News Feed Item
The 2014 Call of Duty Championship, Presented by Xbox Kicks-off Today, with 31 Teams Vying for the “Call of Duty World Champions” Title
|By Business Wire
|March 28, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision
Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI)
and development studio Infinity Ward, in partnership with Xbox, are
celebrating the talent, passion, and skill of Call of Duty®’s
best eSports players with the 2014 Call of Duty® Championship,
presented by Xbox. Beginning today through Sunday, March 30th
in Los Angeles, 31 of the most skilled Call of Duty®: Ghosts
multiplayer teams from around the world are competing head-to-head on
Xbox One for the honor of being named the “Call of Duty World
Champions,” and their share of the tournament’s $1 million total prize
purse. Fans can tune-in to every thrilling, action-packed moment through
livestreamed coverage of the Call of Duty Championship, presented
by Xbox on MLG.tv
and at Call
of Duty.com. Additionally, the tournament’s final match will
take place Sunday, March 30th with the livestream starting at
3:00 p.m. (PDT) on the Xbox Live Dashboard and on Xbox.com (in
“The global popularity of Call of Duty continues. Last year alone
fans logged over 5 billion hours playing Call of Duty, and now
its time to see who’s the best of the best,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of
Activision Publishing, Inc. “The Call of Duty Championship
is a celebration of Call of Duty, featuring a tailor made
livestream for fans to experience and enjoy all the action in real-time.
Last year’s finals came down to the final moments of the final match,
and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds this year.”
These 31 teams from six continents around the world have trained
extensively over the past few months, winning their respective fellow
regional competitions in qualifying events conducted by the professional
competitive gaming organizations of Major League Gaming (MLG), Gfinity,
and the Australian Cyber League (ACL). Teams like NSP from South Korea,
European Champions TCM Gaming from UK and Brazil 5 Star from Brazil,
will compete against such notable teams from North America as
CompLexity, EnVyUs, and MLG U.S. Champions Strictly Business.
The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox begins
with round-robin style pool play among eight groups of four teams. The
top two teams from each group will advance to a 16-team double
elimination bracket, where the team that places first will take home
$400,000 of the tournament’s $1 million dollar total prize pool. The
remaining seven teams will each take home prizes ranging from $200,000
for second place to $25,000 for eighth place. Further details on the
2014 Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox,
including full rules and regulations, Call of Duty: Ghosts
maps and modes for the tournament, livestream information, prizing
distribution and more are available at https://callofduty.com/esports.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is available for Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox
360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and is rated “M”
(Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, and Strong Language –
content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB.
For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts,
or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.
About Major League Gaming
League Gaming (MLG) is the global leader in eSports. The company
operates MLG.tv, the #1 online broadcast network for professional level
competitive gaming; the MLG Pro Circuit, the longest-running eSports
league in North America; and MLG:
Play, the largest cross platform online gaming tournament system
with 9 million registered users across the globe. MLG is one of the
fastest growing digital networks worldwide with over 1557% growth in
audience over the last four years. Each month, the company reaches
millions of highly-engaged fans via web, mobile, connected TVs and
gaming consoles making it the definitive property for major advertisers
to reach young men (90% male, 50% 16-34 year olds, 76% 21+, and over 40%
HHI $100k+). For more information: www.mlg.tv
Formed by gamers with the backing of successful investors, Gfinity was
created to help push eSports within the UK to a professional level, to
raise awareness and to provide an arena for gamers to showcase their
talent. Gfinity was launched as a company in early 2013 and plans were
immediately set in motion to deliver events unlike any that had been
seen in European eSports before it. For more information on Gfinity,
please visit http://www.gfinity.net/,
and follow us on Twitter
for the latest updates.
About Australian Cyber League
The Australian Cyber League (ACL) established Australia’s first and only
national circuit for gaming. Founded in 2006, ACL operates the most
prestigious live gaming events for competitive titles across both
console and PC platforms. Known for top quality production, ACL has been
pioneering the broadcast practices of eSports in Australia, delivering
engaging livestreamed content from events into the homes of gaming fans.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing,
Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico,
Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the
Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Mainland China and the region
of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be
found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS are trademarks of
Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the
properties of their respective owners.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
Apr. 28, 2017 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,370
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Apr. 28, 2017 06:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,268
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, will discuss how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He will discuss how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
Apr. 28, 2017 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,384
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Apr. 28, 2017 05:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,369
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your...
Apr. 28, 2017 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,180
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Apr. 28, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 911
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Apr. 28, 2017 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,227
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Apr. 28, 2017 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 766
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
Apr. 28, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 9,268
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Apr. 28, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 8,971
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,686
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,377
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Apr. 28, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 820
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Apr. 28, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 16,337
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Apr. 27, 2017 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,309