Watch the best Call of Duty players this weekend

Top 16 Call of Duty teams from across the United States to battle it out this weekend for a chance to head to the Call of Duty Championship.

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The top 16 Call of Duty teams from across the United States will compete at Full Sail University in Florida this weekend for a chance to head to the Call of Duty Championship later this month. Matches of Call of Duty: Ghosts are played on Xbox One.

16 teams will compete in the United States Championship and 8 will move on. The event will be broadcast exclusively through MLG TV beginning Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon EDT and running through Sunday, March 9.

The eight winning squads will advance to the second annual Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles, where they will compete against international teams for the title of "World Champions" and $1 million in prizes. This event will also be broadcast exclusively through MLG TV.

Teams competing at the US Championship include:

  • Team EnVyUs
  • compLexity
  • OpTic Gaming
  • JusTus Pro
  • Curse Las Vegas
  • Strictly Business
  • Team Kaliber
  • FaZe
  • Curse NY
  • Xfinity Gaming (formerly TVA)
  • Denial West (formerly eLevate)
  • VexX Gaming (formerly Sigma)
  • Adversity
  • Final Boss
  • Rise (Formerly Living The Dream)
  • Denial East

Team Fariko defeated EnVyUS in the 2013 Call of Duty Championship finals to claim the crown. Check out a video recap of that event below.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

231 comments
Optimist_Pryme
Optimist_Pryme

Streaming live and in living color... straight from their mother's basements!

*runs like hell back to games that are actually relevant and matter* >_< #justsaying

iamnakedoutside
iamnakedoutside

Nothing better than watching grown men sweat over a washed up game.

RobDev
RobDev

I know people will say the same thing about actual sports but i cannot think of many things worse to waste time on than watch OTHER people play games.

deadpen
deadpen

I don't feel like watching 16 teams sitting in corners beside doors waiting, for someone to come through, for 10 min at a time.

JakeTehNub
JakeTehNub

CoD is a joke for anything but casual running around

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

I'm watching paint dry on those days. 

howiex89
howiex89

yeah cause that's how I want to spend my weekend.....

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

I cant believe they are actually playing "Ghosts" for real money.  The game is just so bad i cant even watch people playing it. I was so into MLG CoD last year i had their Twitch channel on my computer while i was playing BlOps 2 on console, and this year i havent seen one tourney.....i traded in "Ghosts" after less than a month.


Is there a pro Battlefield league? Now that would be rad. 

digitm64
digitm64

Get ready for a day of watching camping

mastaace46
mastaace46

I would rather play my glitched up BF4 than watch this.

tazos87
tazos87

I didn't play this weekend so i'm not on that list

coaltango
coaltango

I would rather play it on the PC for maximum graphics/ frames & controls = Precision

wgerardi
wgerardi

This is a wonderful life you've made for yourselves.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Hey wait, didn't the last Call of Duty championship result in that video of a bunch of human garbage screeching insults at each other?

grenadehh
grenadehh

I really wish the next game would be called Call of Dudebros: Modern Brofare or something of the like. I'd buy it, out of respect for being honest, and then trade it in.

blackothh
blackothh

I would rather watch Pokemon Twitch

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

"Watch the best Call of Duty players this weekend"


... get pwned by an average CS:GO player.

Hayasmez
Hayasmez

As much as I love e-Sport. I'd rather watch paint dry than these degenerates.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

Dudebros with sub 80 IQ's battle it out for fake relevance.


Sounds like a party

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@RobDev  

Then don't ever be caught recommending Let's Play videos when someone asks about alternatives to reviews. ;)

Don't ever make Twitch videos either.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Alecmrhand  Pro and anything Battlefield unless its BF1942 realism mod, or Desert Combat, do not go together. Battlefield is even worse than CoD. 


"Look how proly that guy shot an RPG from across the map and locked on to a helicopter he couldn't even see. So boss."

Nevernudeftw
Nevernudeftw

@Alecmrhand  "Pro" and anything console FPS with aim-assist is hilarious. If you want competitive FPS go play Counter-Strike on the PC. 


Pro on console ....






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psx_warrior
psx_warrior

@coaltango Yeah, tell me about it.  I bought the game on the xbox one and I always end up aiming slightly to the left or right of the target, and they end up winning the fire fight as a result.  I always play with aim assist turned off btw.  I go and play black ops 2 on my pc and it feels so much better.  I'm a cod junky, even though I generally suck at it, but I still love the accuracy of mouse aiming to analog stick aiming.

