$1 Million Up for Grabs in the Call of Duty Championship, Presented by Xbox

Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM PST by
Call of Duty: Ghosts

Registration now open for March MLG Finals.

Nearly five weeks of qualifying for teams all over the world will commence next week with the end game being the March 28-March 30 in Los Angeles. With Activision, Microsoft, Major League Gaming, Gfinity, and ACL Pro on board, the $1 million competition will be the first official 'Call of Duty' tournament on the Xbox One.

Naturally, the Call of Duty Championship will focus on the latest installment,'Call of Duty: Ghosts.' For teams from the US, the preliminary qualifier will be on February 1st, and the regional final will be on March 8th and 9th.

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, "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. 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."

Further details on qualifying, which can be done on the 360, has been shared by Activision,

Call of Duty teams from six continents covering North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will contend for their place at the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament in a range of qualifying events hosted by eSports organizations. Qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox will be handled through online tournaments played on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and broadcasted on MLG.tv, with select live regional finals taking place late February through early March in Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. The live regional finals will be played on Xbox One and will also be broadcasted live on MLG.tv and other broadcast partners.

The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament is open to all qualified players, whether professional gamers or not, provided they meet the requirements of the official rules and regulations. Further details on the 2014 Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including full rules and regulations, Call of Duty®: Ghosts maps and modes for the tournament, prizing distribution, travel accommodations and more can be found at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/news/qualify-for-the-call-of-duty-championship/.

Additional tournament information will be made available at https://callofduty.com/esports.

Source: MLG

Author: Brian Hoss

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