Call of Duty ESports Goes Next Gen

Activision’s Call of Duty Championship will be inviting the world’s best Call of Duty teams to Los Angeles to compete for bragging rights and a share of a huge prize fund.

This is the second annual Call of Duty Championship and this years tournament will be the first official competitive Call of Duty event played on the Xbox One, where prize money will be awarded.  32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world compete for rights to be called “World Champions”  and take the lion’s share of the tournament’s $1 million prize purse. The event will run over the weekend of 28th-30th March in LA and will be live streamed on the Xbox Live online entertainment network and

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“Last year’s championship came down to the final minute of the final match with everyone holding their breath to see who would win. The skill, passion and energy brought by these teams and the crowd looking-on showed just what makes our community the best in the world,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty is more than a video game. It’s a pastime shared by millions. It’s exciting to play and fun to watch, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s event has in store.”

Call of Duty teams from six continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia) will compete for their place at the Call of Duty Championship tournament in a range of qualifying events hosted by eSports organisations. The qualifying heats will be handled through online tournaments played on the Xbox 360, with select live regional finals taking place in late February and early March in Australia, United Kingdom and the U.S. The regional finals will be played on the Xbox One and will also be live streamed.

The tournament is open to all qualified players, whether professional gamers or not, provided they meet the requirements of the official rules and regulations. Further details on the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including full rules and regulations, Call of Duty®: Ghosts maps and modes for the tournament, prizing distribution, travel accommodations and more can be found at

Additional tournament information will be made available at

Reporter: JMS1701

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