In a groundbreaking move that promises to reshape the competitive gaming landscape, game publisher Activision, a subsidiary of gaming giant Activision Blizzard, has unveiled a high-stakes tournament that pits the best of the best against each other in its flagship battle royale first-person shooter, Call of Duty Warzone. Aptly named “Who is the King,” this tournament is poised to captivate gamers and fans alike over the course of five exhilarating days.
Kicking off on August 16th, “Who is the King” is set to run over two distinct segments, culminating in the much-anticipated finals on September 1st, 2023. With a generous prize pool of $150,000 up for grabs, the tournament promises fierce competition and jaw-dropping gameplay that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
This extraordinary event is set to unravel a saga of skill, strategy, and spectacle as professional Call of Duty players go head-to-head with prominent content creators and streamers. Activision has carefully curated this lineup in an effort to address the perennial question that has echoed through the gaming community for years: Who reigns supreme, the seasoned pros or the charismatic streamers?
The star-studded lineup of competitors reads like a “who’s who” in the world of Call of Duty. Among the luminaries are Call of Duty World champions Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris and Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro, who are poised to showcase their unwavering prowess. Adding to the mix are renowned streamers such as DiazBiffle, Asim, and Scummn, each wielding their own unique blend of skills and entertainment value.
In a strategic move to cater to the diverse strengths of the participants, the tournament has been ingeniously divided into two segments. The first and third days will feature the intense Kill Race mode within the Warzone universe, showcasing fast-paced action and strategic coordination. On the flip side, the second and fourth days will adopt the Call of Duty League format, with heart-pounding matches in Search and Destroy and Hardpoint game modes.
As the days unfold and the dust settles, the grand final promises the ultimate showdown—a fusion of all the modes previously encountered. It’s a test of versatility, adaptability, and raw talent that will undoubtedly separate the cream of the crop from the rest.
Behind the scenes, American talent management company The Kinetic Group takes the reins as the producer of this electrifying tournament series. Renowned for representing an extensive roster of players and creators within the Call of Duty domain, The Kinetic Group is the driving force ensuring that “Who is the King” delivers on its promise of unparalleled excitement and adrenaline.