Full details have been released.

Activision have released details for the World Series of Warzone 2024 season. There are some significant changes from previous years of competition. Changes have been based on feedback from the community and WSOW competitors.

2024 WSOW Changes in short:

  • New Global Final format including a new Match Point format
  • Top heavy prize pool
  • More matches for qualification
  • Battle Royale competitive settings

Competition starts very soon, with the first qualifiers starting on May 24.

World Series of Warzone 2024 will use Match Point

One notable addition to the 2024 World Series of Warzone will be the Match Point format. This format, which has been used in the Apex Legends Global Series for several years, is designed to create 'hype' in the final stage of a Battle Royale.

The fundamental principle is that when someone wins, it is a winning moment. This is better for fans, and ultimately increases viewership. Otherwise, a Battle Royale set can be over at half way, if a team runs away with it. Otherwise, who wins can be a mathematical equation, which is also very boring.

The downside, at least in Apex Legends, has been teams performing very well and not winning. A team might have a lot more points than their opponents, but they don't take home the grand prize. However, this is undoubtedly a great move for those wanting to watch the 2024 World Series of Warzone.

Events start May 24 - Register on Faceit

There isn't long to wait for those of you wanting to dive into the 2024 season of World Series of Warzone. Competition in the NA and EMEA regions starts with the In-Game Open Online Qualifier. The competition will be open, and last for three days.

The playlist will involve a twist on the Battle Royale trios format with competitive settings that closely mirror those found in Ranked Resurgence. After the in-game open qualification period ends, the top 68 squads from the two regions will advance to groups.

World Series of Warzone 2024 format

There are a whole host of format changes ahead of the 2024 World Series of Warzone.

Here is the summary of 2024's format:

  • Teams divided into 4 groups per region based on in-game open performance.
  • Group play lasts two weeks, each group plays other groups in a 5-drop matchup.
  • Performance based on total points from 15 group play drops.
  • Top 34 teams from group play advance to the Upper Bracket.
  • Bottom 34 teams from group play enter Round 1 of the Lower Bracket.
  • In the Upper Bracket, top 17 teams advance to the Qualifier Finals.
  • Teams not advancing from the Upper Bracket drop to Round 2 of the Lower Bracket.
  • Top 17 teams from Round 1 of the Lower Bracket play teams dropping from the Upper Bracket in Round 2.
  • 17 teams finishing last in Round 1 of the Lower Bracket are eliminated.
  • In Round 2 of the Lower Bracket, 17 teams advance to the Qualifier Finals.
  • 10 teams not advancing from Round 2 of the Lower Bracket go to the Last Chance Qualifier (bottom 7 teams are eliminated).
  • In the Qualifier Finals, top 10 teams advance to the Global Final.
  • Bottom 24 teams from the Qualifier Finals go to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).
  • In the LCQ, teams from NA and EMEA play 5 maps of traditional scoring, with 3 teams advancing.

For more details, including scoring and Regional Eligibility, see the official blogpost here.

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