Activision has announced that they will be revealing the eSports features in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 live from Germany at Gamescom. The stream will take place Wednesday, August 5th at 10AM PT // 1PM EST // 7PM CEST. Fans can watch the live stream on Twitch.tv/CallofDuty.

Now, with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on November 6 fast approaching, it’s time to take a look at the next evolution in Call of Duty eSports. Join us next Wednesday, August 5, for a special live broadcast from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, where we’ll be talking to Treyarch about the new and improved eSports tools in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, showcasing competitive matches with pro players, and more.

The event will include eight Call of Duty pro players, including:

In addition, the event will be hosted by Scott Lowe, Activision’s Communications Manager, and commented by Matt “Mr X” Morello and Clint “Maven” Evans. Activision’s Brand Director, ,Jay Puryear, and Treyarch’s Studio Design Director, David Vonderhaar, will also be on the stream.

SOURCE: Activision

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  • Maximiliano Martinez

    furst

  • dsads

    who cares

    • Primey_

      Lots of people

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Well they shouldn’t.

        • PuddingAuxRais1ns

          Why not?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Seriously? It should be self-explanatory. What does it do to benefit my experience? What does it do for the franchise? What does it do for you and me? Absolutely nothing. e-Sports is a joke.

          • HeyItsNick

            It makes money for the franchise. Some people buy the game just to play “league play” or “ranked play”. People pay money to go watch esports in an arena.

            Did you like BO2? If so then esports has done a lot for you. Weapon wise, map wise.

            I barely watch esports, but when I do, it entertains me.
            You can’t sit here and complain about something that you literally do not need to watch or be a part of. No one could care less if you like esports or not, it’s going to happen. Yes zombies gets more views but does that mean that esports in cod should just stop being a thing? If 100,000 people watch a live stream of cod esports then I can just imagine all the views it’s getting on Youtube. People like you really bother me, just because you don’t see and interest in something doesn’t mean no one else does. In fact I can find a ton of people who would probably say “zombies is pointless, how does it benefit you and me? It’s a joke”
            I for one love zombies but dude, you have to realize that your opinion is just one of millions, you don’t make up the cod community. You don’t like it? don’t play it, simple. Bye

        • Primey_

          Well it’s up to them what to care about, not you.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Then they’re wrong. There’s no logical argument that you can give me that e-Sports SHOULD stay. It does nothing for you nor me. I’d rather have Zombies gameplay.

          • Super029something

            MLG Tournaments get like 100k viewers so they must have a reasonably large fanbase, is that not a logical reason?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            And Zombies, as a whole, gets far more than that daily. I guess you can call it a “logical” reason, but a compelling one? I’m still not convinced.

          • CoDforever

            well esports was intergrated insanely well into bo2 but that game still managed to be everyones favorite public match wise AND esports wise

          • Primey_

            “It does nothing for you nor me”

            It provides entertainment for me.

    • jordanxbrookes

      All the MLG wannabes apparently.

      • Super029something

        When did you get so cynical, jordan? I remember you use to be so positive and shit.

        • CoDforever

          Its one of his phases, his just trying to change his image of being seen as the biggest cod fanboy (which shouldn’t be a problem on a cod only site) so in order to change that image he is trying to contradict his usual behaviour
          its sad really, someone cares about their online persona for games this much …

        • jordanxbrookes

          So you want me to be “positive and shit”?

          • Super029something

            Nope, say whatever you want.

          • jordanxbrookes

            But if I do then I’m “cynical”? Don’t quite understand you there my friend.

          • Super029something

            I don’t like your attitude but at the same time it doesnt affect me so say whatever you want, capeesh?

  • Dangelo95

    Wondering if it will continue to be played on Xbox one for esports or move over to ps4 since the partnership switch either way I can’t wait for gamescom hoping for new maps,guns,specialist and hopefully ZOMBIES

    • Shinobi1k

      It will be PS4.

