The biggest Call of Duty eSports tournament of the year takes place this weekend. 32 teams from 25 countries will compete for the title of World Champion and a lion share of the $1 million prize pool. The 2015 Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox kicks off Friday, March 27th. The event starts March 27th at 9AM PT // 12PM ET // 4PM UK time with Group Play.

The event features 8 different groups:

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The top two teams from each of the groups will advance to the bracket phase of the tournament.

2015 Call of Duty Championship Prize Pool: 

  1. $400,000
  2. $200,000
  3. $120,000
  4. $100,000
  5. $70,000
  6. $50,000
  7. $35,000
  8. $25,000

The 2015 Call of Duty Championship will be casted by:

  • Chris Puckett
  • Ben “Benson” Bowe
  • Clint “Maven” Evans
  • Matt “Mr. X” Morello
  • Oliver “Rel” Whitfield (Europe – UK)
  • Alan “Bricey” Brice (Europe – UK)
  • Dallas “Bio Acid” O’Donnell (Australia)
  • Jarrett “Duffman” Duff
  • Joshua “Inmaniac” Inman (Australia)
  • Philip “Momo” Whitfield (Europe – UK)
  • Jack “Courage” Dunlop
  • Christopher Tunn (Europe – UK)
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussier
  • Plus MLG Cast Off Winner Thomas “Chance” Ashworth

The entire event will be LIVE streamed on MLG.tv/COD. The event will feature five different streams, with gameplay from all of the matches throughout the weekend. The stream will also be available in Spanish and Italian. The event’s action on Sunday, March 29th will also be live streamed on the Xbox One console.

Here’s a tentative schedule for the event via MLG:

Friday, March 27th [All times in PT]

  • 9:15 AM – Station A   Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. Vitality X
  • 9:15 AM – Station B Group F – Aware Gaming vs. Infused
  • 9:15 AM – Station C Group A – NxG Rapid vs. Team Orbit
  • 9:15 AM – Station D Group F – Revenge vs. 3sUp
  • 9:15 AM – Station E Group G – TCM Gaming vs. Ascentia
  • 10:15 AM – Station A Group C – FaZe Red vs. fabE Germany
  • 10:15 AM – Station B Group G – FaZe Black vs. DA.Below Zero
  • 10:15 AM – Station C Group B – Denial eSports vs. Klar1ty Gaming
  • 10:15 AM – Station D Group C – fabE Allstars vs. Automatic Reload
  • 10:15 AM – Station E Group B – HyperGames vs. Prophecy
  • 11:15 AM – Station A Group F – Revenge vs. Aware Gaming
  • 11:15 AM – Station B Group A – Vitality X vs. Team Orbit
  • 11:15 AM – Station C Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. Team Menace
  • 11:15 AM – Station D Group F – Infused vs. 3sUp
  • 11:15 AM – Station E Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. NxG Rapid
  • 12:15 PM – Station A Group G – FaZe Black vs. TCM Gaming
  • 12:15 PM – Station B Group C – FaZe Red vs. Automatic Reload
  • 12:15 PM – Station C Group E – uX Gaming vs. Mindfreak
  • 12:15 PM – Station D Group C – fabE Germany vs. fabE Allstars
  • 12:15 PM – Station E Group G – Ascentia vs. DA.Below Zero
  • 1:15 PM – Station A Group B – Denial eSports vs. Prophecy
  • 1:15 PM – Station B Group H – Epsilon vs. Strictly Business
  • 1:15 PM – Station C Group D – Gamers2 vs. Exile5.T1
  • 1:15 PM – Station D Group D – OpTic Nation vs. SSOF Gaming
  • 1:15 PM – Station E Group B – HyperGames vs. Klar1ty Gaming
  • 2:15 PM – Station A Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. Team Orbit
  • 2:15 PM – Station B Group F – Aware Gaming vs. 3sUp
  • 2:15 PM – Station C Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Integral
  • 2:15 PM – Station D Group F – Revenge vs. Infused
  • 2:15 PM – Station E Group A – NxG Rapid vs. Vitality X
  • 3:15 PM – Station A Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. Mindfreak
  • 3:15 PM – Station B Group D – OpTic Nation vs. Gamers2
  • 3:15 PM – Station C Group E – Team Menace vs. uX Gaming
  • 3:15 PM – Station D Group G – FaZe Black vs. Ascentia
  • 3:15 PM – Station E Group D – SSOF Gaming vs. Exile5.T1
  • 4:15 PM – Station A Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Epsilon
  • 4:15 PM – Station B Group G – TCM Gaming vs. DA.Below Zero
  • 4:15 PM – Station C Group H – Integral vs. Strictly Business
  • 4:15 PM – Station D Group C – fabE Germany vs. Automatic Reload
  • 4:15 PM – Station E Group C – FaZe Red vs. fabE Allstars
  • 5:15 PM – Station A Group D – OpTic Nation vs. Exile5.T1
  • 5:15 PM – Station B Group E – Team Menace vs. Mindfreak
  • 5:15 PM – Station C Group B – Klar1ty Gaming vs. Prophecy
  • 5:15 PM – Station D Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. uX Gaming
  • 5:15 PM – Station E Group B – Denial eSports vs. HyperGames
  • 6:15 PM – Station A Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Strictly Business
  • 6:15 PM – Station B Group H – Epsilon vs. Integral
  • 6:15 PM – Station E Group D – Gamers2 vs. SSOF Gaming

