A new PR released from Activision Europe has revealed that the 2016 Call of Duty Championship event will have a $1.6 million prize pool. This prize pool will be the highest prize pool ever for a Call of Duty Championship event. Previously, the event had a $1 million prize pool.

Those who perform best will also find themselves one step closer to qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship this autumn, where they’ll have the chance to earn a stake of the $1.6 million prize.

In total, the Call of Duty World League will award over $3 million in 2016 between the Pro Division, Challenge Division, and Call of Duty Championship.

The Call of Duty Championship event will take place later this year. Activision has not yet announced dates for the event. Stay tuned for more info.

Tune in this weekend for the Call of Duty World League Europe Pro Division Stage 1 Finals! More information available here.

SOURCE: Press Release

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  • Will WilFredo Mendoza

    Nice

    • big johnson

      Silence willy

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        For what? Saying “nice”? Go fuck yourself.

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Disgusting Comment

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        Whats more disgusting is the idiocy on the comment section rather than having some sort of intelligence. Take you for example, along with that moron big johnson, I say “nice” and he tells me to shut up? For what exact reason? And you say my comment is disgusting for defending my comment/self? So I will say this to you, fuck off.

        • TheDemonOfHate

          You get butthurt real quick. You need some anger management class. It makes me laugh seeing you getting mad. lol
          BTW it’s not a prank sis.

        • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

          Sometimes I read what you write with a british voice in my mind.It s pretty damn funny.

          • nhdndbcbdhhdhdjhwjwmjcndncnjdh

            I read it in a angry black voice

  • FazalGaming

    So…. That’s where all our supply drop money goes.

    • Keshav Bhat

      No…that would be called Crowd Funding if it went there directly.

      But this prize pool is funded by Activision / Sony according to the initial trailer.

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        And you know this how?

        • Keshav Bhat

          Know what?

      • FazalGaming

        It’s a joke bro.

        Lol reminds me of what happened in school, the teacher was shouting at the class and a guy goes “it’s just a prank bro” and the teacher lost his shit.

    • JuttyCheeks

      No not at all. Hell, if we actually did crowd-funding then the prize pool would be significantly higher. Halo has a considerably smaller community and pulled a 2.5 mil prize pool at the World Championship this year. Not to mention, Activision is a multi-billion dollar company and is profiting even more off of the World League. 1.6 mil is pocket change to them, especially if this comes in conjunction with Sony. Honestly another year of high hopes that leads to disappointment. CoD will forever and always be a joke in the e-sports world in every aspect.

    • J4MES

      I never thought I’d say this but I’d rather see Supply Drop money go to Activision shareholders than garbage eSports. At least the Activision money makers are business people who are smart, qualified and not lazy people who play videogames for a living.

      • phoenix

        Are you fucking kidding me? eSports is NOT for the lazy. If you think it’s just an “easy cash grab” sort of thing, you are so badly mistaken. eSports in general is one of the most competitive fields out there. You have to find a game that you are even somewhat decent at; you have to hone your skills, study the engine of the game and its mechanics; you have to find a team that you mesh well with; you have to grind out countless hours of scrimmages and small tournaments; you have to travel and not visit friends and family much at all because of work; you have the stressful environment of high-stakes tournaments plus strains on team chemistry. If with all of that, you DARE to call competitors like us LAZY, then you are beyond repair and your words are complete gibberish. I know successful businessmen who have never once worked as hard as some of my teammates and colleagues do. So watch what you say, because attacking our community is a very costly mistake.

        • ScOott

          Lmao! That joke had me in stitches! Good one! Seriously they have such a hard life and deserve every penny..

          Just continuing ur joke..

          • Keshav Bhat

            Don’t get upset cause you are jealous of them. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

            They are able to make a full career out doing something they love. I seriously do not get why you guys are so upset that they can.

          • ScOott

            I couldn’t think of anything worse than having to sit an talk to a bunch of sweaty an magits, playing cod 24/7 ..

            Il stick with my job any day of the week..

          • Keshav Bhat

            What? Who is sweaty? Which players are “magits”? I don’t see any players from the CWL that look like a “magit” at all…hmm.

            Tbh, I give up on trying to defend eSports to you. You act as if eSports destroyed something but all I see is CoD becoming more popular cause of eSports because bigger organizations is coming in and bringing new fan bases to the game.

          • ScOott

            Cod becoming more popular? Are u delusional? It’s declining year In and year out..

            I ment actual sweaty nerds busting a wank over a computer game all together.. An I used an Magit, for the simple fact, an Fagit makes u cry..

            I honestly don’t lose sleep over it, I just find it funny when people call these people athaletes or that it’s hard work, and I feel I have to say something, because its just idiotic to think such things..

          • Keshav Bhat

            Can you provide a link to source that confirms CoD is declining?

            The real source of info we have said CoD’s overall player count was its highest in Nov 2015 – Jan 2016.

          • ScOott

            I’m basing my statement off player counts, I couldn’t possibly know how a.w or bo3 are doing because they don’t have one..

            Im not arguing if cod is slowly dying, I hope ur right and its growing, all I was saying is that sitting down playing a video game being hard work is innacurate..

