in May 2023.

Snapdragon Pro Series has named Samsung as presenting sponsor, meaning that players competing in Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters tournaments will exclusively use the company’s devices.

Sebastian Weishaar, President of Esports at ESL FACEIT Group, commented: “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 democratise access to mobile esports while maintaining the prestige and foundation already established by the Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship.

“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.”

Radina Koutsafti
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.