In a partnership between Microsoft and publisher Activision, the two companies are going to host a Call of Duty: Black Ops II tournament in April called the Call of Duty Championship. The tournament will be held April 5-7 in Hollywood California and it will see 32 teams go up against each other for prize money consisting of a $1 million purse.
The tournament is being "presented by Xbox" and Major League Gaming, along with the Electronic Sports League are joining in on the fun to make this tournament happen. As expected, players will be using Xbox 360 console throughout the entire tournament, and for those interested in watching, you'll be able to watch the live stream in your browser.
Anybody with a Call of Duty Elite account has a chance to compete in the tournament, but only eight four-person teams will make it through. The other 24 teams will equally come from the winners of the 2013 Winter Championship of the Major League Gaming 2013 Pro Circuit, winning teams from the Electronic Sports League's European Finals, and winners from Asia, Australia and Brazil.
The first place team will get $400,000 in prize money, while second place will get $200,000, and third place $120,000. The Call of Duty Championship will begin with round-robin pool play among eight groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group will advance to a double-elimination bracket consisting of 16 teams.