1 Million $ Tournament?

#11st_BaD_CompanYPosted 2/2/2013 10:23:52 AM
February 01, 2013 12:30 PM Eastern Time Activision and Xbox Partner to Bring Landmark Call of Duty® eSports Competition to the Masses with the Call of Duty® Championship, Presented by Xbox Tournament
Players to Compete for $1 Million Purse in Worldwide Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Tournament Taking Place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s time for gamers the world over to mark their calendars, because the ultimate high-stakes Call of Duty competition is coming this April, forever changing the face of competitive eSports. The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, featuring a $1 million Call of Duty®: Black Ops II tournament, will take place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and their award-winning studio Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox®, Major League Gaming (MLG) and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) will bring together 32 of the world’s most skilled multiplayer teams on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to compete head-to-head in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a live-streamed spectacular to be broadcast to the masses.

“It’s an absolute honor to have players and fans celebrate the thrill of competition on such a grand stage”
."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."

Beginning today, players interested in participating in the tournament can go to https://elite.callofduty.com/esports and register for a free Call of Duty Elite account – it takes just a few seconds. Once registered, teams of four can vie for entry into the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament by competing in the February season of League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox LIVE®, which opens today. Following the close of the February season, the top eight eligible teams will earn coveted spots in the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including a trip to Hollywood this April to compete for the $1 million tournament purse.

“It’s an absolute honor 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.”

Additionally, teams competing in the recently announced MLG 2013 Pro Circuit featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops II (www.majorleaguegaming.com) will vie for a chance to enter the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox. At the MLG Winter Championship, March 15-17, in Dallas, Texas, the top eight teams will earn trips to Hollywood to play against the best Call of Duty players in the world. Joining them will be eight winning teams from the ESL’s European Finals (http://cod.esl.eu) taking place March 16-17, in the famous ESL Arena live eSports Studios in Cologne, Germany.

Remaining seats in the 32-team tournament will be made available internationally across Asia, Australia, and Brazil, with territory-specific qualification details to be revealed locally as they become available and at https://elite.callofduty.com/esports.

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#2supertomato_13Posted 2/2/2013 10:25:16 AM
yay
#3LILBIGBLUNTPosted 2/2/2013 10:25:39 AM
supertomato_13 posted...
yay


no. just no
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#41st_BaD_CompanY(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 10:27:59 AM
ps3 gets no love
#5supertomato_13Posted 2/2/2013 10:28:01 AM
LILBIGBLUNT posted...
supertomato_13 posted...
yay


no. just no


But I'm so excited ._.

Why you gotta be like that, man?
#6EvilZ123456Posted 2/2/2013 10:39:01 AM
From: 1st_BaD_CompanY | #004
ps3 gets no love


Microsoft is probably a big sponsor with the tournament which is why it is only on the 360

money is king xD
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#7Number1SurvivorPosted 2/2/2013 12:28:53 PM
Awesome. I totally want to see several teams of 12 year olds running around with suppressed SMG's killing eachother and swearing loudly.
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#8MosgusPosted 2/2/2013 1:32:04 PM
My issue with this is that someone is going to win a million dollars playing Call of Duty.
#9Asylum_71Posted 2/2/2013 1:42:25 PM
From: Mosgus | #008
My issue with this is that someone is going to win a million dollars playing Call of Duty.

No.. $1mil is the total payout for prizes. Top is probably $400k split between 4 people just like it was when they did this for the opening of MW3.
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#10MosgusPosted 2/2/2013 4:16:57 PM
Asylum_71 posted...
From: Mosgus | #008
My issue with this is that someone is going to win a million dollars playing Call of Duty.

No.. $1mil is the total payout for prizes. Top is probably $400k split between 4 people just like it was when they did this for the opening of MW3.


That totally makes it less ridiculous too.