Activision, Sledgehammer Games, and MLG have officially announced the third annual Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox. The event will take place in Los Angeles, California on March 27th through March 29th and feature 32 of the world’s best Call of Duty eSports teams as they compete for a share of the $1 million prize pool.

This year’s tournament will include a variety of compelling programming covering the weekend’s non-stop excitement and hard fought matches, with the final match live streamed on the Xbox Live online entertainment network and other broadcast partners for the world to experience in real time.

“From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way to play Call of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare,” said Michael Condrey, Co-founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. “This is posed to be one of the most exciting Call of Duty competitive seasons with the Call of Duty Championship being one of the best eSports tournaments of the year.”

Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games added: “We developed Advanced Warfare with the competitive community in mind, and we can’t wait for the top talent from around the world to compete in the Call of Duty Championships.”

There will be qualifying events for each region around the world, including Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Europe. More details on the qualifying events are available here.

The entire event will be live streamed on MLG.tv and the grand finals, which will take place on Sunday, March 29th, will be live streamed on both MLG and on Xbox Live.

Watch the official trailer:

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  • Grigori

    Lets keep this commentsection SBMM and Jordan free. Every goddamn comment is about one of these two subjects. I don’t care about them. Just talk about the championship please. Who would you like to win?

    • OpTic of course! 🙂

      • Veternus – Youtube

        Im hoping my team will win. Look out for illusion gaming in the european qualifiers. but its a dream ha!

        • iReallySellPower

          Good Luck my fellow European 🙂

      • jordanxbrookes

        #GodSquad

    • WhoTheHellDoYouThinkIam

      Everyone is free to leave his sh’t here,but they shouldn’t cry when their comment gets deleted

    • Optic all the waaaay

    • We’re all sick of Jordan

      I wouldn’t hold my breath honestly. He’s bound to show up.

    • Juses

      Why don’t people like jordan?

      • This is something I’ve also thought about but never understood it

        • HenryDF

          Recently, I’ve found him (and not just him) so hypocritical in the way he’s been acting.

      • Grigori

        I am not sure why but almost every comment is about him. You want to comment? That’s great, but please comment about the article. I understand that sometimes someone mentions something off-topic, but that doesn’t bother me. Just hearing almost everyone complain about Jordan or SBMM bothers me. That’s it.
        But like I said, try to keep this Jordan and SBMM-proof 🙂

        • You’re the one talking about him the whole time… What if, everyone just stopped talking about Jordan and let him do what he does?

          • Grigori

            Yes you are right. I am talking about him. Only to convince people to stop talk about him. I don’t care what he does, it bothers me that almost everyone here is complaining about him. But let just end the discussion here 😉

      • ScOott

        I don’t mind Jordan it’s the people that ride his dick that annoy me… Ur talking to him or u say something that is a joke that he could be offended by if he was super sensitive but he’s not he does take it as a joke … then blam out of no where u get a comment off a random person n it will happen every single time telling me don’t say that Jordan is well respected round here I agree with Jordan 101 percent on every subject why would u say such a thing … Or something rediciilas they make them selfs look like twonks n their for gives him a bad name I’ve seen it happen to ithrt people as well

      • SlyCooper5555 .

        It’s not necessarily Jordan himself it’s just the things he comments about. Gets annoying and a tad bit redundant.

    • Guywithbrains

      Lol I was coming to say this exact same thing. 😛

    • common sense

      I say screw that and keep commenting about it, until CharlieIntel does their job and ask the people in charge and get some REAL answers, or scum Condrey decides enough, enough and tell us all what is really going on.

    • ScOott

      I hate to break it to u, but no one was talking about Jordan … I bet he’s loving this a whole comment section dedicated to him lol .. N u did it all by your self :-p .. Congratulations p.s I have no problem with Jordan before any of his bum boys start defending him …

      • jordanxbrookes

        Oh I am loving this, first off I would like to thank the haters for giving me all of this attention lol.

        • Grigori

          I’m not a hater. Do whatever you want. The people who comment about you, they bother me.
          Not you

        • ScOott

          Lol wasn’t a very long speech… May be save the full version when u get your first article completely dedicated to u :-p

      • Grigori

        Look at the previous articles

        • ScOott

          That’s just that crrows… He could of made his whole point by not bringing anyone into it… I don’t see any one else part from him talking about him … Part from now me n u :-/

          • Ak74u

            Yes crrows is the one that was putting his name everywhere and talking about that subject it’s crrows not him

    • jordanxbrookes

      You wanted to keep the comment section Jordan free. You have been misled my child.

      • Grigori

        I have failed father

        • jordanxbrookes

          It’s ok my son, it’s ok.

    • Honestly I feel that SBMM should go and I dunno about Jordan, he hasn’t done anything wrong but I guess if he gets into a arguement he can say some stupid stuff but is in the right the most time.
      Reminds me of ShadowReaper, he can be a dick but he is alwaysusually right and knows his stuff.

  • I want to go to this event as a viewer so badly

    • Juses

      Then go.

  • ShankSquadIII

    My bet’s on Optic gaming!!!!!!

  • Guywithbrains

    I’m not so much into this championship thing. I am just a casual player who wants to have fun while playing and that’s all. 🙂

    • Kenny

      Good for you

  • Batman

    No one cares about this shit, give me the havoc trailer

    • Grigori

      #Soon

    • Keshav Bhat

      ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • jordanxbrookes

        That’s probably your best response to date XD

  • meow

    A million for using aim assist in a low skill level game.. what a joke

    • Rodoe528

      Low skill my ass

      • meow

        aim assist, hit markers though walls, black scoping, a bomb timer, overkill an SMG and AR/Sniper with fast hands, melee animation kill. currently in AW SnD is ruined, last 10 seconds left can speed over to the next site quicker then the bomb can be planted n ect

        • Keshav Bhat

          $1 million > haters ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • MichiganerE

            (⌐■_■) Bruh…

          • meow

            a mill is a mill yes xD im not hating im laughing at what a joke to Esports it is. the current CoD skill of today has taken steps back compared to the old.

          • Joe

            no… you just suck at playing the game.

        • Rodoe528

          Well your either a troll or a kid but bye

          • meow

            look at stunner 15 year olds with a few years experience got to the UMG final beating big names.. that shows lack of skills needed for current CoD and because of that the entertainment value aint much anymore so we cant help but say: what a joke.

            Of course these are my options..

          • Cod was never a high skill game to begin with, it’s simplistic and easy and that’s why there are so many kids playing it.

          • tarfeef101

            Why can’t kids be good at the game? I agree CoD doesn’t require much skill, but the amount that’s needed isn’t adult-exclusive or anything. Kids CAN be good, they just usually aren’t, or just pub stomp. And no, I’m not a kid. Because I’m sure you’ll ask

        • jordanxbrookes

          I agree, S&D is ruined in AW, at least Public S&D is.

  • Bradshaw

    No one gives a shit about A stupid competition, Just Give us CBMM back Idiots!

  • Primey_

    “All qualitification events will be online events”

    This is going to be a cluster fuck

  • Gustavo

    lets go optic

  • Go TK!

  • Costcocookie

    Where do u buy tickets?

  • Costcocookie

    Where in los angeles is (stadium?)

  • #FazeWillRekSkrubs