An important announcement for gamers around the world has been released by Activision. This is the Call of Duty Championship, the tournament based on Call of Duty: Black Ops II which will take place April 5 to 7 in the magical landscape of Hollywood.
The statement was given in these words: “Players from all over the world, take your calendar and mark this important event: in April comes the Call of Duty competition for excellence, that will forever change the face of competitive eSports. Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, which will feature the tournament Call of Duty: Black Ops II by $ 1 million, will be held in Hollywood, CA April 5 to 7 next. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and award-winning studio Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox, Major League Gaming (MLG) and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) will bring 32 of the most skilled teams of players in multiplayer on Xbox 360 in the world to compete head-to-head on Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a spectacular event contained in the transmitted live-streaming for all.”
“Every day there are more people who play Call of Duty multiplayer than watching an average of the NBA season. Extension of the Call of Duty fan base and his passion is something truly incredible, and yet, until To date, there was no formal way to find out who among these millions of players was truly the best of the best, “said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Looking at the performance of the best players in Call of Duty is already a mass sport with an audience on YouTube and Call of Duty Elite. We intend to bring together the best players in the world to compete at the highest level because Hollywood and conquer the award for excellence. Our entire fan base from all over the world, is invited to join and take part in the fun. ”
Starting today, all those who are interested in participating in the tournament can connect to the site elite.callofduty.com/esports and register for free to create an account on Call of Duty Elite – an operation that takes only a few seconds. Once registered, teams of four players can compete to enter the tournament Call of Duty Championship, Xbox by taking part in the season of League Play February to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on Xbox LIVE, which starts today. After the end of the season in February, the top eight teams will get the coveted spot in the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, which includes a trip to Hollywood next April to compete in the tournament prize pool of $ 1 million.
“It ‘s an absolute honor for us to see the fans and players celebrate the thrill of competing at a level and in a context that is so great,” said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. “From the beginning of the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, strongly wanted to make eSports an integral part of the game and it will be spectacular to see the best teams in the world battle it till the last hit with all audiences to watch.”
But that’s not all the teams that will compete in the 2013 MLG Pro Circuit recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops II will also have the chance to participate in the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox. At MLG Winter Championship, which will take place March 15 to 17 next to Dallas, Texas, the eight best teams will win in fact a journey towards Hollywood to play against the best players in Call of Duty players around the world. To join them, there will be eight winning teams from the European Finals ESL which will take place on 16 and 17 March next in the famous ESL Arena live eSports Studios in Cologne, Germany.
The remaining places in the tournament to 32 teams will be made available internationally to Asia, Australia and Brazil, through qualifications that will take place at the local level and the details of which will be announced as they become available on the website elite.callofduty.com/esports.