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Just this past month, Activision has released it will be working with Tencent to release a mobile version of Call of Duty, called “Legends of War.” This game will feature classic Call of Duty maps, weapons, and game modes (Including Battle Royale!), and is planned to release to the United States in the upcoming months.
We are likely going to see a competitive scene form for this new game, just as had happened with games like PUBG Mobile, Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, and Fortnite Mobile (all of which are owned at least partially by Tencent). The growth and increased user-friendliness of these games, and the hype surrounding Legends of War shows us that the mobile competitive scene will grow tremendously.
This makes complete sense. With the increased accessibility associated with using a phone, you can game anywhere, and anytime, unlike with a console or computer. Mobile games already account to around half of the current Esport usage. And according a report by Newzoo, the Mobile Esports market may potentially overtake Console/PC gaming and reach a 100 Billion dollar market by 2021.
Just this last year, the top 10 mobile Esport players have earned over 8 million dollars combined for their work, exponentially surpassing the amounts in previous years. Mobile Esports also tends to be more diverse, as 7 out of the 10 players were women, and are located all around the world. This diversity within the mobile community is inspiring, and will allow gamers of all types to join the community. For a more in-depth report about our predictions regarding Female Esports, click here.
Overall, the future of mobile gaming is prosperous. This is why we at CERD are dedicated to making our database compatible with mobile Esports and suggesting to our users that they venture in the mobile scene.
Sources: Sportskeeda, Estnn, NewZoo