US$1 million prize on offer in 2014 Call of Duty championships

call-of-duty-ghostsGamers all over the world are called into duty as they prepare for the 2014 ‘Call of Duty’ championships which will be held from March 28 – 30 in Los Angeles (LA), California, for a whopping US$1 million prize.

Qualifying rounds began this month in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and the top teams will be selected for the championships. A total of 32 teams will be chosen to go to LA.

Microsoft and Xbox is putting up the prize, plus the competition will be the first to be officially played on Xbox One and streamed live on Xbox Live and Major League Gaming (MLG).

Call of Duty has been described by Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg as “more than a video game.” He said:

“Call of Duty is more than a video game. It’s a pastime shared by millions. It’s exciting to play and fun to watch, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s event has in store.”

This will be the second annual “Call of Duty” championship, and boast the largest prize offer for any e-sport event.

Last year’s winner, Fariko Impact walked away with US$400,000 prize money after defeating EnVyUs.

Bernard Sinai

Bernard is a writer, martial art enthusiast and geek.