MLG to Host World Premiere Call of Duty® eSports Tournament and Broadcast for Highly-Anticipated Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare

MLG Announces First Advanced Warfare Open Tournament from November 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio and the first Season of the MLG Pro League for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

VIP and Spectator Passes Available Now

The future of Call of Duty eSports is coming to Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports. MLG today announced the first-ever open tournament for the highly- anticipated blockbuster Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare airing exclusively on from November 28-30 and the launch of the first season of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League this December.

From the eSports fan favorites OpTic Gaming, to their powerhouse rivals Team EnVyUs, 144 of the best Call of Duty teams in the world will compete November 28-30 at the debut MLG 25k Open Series Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Tournament at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Fans worldwide can purchase VIP and spectator passes now to watch the action unfold live in person, or watch exclusively on starting Friday, November 28 at 6pm ET as 128 teams in an open bracket and 16 teams starting in pool play battle in a fierce competition for the title of first Advanced Warfare champions. With $25,000 in prizes, 25,000 MLG Pro Points, and the last four spots in the upcoming Season 1 of the MLG Pro League on the line, it’s a competition eSports fans won’t want to miss. The event will lead into MLG’s first Pro League Season for the new game and more details are available here.

Sledgehammer Games’ new Call of Duty delivers a game-changing multiplayer experience, as players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam and more as the action goes vertical.  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is published by Activision Publishing, Inc.

“Call of Duty eSports has become a mainstream phenomenon– there’s nothing else like it,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO. “With the introduction of Advanced Warfare, we are positioned for continued growth showcasing the best players in the world on MLG’s premier platform for a global audience of passionate eSports fans. This is just the beginning.”

The MLG Pro Points Ranking System has become the benchmark for determining the best competitive players worldwide and will help determine placement at the inaugural tournament.  MLG Call of Duty Pro Points will reset when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is released on November 4.  Starting on November 9, players will have the opportunity to practice and begin earning Advanced Warfare Pro Points through online competition.  The 16 pool play teams for the Columbus event will be determined by the Advanced Warfare Pro Points standings following a special MLG 10K Series tournament on November 23.

Spectator passes for the premiere MLG 25k Open Series Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Tournament are on sale now in the MLG Online Store – VIP passes: $100 including reserved seating, VIP lounge access and more (found here); General Admission passes: $25 (found here).

Purchase General Admission Tickets here.

Purchase VIP Pass here. 

For more event and travel information, click here.

For more information about Pro League, Season 1 – click here. 


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