The biggest Call Of Duty event in the gaming calendar will also be the setting for the unveiling of the next game’s much anticipated multiplayer mode, it has been revealed.
Call Of Duty XP is the final of the video game’s competitive championships, where teams from around the world battle each other for a prize of two million US dollars.
The next game in the franchise, Infinite Warfare, is due to be released in November.
The three-day event in Los Angeles is part of the growing phenomenon that is competitive gaming, also known as eSports, and will also see 5,000 spectators in attendance to watch the contests, as well as a live set from hip hop stars Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.
Commentator and former eSports competitor Phil “Momo” Whitfield will be casting during the matches at XP and says the experience is unlike any other sporting occasion.
“Call Of Duty XP is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it will be the biggest Call Of Duty event ever. Fact,” he said.
“With two million US dollars on the line the teams will be under more pressure than ever and the atmosphere will be electrifying – that mostly will be coming from the 5,000 people that turn up to watch these guys battle it out but also from the millions of fans back home.
“I was a pro player about four years ago placing second at one event, taking home 600 dollars. Now the guys placing second will be taking home hundreds of thousands.
“The growth and support has been exponential and honestly I only see it getting bigger and better with the current support and fan base we have.”
The event will also be broadcast on gaming stream site Twitch, while Zombies In Spaceland, the 1980s-themed spin-off game that stars David Hasselhoff, will also be previewed during the three-day event.