          • Keshav Bhat

            Look, I get you hate esports, and I get that no one can change your mind. That’s fine. You can have that opinion. But you do not have to try and force your opinion of it onto everyone. People can like it if they want. Do not have to attack them for having their own opinion

          • ScOott

            I didnt attack anybody.. I simply laughed at the guys comment.. Is that not allowed?

          • CoDforever

            If you think cod cant be considered an “esport” than please describe how playing chess is considered a “sport”

          • The player count in Black Ops 3 (on PS4) is over 500,000 players.

            That being said, I agree with everything else you said about eSports

          • Drank Bleach

            500,000 means that many people played that month, meaning 1 person could have played 1 game and then quit. As far as a true player count, only treyarch sees that.

          • Uh, yeah, no.

            The videos I have seen regarding the player count it says something along the lines of “500,000 ONLINE” so that obviously just proves what you said wrong

          • Drank Bleach

            What video?

          • madshooterguy

            check PrestigeIsKey video on the playercount glitch thing

          • jordanxbrookes

            It’s been declining in sales ever since Modern Warfare 3. Sure Black Ops 3 may have partially revived the franchise, but for how long? That is the question.

          • FazalGaming

            “You act as if eSports destroyed something.”

            It did. It destroyed CoD.

          • CoDforever

            No Aw and ghosts destroyed cod. You know what both of them had in common? Very little esports support

          • FazalGaming

            Na, in fact they were heavily influenced by E Sports, for christ sake, AW was so E Sport influenced they were handing out camos for people who watched the final and even made a COD World League camo.

          • CoDforever

            giving out a camo to those watching the event is what killed this franchise? that is literally so insigficant ..

          • FazalGaming

            The fact is that they based their games around E Sports.

          • CoDforever

            LOL if they really did than you have no idea how different the games would really be, you could kiss half of the weapons/perks/killstreaks and game modes goodbye.

          • FazalGaming

            You have no idea what the game would be like if they hadn’t revolved around E Sports.

          • CoDforever

            Yes I do. COD ghosts.

          • FazalGaming

            Advanced Warfare was 5 times bad as Ghosts.

          • CoDforever

            and thats because of Exo Suits which NOBODY from the competitive community asked for.

          • Ak74u

            And nobody from the noncompetitive community asked for Exo suits either.

          • Bievahh

            exactly the point you fool. eSports isn’t ruining CoD nor is the normal players. It’s the devs trying to make new games with all this stupid shit they add when all anyone wants is CoD to go back to its roots.

          • Ak74u

            And removing those game modes would completely destroy the game. I’m sure once in a while you’d like to play infected and have fun with the game. If they made it “competitive only”no one would buy the game because the majority of people who by the game buy it to have fun with their friends

          • CoDforever

            nobody is removing anything. If COD was solely based on competitive than most of the game modes we have now wouldnt exist.

          • Ak74u

            you’re just contradicting your own arguments now. You’ve been defeated on your argument. You don’t even defend your point and mix up the conversation and act like your getting lost in what we’re saying

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Why are people hating on Esports? Ghosts and Aw didn’t suck because of Esports, they actually had a bad skill gap and they were both noob friendly. They were the exactly opositive of a competitive game

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            Dafuq you on about ? Aw was the most competitive CoD we ve had. But yeah it was also noob friendly.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Most competitive game? It was horrible for the competitive community

          • Ak74u

            Is that why skill based matchmaking was in advanced warfare? And all the optic and esports gear sets?

          • CoDforever

            yeah because the pros play public matches.No they dont. your insane if you think SBMM in pubs has anything to with competitive.

          • Ak74u

            It doesn’t I’m saying that shows how much the game actually supported competitive gaming casuals didn’t want skill based matchmaking in their game because they didn’t want to go against sweaty fucks in their game and after all the complaints they still kept it. AW was heavily esports influenced and is one of the most hated cods of all time

          • CoDforever

            this has got to be the most nonsensical post I have ever read. They put in SBMM so the noobs can only go against noobs and not sweaty tryhards that go 60-0 every game. By doing this they thought the noobs were less likely to leave the game and quit playing altogether.

            AW was also one of the most hated competitive cods of all time.

          • Ak74u

            And how did that work out? Where is the player count for advanced warfare? I’m pretty sure that game is empty as hell and cod ghosts besides it being and ugly and boring game probably has more players on it. And you just admitted it was one of the most hated competitive cods of all time. if you watch any YouTubers videos they didn’t enjoy the game because they were always playing in that skill level and they always said their kd wasn’t as good as in previous cod games. Well they thought wrong about trying to defend the noobs by the way you don’t get better at playing cod with people of your skill for the noobs

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            They though it would workshop but it’s sucked. It has nothing to do with Esports

          • CoDforever

            The game died because it was terrible. Not because it catered to esports fans. I dont even understand what your trying to say, what is the point of this comment?

