It’s an exciting day for all Call of Duty fans with the return of what the Activision PR machine is calling “the definitive Call of Duty competition”. That’s right, 32 of the best teams from around the world will be battling it out in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the right to be named the Call of Duty World Champions; there is also the small matter of the tournament’s $1 million prize purse but I’m sure they are competing more for the love of the game than the filth lucre.
The tournament takes place in Los Angeles between 27th and 29th March with the Semi-Finals and Final Match to Be Broadcast on Xbox Live on Sunday, 29th March so if you’re not taking part, why not dial in and take a look at how the pros do it.
Lets check out the spiffing official trailer shall we?
“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 of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare”, said Michael Condrey, Co-founder of 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.”
I’ll hand back to the Activision propaganda machine for a more indepth overview:
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, Australia, 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, presented by Xbox will be handled through online tournaments played on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and broadcasted on MLG.tv, with select live regional finals taking place February through early March 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 is open to everyone, whether professional gamers or not, so assuuming you meet the requirements of the official rules and regulations you’re in! Wanna check out those regs now? You can take a look here for more info.