Yesterday, Microsoft and Activision announced that they were going to be hosting a Championship Tournament from April 5-7 in Hollywood California, with a grand prize of one million dollars. Activision Publishing, Inc., and their award-winning studio Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox, Major League Gaming and the Electronic Sports League will bring together 32 of the world’s best multiplayer teams on the Xbox 360 to compete head-to-head in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" which will be broadcast over Xbox Live.
"More people play Call of Duty multiplayer every day than watch the average regular season game of the NBA. The scale and passion of the Call of Duty fan base is simply humbling, and yet there is no formal way to find out who amongst those millions of players is the best of the best, until now," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "Watching the performances of the very best Call of Duty players is already a mass spectator sport on YouTube and Call of Duty® Elite. We are going to bring the best players in the world to Hollywood to compete on the ultimate stage, for the ultimate prize. And we are going to invite our entire worldwide fan base to join in the fun."
Players interested in competing in the tournament can go here, and register for a free "Call of Duty Elite" account. Once registered, teams of four can try to gain entrance into the "Call of Duty Championship" by competing in the February season of League Play in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" on Xbox LIVE.
“It’s an absolute honour to have players and fans celebrate the thrill of competition on such a grand stage,” said Mark Lamia, Treyarch studio head. “From the very beginning of development for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we committed to making eSports an integral part of the game, and it’s going to be awesome to watch the best teams in the world battle it out for everyone to see.”
Further details on the "Call of Duty Championship", presented by Xbox, including full rules and regulations, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" maps and modes for the tournament, prizing distribution, travel accommodations and more will be made available at https://elite.callofduty.com/esports.
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