          • Ak74u

            The point of that comment was that “competitive” cod ruins cod. If you guys want competitive keep that in your own separate mode and don’t ever bring it into pubs where the majority 95% of players are. One of advanced warfarers biggest mistakes was bringing SBMM into pubs which benefited noobs but kept us decent to average players suffering from sweaty tryhards that were on our same skill level. And like I said noobs playing with noobs doesn’t make them better they need to get pub stomped in order to become better players that’s how I started by getting my ass kicked every time until I learned how to play the game

          • corster

            So let me ask you. Would you ever get better at playing basketball if you only played one on one basketball with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or any other professional basketball player? The answer is “NO”. Similarly, speaking as a musician here, you wouldn’t learn how to play an instrument well if your teacher shoved a complicated piece of Mozart, Bach, in front of you when you’ve never played. That’s why you learn how to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” first and then “London Bridge Is Falling Down” and then something a little more difficult, etc etc. People improve with manageable, realistic challenges. Agreed “Noobs playing against noobs” doesn’t help but noobs playing against slightly better noobs does help. Noobs playing again Faze or Optic is simply Youtube fodder and doesn’t help the noobs at all.

          • Ak74u

            You’re an idiot music and basket ball doesn’t compare to a fucking videogame and yes they need to get their asses kicked so hard to learn to become a better player I get what you’re saying by noobs playing slightly better noobs but that still won’t make them any better. Back then in cod 4 if I felt like raging it made me want to try harder and it helped me become a better player I started looking into what other good players used and how it benefited them that’s how you learn a game.

          • corster

            Nooooo. ANYTHING in life that requires getting better (YES even video games) is more effect with small challenges. Not only am I speaking as a musician and a gamer, but also a teacher. They happen to teach this as a basis in college education courses but you wouldn’t know this because you haven’t gotten there yet. I would list sources that say as much but I won’t engage in a debate with some random person who hurls insults on an internet forum. Had you approached me respectfully I would have been happy to engage in respectful, friendly debate.

          • CoDforever

            Your so fucking stupid, your blaming the developers incompetance on the competitive community. Nobody in the competitive community plays pubs. SBMM has correlation to competitive you moron. Many MP games have SBMM that are not esport focused at all. But whatever after reading this comment I finally realize how misinformed the normal cod community is on cod esports. No point arguing anymore.

          • Ak74u

            Stfu I’m not blaming the developers they aren’t to blame I’m hating on the competitive community it’s turned cod to shit. You know why the HATER is able to be shot down? Because competitive cod players requested it to be shot down because they thought it was too good in bo2. You know why ghost killstreaks sucked? Because competitive players didnt like the UAV spam thus making it a ground streak. Competitive cod players didn’t want powerful streaks like in bo2 so that’s why they made the streaks in cod ghosts suck.

          • CoDforever

            ” You know why the HATR is able to be shot down? Because competitive cod players requested it to be shot down because they thought it was too good in bo2.”

            I AM FUCKING DONE. The VSAT is NOT even USED in competitive play you fucking retard. Neither is the UAV u fucking moron. Both of those killstreaks have ALWAYS been banned in competitive call of duty. If this doesnt already show you how misinformed you are than I dont know what does.

            But why stop there. Lets put the blame on Competitive cod players for Global Warmining, ISIS and KKK while your at it.

          • Ak74u

            I know it doesn’t have anything to do with competitive you fucking moron I’m saying they still requested it that way even if it doesn’t have anything to do with them and they will always listen to these optic fagots fuck you you don’t understand how competitive ruins cod it may be its own thing but the developers still decide to make choices over competitive player I don’t care if I’m mis informed about competitive shit I don’t spend my free time watching people play games when I can just play myself so fuck you I bet you support supply drops too people like you are what ruins cod im done in my past comment you would just ignore the rest of the stuff I would say you don’t see the point.

          • CoDforever

            “they still requested it that way even if it doesn’t have anything to do with them ”

            WHY would the competitive community ask them to nerf the killstreaks when they are always going to be banned regardless? You are just spitting bullshit as facts just to support your opinion.

            You dont even realize that most of competitive’s desires are nearly the exact same of the casuals. We want better hit detection, better maps, boots on the ground, dedicated servers, better killstreaks etc just as much as you guys do.

            ” I don’t care if I’m mis informed about competitive”

            If you know you are misinformed on competitive than you have no right talk about how its ruining the game.

          • Ak74u

            By the way the game didn’t die because it was terrible I actually enjoyed it if you didn’t see me say it before. What I didn’t like was the SBMM in pubs because of the sweaty try hards and it didn’t favor in good connections. Lobby’s took longer to find in pubs. Other than that supply drops were a horrible way to give out DLC but that’s another story that doesn’t have to do with competitive

          • CoDforever

            Literally everything you said has nothing to do with competitive.

          • Ak74u

            Um the fact that they tried to force competitive into pubs by forcing Skill based match making is that nothing to do with competitive? I know rules are still the same and nothing’s affected except for the matchmaking but really. Casual players didn’t want skill based match making that’s why ranked play was there to keep the “competitive players” in their own circle

          • CoDforever

            If they really tried to forced competitive into pub players then they would remove every game mode from the game and just have ranked play. SBMM was implemented to keep noobs from playing against good players.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Last time I played AW (which was a month after BO3 released) it took me 10 minutes before I could find a match… …in Team Deathmatch, the most popular mode in CoD history lol.

