$1 million in prizes offered for 2014 Call of Duty Championship
Second annual eSports event to be held in Los Angeles March 28-30; will serve as first official Call of Duty event to be played on Xbox One.
The second annual Call of Duty Championship will be held March 28-30 in Los Angeles, Activision announced today. The eSports event will see 32 of the world's best Call of Duty: Ghosts teams competing for the title and $1 million in prizes.
"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," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said.
This year's event, sponsored in part by Microsoft, will serve as the first official Call of Duty competitive event played on Xbox One. Matches will be streamed on Xbox Live and through MLG's online streaming platform MLG.TV.
Call of Duty squads from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will duke it out for the crown. Qualifying events will be handled via online tournaments played on Xbox 360, while regional finals will be played on Xbox One and broadcast live.
Anyone Call of Duty player, professional or not, can sign up for this year's Call of Duty Championship. More details about the event are available on MLG's website.
eSports 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.
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