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'Call of Duty' Championship announced and open to Xbox Live users

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Activision and Microsoft have announced that they will hold a Call of Duty Championship tournament this April.

The Call of Duty Championship will consist of 32 teams of four from around the world using the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with a grand prize of $1 million (£636,435) for the winning team.



Players interested in participating can register for a Call of Duty: Elite account through the Championship's eSports page with their team of four.

Teams will compete during the February season of League Play in Black Ops 2, with the top eight teams earning a trip to Hollywood, California and a spot in the Call of Duty Championship.

Eight teams will also be chosen from the MLG Winter Championship held between March 15 and 17, and from the ESL European Finals held on March 16 and 17. The final eight teams will be selected from additional regional tournaments held in Asia, Australia and Brazil.

The Call of Duty Championship will be held from April 5 to April 7 in Hollywood, California, and will be streamed live online for spectators to watch the tournament unfold.

Black Ops 2 recently received the 'Revolution' DLC pack, as well as a major patch for the Xbox 360 version to address bugs and balance issues.

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