    • Yankeephil

      Obviously it’ll be PS4, they want to show it in 1080p not 900p. Lol

      • Smayo

        Luckily for them esports is played on LAN….#wewantbetterPSN

      • spartanelite

        Go to you bath room look for the bottle that says Bleach its probably white,can’t miss it ,now to to your kitchen and a good size glass,now just pour some in and drink up πŸ™‚

        • Sentinel
          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Why have you got a gif of Nelson Mandela?

          • Sentinel

            Umm no. Its just my reply to spartanelite.

        • You basically just told @Yankeephil:disqus to kill themselves. Not sure where you’re coming from, but that just sounds a bit harsh. 😐

          • spartanelite

            I mean maybe

        • Yankeephil

          Watch out guys, we have an internet bad ass over here, or just a salty shitbox fanboy

          • ScOott

            He’s not being a bad ass, he just wants you to look like this..

          • spartanelite

            I mean your calling it a shitbox so you a PS fan boy

          • spartanelite

            I mean your still on the resolution insults come up with something else besides resolution or sales plz

  • RdJokr

    I’m just waiting for the inevitable talk about the PC version, since PCDev is coming along to the Gamescom show as well.

    • SoulTaker

      I’m praying to god he announces mod tools, he’s been open about it and mod tools is something the PC version needs to attract more people…

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Mod tools for Zombies and I’d flip shit. That’d be a definitive feature for me, even if I would only get -5 FPS (/s).

      • RdJokr

        If Treyarch wants BO3 to be as big as COD4 once was, then mod tools are a must, since we’re not getting ranked server browser.

        • SoulTaker

          I have some good feelings about it this year man although I hope they don’t announce mod tools but exclude the Radiant map mapper like they did Black Ops 1..

  • Drasadex

    can’t wait for the game to be catered towards the esport nerds again

    • Guest

      Woooooo so hyped baby Esports nerds ftw!!!

    • CoDforever

      bo2 catered immensely to the esports community yet the game was still a favorite among the casual players .. huuuuuuh

  • Kyle Soule

    Coolio!

    • I am noahgoa and I approve of this message.

      • Kyle Soule

        From house and homes everywhere, Noahgoa is always there.

    • Xx_COLSEY_xX

      !Oilooc

  • Gooby

    a bnch of wsahde pro plyrz dat nbooid craz abut

    • Kyle Soule

      What?

      • Gooby

        yuor lsoign ur tuch kyl

        • Kyle Soule

          Ew loust er tuch lung tein ugo.

          • We are going back in time ladies and gentlemen currently we are in the stone age

          • Kyle Soule

            Next up: The future (everyone’s favorite).

    • I just drank bleach

      imo, ecpourtz kelled cul of dutey. Tew menie peeple wunt tew be teh nex “FAZE”

      • The whole FaZe recruitment isn’t a part of esports. It’s more community based. What, is FaZe Rain on FaZe Clan’s starting roster?? πŸ˜›

        • Kyle Soule

          I actually just got done watching FaZe Rain. He is my favorite FaZe Clan member.

          • Nice. I personally like Blaziken because he’s very relatable to me. Also, sloths are pretty cool…

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            My favourite 3 FaZe members has to be Rain because he’s so funny. Jev because his reactions to messages are the best. And Censor because of Yanet Garcia πŸ˜€

          • Haha, the fact the he was able to have Yanet be his girlfriend is just insane.

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Yes that is crazy. I wish was him πŸ™
            #ForeverAlone

          • You’ll find love eventually. I kinda feel the same as I just broke up with my gf after 8 months of being together. Life moves on though, and I know I’ll find my true love eventually… It’s so weird talking about this on CI.

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Hahaha people will be scrolling down and seeing our comments and be thinking “Dafuq? is this a counciling session”?

          • Yeah, but at the sametime I feel as if we are a community. A lot of you guys on CI are so sweg. It’s almost as if you guys are my good friends. πŸ™‚

          • Kyle Soule

            Cool. I also really like the FaZe Versus series that he does..Sloth luck.

