The future of Call of Duty eSports is coming to Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports. MLG today announced the first-ever open tournament for the highly- anticipated blockbuster Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare airing exclusively on MLG.tv from November 28-30 and the launch of the first season of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League this December.
From the eSports fan favorites OpTic Gaming, to their powerhouse rivals Team EnVyUs, 140 of the best Call of Duty teams in the world will compete November 28-30 at the debut MLG 25k Open Series Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Tournamentat the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Fans worldwide can purchase VIP and spectator passes now to watch the action unfold live in person, or watch exclusively on MLG.tv starting Friday, November 28 at 6pm ET as 128 teams in an open bracket and 12 teams starting in pool play battle in a fierce competition for the title of first Advanced Warfare champions. With $25,000 in prizes, 25,000 MLG Pro Points, and the last four spots in the upcoming Season 1 of the MLG Pro League on the line, it’s a competition eSports fans won’t want to miss. The event will lead into MLG’s first Pro League Season for the new game and more details are available here.
Sledgehammer Games’ new Call of Duty delivers a game-changing multiplayer experience, as players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam and more as the action goes vertical. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is published by Activision Publishing, Inc.
“Call of Duty eSports has become a mainstream phenomenon– there’s nothing else like it,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO. “With the introduction of Advanced Warfare, we are positioned for continued growth showcasing the best players in the world on MLG’s premier platform for a global audience of passionate eSports fans. This is just the beginning.”
The MLG Pro Points Ranking System has become the benchmark for determining the best competitive players worldwide and will help determine placement at the inaugural tournament. MLG Call of Duty Pro Points will reset when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is released on November 4. Starting on November 9, players will have the opportunity to practice and begin earning Advanced Warfare Pro Points through MLG.tv online competition. The 12 pool play teams for the Columbus event will be determined by the Advanced Warfare Pro Points standings following a special MLG 10K Series tournament on November 23.