Call of Duty World League Culminates as Best Esports Players in
the World Compete for More Than $2 Million in Prizing at the Call of
Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4
Epic Fan Celebration Also Includes the World Premiere and First
Hands-On of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare Remastered Multiplayer, and New Downloadable Content for Call of
Duty: Black Ops III
Multi-Day Experience to Feature Interactive Call of Duty-Themed
Activations, Including the First Call of Duty VR Experience, Exhibits,
Developer Panels, Surprise Musical Guest and More
Tickets on-Sale June 11
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Call of Duty fans, prepare for the biggest gathering of the
global Call of Duty® community, as Activision
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), presents Call of Duty XP, the ultimate
interactive experience and fan celebration, taking place at the
Forum in Inglewood, California, September 2 – 4. Call of Duty XP
2016 will bring the thrilling finals to the Call of Duty World League
Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4 and played on Call of Duty:
Black Ops III, as well as the reveal and first hands-on for Call
of Duty®: Infinite Warfare multiplayer, Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare Remastered multiplayer and new Call of Duty: Black
Ops III Downloadable Content. Fans will also get to play the first Call
of Duty VR experience on site, and will have other
‘you-had-to-be-there’ live action experiences inspired by Call of Duty,
including Nuketown paintball, Zombies laser tag and other fun.
The epic Call of Duty XP festivities center around the
eagerly-awaited Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by
PlayStation®4, the culmination of the inaugural season of the Call of
Duty® World League (CWL), Presented by PlayStation®4.
After nearly a year of tough competition from across the globe, 32 of
the top teams worldwide will compete for more than $2 million in
prizing, as part of the CWL’s 2016 prize pool which tops $3.5 million.
Both prizes are the largest in Call of Duty history. After
setting viewership records for Call of Duty competitive events during
the Stage 1 Finals, the CWL is moving toward the highly-anticipated
Stage 2 Finals, where the first Call of Duty World League Championship
qualifiers will be determined. Major League Gaming is the official
tournament operator of the Call of Duty World League Championship,
Presented by PlayStation®4. Fans can watch the excitement unfold live in
game (Black Ops III PS4) via the Live Event Viewer, MLG.tv on the
web and mobile devices, and at www.callofduty.com.
Additionally, live at Call of Duty XP, thousands of eager fans
will witness the world-premiere of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
multiplayer, and be the first in the world to go hands-on with
multiplayer as well as Infinity Ward’s all-new cooperative zombies mode.
Attendees will also be the first to play Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare Remastered multiplayer. Fans have the rare opportunity
to play the latest Call of Duty games before their highly-anticipated
November 4th release. Additionally, further reflecting the
full breadth of the Call of Duty franchise, attendees will be
among the first to play new downloadable content for Call of Duty:
Black Ops III. All Call of Duty XP attendees will have
the chance to compete for prizes by showcasing their skills in 6 vs. 6
competitive matches, as more than 500 gameplay stations will be set up
on site for fans to enjoy.
“Call of Duty XP is going to be the biggest Call of
Duty fan celebration in history,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of
Activision Publishing. “The best Call of Duty players in the
world will be front and center trying to win the first Call of Duty
World League Championship at what is sure to be our biggest Esports
event ever. Plus, fans will be able to see and play more hands-on
content and reveals in one place than we’ve ever had, from Infinite
Warfare, to Modern Warfare Remastered to Black Ops III
DLC. Plus, there will be an off-the-charts list of Call of Duty
inspired activities that you can’t experience anywhere else.”
Built specifically for the community, Call of Duty XP immerses
fans in all of the action and excitement that embody Call of Duty.
Players will be able to challenge each other in a frenetic paintball
battle on a life-sized Call of Duty: Black Ops Nuketown
multiplayer map, or team up with other fans in an intense laser tag
experience inspired by Infinite Warfare’s new zombies game mode.
“As a presenting partner of the Call of Duty World League, it’s been
exciting to watch these talented teams compete and we’re looking forward
to the culmination of the tournament during the Call of Duty
Championship. We’re also thrilled to be bringing PlayStation VR to the
amazing lineup of event activities, where fans will experience the
thrill of piloting their own Jackal fighter jet,” said Adam Boyes, VP of
Publisher Relations, Sony Interactive Entertainment America. “We’re
proud to partner with Activision and Call of Duty on the return
of this historic fan celebration and this can’t miss Call of Duty
Other Call of Duty XP activities include:
Immersive PlayStation® VR Experience, where fans can feel what
it’s like to pilot a Jackal, the personal fighter jet in Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dedicated Call of Duty developer panels and Q&As from Infinity Ward,
Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games
- Onsite Call of Duty armory and franchise museum
- Call of Duty photo booths and experiential activities
- Surprise musical guest
- More attractions to be announced at a later date
Tickets for Call of Duty XP are available at three price levels
and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on June 11:
Enlisted Ticket: $49* – General Admission seating for three
days of the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by
PlayStation®4 and access to Call of Duty XP gameplay and
Veteran Ticket: $129* – General Admission seating for three
days of the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by
PlayStation®4, access to Call of Duty XP gameplay and
activities, the $80 digital Legacy edition of Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare and a Care Package with exclusive Call of Duty
Prestige Ticket: $199* – Scheduled activities and gameplay, VIP
line for activities and gameplay, Player Meet and Greets, access to
the VIP lounge, parking pass, premium seating for the Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare multiplayer reveal and Call of Duty World League
Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, a $100 Digital Deluxe
version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and a Care Package
with exclusive Call of Duty XP swag
*Ticket prices will include additional service fees.
Additionally, all ticket levels will include bonus digital content for
both Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Infinite
Warfare, which include a calling card and weapon camo for each game.
For fans who can’t attend Call of Duty XP in person, select
events from the celebration, as well as the Call of Duty World League
Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, will be livestreamed in HD on
Twitch at www.twitch.tv/callofduty
and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/callofduty.
Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated
entertainment launch on November 4th when Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare launches worldwide, along with Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare Remastered*, both of which to release on PlayStation®
4, Xbox One and PC. The titles are not yet rated.
*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps
from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. Modern
Warfare Remastered is a full game download. Internet connection
required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included with
the Legacy Editions and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare. Check local retailers for availability of all Call
of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.
For more information about Call of Duty XP 2016, ticket
information and the Call of Duty World League, Presented by
PlayStation®4, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp.
Fans can also follow @CallofDuty
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