          • jordanxbrookes

            If anything, I would say Jev is my fav FaZe member because he just says it how it is and just doesn’t give a shit haha.

          • Kyle Soule

            Haha Yh he is probs my second fav FaZe member. I just LOVE his analogies and how descriptive and specific he is with them.

          • skonizzslayer

            Watched some of your cod gaming movies on youtube. Not impressed .

          • jordanxbrookes

            “cod gaming movies”? Think you have the wrong person there bud.

          • konizzslayer

            You have some gameplay vids while playing gehost on your channel in the past

          • skonizzslayer

            Ghost

      • Really Bro?

        I think you said Call of Duty, but what us the rest? πŸ™

        • Really Bro?

          Sorry I meant to say what “is” the rest?

    • Really Bro?

      Please translate? I don’t understand what you wrote. πŸ™

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Give us Zombies gameplay, not this bullshit that does nothing for the franchise.

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Wait child

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        I’m 21 years old. I’m not going to apologize that I criticize your precious e”Sports”.

        • Well said.

          • Kyle Soule

            Wait, I thought you liked esports.

          • I do, but @sillibk2:disqus stated their point well. That’s all I was implying.

        • TheDemonOfHate

          I’m 15. I hope they turn your fun zombie gamemode in competitive eSports.

          • Yankeephil

            That would be pretty sick, if the had Zombies Grief mode in competative COD. 4v4 zombie matches

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            K, bud, I’ll wait. Whilst you grow up and can actually buy Call of Duty LEGALLY and then call me a child like the generic e-Sports supporter. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f679c9a934fe7ae9ed6de658c35f75edc81df49992a7aa508ea19c23e6f6056.jpg

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Look kid, I have my buds working at GameStop that don’t ask for my ID when I purchase a M+ game. #BrosBeforeLaws Did you know FaZe won Gfinity yesterday. That check was $50K. Thanks to e-sports those young men are making a great future.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Still calling “kid” like the idiotic competitive supporter you are. I don’t care what your “buds” do, that doesn’t mean that you can legally buy games, therefore my point still stands, nor do I care about how much money that FaZe makes. They don’t deserve that future.

          • TheDemonOfHate

            Listen child, OpTic & FaZe are making a great future because of e-sports. Those young pro gamers are going to be very happy. Because of I & others are supporting them. I wish the best for them. #ProATHLETES

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2304d3e6ed55d63b8670210a994dd0814b563ae5c1ef47b09a25db6742521ced.jpg

    • Rampage

      Esports does a lot for the franchise if they would allow the tournaments to be streamed on twitch.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        It does absolutely nothing for me and you. It doesn’t benefit our experience, nor does it make me want to buy the game any more/less than I do now.

        I find this rather hilarious, because your community was bitching about the gaming going to PS4 last month.

        • RdJokr

          So how does Zombies benefit people that don’t like the game mode? People who are purely into multiplayer wouldn’t gain any more interest by seeing Zombies. You see the flaws in your logic here?

          We casual players get what we want, and Esports community gets what they want. It’s win-win, as long as one doesn’t affect the other. And frankly, I think Treyarch will try their best to do so.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Except that e-Sports doesn’t positively affect the ACTUAL game, in any manner (in my opinion). Zombies has a massive following. One could argue that it’s far bigger than the e-Sports population. Whether a couple of people don’t like the game mode or not it doesn’t matter. Such a minority of the community like e-Sports getting special treatment is unnecessary, in my view. Although it’d probably be better to let Zombies keep getting hyped up. What really upsets me, is that we will have to wait until November to see anything new on The Giant. We have to see these e-Sports things, and that urks a ton of fans.

          • RdJokr

            Well, The Giant is a bonus map. They’re not gonna focus their attention on a DLC map this early.

