Posted Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Things are heating up.
Update: For today's results, including the winner of the Call of Duty Championship 2015 Presented by Xbox, please go here.
For an intimate look at Day 1, go here. For a look behind the scenes at the team that built the MP mode for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' at Sledgehammer Games, see our interview with Greg Reisdorf here.
After two days of intense and entertaining 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' eSports bout, the original 32 teams have been whittled down to four. That means today is the day for the semi-finals and finals. The winning team will walk away with $400,000, but today, at the Call of Duty Championship 2015 Presented by Xbox, Activision has more than just these matches to share. Today is the day for the premiere of the new Exo Zombies episode, Infection, and new maps from 'Ascendance,' the upcoming DLC pack for 'Call of Duty" Advanced Warfare.'
It's all going down at L.A. Live.
Here are the results from Day 2:
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.
The upper bracket final is happening at 11am PT. The lower bracket final follows at 12:15pm PT. The Championship Final is at 2:30pm PT.
Here is the live stream:
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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