Posted Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
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'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' might be the breath of fresh air and new blood that the huge series needed, but what about the competitive side? Well, today's Call of Duty Championship 2015 Presented by Xbox will bear proof that a $1 million in prize money is there for taking... by the top 4 player teams in the world. (That's $400,000 for the winning team.)
32 of the best 'Call of Duty' teams in the world have gathered to compete in L.A (at L.A. Live) at the third annual Call of Duty Championship. To reach the finals, these teams need to excel in their groups with the top two teams in each group moving forward to the brackets.
Here's a further breakdown, straight from the organizers:
These 32 teams from 5 continents and 11 countries around the world have trained extensively over the past several months playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, winning their respective regional competitions in qualifying events conducted by the professional competitive gaming organizations of Major League Gaming (MLG), Gfinity, and the Australian Cyber League (ACL). Teams like Exile5.T1 Dotters from Australia, European Champions, TCM Gaming from the UK and SSOF Gaming from Brazil, will compete against such notable teams from North America as Optic Gaming, Team EnVy and Team Kaliber.
The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox begins with round-robin style pool play among eight groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group will advance to a 16-team double elimination bracket, where the team that places first will take home $400,000 of the tournament's $1 million dollar total prize pool. The remaining seven teams will each take home prizes ranging from $200,000 for second place to $25,000 for eighth place.
Here are the live streams:
Here are the groups competing:
NextGaming - NxG Rapid
FAB Games Germany
Strictly Business Gaming
On March 29th, the day of the Championship final, straight from the 2015 Call of Duty Championship Presented by Xbox, Activision will premiere the new Exo Zombies episode, Infection, and new maps from 'Ascendance' the upcoming DLC pack for 'Call of Duty" Advanced Warfare.'
Call of Duty Endowment
The serious tornament competition is not the only 'CoD' action happening at the Championship. NFL pros Golden Tate and Demaryius Thomas will each lead a four person team in a head to head grudge match. In addition to footballs pros, the teams will feature one pro eSports player, one internet personality, and a fan picked right from the audience. While the match is in the name of the Call of Duty Endowment, the teams will be playing new maps from the upcoming Ascendance DLC pack. The winning team will have a $100,000 donation made in their name to the Endowment and its continued effort in helping veterans return to the workforce.
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