Nevernudeftw
Nevernudeftw

@SteamyPotatoes  ..... get pwned by a CS:GO pub scrub player.



Dat console aim-assist doe...

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Funny you still find time to comment on a game you say to care nothing about lol so pathetic

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Thanatos2k @grenadehh  Yea but if you buy it used and try to trade it has even less percent of a penny's worth of value at the GameStops. Thus why I have an original MGS4 copy just sitting there, useless, on one of my shelves. Same with a few other duplicates I have. As for the MGS4 though I keep it because it has the instruction manual, which the Legacy Collection did not include.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Thanatos2k @grenadehh 

No, buy it at a yard sale, and donate it to Value Village. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

@DrizztDark  I think Drizzt is the one guy on here who likes CoD. Even counter-culture join in on the CoD dislike. He's counter-counter-culture. He is....culture. Tremble as ye look up him, behold his hipstrosity.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@DrizztDark  

You might want to copy/paste your incredibly witty and clever response into most of the comments on this article, because you are clearly in the minority in your opinion.

And you should be quite familiar with that pathetic looks like.  You look in the mirror at it every day.  When you aren't yukking it up with your other dudebros in your brown and gray casual shootrz land.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000 @grenadehh @Thanatos2k  I've seen Super Mario 64 on Amazon for like 600 dollars, from third party sellers. Same with SNES games like Chrono Trigger or even Super Mario World. Super God Damn Mario World, literally the easiest SNES game you can obtain.


Even stupid games get to sell for 100 dollars because of rarity like DOA 4 (which is a good game) or DOA Extreme whatever volleyball.


In the top 6 or 7 results on Google shopping, Valkyrie profile ranges from $25.00 to $600. Lol.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@grenadehh @TheWatcher000@Thanatos2k 

That is because we have entered a bizarre world where video games have become collector's items.

If you think the older Final Fantasy's are expensive, you should try to obtain a copy of Valkyrie Profile for the ancient PS1.  :)

grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000 @grenadehh @Thanatos2k  There is a GameSwap though nearby where they actually charge what games are worth - all the FFs and games of the like are  under the glass case at the register and are all $60 or more. Their other, less coveted games are expensive as hell too. I paid I think 15 for Shadow of Rome, the same for Megaman X collection, and Clock Tower 3 was probably 10 bucks.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@grenadehh Uncharted has a terrible story?  It was game of the year.  It won awards and sold well on its storyline.  That's fine if you didn't like the storyline, but to say it was terrible is ridiculous.  You are the one completely missing the point here.  All I said was Call of Duty is one of the highest selling franchises because it is primarily a multiplayer game.  Multiplayer games hold players attention longer and typically sell better.  Its nothing to argue about, that's just the way it is.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Fitcherman  You might want to check the Skyrim/Uncharted sales again. Uncharted especially has a terrible story. They both sold well but if you honestly think Uncharted is quality...you're missing the point.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@grenadehh That is not how sales work.  Single player games like GTA, Skyrim, and Uncharted sell well because they have good storylines, much better than other single player games.  And I never said people "only" play multiplayer games, I said Call of Duty sells higher than most games because it is primarily a multiplayer game.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000  Frankly, by the time I got as far as SHODAN revealing herself, the music in the game frightened me more than the gameplay. I say that because, on the med deck for example, it's loud as helllllllllll with that many L's. So I'd just be like OH GOD THERES SO MANY MANY! I didn't know what happened because the music!


Those hybrids nay made me quit the game less than 20 minutes in, on the med deck, because I didn't understand that I was setting off alarms so it infinite spawned them.


My roommate will creep in on me when I'm playing a game like System Shock 2 or like Dead Space or something dark where I'm in an intense stand-off with enemies and might die. And he'll wait until the opportune moment then try to scare me. What a bastard.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@grenadehh @TheWatcher000 

Ammunition rationing?  WTF!  That's so not reality!  There's always ammo just lying around everywhere!  HEALTH BAR?!!!!!  That's bullshit, everyone knows in real life all you have to do is hide behind cover until your health regenerates!

