With last year’s tournament being an eminent success, Activision (per an official announcement on Xbox Wire) has gone ahead and announced a 2015 Call of Duty Championship, which will take place on March 27-29th in Los Angeles, California. The tournament promises to be a big boost for eSports in general and especially for console-based eSports, offering over $1 million in prizes for prospective teams.
The tournament will focus on multiplayer sessions featuring the newly released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, with a total of 32 teams from around the world battling to become World Champions.
The qualifying events for the tournament are set to be broadcast online through Xbox One consoles, while the final round of the Call of Duty Championship will be available both on Xbox Live and other networks.
With it, Activision hopes to “boost eSports to new heights,” beyond the same level that it produced with last year’s championship. “We developed Advanced Warfare with the competitive community in mind, and we can’t wait for the top talent from around the world to compete in the Call of Duty Championships,” said Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield. (Sledgehammer Games is the developer behind Advanced Warfare.)
What’s more, the tournament isn’t exclusive to top-tier players. Anyone can enter and try their luck with it, whether they’re amateurs or professionals. This is a nice change from pace from usual tournaments that focus more on top-tier players. Those that are interested in applying can do so over on the official website.
The official trailer for the tournament is below, and really shows you how hyped up it has become in just a short amount of time, with thousands in attendance (and watching online) as players go all out in full-blown competition.
“From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way to play Call of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare,” said Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head, Sledgehammer Games. “This is posed to be one of the most exciting Call of Duty competitive seasons, with the Call of Duty Championship presented by Xbox being one of the best eSports tournaments of the year.”
More information on the tournament can be found on the official page.