Call of Duty eSports growth has been absolutely incredible since Black Ops 2. After live stream viewership reached new heights over the last few months, and MLG even launching MLG.tv, now live attendance at MLG events has set a record.

For MLG Anaheim 2014, Call of Duty hits highest attendance for any game at an MLG event ever. OnGamers got the news directly from MLG today.

“Call of Duty has the highest single-game attendance of any game we’ve ever operated at an MLG event”, said Apicella.

Incredible growth for Call of Duty, and Sledgehammer Games will no doubt continue to grow Call of Duty eSports with Advanced Warfare later this year.

SORUCE: OnGamers

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  • SomeCleverName

    insane crowd, could have been even bigger with a good game.

    fuck you IW.

    • Ryumoau

      sadly i agree. Wish they could have just went back to Black ops 2 for these events. its alot more fun to watch.

    • Ben

      Agreed.

      Also, I don’t understand why people play Ghosts on esport events like this… the level design is one of the worst I’ve ever seen, yet people playing it in events like this. ‘Guess money can buy everything…

      Hopefully AW will be better.

    • jooker-jr

      Fun fact : IW developed the SP ,never soft developed the extinction mode and raven developed the MP ( according to Wikipedia )

      So people hate IW for no reason

      • I’m sure IW had a big part in MP. But Raven definitely did help them make it.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Well they could hate IW for a mediocre campaign, but that’s about it.

      • Keshav Bhat

        Fun fact: Wikipedia isn’t correct in a lot of assumptions, and I don’t understand why people always say this. Ghosts is a IW game, with assistance from Neversoft/Raven on the ENTIRE game. Neversoft worked on Extinction. Raven and IW worked together on SP and MP, and they worked on Extinction.

        Just like MW3 – it wasn’t Shgames did one part, IW did another. They made the whole game together.

        • Guest

          Wow, why so mean? Not trying to call you out or anything but you don’t have to mock him like that man. You’re a moderator on this site for goodness sake. Calm it please

        • jooker-jr

          Thanks for replying my comment ๐Ÿ™‚
          Now if Wikipedia is wrong then which site should we trust ?

      • pulseimpact

        The maps were developed mostly by Infinity Ward and Certain Affinity. Certain Affinity is ran by the Max Hoberman who made a lot of Halo 2’s multiplayer maps. I love Ghosts multiplayer. Most competitive COD besides maybe Call of Duty 4. Least autoaim in a COD, guns are more consistent, and map design actually plays to tactical skills. Halo 2 is the most competitive FPS of all time and no call of duty can compare. Black Ops 2 is a terrible game and league play doesn’t change that fact. The longer killtimes are just due to hit detection issues and very poor recoil patterns. Bullet magnetism in MW3 and Black Ops 2 would bend bullets inward which is retarded.

      • Underdog BO1 FTW!

        Who cares, It’s their game.

  • Lord Beerus

    COD is truly taking center stage at eSports… and I’m loving it!

    COD FTW! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is great for eSports.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    Good for e-Sports and CoD, I still have differing opinions opposing e-Sports, but I have to give credit where credit is due.

  • Ryumoau

    Congrats to Activision for getting the series to this height. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • advista

    Advance warfare will break More records because of them Trying hard to pleas the pros

  • Rorke File

    If AW is a good COD it is done

    • I’m curious, what is your primary language?

    • MichiganerE

      “If AW is a good COD it is done”. You realize that doesn’t make sense, right?

  • TheShadowReaper

    a big step for E-Sports, an even bigger for COD. congrats ATVI.

  • Dylan

    Predictions?
    My HOPE is the OG takes the W but… we’ll see.

  • GodLikeLeftNut

    well i never thought aimassist would make it this far in eSports as much as it shouldnt belong there without it people wouldnt find CoD any fun and it wouldnt have this form of popularity. be nice to see SH step up CoD making competitive more challenging though.

  • Yea Boyz!

  • sup

    FIFA World Cup and MLG Anaheim GREAT WEEK

  • Mitch
  • Cmon TCM, have you seen them?

  • RoyalEyeD

    Makes me kinda disappointed that Black Ops 2 didn’t get this moment of history instead of Ghostsโ€ฆ But oh well the best in COD (Advanced Warfare) is yet to come!