Microsoft and Activision Announce $1M Call of Duty Championship

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News Posted: Sat, Feb 2 2013 12:41 PM

The Call of Duty series is immense. Each title manages to sell a record-breaking number of copies, and across all of the platforms they're available for, players tend to stick with them until the next one comes out. Despite all this, the game has very little presence in the pro-gaming landscape. Instead, it's titles like Battlefield 3, Counter-Strike, DotA and even Guitar Hero that manages to draw the crowds and keep people seriously competitive. Both Activision and Microsoft are finally tired of sitting by the wayside, and have joined forces to put on a very compelling competition...

... with a $1 million purse for the winner. Wow.

The competition will be held in partnership with Major League Gaming, and ultimately, the 32 top-performing players will be brought to Hollywood for a tournament that will be streamed online. The game of choice is Black Ops II, a game we reviewed at launch and highly recommend. Serious CoD gamers might have preferred Modern Warfare 3, but BLOPS II has added complexities and should result in some very interesting matches.

To enter, you need to register for Call of Duty: Elite, which is free, and then join a team of four. You then need to play the "League Play" mode in order to progress through the ranks. After the League Play mode concludes, the top eight teams will be selected and then brought on down to Hollywood to duke it in out in front of the world.

If there's a caveat to all of this, it's that the competition is exclusive to Xbox 360 players. That's not totally surprising, however, with Microsoft itself playing a large role in the competition.

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Feb 2 2013 4:25 PM

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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I want to play but I don't like shootem up games on the consoles I prefer the PC. If they did on the PC they would have to weed out the cheats first.

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a750gixr replied on Sun, Feb 3 2013 12:20 AM

I think this should be open to PC players as well. Considering windows has the majority of the gaming market share for computer gamers. Still, it's pretty cool they are having a contest like this.

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