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@grenadehh @TheWatcher000 

It has happened to us all.  :)  The thing that I loved about SS2 was it was actually frightening on a scale that few games have ever accomplished.  

That was not a game you wanted to play alone in the dark.

I really do miss the 90's, and games like that.  I have longed for System Shock 3, but I know it won't happen, and maybe it's for the best, because I don't know if the quality our precious 90's classics can be done justice these days.



grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000 @grenadehh  Huzzah! Let's hear it for giving SS its due. 


Sometimes even I have failed against The Many. Usually it's those damned robits though. Usually when I am swapping something in the inventory mid-combat and don't realize I didn't actually put something back so I'm sitting there like WHY CAN'T I ATTACK ERMAHGER!


Sure wish there was a mod that made the inventory screen visible by a human. I am not a smurf. At least, I try not to shove my face on the LCDs.


Same story with a lot of games. Even though I notably don't care for Shenmue, if it was as amazing as the vocal minority claims it was, or rather - if people wanted quality, they'd have bought the crap out of it.


Playing good games remains a niche, nerd-ass thing to do, apparently.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@grenadehh  

System Shock 2.  A real game, for real gamers.

NONE of the hapless prats in CoD would stand a chance against The Many.  

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Fitcherman @grenadehh  Indeed they do buy it for its multiplayer, but that doesn't mean people only play multiplayer games. Those "Single player" games have increased in sales, as they've become shittier and lost sight of what they were about.


That's how sales work. You have to dumb your game down to a level that can satisfy the most people at the same time while trying to maintain some resemblance to what you originally developed.


If quality sold, System Shock 2 would have sold millions of copies, a law firm wouldn't own the rights, Irrational wouldn't be closing down, and we'd have tons of little 90s kids running around raving about how amazing System Shock 4 was.


[I'm talking originally, who knows how many it sold now that it's been on GoG and Steam for months for about 9 bucks]

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@grenadehh Many of the games you are mentioning are single player games, so that is why they sell worse.  People mostly don't buy COD for it's single player, they play it for multiplayer.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000 @Fitcherman @grenadehh @DrizztDark  I'd wager to say, almost, that sales figures and game quality are negatively correlated. Some games defy that like GTA5 but you can't tell me the BF series hasn't gotten shittier the more popular it's become, or the same with CoD.


The same with Thief, and Tomb Raider, and Final Fantasy, and Deus Ex, and Hitman, and Medal of Honor. And Dead Space.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @grenadehh@DrizztDark 

Yes, we realize there are millions of causal zombies who have found something dumbed down enough to appeal to their limited mental capacity.

The Star Wars prequels set box office records, too.  However, they were horrible films.


Blockbuster sales do not always equate the quality of a game.  Or the intelligence it's rabid apologists.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Fitcherman @grenadehh @DrizztDark  Actually it's not. Wiisports outsold any CoD by 500% - over 100 million copies. GTA5 is at what, 35 million copies? 


Wiisports also doesn't count because it was a pack in but there are individual games which sold more, like GTA5.


As far as the only person on this article willing to admit it, or at least defend CoD, yea.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Too be honest I don't really mInd it that much... I mean it's a semi entertaining fps to throw In once in a while but you people take it to the next level as far as talking about it nonstop. Does that make any sense? A lot if these comments make me think 90% of you are just foolish but hey it's entertaining to converse with your people

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 It's not "my game."  It is just one of several games that I enjoy, especially playing with friends since it is a multiplayer shooter.  I handle it fine, which is why I have refuted all of your points and remained calm in the face of your many insults.  Yes I work part time at Wichita State University where I am a graduate student.  I had classes this morning and have been working on a paper this afternoon.  Switching over to the internet every so often to set you straight is no drain on my time.  It is much easier than my usual work. 

And I know the proper use of "your" and "you're."  One is possessive and one is a contraction of "you are."  Where did I mess up the meaning?

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 


Hmmmmm, no, Fitch, I really don't have any problems I am aware of, other than I dislike your game, which you don't seem to be able to handle.


I guess I have really underestimated the importance and value people like you put on this game to define your life.  Trust me, dear, I'm not the one who would lose their shit if they were face to face with someone insulting a VIDEO GAME.  You've illustrated clearly that the person with that issue is you.


