After hard fought competition between the best “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” players from around the globe, the final 32 teams in the Call of Duty Championship will battle for a piece of the $1 million dollar prize pool this weekend.
“The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox isn’t just another gaming tournament, it’s a celebration of Call of Duty and a recognition of the franchise’s most dedicated, talented players,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We’re bringing Call of Duty’s massive player community together with the increasingly popular eSports movement. This is a great moment for the franchise, but also for eSports as a whole, which is only going to get bigger and better moving forward.”
Starting tomorrow, fans will be able to watch all of the championship matches through Twitch and CallofDuty.com. Then, on Sunday, we’ll be able to flip over to our Xbox 360 and watch the final event streaming on Xbox Live at 6pm ET/3pm PT.
“The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox generated a tidal wave of interest of competitive play in Black Ops 2, and is the continuing realization of the studio’s eSports initiative for Call of Duty,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. “Whether it was through qualifying from within the game during our Season 3 of Leagues, or the other organized tournaments held throughout the world, we’ve seen and qualified the best of the best to compete at the Championship, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer a truly international stage for our Call of Duty fans to experience just how thrilling Call of Duty competitive play is.”
The Xbox Live stream will also feature the world premiere and a behind-the-scenes look at the all-new “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” Uprising DLC map “Mob of the Dead” which is scheduled to launch for Xbox 360 on April 16th.