Top Professional Call of Duty Teams Return to Los Angeles
March 27-29 to Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for $1 Million Prize
Semi-Finals and Final Match to Be Broadcast on
Xbox Live on Sunday, March 29
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
It's time to determine who is the best of the best as the third annual Call
of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox tournament will bring
the top Call of Duty® eSport athletes in the world to Los
Angeles, March 27 - 29, in the definitive Call of Duty
competition. Activision, Sledgehammer Games and Xbox, in partnership
with Major League Gaming (MLG) and additional international eSports
partners, will play host to 32 of the best Call of Duty teams
from around the world, as they compete in Call of Duty®: Advanced
Warfare and the rights to be called the Call of Duty "World
Champions," and ultimately claim the lion's share of the tournament's $1
million prize purse in the crowning contest where Power Changes
Everything. This year's tournament will include a variety of compelling
programming covering the weekend's non-stop excitement and hard fought
matches, with the final match live streamed on the Xbox Live online
entertainment network and other broadcast partners for the world to
experience in real time.
"From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way
to play Call of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn't be more thrilled
of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new
player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare," said Michael
Condrey, Co-founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. "This is posed
to be one of the most exciting Call of Duty competitive seasons with the
Call of Duty Championship being one of the best eSports tournaments of
Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games added:
"We developed Advanced Warfare with the competitive community in mind,
and we can't wait for the top talent from around the world to compete in
the Call of Duty Championships."
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare drops players into an
adrenaline-filled multiplayer experience, allowing fans to take the
exoskeleton and its array of special abilities online. A first for the
franchise, the power of the exoskeleton introduces all-new ways to
maneuver combat situations on the ground and in the air, alongside an
arsenal of futuristic weapon technology that gives players more ways to
take opponents on, all while maintaining the signature breakneck Call
of Duty multiplayer feel. In addition, Call of Duty: Advanced
Warfare's robust in-game eSports offering allows fans to compete
the same way the pros do.
The best Call of Duty teams from five continents, covering Asia,
Australia, North America, South America and Europe, will contend for
their place in Call of Duty history at the Call of Duty
Championship, presented by Xbox tournament in a range of
qualifying events hosted by eSports organizations. Qualifying for the Call
of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox will be handled through
online tournaments played on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and
entertainment system from Microsoft, and broadcasted on MLG.tv, with
select live regional finals taking place February through early March in
Australia, Brazil, the U. K. and the U.S. The regional finals will be
played on Xbox One and will also be broadcasted live on MLG.tv and
additional broadcast partners.
The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox
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 2015 Call of Duty
Championship, presented by Xbox can be found at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/news/qualify-2015-call-of-duty-championship.
Additional tournament information will be made available at https://callofduty.com/esports.
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI),
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is developed by
Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software specifically for Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4
and PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen
version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is developed by High Moon
Studios. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug
Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.
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