Saturday, March 28th

  • 9:15 AM Playoff Bracket Round 1 (4 Matches)
  • 10:15 AM Playoff Bracket Round 1 (4 Matches)
  • 11:15 AM Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 11:15 AM Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 12:15 PM Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 12:15 PM Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)
  • 1:15 PM Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)
  • 1:45 PM Lower Bracket Round 2 (4 Matches)
  • 2:15 PM Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)
  • 3:15 PM Lower Bracket Round 3 (2 Matches)
  • 4:45 PM Lower Bracket Round 4 (2 Matches)
  • 4:45 PM 7th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)
  • 6:15 PM Lower Bracket Round 5 (1 Match)
  • 6:15 PM 5th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)

Sunday, March 29th: 

  • 11:00 AM Upper Bracket Final
  • 12:15 PM Lower Bracket Final
  • 2:30 PM Championship Match

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, March 29th at 1PM PT for the world premiere live gameplay of Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC MP maps and a new Exo Zombies: Infection trailer.


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  • Freeze

    Seriously who cares? This game isn’t good for anything but sweating. If you want to play an actual cod game, play anything before this (Ghosts at least feels like cod). This game isn’t even CoD, its a totally different IP. I don’t know why people like it and I’m done asking because you are just stupid if you support this. Now if they just ripped CoD off the title, ran on a different engine, and did’t fallow Activision’s money schemes we would have an awesome new IP. The fact that you can have 9 days played and hit master prestige and then have 15 custom classes is cool, but then you can buy 60 for 1.99. Selling that many for that little price is bullshit. The only reason to prestige is class slots, so why bother? Well I don’t support this bullshit so I’ll keep prestiging because I don’t want to give those money whores a dime. Fuck just go F2P and then “take me money”. Trust me you have more fun playing CoD:Online, the free game in china because it has all the stuff in this game you can pay for, but its actually a good game, and actually worth it (and the base game is free). I actually want to pay the $5 for the final gun you can unlock. I’m only level 24 (leveling is really slow) and its unlocked at level 70. I would pay the 5 because the gun looks sick, feels good, and is worth the money. Stop ruining this franchise.

    • Guywithbrains

      Well every Call of Duty title before AW included noob stomping: basically I mean over half of the community with about 1.0 K.D. had to play against full enemy parties who pretended they are good when they actually showed they can’t play against same skill level players. AW shows how it felt to sweat all the time in previous titles. It sucks.

      For example if you are in football world championships you won’t play against 6 years old little school boys, right? Same goes in Call of Duty. And don’t tell me that I can’t compare these two things because it would be only an excuse.

      But I understand your worries about Activision and micro-dlc. That sucks and we didn’t have same bullsh*t before in Modern Warfare series’ time back in 2007-2011. I am pretty sure this year it goes even deeper when it comes to micro-dlc.

      But what I do hope is that they would find a way to cater to everyone. It sounds like impossible task to do but it can’t be how it has been before until AW came out. Especially MW3 and Black Ops 2 included a lot of enemy parties stomping on me and it sucked but luckily we got Mercenary – I do hope it will return this year so I can play in peace.

      • LovekillerX

        I agree with you. I also was victim of noob stomping. Don’t get me wrong I had 1,1 K:D which is slightly above average (I think?) so I wasn’t “that guy” who plays without thumbs. Still I got hammered over and over again by sweaty tryhards with their 2+ K:D. Now that AW has protection system for stomping, people are mad and that is why they went back to Black Ops 2. I did well in every previous title that I played (MW1, MW2, MW3 and Ghosts) but Black Ops 2 somehow is the only Call of Duty title which made me suffer from below 1,0 K:D.

