There’s been a lot of questions surrounding the Call of Duty Championship 2014 event, so we’ve decided to put together all the information that has been confirmed from MLG and Activision.

  • All players must be 18 years or older in order to play in qualifiers, regionals, and the event itself.
  • Teams must keep the same roster throughout the qualifiers, regionals, and championship.
  • The US-regional LAN event for the Top 16 teams will be taking place in Florida, and will be open to spectators. The regional Australia event will also be open for spectators.
  • As of now, there is no spectators at the actual Championship event.
  • No teams get an automatic invitation; all teams must enter through the qualifiers, and the qualifiers are open to any teams out there. For more information on how to sign up, please visit MLG’s website here.
  • MLG will be releasing guidelines to help players take precautionary actions against DDOS attacks [source].
  • The online qualifiers will be played using the Xbox 360. The regional qualifiers and the tournament will be played on the Xbox One in the LAN mode. LAN Option isn’t available right now on Xbox One, but it will be added in the near future.
  • All matches will be played using the CODeSports ruleset in Ghosts. 
  • The online qualifiers for the US teams will take place on Feb 1 and Feb 8th. The top 8 teams will then move on to the regional qualifiers that will take place in March 8th and 9th. All of these qualifiers will be streamed on MLG.tv.
  • The full schedule of qualifiers are available here.
  • For those asking regarding Scuf Gaming controllers, there has been no announcement regarding when they plan on releasing their Xbox One controllers.
  • For those asking regarding if teams are allowed to have coaches, there has been no official announcement about that. We’re waiting to hear more directly from Infinity Ward, Activision, or MLG.

If you have any more questions, please leave it in the comments below and we’ll see if we can get it answered.

SOURCE: MLG.TV’s eSports Report and @eSportsNation

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  • I don’t agree with the 18 years or older rule. There’s a lot of great players who are under the age requirement and should be given a chance. At least have a parent or guardian sign a paper allowing them to participate.

    • And then we see only wannabe trickshotters 😀

    • Edwin Cortez

      Didn’t You know call of duty is rated M for mature? Its perfectly normal that they put an age limit. Try getting into a big poker tournament being a minor and see what happens.

      • You act like people younger than 18 don’t play it.

        • Edwin Cortez

          People under 18 shouldn’t watch porn but they do it. Same thing with M rated games.

      • mark

        There’s a difference between playing video game and gambling. Besides, last year 17 year olds could play so it’s not the rating on the game that matters.

        • Edwin Cortez

          maybe they are trying to enforce something they should’ve been doing since the begining. basically poker and in this case COD competitions are the same, both are games that are called sports and by regulations should only be played by adults. im refering to the game of poker not to gambling as whole, because gambling involves a lot of other things; thats why I specifically said Poker not gambling.

      • Talent

        Thats why you have signed forms

        13 yr old who is actually good..

  • britannic192

    Is there an age minimum for spectators? I’m probably gonna be in LA at the time of the CoD Championship and I’m under 18 so I wanna know if I can go?

    • Mitch

      ”As of now, there is no spectators at the actual Championship event”

  • zZniPeZZ_N0ob

    Anybody INV to clan? 3.72 K/D 2.18 W/L zZniPeZZ_N0ob (Zero next to N)

    • mosssy

      Xbox or PS4?

  • K.E.M

    Will there be snacks?

  • Karl Saran

    Online qualifiers – best of 3 – i can just see the host booting fags waiting;)

    Shame this can’t be done on the Ps4 :/ guess ill have to smash randoms on shitbox360

  • Guest

    I honestly <3 Treyarch more than Infinity Ward, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited for the upcoming CoD, developed by SH Games. It will be something refreshing, something new and will definitely benefit the franchise (I love the notion of a 3-year development cycle. Why all the hate, lads? (I WANT ZOMBIES OMG I'M GOING TO DIE IF IT'S NOT TRYEARCH THIS YEAR!! IW & SH SUCK WAAAAAAAH) I'm a die hard Treyarch fan, but at least I have the patience to wait for their next game. If anything, it will be even better game, than if it was released this year, with it only having 2 years of development. Don't just assume that SH Games is going to release a shit CoD just because they were a part of MW3. We haven't seen anything yet! I'm up for anything! So keep your trousers tied, guys, and try not to flame each other too much. And my rant is over. 😉

  • Brock Spratt

    the 18 year old rule is dumb at least make us able to get parent consent

  • ryan

    does the coach of tyhe team havo be over 18?

  • JAson

    Will there be tickets for sell? Like to watch?

  • Michael

    it doesn’t matter if it’s M! i’m 13 and all my xbox games are M! if it’s because of cussing who cares!?!? you hear it everywhere you go now! I think kids like us should at least have a shot at it…

  • Ralphy Vellon

    Look I’m 10. I’m wanna best players in the game. My team qualifys.

  • TrusT

    I’m 14 me and my team were master divison for six seasons on bo2 now were platinum divison on ghosts why can’t I play , like what’s the worst that could happen I say a bad word ? Like wtf !

  • Blumster

    Where in florida

  • TT TProveaux

    Spartans3 moving up in ranks and looking for new members. We recently took first place holding five territories in the Rio clan wars. Spartans3 is a level 12 clan and we work together as a team to get the most out of COD. If interested in joining message me via gamer tag TT TPROVEAUX or apply through COD in game find/join clan or through COD app. We’ll see you soon!

  • ghag

    Why are they doing the regionals on Xbox one!?!? The controller and game is really different there…

  • pjm

    Hi can you enter in the UK?