The Call Of Duty US Championship Begins Today
Today and tomorrow's tournaments pit 16 Call of Duty teams against one another as they compete for eight slots to advance to Activision’s Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles on March 28. There, 32 Call of Duty teams will compete for a chance to win $1 million. Play-by-play commentary for the event will be handled by assorted eSports personalities including Chris Puckett, Ben “Benson” Bowe, Alex “GoldenBoy” Mendez, Alan “Bricey” Brice, and Scott “Gandhi” Lussier.
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For the full press release on the event, head to page two.
As professional gaming expands, so do the prize pools. The award for winning is hugely attractive, even for a large team, and the prize pools are only going to grow. It's an exciting time for Major League Gaming and its participants.
The 16 Best Call of Duty Teams in the Country Compete This Weekend at the Call of Duty US Championship Airing Exclusively on MLG.tv
Broadcast LIVE from Full Sail University March 8 and 9
Top eight advance to the Call of Duty Championship for a shot at $1 million and the title “World Champions”
This weekend, the top 16 Call of Duty teams in the nation will converge at the Major League Gaming (MLG) operated Call of Duty® US Championship at Full Sail University, the award-winning entertainment and media institution in Winter Park, Florida. The US Championship will be broadcast exclusively on www.MLG.TV starting Saturday, March 8 at noon ET and continuing through the finals on Sunday, March 9. Teams are vying for eight spots at Activision’s Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox from March 28-30 where 32 teams from across the globe will compete for the title of “World Champions” and $1 million in prizes.
The 16 teams competing at the US Championship earned placement through online qualifiers via MLG.tv and the two-day double elimination tournament will be played on Xbox One. Teams include: Curse Las Vegas which includes three players from the winning team at the 2013 Call of Duty Championship; Team EnVyUs – 2nd place finishers at the 2013 Call of Duty Championship; Complexity – winners of multiple MLG Championship events; OpTic Gaming – fan favorites; Final Boss – including former Halo Pro players; as well as JusTus Pro, Strictly Business, Team Kaliber, FaZe, Curse NY, Xfinity Gaming, Denial West, VexX Gaming, Adversity, Rise and Denial East.
The US Championship kicks off Saturday, March 8 at 12pm ET airing exclusively on MLG.TV (mlg.tv/codchamps) via two streams. The first match ups include Stream 1: Complexity vs. Final Boss, followed by Optic Gaming vs. Denial West and Stream 2: Faze vs. Strictly Business followed by Envy vs. Xfinity Gaming. The complete broadcast schedule is available via MLG.tv.
Play-by-play will be provided by well-known eSports personalities including MLG’s Chris Puckett along with Ben “Benson” Bowe, Alex “GoldenBoy” Mendez, Alan “Bricey” Brice, and Scott “Gandhi” Lussier. At the end of the tournament, casters will reveal the 32 teams advancing to the Call of Duty Championship at the end of the month. In addition to watching the two action-packed streams, fans can follow @MLG on twitter for updates throughout the weekend.
About Major League Gaming:
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. The company operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and MLG: Play, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users across the globe. MLG is one of the fastest growing digital networks worldwide with over 1557% growth in audience over the last four years. Each month, the company reaches millions of highly-engaged fans via web, mobile, connected TVs and gaming consoles making it the definitive property for major advertisers to reach young men (90% male, 50% 16-34 year olds, 76% 21+, and over 40% HHI $100k+). For more information: www.mlg.tv.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.