Wasting an entire afternoon over a post on the Internet is also an indicator of problems, again, that falls to you.  Do you even have a job?  This is my day off.  What is your excuse again?


As for me, I will continue to say whatever I want, whenever I want, and there is nothing you can do about it, but since you have such obsessive issues with it, I will be sure to ignore you completely in the future.


Good luck to you too.  You clearly are going to need it.  :)


Toodles!


(Oh, also, could you PLEASE learn the proper use of "your" and "you're"?  You really shouldn't be challenging people to IQ tests when you struggle with basic grammar.  Just a thought!)

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 I have relatively few problems in life because I have my life in order.  You, on the other hand, clearly have some problems, which is why you come on to the internet to insult people to feel better about yourself.  Like I said before, if you are having problems with your life, go out and fix them.  Sitting at the computer and insulting everything you see might give you some short term satisfaction but it will not improve things for you long term.  Good luck miss.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 

Exactly what have you refuted, Fitch?  Looking back through the conversation, I only see someone that is disturbingly fixated on an anonymous poster on the internet who said something critical about his precious game that he covets so much.

You say it doesn't bother you, but you have spent the better part of the afternoon keeping the conversation going, for whatever silly reasons that are only known by you.  This is entertainment for me.  The one who is taking it seriously, is you.

And you haven't insulted me once?  Again, do you read anything you post?  You called me pathetic, and then tried to be all bro tough with your thinly veiled challenge that I would never say any of this to you in real life, which was just completely stupid, because no matter how much you spin it, it indicates that you would actually get violent with someone for the crime of:  Insulting Call Of Duty.


What you have CONFIRMED, is that you need to get a life, and stop taking what you read on the internet so personally.


At the end of the day, I could care less what someone like you thinks.  And, again, I do thank you for the entertainment.  If you were a fish, you wouldn't last two minutes in a lake, because you are so easily hooked.  If I actually had the time or interest, I could get you to do this all day.  Now THAT is pathetic, on your part.


Now, run along and get back your world of brown and gray bro-ness.  I'm done with you.


And I'll even let you have the last word so you can proudly celebrate with the other primates about your epic Internet victory.


And please, so get some help with your issues about Call Of Duty dislike.  If things like this bother you that much, how are you ever going to handle any of life's real problems?


Bye Now.  :) 

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 You have now called me "cupcake", "dudebro", a "butthurt little sheep", "primate", and a "little b***h."  I have not insulted you once.  I have refuted your points one by one.  Your right, it is clear who the weak mind is.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 

You know, rarely do I meet someone who posts just pure projection, but you dear, are entirely too unintentionally good at it.

The only one I am currently insulting is you, because you just can't seem to get enough of the abuse.  You certainly seem to be quite the masochist.  The only thing you are providing me is entertainment on my day off.  :)


And let me reiterate, I definitely WOULD say all of this to you, and would happily do so, anytime, anyplace, and anywhere.  And you would do nothing about it.

My intelligence is fine, little one.  I don't need to take any kind of IQ test to measure mine against yours, because anyone can read this conversation and see who the weak mind is.  But if it makes you feel better, the last time I took a REAL one, not the silliness on the Internet, I was tested at 141.  Not that any of this is relevant whatsoever.

As for "true retaliation", whatever that means, what would you do, insult me to death?  You are just getting embarrassing.


Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 @Fitcherman When did I ever say anything about a fight?  I merely said you would never say any of these insults to me personally, because you wouldn't.  You're the internet tough one, insulting everyone and everything in an environment where you know you are safe from any sort of true retaliation.  I notice you ignored my question about the IQ test.  Not too sure about your intelligence after all, huh?  Figures.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000  

No, dearest cupcake, I am merely responding to the same recorded message you keep posting over and over again, because you seem to be capable of only one response.  Do you have any other material, or is this the limit of your intellectual capacity?


As for the rest of the prattle you posted previously, I would absolutely say all of this to your face, and more, and you would sit there and deal with it, because we both know you are a little bitch.  :) 


Your thinly veiled threats don't impress me, dear.  Even the mere insinuation that you would actually want to get in a fight over comments made about your precious game on the internet with ANYONE, much less a female, just further illustrates the level of mentality this game attracts.


And that, in a word, is unattractive.