          • Lucas

            You’re literally retarded, you can go on 360 and find a TDM match in under a minute. Don’t blame matchmaking on a shitty internet

          • Bievahh

            Yup, these two people are beyond stupid. Good thing they are sitting on charlieintel saying this stupid shit cause if it were anywhere big they would be getting roasted.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            SBBM has nothing to do with Esports, they did this to help the noobs and make the game noob friendly

          • jordanxbrookes

            You are joking right? Sure Ghosts wasn’t focused on eSports but AW was literally made for eSports, period.

          • CoDforever

            SBMM IN PUBS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COMPETITIVE GODDAMN

          • Bievahh

            You are obviously clueless as to what anything about CoD and eSports. Handing out camos for watching esports ruins nothing and it has ZERO impact on development of the game. It’s the devs ruining the game with all this stupid shit they put in. If they remade an old cod or went back to the ground with jet packs and boosters eSports would be just as big, maybe even bigger and the game would still be great. If you actually knew what you were talking about you would know that devs have came out and said that they don’t cater a game when making it for the “pro scene” when the majority of their playerbase is casual players.

          • Ak74u

            It did destroy something cod used to be a fun game and now people sweat their asses off and by the way it doesn’t take much skill to aim and shoot

          • Ak74u

            Id rather work hard and have self discipline than sit in a room and play a shooter game all day. Too much videogames are bad for your health. It’s a stimulant, it stimulates your mind and is addictive just like a drug is and the more you keep playing it the more it’ll make you want to play it. Most people fail to realize this and it leads to such an unhealthy lifestyle

          • J4MES

            ”Full career” but eSports has only been going a few years and Call of Duty is declining…

            God knows what they are doing to their physical and mental health either and I can’t see too many employers taking on people at work who are ‘professional Call of Duty’ players.

            I know you’re keeping up appearances for the sake of the site but being so ignorant towards the drawbacks is just ridiculous.

          • Keshav Bhat

            I am not being ignorant here. Many pro players can find new jobs after; in fact quite a few of them have a college degree or are currently studying in college alongside Call of Duty (in online classes)

          • J4MES

            As an employer; I would be alarmed at taking on someone who only plays videogames for a living especially if they have no proven workplace history. Degrees only go so far and shouldn’t be used as a last resort when their primary income dries up. Making money from videogames is fine but this should be a pastime or part time aspect for health a future prospects. There has been tonnes of YouTubers who’s channels died and the same will go for eSports players. A life of luxury and then to absolutely nothing..

          • CoDforever

            call of duty is declining? The game is consistently the #1 best selling and most played console game of the year. If cod sales decline thats because video game in general are declining.

          • J4MES

            Yet the series has lost over 15m players since Black Ops 2. Ghosts sold 15m copies and that was counting the ones that upgraded and owned two copies. Now Activision censor sales and player counts from Advanced Warfare which say’s it all. The only thing keeping them grossing so much is through supply drops. It’s only by pure luck that the PS4/Xbox One has very little quality games that COD still thrives even when it’s as poor as it is right now.

          • CoDforever

            “Yet the series has lost over 15m players since Black Ops 2.”

            biggest bullshit I have ever read. You love making up your own statistics yeah?

          • J4MES

            Google is your friend if you’re not too scared to look. Ghosts only sold exclusively 8m copies into retail and AW’s sales weren’t released but they were known to be worse than Ghosts which actually puts them over 20m units under MW3.
            http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/Trunkswd/CallofDutyGraph_zps7095748a.png

          • CoDforever

            Ghosts only sold 8 million copies are you crazy? Look how much ghosts sold in total.

            http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=call+of+duty%3A+Ghosts

            You seriously think a game that was competing with GTA V for biggest entertainment launch of the year (GTA sold 40 million copies btw) only sold 8 million copies? Are u insane?

            EDIT: Black ops 3 sold 12 million copies on the PS4 ALONE, http://www.vgchartz.com/game/85359/call-of-duty-black-ops-3/

            and the game has only been out for 4 months

          • J4MES

            VGChartz = so legit LMAO!

          • CoDforever

            Not any less legit than your sources.

          • J4MES

            I think Activision is a pretty good source for their own products. We already know how poorly Ghosts sold and they admitted that AW sold less but grossed more through supply drops and BO3’s sales are being masked as opposed to shipped copies which is meaningless in regards to dead stock. COD now appears on more systems and in more countries but is selling at least 50% less than what it was just 4 years ago which is the most undeniable proof of a decline that everyone; even fanboys can admit to. I wouldn’t call their profits from supply drops a celebration unless you’re a shareholder yourself as it means jack to the community that has loyally supported them for years.

          • CoDforever

            ” COD now appears on more systems and in more countries but is selling at least 50% less than what it was just 4 years ”

            You love making up your own statistics, dont you? There is absolutely no proof that it has declined a staggering 50% from mw3. Yes, there most certainly has been a decline but nowhere near that big. To say that 15 million sales have left is flat out outrageous. What we do know is that MW3 sold 400 million it the first day while Bo3 sold 550 million in the first 3 days, not including digital sales (which account for a lot considering how many people bought the digital deluxe edition). We also know that its still the best selling and most played console game of the year.

