Gamers, take your safety off. The Call of Duty Championship is about to kick off for the second year in a row. Starting March 28 and ending March 30 in Los Angeles, California 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world will compete for the ultimate prize; $1 million.
“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.”
2014 will see the Call of Duty Championship step into the next-generation with the Xbox One. Sorry PS4 and PC players, but Xbox is the exclusive partner of the Call of Duty Championship. The entire weekend will be live streamed through Xbox Live as well as MLG.tv.
The 32 teams will come from every continent (except for Antarctica, of course). In order to earn one of the coveted slots the teams must place in a range of qualifying events hosted by eSports organisations. Qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship will be handled through online tournaments held on the Xbox 360. These will also be broadcast on MLG.tv. Finally, the regional finals will be played on Xbox One and the winners from there will take place in the Call of Duty Championship.
The Call of Duty Championship is open to any player wanting to compete as long as they meet the requirements found here.