        I think the same way. If I’m in football championship and play against professional players, of course it is fair for me to not play with those 6 year old starters who just started to learn basics from football. That example works really well in this situation too. People are mad because they were shown they’re bad at the game and they couldn’t stand it. That is why they went to Black Ops 2 – to grow their false image about their “skill level.”

        I really would like to see SBMM to return because it can put players to play against their skill level which is fair to everyone. Why should I go to buy game which is 70 euros just to get stomped by “skillful players”?

        Mercenary playlists should also return so I won’t be connected with full enemy party. I want to play against people who are on same skill level as me and also play against “lone wolves.”

        EDIT: I saw hilarious comment earlier today. Just because one of the top commenters is gone it tells that AW sucks… what kind of comment was that? That made my day. 😀

        • ScOott

          But u are contradicting Ur self from the last article …. Sbmm should be in the next game but in the form of ranked play ? Please read mine n guywithbrains convo n see what you think

          • LovekillerX

            SBMM should be in pubs. It isn’t causing the lag and it has been proved. That is why it shouldn’t matter if it makes return. I don’t know how I’m contradicting myself?

          • ScOott

            U enjoyed the game without SBMM

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah but that doesn’t close the opportunity to enjoy game which includes SBMM. I love both series AW and MW. But because next game is Black Ops 3 (I assume that) and what Black Ops 2 was for me… I definitely want SBMM. But when IW does it’s game I would like to see something similar to Modern Warfare series.

          • ScOott

            But ur being just as bad as people that complain about it… The people that don’t want SBMM can see ur point of veiw n suggest ranked play Ur argument is that the people Who want it gone are bad at the game which makes no sense

          • LovekillerX

            Not all of them are stompers and bad at the game but for sure many of them. Especially people who do Youtube videos. It makes sense because it is true. But take note: not for all but many of “whiners” can’t just stand what I have experienced in Black Ops 2. Now they know how I felt. Never going back.

            I tested ranked play and I will never go there again. Game modes that I don’t want to play and overall people just don’t go after objective. I want it to pubs so I can get fair fight and feel like fight was worth it when I win domination match for example.

          • ScOott

            Well I just think ranked play should be how advanced warfare is now and call the The ranked play they use in a.w something else and keeps pubs how they where .. Equals everyone is happy …

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            Oh gawd if Blops 3 is anywhere near Blops 2 ,I m going to have an heart attack.

          • ScOott

            Why should it only support one half of the community when it can do both

        • ScOott

          plus people are not bad at the game… It’s impossible … We are all of the same skill level how the hell can they be bad at the game … They haven’t magically turned into noobs

          • LovekillerX

            Explain then how I turned magically into noob when I started playing Black Ops 2. Before that I did just fine: got easy moabs and nukes. In Ghosts I also did fine which means that I’m not generally bad at the game something is wrong with Black Ops 2.

      • ScOott

        Ok u annoy me every time u write this, so I have no choice but to reply to you … It’s not about pub stomping it’s about the challenge … Cod is a game correct ? … In a game u have a winner and you have a loser .. Also correct … A.w is saying to the losers here il hold ur hand and help you out fuck everyone else we will put all our effort into making you feel better, it’s the taking part kind of attitude you see in schools when in reality you are no better you haven’t improved… Ur kd means nothing (not that it did before but it matters even less now) … The fact that I can’t play anyone better or worse for that matter n have an exciting game Because your not good at the game is bull poop tbh .. To everybody else that is fed up of seeing this I’m very sorry but please blame guywithbrains 🙂

        • Guywithbrains

          I am not trying to start any arguing or something like that but pretending that sweating hasn’t happened before is lying to yourself. Person who I answered to says AW is only sweating all the time but I have had to sweat all these years until now. It is so wrong to complain about one game putting you to sweat all the time while I have always had to do it.

          And there is nobody to blame. Sorry if I state facts (noob stomping existing in previous titles etc.) I am just tired of people making excuses why AW is bad. I know it has it’s faults: bad spawns, someones experience lag, OP weapons etc. They are there I don’t deny that. But haters say every time they die because of outside reasons: it is never because of they just suck against same skill level players or they used wrong tactics. Always reason to death is lag, lag and lag which is typical excuse nowadays in gaming.