            And I have no idea what your smoking, it would be impossible for COD to maintain MW3-level sales especially when it comes out every year. No matter how good a new cod game is, no franchise has EVER managed to maintain its PEAK sales forever. Look at the pokemon games for example, the first games sold over 30 million copies while the recent ones are averaging out 10-12 million.

          • J4MES

            You are clearly blinded by facts even published by Activation. Typical fanboy in full damage control mode. The stats speak for themselves. You are still talking about money grossed and not unit sales which is why your argument has failed miserably. No franchise eh? FIFA, GTA, Final Fantasy , Assassin’s Creed, Madden, Halo, Need for Speed….Do you want me to embarrass you further and rattle it up to 20? BO3 has made alot of money at a time when console gaming is at an all time low of quality and over-commercialization but it’s a poor game and Activision still don’t have the balls to publish the current player counts as retailers remain overstocked with dead stock.

          • CoDforever

            U fucking retard what other way would Bo3 have made 550 million in the first 3 days other than unit sales especially since COD points were not available at the time?

            “FIFA, GTA, Final Fantasy , Assassin’s Creed, Madden, Halo, Need for Speed”

            Assassins creed syndicate was lowest selling Assassins creed of all time. Halo 5 sales did not surpass any halo before it. Need for speed 2015 did not sell anywhere near Most wanted did. Theres multiple sub franchise within Final Fantasy, and barely any of them sold more than Final Fantasy 7 on the PS1. The only franchise that sells more than its previous iterations is GTA and that is because of a whole different story. GTA V isnt just a new GTA game, its a new benchmark is gaming’s capabilities. If GTA came out every year or bi-yearly it wouldnt sell no where near its peak sales.

            You can spit whatever BS you want, but the truth remains that Bo3 outsold WaW, AW, Ghosts, Mw2, COD4 and is on track to possibly surpass bo1 in unit sales. The only cods that have outsold Bo3 is Mw3/Bo2.

            I cant even take you seriously since you said Ghosts barely sold 8 million copies when theres more than 20 million people registered on the leaderboard only across PS3/PS4/XBo/X360, not even including Wii U or PC.

            No one is declining that bo3 generally declined from Bo2/Mw3. But to say its lost 60% of its sales is ridiculous.

          • J4MES

            U mad kid? You’re still talking about revenue and not units sold which is completely different. If you value Activision shareholder profit over the quality of the games and the size of the community; then you really are a prize franchise lapdog of pure fanboyism. Also Ghosts sold 8m exclusive copies as I’ve said and as been proven – that excludes the upgrades and people that were registered from the free weekends on Steam along with people who have more than one profile. You really haven’t thought this through have you? This is what happens when you ignore facts and come out with your own tinpot theories in desperate defence. All other franchises have maintained their unit sales so once again; all your guesswork arguments have been obliterated again. #rekt for a 4th time. Dare I say; have another go…

          • CoDforever

            Please tell me how the 550 million Bo3 made is not “unit sales”
            if the 550 million doesnt count as unit sales then neither should the 400 million MW3 made ..

            “Also Ghosts sold 8m exclusive copies as I’ve said and as been proven”

            NO IT DIDNT. YOUR INSANE IF YOU THINK IT SOLD THAT BADLY. Every other website like VGchartz has shown ghost selling well over 20 million.

            “that excludes the upgrades and people that were registered from the free weekends on Steam along with people who have more than one profile.:

            1) I never talked about PC.

            2) You really think that all 8 million people played ghosts on 3 different accounts? Every single one of them?

            “This is what happens when you ignore facts and come out with your own tinpot theories in desperate defence.”

            The only making up their own fake theories is you. Why would a game sell 1 billion to retail if only 8 million copies were sold in total?

            “All other franchises have maintained their unit sales so once again; :

            ARE U FUCKING BLIND. DID U NOT READ MY COMMENT AT ALL. ALL OF THE FRANCHISES YOU JUST LISTED DID NOT SELL AS MUCH AS THEIR PREDECESSORS, OTHER THAN GTA.

            Wanna know the nail in your coffin? COD Ghosts on wikipedia states this ” As of February 2014, the game has sold over 19 million copies”

            and that statement came from official activision stocks you retard. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/16/why-did-activision-blizzard-end-up-on-top.aspx

            19 million is not 8 million

          • J4MES

            Once again; 8 million EXCLUSIVE copies which were BOUGHT by the COMMUNITY and that DOESN’T include the ones that UPGRADED or were sold into WHOLESALE. You really need to learn the difference between unit SALES and money GROSSED as tracking. If you can’t understand the most basic aspects of the gaming business; you shouldn’t comment else you’ll keep embarrassing yourself. It’s all very well if Activision sells 30m units into retail but if only 1/3 of copies are sold; that doesn’t reflect well on the wider community. Take off your fanboy goggles and engage your brain for once. If you can’t accept that Call of Duty is declining (which you’ve even agreed upon previous) with all the publicity and considering how dreadful the last 3 games are; you are really just dickriding the Activision money train and that’s why this franchise is well and truly past it.

