Call of Duty Championship Tournament Announced

The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, featuring a $1 million Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament, will take place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7. Activision and Treyarch, in partnership with Xbox, Major League Gaming and the Electronic Sports League will bring together 32 of the world’s most skilled multiplayer teams on the Xbox 360 to compete head-to-head in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a live-streamed tournament to be broadcast to the masses.

Beginning today, players interested in participating in the tournament can go to https://elite.callofduty.com/esports and register for a free Call of Duty Elite account. Once registered, teams of four can vie for entry into the Call of Duty Championship by competing in the February season of League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live, which opens today. Following the close of the February season, the top eight eligible teams will earn spots in the Call of Duty Championship, including a trip to Hollywood this April to compete for the $1 million tournament purse.

Additionally, teams competing in the recently announced MLG 2013 Pro Circuit featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops II will vie for a chance to enter the Call of Duty Championship. At the MLG Winter Championship, March 15-17, in Dallas, Texas, the top eight teams will earn trips to Hollywood to play against the best Call of Duty players in the world. Joining them will be eight winning teams from the ESL’s European Finals taking place March 16-17 in Cologne, Germany.

Remaining seats in the 32-team tournament will be made available internationally across Asia, Australia, and Brazil, with territory-specific qualification details to be revealed locally as they become available.

Further details on the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including full rules and regulations, Call of Duty: Black Ops II maps and modes for the tournament, prizing distribution, travel accommodations and more will be made available at https://elite.callofduty.com/esports.

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