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 27th to 29th, 2015.
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 for the right 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 at 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 the year.”
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 manoeuvre 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, Australasia, 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 organisations.
Qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship, will be handled through online tournaments played on Xbox One and broadcasted on MLG.tv, with select live regional finals taking place February through to early March 2015 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 HERE.
Additional tournament information will be made available at HERE.
Registration for Australian teams closes at 1:50pm on Saturday January 17th 2015 for the first qualifier and 1:50pm on Sunday January 18th 2015 for the second qualifier.
Registration for New Zealand teams entering their qualifier closes on Sunday January 25th 2015 at 11:50am.
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is developed by Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software specifically for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and is available via direct digital download or retail.
A current gen version for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system is developed by High Moon Studios. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is rated MA15+ by the Classification Board of Australia.
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