For the first time in history of eSports, MLG is bringing Call of Duty eSports with Call of Duty: Ghosts to the X Games. X Games takes place this weekend, June 6th through the 8th in Austin, Texas. Back in April, MLG and ESPN announced a collaboration to bring CoD eSports to X Games. Now, it’s time. This weekend, 8 of the best Call of Duty teams will compete in Austin for a medal.
All games of the games will be viewable on http://MLG.tv. ESPN and MLG have also stated that some of the highlights of the events will be on ESPN and ABC channels. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, @charlieINTEL, all weekend long for full event coverage!
- Evil Geniuses
- OpTic Gaming
- OpTic Nation
- Team EnVyUs
- Team Kaliber
- FaZe Red
- Curse Orange
- Strictly Business
Event Format from MLG:
Bracket Format, Match Format & Seeding
- In Group Play, the Teams will be divided into 2 Groups of 4 Teams each. Each Group will follow this schedule of Matches:
- Match 1 = Highest Seeded Team vs. Lowest Seeded Team
- Match 2 = 2nd Highest Seeded Team vs. 2nd Lowest Seeded Team
- Match 3 = Match 1 Loser vs. Match 2 Loser
- Match 4 = Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner
- Match 5 = Match 3 Loser vs. Match 4 Winner
- Teams that win two Matches in Group Play will advance to a Semifinal Match in the Single Elimination Bracket. Teams that lose two Matches in Group Play will be eliminated from the Event.
- In the Semifinal Round, one Match will include the Group A Match 3 winner and the Group B Match 5 winner. The other Match will include the Group B Match 3 winner and the Group A Match 5 winner.
- Teams that lose a Semifinal Match will play in the Bronze Medal Match. Teams that win a Semifinal Match will play in the Gold Medal Match. The Team that wins the Bronze Medal Match will win Bronze Medals. The Team that loses the Gold Medal Match will win Silver Medals. The Team that wins the Gold Medal Match will win Gold Medals.
- All Matches will be Best of 5 Games.
- All Matches will use the Domination Game Mode for Games 1 & 4, the Search & Destroy Game Mode for Games 2 & 5, and the Blitz Game Mode for Game 3.
- In Group Play, Group A will consist of the Teams seeded #1, #4, #5, and #8. Group B will consist of the Teams seeded #2, #3, #6, and #7.
Schedule for the Event: