eSports World Cup have officially announced their 2015 Call of Duty $50k Tournament.

Only 8 rosters from around the globe will travel to Paris with the intentions of securing a first prize of $20,000 ($50,000 Prize pool). If all 12,000 spectator seats are to be filled, the eSports World Cup will have made Call of Duty history with the most amount of live spectators at a Call of Duty event. Not only is the prize pool higher than that of the recent UMG Orlando and MLG Columbus but none of the 8 teams attending will go home empty handed.

Rank Prize Money
1 $20 000
2 $10 000
3 $6 000
4 $6 000
5 $2 000
6 $2 000
7 $2 000
8 $2 000

Furthermore, each selected team will get unprecedented stay conditions, with the possibility to accredit for the event:

  • 4 players and 1 in-game coach
  • 1 team manager or representative
  • 1 to 4 media and community managers (for the team’s media coverage)
  • 1 team sponsor (visible on media content produced by Oxent)
  • 10 people with 2 days passes for friends, family, fans…

Each team selected for the final will also have its own private connected lodge during the whole event.

“Those stay conditions offered to the competitors, and highlights on their sponsors, are a new steps in professional Esport events”, says Competition Director Sylvain Maillard. “We think that nowadays, progaming teams and tournaments are both powerful medias which should help each other to achieve better brand awareness and sponsor recognition”.

Each team will be able to display as usual their sponsors on jerseys and accessories – as the ESWC has always allowed it – and for the first time, one of their own sponsors will be displayed on web and video content produced around ESWC.

Who do you believe will qualify for the 8 spots available? (Let us know in the comments below)