          • CoDforever

            How do you know how many copies were “upgraded” or “wholesale” copies?

            Retailers wouldnt buy 1 billion in copies if the demand for the game was no where near that.

            what do you mean the last “3” ? Bo3 has sold exceptionally well and is one of the best selling cods in the franchise (so far)

          • J4MES

            1 billion copies? Once again; you’re confusing sales with units for the fourth time. Sony and Microsoft tracked their upgrades along with retailers who supported the feature so the information is readily available online.

          • CoDforever

            where is the link, send me proof

            and everybody knows about the upgrade feature, but no one has a precise statistic that shows everyone that used it

            1 billion worth of copies

          • TheDemonOfHate

            I see “hard workers” every day get payed less than eSport players. SMH

        • Trillegal

          Don’t try to argue with these idiots. It all flies in one ear and out the other. They’ve never competed in anything in a day in their lives.

          • ScOott

            Compete and a game call of duty shouldn’t even be put in the same sentence..

          • CoDforever

            how is competing in cod any different than other sports out there like chess, where there is absolutely NO physical input required?

          • FazalGaming

            Sport :an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

            Chess isn’t valued as a sport in many places. Neither is E Sports.
            It may be a competitive ‘sport’, but sport is mainly for entertainment, and IMO I don’t find CoD E Sports entertaining.

          • ScOott

            What? If I don’t consider esports a sport what makes u think I consider chess a sport..

          • CoDforever

            chess is widely considered a “sport” and is played on a professional level.

          • Ak74u

            At least chess requires actual thinking it doesnt take much skill to pick up a weapon, aim, shoot. We all can identify the best guns in the game and attachments so there is no skill behind it

          • Ray

            I don’t consider the BAL27 vs ASM1 to be a sport. And I firmly believe that competitive is one of the things that ruined COD for me. We went from real war zones and tactical play to flying cookies break dancing.

            I don’t compare games to real life often, but the fact that a shooter like call of Duty which portrayed war so well in the past, now has idiots flying all over the place. Good luck doing that in a real life war setting.

          • CoDforever

            Call of duty adding in jetpacks to the game was NOT because of competitive. Your delusional. The general favorite competitive cod is COD4 and Bo2. Both of which were completely boots on the ground.

          • Ray

            The jet packs aren’t my only concern. We cannot prove that jet packs were or were not added for the sake of competitive. But anyone with common sense can see that they added all these gimmicks and made the game play stupidly fast to make it more spectator friendly.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Im pretty sure that the producers weren’t thinking about competitions at that time. When aw was launched the competitive cod was “owned” by mlg and Activision had nothing to do with it

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            A fast paced game isn’t viewers friendly. Any esport game is not very fast paced. You are crazy if you thing aw was fast paced because of competitive

          • CoDforever

            You really think that fast paced = more spectator friendly? Counter strike is very slow yet it is the most watched esport.

            And there is absolutely NO connection between jetpacks and competitive, they were just catering to the people who say cod is the same shit every year

          • Ak74u

            Then I won’t call any cod competitive as long as there are packs and flying everywhere these games fail even at competitive, boost jumping ruins the point of competitive when you can just jump 50 ft into the air to avoid being hurt stop calling these games competitive

          • Ray

            Any war ever:”Get to cover” “Suppressing fire” “Flanking”

            Blops 3: Double jump,

            slide to the left

            slide to the right

            Take it back now y’all

            One hop this time

            Right foot lets stomp

            Left foot lets stomp

            Cha cha real smooth

          • TheDemonOfHate

            “……”

          • Drank Bleach

            Lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had me crackin up over here, nicely done.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I laughed so hard at this comment I’m tearing up LOL

          • Bievahh

            Didn’t you just say “it’s not hard to aim and shoot” now you are saying if CoD went back to the old style you would consider it competitive….lol that’s all the old CoD were. Don’t get me wrong I love the old cods and prefer them to the new crap but you are contradicting hard.

          • Ak74u

            Are you stupid? I said maybe I’d call it competitive, maybe read carefully

          • Bievahh

            The fact that you are even considering it means you are clueless as fuck

          • Ak74u

            How is that being clueless as fuck and even then I still wouldnt even call it competitive I said maybe if they went back to cod 4 style maybe just maybe as in .01% most likely not I’m not going to sit and argue with you any further

          • Ray

            Ermm, back in COD 4 and WAW there was a thing called recoil. Now you can effortlessly lock on with assault rifles and smgs with laser beam accuracy. You can even lock onto targets that are sliding and flying across the skies.

          • CoDforever

            hahahaha cod4 and waw and had recoil??? LMAO go try out the M16 and Mp40 again fool

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Cod didn’t went to this flying cookies things because of Esports. Activision doesn’t care that much for competitive and if they listened to the competitive community they would never do a cod like that again

          • ScOott

            I’m failing to see what ur point is..

          • CoDforever

            any game that allows you to play against another player is competitive and can be played at a professional level. CoD is no different.

