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$1 million up for grabs in Call of Duty Championship

Activision today announced the second annual Call of Duty Championship, a tournament that plays host to 32 of the best Call of Duty teams from around the world as they compete for a share of the $1 million prize purse and the right to call themselves "World Champions."

"Last year's championship came down to the final minute of the final match with everyone holding their breath to see who would win. The skill, passion and energy brought by these teams and the crowd looking-on showed just what makes our community the best in the world," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "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." 

The teams will first compete in a range of qualifying events hosted by eSports organizations (like Major League Gaming). Qualifying for the Championship will be handled through online tournaments played on the Xbox 360, and will be broadcasted on MLG.tv. Select live regional finals will be held in late February through early March in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The actual Call of Duty Championship take place between March 28 through March 30, in Los Angeles, California.

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