Call of Duty Modern Warfare
With the recent launch of the FPS series’ new installment: Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Activision aims to establish itself as a major player in the FPS esports scene. While the latest titles of the series have not been met with as much success as predicted, a brand new Call of Duty League is scheduled to start this year. The full list of competing teams and further details have already been announced, and competition will be fierce throughout 22 tournament weeks all around the world. With a roster of 22 teams, among which Faze and Optic Gaming, all competing for a $6 million prize pool, this will be one of the major esports events of 2020.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo has been facing a difficult situation last year. Super Smash Bros., its one and only esports franchise, features two competitive games: both Melee & Ultimate are played in major events, and although the latest installment was released in late 2018, the Melee scene is still huge. Nintendo will undoubtedly seek the same audience for Ultimate, to help increase the visibility of its only competitive gaming franchise.
The latest free-to-play Battle Royale game released by Electronic Arts is still struggling with its competitive scene. To address this issue, EA is launching the Apex Legends Global Series, which is one of the most anticipated events of 2020. Don’t forget to check out our dedicated article for more details!