WHAT IS CALL OF DUTY eSPORTS?
In Call of Duty eSports, four-player teams compete head-to-head in intense objective-based game modes. Building on the core Call of Duty Multiplayer experience that millions play online, the eSports variant uses a competitive ruleset that is enjoyable to both watch and play. Call of Duty eSports exists at many different levels, from casual online sessions at home to organized competitions at public venues. At the highest level, Call of Duty eSports tournaments are seen around the world by hundreds of thousands online, with the best professional teams competing for million dollar prize pools.
WHERE CAN I WATCH CALL OF DUTY eSPORTS?
In addition to spectating events in person, major tournaments can be watched online through live streams. Commentators guide viewers through the action using the game's built-in Broadcaster Mode, which displays scores, statistics, and the current battle situation in a viewer-friendly experience. When they are not competing at an event, individual players can also be found broadcasting online from their own channels. These streams show gameplay from the player's perspective, and provides fans the ability to interact with both the player and each other through text-based chat.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED PLAYING CALL OF DUTY eSPORTS?
While Call of Duty eSports is a great spectating experience, there's nothing like trying it out for yourself. A great way to get started is with the Ranked Play playlist in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Here you can play a competitive ruleset similar to the one played by the pros and hone your skills online.
MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING
MLG is the global leader in eSports. The company operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports league in North America; and MLG: Play, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system with 9 million registered users across the globe.
AUSTRALIAN CYBER LEAGUE
The Australian Cyber League hosts the only nation-wide Xbox 360 LAN circuit. ACL is home to the greatest Call of Duty, and StarCraft II (among others) players in Australia. Giving gamers the chance to prove their skill through online competitions as well as LAN events and contest for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Since 2009, ACL has run events in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand in addition to a wealth of online events.
Formed by gamers and with the backing of successful investors, Gfinity was created to help push eSports within the UK to a professional level, to raise awareness and to provide an arena for gamers to showcase their talent. With multiple leagues across five of the best gaming titles available today, gamers are able to compete for pride, prizes and prestige or boost their skills playing with gamers of similar standard.