            And the eSports community is a minority? Please, the CodCompetitive subreddit would like a word with you: https://www.reddit.com/r/CodCompetitive

            eSports only exist in COD because there is a demand for it. Pro players want to play COD competitively, and a portion of the fanbase wants to see that happening. Activision wouldn’t invest so much money in making COD Champs if the pros nor the fans weren’t interested.

            I’m just as thirsty for Zombies info as you are, but I respect the eSports community, so I’ll sit back and let them get what they’ve been waiting for. Hell, eSports may be the main focus at Gamescom, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing they talk about. There’s plans to discuss the upcoming beta, the PC version, etc… there’s most likely something for everybody.

        • abccc

          Actually it does. Those who play competitive want balanced weapons, well laid out maps and great hit detection. How does that not impact you?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Quote what you said and read it aloud. “Those who play COMPETITIVE want balanced weapons, well laid out maps and great hit detection. How does that not impact you?”

            Because they only care about THEIR experience, and those related issues are for the game that THEY play, which is (and should be; always so) not what you and I play. So no, it doesn’t benefit me, nor should it influence developers with its design (in my opinion).

        • CoDforever

          “It does absolutely nothing for me and you. It doesn’t benefit our experience, nor does it make me want to buy the game any more/less than I do now.”
          OK that can be said about any feature in the game .. I don’t like camos and creating emblems so gunsmith is an absolute waste to me and it doesn’t make me wanna buy the game any more or any less

      • jordanxbrookes

        Call of Duty eSports is a joke, hence why comp. players are playing CS:GO instead.

        • Xx_COLSEY_xX

          Yeah that is true. But each to their own I suppose. If anybody wanna true experience in REAL COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS then CS:GO is the one. Personally I’ve never played it myself but I watch a few YouTubers that play it and they say it’s very competitive.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I’ve never played it either, but apparently competitive CS:GO is amazing from what everyone has said.

          • Xx_COLSEY_xX

            Yeah could you imagine if they bring out CS:GO for PS4 and XB1 too. They would make millions

          • They won’t though it’s basically a PC game. It actually on Xbox 360 and PS3 but it is very outdated and no one really plays it.

        • CoDforever

          ur a joke

          • jordanxbrookes

            *You’re

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Lol k. Keep thinking that whilst I play Black Ops 1, without worrying about competitive influence, like in these modern games, that affect my experience negatively, and significantly so. How has it benefited the majority? In which case has it given benefit to the core fanbase of the franchise, other than e-Sports? That community, in comparison to the even larger casual population, is second-rate, and, in my opinion, should not see significant attention in regards to Call of Duty’s design period.

    • Keshav Bhat

      I disagree. I’m a big fan of eSports in all titles, not just Call of Duty games. But it does a lot for the franchises. The biggest one is that it markets the game to more people, and causes interest in the titles; it also keeps the game balanced because watching events, it shows the obvious flaws in the title that the developers can then match with their data and see. And, of course, it points out bugs and other improvements that can be mad.

      I get that many people here don’t like eSports, but brace yourselves, because its not going anywhere any time soon.

      And we already got Zombies footage two weeks ago. I wouldn’t expect anything new on Zombies till closer to launch; Treyarch never shows a lot cause they want it to be a secret. I would expect more MP and campaign footage now leading up to launch.

      • CoDforever

        I’m 110% sure that Frank Woods is a specialist in bo3 mp

        • Keshav Bhat

          I don’t think so.

          • CoDforever

            theres really no other way he is involved in the game then .. if he was in the campaign then he would be like 130+ years old but he still constantly makes a point of being involved in the game soooooo idk a specialist character would be the best bet

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        About your first point; I didn’t notice much of a difference in success after, say, Black Ops 2 (which started mainstream Call of Duty pro scene). In fact, after MW3 (mainly Black Ops 2 and Ghosts, though), the franchise has become less successful. Significantly. Many fans (myself included) believe that the pro scene caused that. Tin foil hat nonsense? Maybe. If that were a discussion, then neither side would be factually correct (if whether or not CoD has declined mainly because of e-Sports). I take issue with Public Matches having any e-Sports presence (assuming that’s what you meant by “keeps the game balanced”). I think that we don’t need e-Sports to help solve technical problems, because there’s a beta, now, and I hope this isn’t just a one time thing for another 7 years (if the franchise is still around).

