The debut Call of Duty MLG Championship for the Xbox One has been announced.
This is the second annual Call of Duty Championship by Xbox which will play host to 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world as they compete for rights to the Call of Duty “World Champions” title major portion of the tournament’s $1 million prize purse. The Call of Duty Championship will take place this March 28 — 30, in Los Angeles.
“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,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.
“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.”
Call of Duty teams from 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 will be handled through online tournaments played on the Xbox 360 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 is open to all qualified players, pro or not, provided they meet the requirements of the official rules and regulations.
Further details on the 2014 Call of Duty Championship 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 Major League Gaming.
Additional tournament information will be made available at the Official Call of Duty site.