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article image$1 million prize offered at 2014 'Call of Duty' Championship

By Stan Rezaee     Jan 11, 2014 in Entertainment
From March 28 - 30, the top 32 'Call of Duty' teams will gather in Los Angeles to compete in the 2014 'Call of Duty' Championship for a $1 million prize.
The top teams will be selected from preliminary rounds in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia that will begin in January. Any gamer who plays the first-person shooter game Call of Duty is allowed to signup and compete in the preliminary rounds.
The $1 million prize is one the largest offered for any e-sport event. At the 2013 Call of Duty Championship, Fariko Impact defeated EnVyUS and won the $400,000 prize.
The 2014 Call of Duty Championship will be sponsored by Microsoft and will be the first official competition played with an Xbox One. The event will be streamed on Xbox Live and MLG.tv.
Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing CEO, has stated: "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."
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the tenth game in the popular series that has sold over 100 million copies and on average has 40 million active players a month. The game has players take on the role as operatives of the Ghosts as they wage a war against the Federation in an attempt to defend America's sovereignty.
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