Activision’s Call of Duty World League marks the beginning of a new era in esports

The new world league of esports triples the prize pool up to $ 3 million

and broadens the possibilities of competition for both professional and novice players

The Call of Duty Championship has been moved to Fall 2016 to support an all-new seasons system

The premiere of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be synonymous with

the emergence of the most customized esports gameplay in the history of the brand

Santa Monica, California, October 24, 2015 – With the upcoming release date Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIIthe sequel to the best-selling franchise in the history of the brand Call of Duty®, esports will be ready to open up to new audiences as it introduces more ways to join electronic competition for fans of all skill levels. Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Call of Duty today announced the creation of the Call of Duty® World League, an international esports league from Activision supporting the world’s best esports console brand. Call of Duty. The new league demonstrates unprecedented commitment Call of Duty and its dedicated esports team to directly support the growing esports community. This program will significantly deepen the level of cooperation with the elite group of professionals, at the same time encouraging ordinary players and novice players Call of Duty to savor the pleasure of competing at different skill levels.

Call of Duty has always been about community, camaraderie, and competition, which drives an incredible commitment to the game throughout the year. Esports allows us to deliver these emotions to our fans, whether they are in the game or cheering for the players, ”said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Three years ago, we held the first Call of Duty Championship to show everyone the skills and commitment of Call of Duty players from around the world. Since then, esports has become a global phenomenon with over 120 million viewers following digital gameplay skirmishes each year, and Call of Duty continues to be at the forefront of the best console esports brands in the world. “

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The Call of Duty World League will consist of two groups (Divisions) – professional group (Pro Division) and the open group (Challenge Division) – each of them will have their share in the grand finale of the Call of Duty season and the most important event in console esports – the Call of Duty Championship. Call of Duty pro teams from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand will compete throughout the year during the professional group regular season to take part in the Call of Duty Championship and will compete for the biggest cash prize of the season to date . The Call of Duty World League professional group will begin in January 2016 in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The open group will allow amateurs and players who want to become professionals to take part in mutual competition, as well as improve their own skills. Winning open-ended teams will also earn a spot at the Call of Duty Championship by competing in a number of official matches played on the local network.

Treyarch’s passion for virtual competition preceded creation Call of Duty: Black Ops IIheritage which inspired us to introduce features dedicated to e-sport to the brand, and which obligated us to violate the offer Call of Duty: Black Ops III beyond anything we’ve created so far”Said Mark Lamia, head of the Treyarch studio. “While our fans around the world are both casual gamers and pros, everyone is united by a desire to compete – often at the highest level. In Call of Duty: Black Ops III We have introduced a number of new features, such as the Arena mode, which not only combines the aforementioned variety of playstyles, but also allows players to test their skills against others. Treyarch gives the gaming community Call of Duty new opportunities to compete and enjoy it ”.

Call of Duty Championship

For the first time in history, the Call of Duty Championship will be carried over to take place not in Spring but in Fall 2016, giving players extra time to improve their playing skills. Call of Duty: Black Ops III by competing in the Call of Duty World League regular season.

The division of the Call of Duty World League into a professional and an open group is associated with an unprecedented amount of the total prize pool to be won at tournaments. The stake is $ 3 million, which is the sum of prizes paid out at tournaments, local network matches and the Call of Duty Championship. This is the largest total prize pool in esports history in the Call of Duty category, and is three times the previous amount.

Activision has appointed a team to introduce and coordinate the Call of Duty World League, which will be launched when it goes on sale Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Further details on the broadcast, personnel and business partners will be announced at a later date. To learn more about the Call of Duty World League, Call of Duty Championship statements, and other esports related topics in the Call of Duty category, please visit https://www.callofduty.com/esports. Fans can also follow

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Official distributor of the game Call of Duty: Black Ops III in Poland is CDP.pl. More information about the game can be found at https://cdp.pl/call-of-duty/

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