This weekend is going to be a busy one for eSports. On the 6th and 7th we've got the ShootMania Championships taking place, but that's not what this article is about. This one is about the epic Black Ops 2 tournament that just kicked off, the Call of Duty Championship to find out who the best of the best really is. With a total prize purse of $1 million, on April 7th at 6 PM EST the finals will be taking place. It'll be streamed on Twitch so everyone can keep an eye on the finals going on.
"The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox isn't just another gaming tournament, it's a celebration of Call of Duty and a recognition of the franchise's most dedicated, talented players," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "We're bringing Call of Duty's massive player community together with the increasingly popular eSports movement. This is a great moment for the franchise, but also for eSports as a whole, which is only going to get bigger and better moving forward."
While I've been a little behind on the eSports scene, this is definitely pretty cool. The top two teams from each group will advance to a 16 team double elimination bracket with the first place winner taking home $400,000. While second place gets $200,000, with prizes ranging to $25,000 for Eighth.
*Edit* You can find the qualifiers here being streamed right now.