          • J4MES

            Chess is a board game and not a sport. eSports is a brand and not a sport.

        • Keshav Bhat

          Yeah, I sort of gave up on trying to explain eSports to the haters here. They seem to hate for the sake of hating now a days. Don’t worry about the haters at all! I love eSports! It’s a ton of fun to watch and I’ve gotten hooked to watching lots of players content on YT! It takes a lot of effort for them to get where they are…look at Nadeshot. He went from McDonalds to now making almost $1 million a year.

          • Ray

            Is it considered hating to have an opinion that differs to yours? I just feel like a game that I loved is being drastically changed in order to become more “Esports” friendly and compete with the likes of DOTA.

            I’d just like to ask you this, do you remember the Chernobyl mission in COD4, or the sniper mission with reznov in WAW? Classics right? Now imagine the exact same missions with jet pack rockets and pew pew lasers whilst everyone is wearing vampire and caterpillar outfits

          • Bievahh

            The point is NOBODY in the competitive scene wanted jet packs and a futuristic game lmfao I don’t understand where you people keep getting this stupid assumption from. Camos and crazy outfits don’t ruin a game the gameplay does.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            They are not trying to make cod more esport friendly. If they were they would make a cod game similar to bo2, bo1 or cod 4

          • J4MES

            Keshav has to love eSports to keep himself and the site sweet for Actvision. He allows trolling, bullying and racism on here but as soon as people belittle eSports; comments start getting removed…

            Just shows the attitude that exists in the COD brand and eSports these days where those aspects are protected and not the community that resides within them.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Some arsehole was harassing me on here a year or so ago, I contacted Vic and Keshav and nothing was done to the post. Yet someone on here pointed out their negative opinion about eSports (can’t remember who it was, might have been ScOott) and got their comment deleted. I know it’s Keshav’s site, but it’s complete bullshit to allow that to happen.

          • J4MES

            Exactly! Just shows the attitude in this brand that exists these days. It’s just pathetic really.

          • Ray

            I can’t hate on the mods and Keshav, he’s made this site possible, I’m sure he’s as passionate about the game as I am.

          • CoDforever

            Hes not lying, most of the casual community dont even know what competitive call of duty is and just hate for no reason. Most of them think its some sort of xXMLG420QwickScoperXx

        • TheDemonOfHate

          “You have to…” lol

        • J4MES

          My K/D on BO3 is 5.66 and find it the easiest and most simplistic videogame in existence. It takes no skill, precision or dedication with no recoil guns, OP elements and easy to use mechanics. I only played about 40 hours each of Ghosts and AW and wasn’t even rusty enough easily surpass 45-60 kills a game on BO3 as it’s so dumbed-down for a ‘competitive game’. I play CSGO casually and have over 300 wins in my time and that’s after working 40 hours a week and having a family to support. eSports is just an overpaid entity that doesn’t take time or skill – it’s for people that have nothing else to do in their life. Also being threatened by a guest account for ‘attacking a community’ is hilarious – it’s called an opinion and this is not YOUR community LMAO! I’d rather have my physical and mental health intact rather than some e’Sports’ prize money that is built on commercial greed in this socially dwindling modern day world.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Being good at pubs means nothing. It’s the same as saying you are good at cs go because you are good at arm’s race

          • J4MES

            Being good at pubs whilst playing solo shows that I can play against the mainstream with ease just like the likes of TBNRfrags and tens of thousands of others without the need to showcase my skills in a ‘professional’ level. My win ratio alone on BO3 with randoms speaks volumes and that’s 99% solo matches.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            These pubstompers are usually regular players, they are not very good. On back ops 2 a bunch of pubstompers tried to play competitive. What happened? They got destroyed. No, your pubs stats doesn’t mean anything

          • J4MES

            Not really – I’ve played against numerous 3.0k/d+ players. Just because they don’t play ‘professionally’ doesn’t mean they aren’t quality players. COD and BO3 requires no skill whatsoever and anyone who can simply handle a controller and have sense of awareness can stroll though simplistic games like this. Funny how they are too scared even to play Battlefield let alone CSGO – the latter being a proper game of skill and execution.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            I know very good bf players that are actually pretty average at cod. Also I played against 3+ Kd players and they are usually way worst then good competitive players. No, your can’t tell if you are good by playing against noobs

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            There is a pro bf player called Zigueira(he is from Brazil), and his team had already beaten the team that placed second in the last world championship, but he isn’t very good at cod

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            And if these pubstompers were actually good they would beat the pros, but they actually always get stomped

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            And I know cs go takes more skill as well, but this doesn’t mean you have to hate on cod

          • J4MES

            I don’t hate on Cod – I am criticising the business behind it and where loyal supporters of the brand play second fiddle to the game design structure and the financial aspect in place these days. It’s no wonder 50% of the community that were here a few years ago have vanished whilst Activison promote the game as a competitive title in a casual arena and then apply outrageous monetized entities on top. The franchise will never see the glory days again unless it receives a total change from top to bottom.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            They don’t promote cod as a competitive title, they are just helping by promoting a league and the most important championship of the year. They still don’t care that much and the casual players are the main public. The same goes for halo, battlefield and other games that are not mainly competitive.

