Loco announces partnership with Activision Blizzard to host ‘Call Of Duty’ Tournament

Loco has announced its partnership with video game publishing giant – Activision Blizzard. The two will jointly host India’s biggest Call of Duty Mobile tournament with a Prize Pool of Rs 35 lakhs.

Call of Duty Mobile India Cup will be live exclusively on Loco and the event comprises of two tournaments – Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Open and Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Pro. Registrations for Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Open tournament are underway, allowing teams from across the country to sign up and compete against each other in 5v5 matches in an open qualifier format. The total prize pool is Rs 10 Lakhs, of which Rs 5 Lakhs will be awarded to the team in the first position while the remaining will be split amongst teams between second and eighth position.

Following the nail-biting open battles, 16 qualifying teams will advance to the Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Pro and be joined by India’s top professional Call of Duty Mobile teams to play 5v5 matches in a league format. Team Mayhem and Team IND are among the top illustrious teams that have been invited for the Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Pro to level up the excitement and intensity. The total prize pool of the 5v5 matches in Call of Duty Mobile India Cup Pro is Rs 25 Lakhs, of which the team at the first position will receive 10 Lakhs, followed by five lakhs and three lakhs to the second and third position respectively while the rest of the prize pool will be shared amongst the teams between fourth and eighth position.

Speaking about the tournament, Pocket Aces founder Anirudh Pandita said, “We are thrilled to partner with a leading game publisher such as Activision Blizzard and to host a tournament of this magnitude and scale. Call of Duty is a legendary title and we are really excited to build the Call of Duty Mobile eSports ecosystem in the country from the ground up. The Call of Duty Mobile India Cup is the first step in the formation of this ecosystem and will help cement India’s position on the global esports map. We are elated to have magnificent teams like Team IND, and Team Mayhem on board with us and in a country where esports is growing at an unprecedented rate, this is just the beginning of a journey to many more milestones.”

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