Posted Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Things are heating up.
'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, this weekend'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. After Friday's group play, only 16 teams are left. To reach the finals, these remaining 16 teams need to move forward through the brackets. This is a double elimination tournament, which means each team may lose once, only to later get revenge en route to the finals.
Here are the results from Day 1:
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 is the upper bracket:
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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