          • J4MES

            COD is a major competitive brand is Activision’s eyes and the strides and they have taken with eSports and the design elements of the recent COD games have proved that. BO3 may try to cater towards all parties but the fact it’s used as a competitive title is an absolute joke. The players should play on PC or have no aim assist on at the bare minimum. This is why I find it ludicrous that it is seen and used as a comp title but the no recoil guns, aim assist and overly simplistic gameplay just doesn’t fit especially when compared to proper games like CSGO which are skill demanding. COD is like having a Ferarri at a go kart race.

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            The design elementos of the recent cods has nothing to do with Esports. Also if there is a difference between the pros and the amateur players it can be competitive. For example you are surely better then a 0.80 Kd player. And I agree there should less aim assist, the pros for example hates the fact that the bo3 skill gap is lower and the hate the game

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            And if they actually listened to the competitive community they would do a cod similar to cod 4 for example

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Also you Could just have more skill than the others bo3 players

          • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

            Also you can be healthy and a profissional vídeo game player, just like Censor

        • jordanxbrookes

          Ikr? Playing a game for 15+ hours a day is such hard work lmao. Also making silly threats just because someone hates eSports and has an opinion says it all about your “community”.

        • corster

          “So watch what you say, because attacking our community is a very costly mistake”

          What community are you in? ISIS?

          Seriously though, (and I am speaking as an “outsider” here since I have a family and a career, etc etc.) While I recognize that to compete in anything in life requires great sacrifice, commitment, and hard work, I don’t really have a lot of sympathy for the “difficult” lives of young 20-somethings sitting in their upper-class suburban houses together playing video games and raking in cash from their youtube videos of them driving around in their little BMW’s, drinking G-Fuel, comparing their Scuf controllers and pub-stomping Jr High kids for subscribers and likes. I’m pretty sure that most (not all but most) of these little entitled spoiled brats have never experienced much hardship in their life because if they had, their perspectives on life might be a little different. There were times when I was growing up when I was more worried about whether I was going to eat that day or whether I was going to get jumped by someone walking home from school or hoping my dad was going to be too drunk to beat me or my mom that day than worrying about how high my K/D was. Just saying….

    • CoDforever

      and who chooses to buy supply drops?

      • FazalGaming

        The fgts

  • Stefan Lang

    I don’t even keep up with eSports anymore. Should have kept shit over on MLG where it was easier to follow.

    • CoDforever

      Theres in game viewer for Bo3 ..

      • Stefan Lang

        Yeah but as far as how the tournaments and shit work now and there are so many teams I havent even heard of that are new this year

  • YoungMurf

    Man that’s some amount of money for playing CoD. On another note would love to see a double cryptokey weekend this weekend considering the new gear and items are available only in supply drops. #LetsdoitTreyarch

    • FazalGaming

      Double Cryptokey weekend means less money for Activision, since supply drops are now purchasable, Double C-Key weekends will probably never happen.

      • YoungMurf

        There has already been a double cryptokey weekend though. So maybe, just maybe they will have another one.

        • TheDemonOfHate

          On October they might

          • YoungMurf

            And why would that be? The new CoD comes out in November and they want people to stay on BO3?

          • He’s being sarcastic

          • YoungMurf

            He’s a willy watcher. A trollin muthafucka.

        • FazalGaming

          That was before supply drops were purchasable.

          • YoungMurf

            Right enough well pointed out man. Man Activision are ball lickers.

          • CoDforever

            No it wasnt.

          • FazalGaming

            Yes it was dumbass, they had Cryptokey weekends before they added in COD Points for you to purchase.

          • CoDforever

            The double cryptokey weekend was in January you fucking dumbass, COD points were available in December 15th

          • Well there probably will never be another CKEY weekend since Activision want us to buy COD points to use for the Supply Drops.

          • CoDforever

            No stfu asshole you just called me a dumbass for stuff you didnt even google search before insulting me. A quick google search would have showed you that the double cryptokey weekend was after cod points were purchasable. Stop spreading wrong information you childish fool.

            “That was before supply drops were purchasable.” You just love spreading false information for absolutely no reason, dont you?

          • Jesus dude, I got my facts wrong sorry, don’t get so butthurt.

  • JoZer805g

    eSports gave me aids

    • TheDemonOfHate

      Appreciate it

  • FazalGaming

    WTF have I created… All I said “So…. That’s where all our supply drop money goes.” and it’s turned into World War 3 about E Sports.

    • TheDemonOfHate

      foh

    • jordanxbrookes

      All the butthurt OpTic and FaZe fans don’t like criticism lol.

      • FazalGaming

        Don’t forget the 420 yolo quick scopers

  • João Pedro Ramos (JpNex)

    You are pretty retarded if you think that cod has exo suits and shit because of competitive. The exo suit was horrible for competitive cod and it was too fast paced for the viewership. The only thing that Activision tried until now was to trying to steal money from the esports fans with cosmetics and make a horrible league (cwl). If they listened to the esport community we would have a game similar to bo1, bo2 or cod 4. Stop blaming the competitive community for something they have nothing to do with it