        When I criticize something the way I do, I’m well aware of those things (that the developers think it’s beneficial and will most likely never get rid of it or stop supporting it). Hey, if I take an even bigger issue with it, then I’d just leave the series (I partly have).

        I’m grateful we got any at all. To me, Zombies is far and beyond more important than e-Sports agenda, so that’s why I’m so upset over it getting any attention, as if it benefits our experience as the majority of the consumers. Making it a big deal and shoving it in my face, as if I should be supporting it. I personally refuse, and I hope everyone is okay with that preferred stance.

  • CrowReap .

    wheres nade?

    • Kyle Soule

      He decided to take a break.

      • Smayo

        Like 80% of all CoD players since AW came around, can’t blame him tho….

    • Drasadex

      waiting for Black Ops 3 to be released so he can come out of “retirement” from playing fucking video games.

      • jordanxbrookes

        There’s nothing wrong with enjoying games other than Call of Duty you know?

      • CoDforever

        I like esports but this comment is golden

    • excalibur

      Tough scumpi his penis

  • Ryumoau

    can’t wait to see this. Hope we also get some more details on whats going to be in the upcoming beta at the event. πŸ™‚

  • SoulTaker

    I’m more excited about PCDev going and possibly announcing mod tools for PC…

    • spartanelite

      No

      • SoulTaker

        Yes.

    • D Rock Shock

      me too

      I feel mods and rentable servers are going to be announced

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      I’d rather have that AND/OR Zombies gameplay.

  • Matthew

    Damn, I wont be around for this

  • Sentinel
    • I don’t get it… Is there something I’m missing? We’re talking about cod esports right? Or did I space out and not realize that we’re totally discussing something to do with power rangers on CI?

      • Sentinel

        Relax. Its just how I really feel about “esport” in general.

    • jordanxbrookes

      “Hey guys, Glen Schofield here today to talk to you about the new Power Ranger Gear Set, exclusive to Advanced Supply Drops.”

      • Yankeephil

        That would be awesome, I’d drop 100 ASDs for that. Lol

      • CoDforever

        whats wrong with you? You changed so much from last year, stop trying to fit in and be urself ffs this aint even fb or twitter

        • jordanxbrookes

          Nothing wrong with me mate. I’m sorry if you couldn’t handle a joke.

        • Dr. Salim

          Does that matter?

      • Sentinel

        Ahh I see what u didi there hahaha

        • jordanxbrookes

          ;P

  • I still remember when Scott Lowe worked for IGN

  • Colin MacKenzie

    This is great! I can’t wait to see what the new League Play looks like. If it’s anything like Black Ops 2’s system, I’ll be set. =)

    • CoDforever

      Same! I just wish they had some anti ddosing protection this time around tho

  • XboxOne720p30fps is da best

    eSports LOL! CoD + Moutain Dew + Doritos = sweaty unhealthy idiots. Get a real life

    • Redrum

      broccoli for the win!

  • Super029something

    CI comment section is bad enough, but when they report on something E-Sports related holy shit its absolutely awful.

  • drjakeyoung
  • Xx_COLSEY_xX

    I know this is off topic: I want to see league play in zombies. Now that would be cool

  • Brandon

    I hope Xbox keeps the pros as a ps4 user all I want to do is play w casuals

  • I never really cared for the eSports aspect of COD. I am more of a casual player and really haven’t played aggressively since the MW3 / BO2 era. With that being said, I understand why people are into the eSports, but I still feel that too much effort and time is put into it.

  • Adrian Rivera III

    Lol thank god no more Acey Bongos and Major Nelson PS FTW

  • Does anybody know if they are allowing us to post videos up of the Black Ops 3 beta?