With the announcement of the $1 million official CoD Championships taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5th – 7th, ESL (Electronic Sports League) intend to get in first by hosting the European Championships from March 16-17th.
The European teams will be able to stake their place in the final by qualifying through a series of weekly online cups, from February 3rd – March 3rd, collecting vital points as they battle it out for a place in the European finals and a grand prize of $10,000.
The best 16 teams across Europe will then compete in a showdown held at ESL’s Studio in Cologne, Germany. There, the teams will fight for the chance to walk away with $10,000, as well as the opportunity to be one of eight multiplayer teams from ESL competing in the main Call of Duty Championships in April.
With the rise of eSports driven by League of Legends, it’s now Call of Duty’s turn to return to the spotlight hopefully encouraging other companies to get more involved in competitive gaming.