It’s time to determine who is the best of the best as the third annual Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xboxtournament will bring the top Call of Duty® eSport athletes in the world to Los Angeles, March 27 – 29, in the definitive Call of Duty competition. Activision, Sledgehammer Games and Xbox, in partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG) and additional international eSports partners, will play host to 32 of the bestCall of Duty teams from around the world, as they compete in Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the rights to be called the Call of Duty “World Champions,” and ultimately claim the lion’s share of the tournament’s $1 million prize purse in the crowning contest where Power Changes Everything.This year’s tournament will include a variety of compelling programming covering the weekend’s non-stop excitement and hard fought matches, with the final match live streamed on the Xbox Live online entertainment network and other broadcast partners for the world to experience in real time.

“From Day 1, the team at Sledgehammer Games set out to bring a new way to playCall of Duty multiplayer to fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled of how the competitive community has embraced and mastered the new player movements and game modes of Advanced Warfare,” said Michael Condrey, Co-founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games. “This is posed to be one of the most excitingCall of Duty competitive seasons with the Call of Duty Championship being one of the best eSports tournaments of the year.”

The best Call of Duty teams from five continents, covering Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Europe, will contend for their place in Call of Dutyhistory at the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament in a range of qualifying events hosted by eSports organizations. Qualifying for the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox will be handled through online tournaments played on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and broadcasted on MLG.tv, with select live regional finals taking place February through early March in Australia, Brazil, the U. K. and the U.S. The regional finals will be played on Xbox One and will also be broadcasted live on MLG.tv and additional broadcast partners.