          • ScOott

            Of corse u got sweaty players … U get that in any online game, but the people who moan just word it wrong … U say it’s because their not as good as they thought they was n die all the time … But they aren’t getting killed all the time it’s just their kill to death ratio in each game is the same n it can get boring … I said this in the last post in older cods I could go 5-20 n then another game I could go 35 and 10 I mean it was a different challange each game to either get back into the plus side of the kd or make my kd as big as possible … In this one it’s the same EVERY game … Il either go plus 3 or negative 3 on a bad day il go negative 6 on a good day il go positive 6 … That’s as exciting as it gets

          • Guywithbrains

            I just wonder why it can’t be like back in MW1 and MW2 where I got good and bad matches. In latest Call of Duty games I just get losing teams with 2-11 stats and enemy has 2x points compared to my team score in Domination. That sucks. And that makes me worried about this year because I know I have got the smallest K.D. and the most amount of bad teams in Black Ops 2. That combined with slow TTK which I hate makes it even worse.

            I really hope I don’t need to sweat this year because I had to do that in 2012 for example. A LOT.

          • ScOott

            I understand where ur coming from but ranked play should be the place to go surely ? I can have them bad games n I’ve never had a cod where my win ratio in actual games is bigger than my loss ratio thanks to team mates … I have to disagree with ttk … Ttk has never been an issue for me up until ghosts … U have a valid point when u said ur first comment but when u say It u target everyone with the same brush people who hate SBMM are good players who turned out not to be so good .. Which isn’t the case at all …

        • Scott brining the facts and truth in like a pro.

          • ScOott

            Yer tehy carnt tust mi fucts n mi sweg

    • Get better

      You appear emotionally involved, in a game you couldn’t care less about. First master breathing, everything else will follow. 😛

    • No one cares about your opinion. All it is is an opinion and nothing else. It’s not fact. You wasted a lot of time typing that. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion to like the game if they want.

      • Freeze

        I think the 60 classes thing is 100% fact, and nys because most of this is pretty f***ing obvious to any f***ing person who is not in a mental institute. I guaran-f***ing-tee less people give a fat flying f*** about what you think.
        Edit: Removed the middle of the swears with stars.

        • People can make their own decisions. They don’t need to listen to your bullshit. They can play whatever they want. Thanks for the suggestion though for anyone who hates the game. It’s not like they are selling a single class slot for $1.99 a piece. I don’t like exos and the laser gun bullshit and whatever either but I still play the game and have fun. I hope the exos don’t return. But it still feels like Cod. Now to anyone who reads this, this is my opinion and you don’t have to agree with me.

          • Freeze

            You cant say my opinion doesnt matter then say yours does. And are you RETARDED? 1.99 for 60 classes is the polar opposite of overpriced. Im talking it is an unfair advantage. Even with playing for days until master prestige you can only get 15 totall classes, but if your lazy and want an advantage just pay 1.99. Thats the issue you dumbass.

          • LMFAO! I never said my opinion matters more than yours!? I don’t agree with yours, but that’s all. No one’s opinion is better than someone else’s. I’m surely not retarded. Which is “great” to ask someone. I never said it was overpriced. I said it is a low price which is better than it costing a lot. It’s not an unfair advantage. It’s just somewhere to store a set of classes to try out instead of having to keep making some. Let people spend their money if they want to. I’m not a dumbass. Did I address everything? How about you just take a deep breath and calm down.

          • Freeze

            -_- just please.

          • WTF?

    • SoulTaker

      No thank you. I heard the ping you have to put up with is bad enough I’m not gonna drop some money just to have a laggy experience. Also obviously you care because you took time out of your day to write out that big comment of yours. ;-;

  • Guest

    Can somebody tell me what time is this in GMT+7?

  • ScOott

    I will remember this date just for exo zombie and the live gameplay of the maps …

    • LovekillerX

      Same here. I’m not interested in Call of Duty championship but that new trailer for Burgertown zombies is something that I can’t wait!

      • ScOott

        Not only that but it also means the last Dlc maps will be put into normal rotation soon now 2nd dlc is on its way … I got it day one n played the maps the same day and not played since i don’t like them having their own playlist .. I always wait for them to be in rotation

  • Get better

    Can someone 2 bell me when the zombie footage starts? 😀

  • Literally only going to be there for exo zombies.

  • Slothigans

    I just wanna watch the final two teams compete. I could care less about the other teams

  • J4MES

    Presenter is too hot for an event like this. It will put the sweaty players off and they’ll probably jizz in their pants whilst playing.

    • Bigi345

      iJustine has been the presenter for several CoD Champs.

  • Stefan Lang

    Optic Gaming are about to say hello to 400k. Imagine Nation vs Gaming in the finals? Omfg.

    • OpTic Stefan

      wow fan.. there is a whole world outside of nadeshots ass

      • Stefan Lang

        You’re lame as fuck. Guest account and dedicated the name to me. Oh how special I must feel. You must be thinking of Nade more than I am seeing I never spoke of his name. Lmao. Fucking idiot.

  • Max_Ukraine

    Double XP?