But I will give you credit for one thing.  You are SO Internet tough.  :)

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 @Fitcherman "posting the same thing over and over again"

Ironic that you just accused me of that when that is exactly what you keep doing.  Would you like to take an IQ test simultaneously to see who has the higher intellect? 

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 

Either I am talking to a recorded message, or you are simply as vacant as a desert.

Look,  know it's hard for low intellect people like you to read to begin with, but at least go back and TRY.  If you need someone to translate it into primate or brobonics for you, please do, because you don't seem to be understanding anything that is explained to you, and unfortunately, I don't speak either of those languages.


You're making yourself look stupid just posting the same thing over and over again. 

This fantasy you have about me being angry about your precious is unhealthy.  My friendly advice to you is to get on the right meds, so that your perception of the world around you is better.  :)

 

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 @Fitcherman You are the one using exclamation points, not me, so don't lump me in with someone like you.  The amount of time you spend thinking about Call of Duty is obviously too much since you're so upset about this article.  Why would you click on an article if you have no interest in it?  I don't read articles about stuff that I don't really care about.  Of course I am going to keep responding to you, I have to keep setting you straight because you keep spewing nonsense.  Just give it up and stop trying to insult me because we both know you would never say any of that crap to my face.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 

Again, your reading comprehension is lacking, so it is no surprise you are trying to invent things to apply to me personally that have no basis in reality.  It's OK, I understand that most dudebros have an IQ just above that of a primate, so I won't judge.


The use of exclamation points, etc. was to illustrate what people like YOU usually respond like when someone insults your precious dumb down fest.


Personally, the amount of time I spend thinking about Call Of Silly on a daily basis isn't registrable on any scientific scale, thus, once again rendering your assumptions baseless.

The only ones losing their shit over everything would seem to be you and Drizzt, since you go out of your way to keep responding and attacking.  If it "didn't bother you that much", you would move on.


I, on the other hand, am not mad at anything.  I think it's hilarious and entertaining the way you guys just have to keep coming like rabid dogs.  

HEY, maybe you should try out for a part as the next Riley in the next reskinned release of the exact same game as this year.  :)


Your lack of intellect and taste could finally make you a STAR!  :)


You should look into it.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 You are the one that is upset and using exclamation points in your post.  I'm just trying to give you some friendly advice.  If reading about Call of Duty gets you that mad at everything, do not pay attention to anything Call of Duty related.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@TheWatcher000  I upvote this comment on account of various reasons that I shant mention. I mean...like...this comment. Whatever dumb system is used on this website. Upvotes, likes, hearts, plus signs. Damn the internet!

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @TheWatcher000 

No, I actually get a kick out of butthurt little sheep like you who spin out like the Tasmanian Devil because someone insults their precious.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, You don't like my mindless shootrz!  WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

And besides, I already know I am your better in every possible way.  There is no need to prop myself up.  You, on the other hand,  lose your shit because someone insults a video game.  


Who is pathetic now?


Besides, why are you focusing all your attention on me, the majority of these comments are just full of self-loathing prats who just hate their lives because of their disdain for Call Of Stupidity.


Shouldn't you be counseling them with your wisdom as well?

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@DrizztDark  

You call me sir, despite the fact that I already corrected another poster (the only one on this planet that seems to agree with your nonsensical banter) that he was addressing a girl.

You call me "retarded" yet you can't spell, can't express thoughts coherently, and sound like you have the mental capacity of a cheese grater.

Hint: The word "Your" does not have multiple uses in grammar.  I'll let you figure out where you went wrong.  If you can't figure it out, I am sure there are older episodes of Sesame Street or Electric Company that could help you.

And for someone who "doesn't mind it very much", you seem to be going out of your way to attack those who don't like your precious.


Shouldn't you be wasting another $15 on reskinned maps instead of attempting to spar with me?


There are lots of people who don't like your silly little game.


#dealwithit

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@TheWatcher000 What is pathetic is that you have to go around insulting games and people to feel better about yourself.  If you're not happy with your life, go improve it, don't just bash on others to prop yourself up.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Once again... You good sir have proven my point.. Your type(cod haters) entertains me... You all comment non stop about a game you hate and I have to ask myself why even bother giving cod any publicly?

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Fitcherman @DrizztDark 

You mean "she", dear.  Sorry, cupcake, but I prefer games that have actual challenge.  But you go circle jerk to your casual fest.

There's a good bro.