Activision and Xbox partner for the first annual $1 million Call of Duty Championship
Activision announced today the first annual Call of Duty Championship. Sponsored by Xbox, the eSport event features a $1 million purse shared between 32-teams in a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament.
The event will take place in Hollywood, CA on April 5-7 and will feature participants from Major League Gaming (MLG), the Electronic Sports League (ESL), and gamers at large. In all, "32 of the world's most skilled multiplayer teams" Xbox 360 players will "compete head-to-head in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a live-streamed spectacular to be broadcast to the masses."
Starting today, interested players can go to https://elite.callofduty.com/esports and register for a free Call of Duty Elite account. Once registered, "teams of four can vie for entry into the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament by competing in the February season of League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox LIVE."
At the end of the February season, "the top eight eligible teams will earn coveted spots in the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including a trip to Hollywood this April to compete for the $1 million tournament purse."
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At the MLG Winter Championship, March 15-17, in Dallas, Texas, the top eight teams will earn trips to the April COD showdown in Hollywood. Likewise, the eight winning teams from the ESL's European Finals on March 16-17, in Cologne, Germany will also book their place in the tourney.
Finally, the remaining eight seats in the 32-team tournament "will be made available internationally across Asia, Australia, and Brazil, with territory-specific qualification details to be revealed locally as they become available."
Find the full rules and regulations at https://elite.callofduty.com/esports.
Source: Activision press release
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