Activision and Xbox have announced they are putting on a Call of Duty Championship competition, open to any player in the world, with a grand prize of $1 million.

The tournament featuring the massively popular Black Ops II game will take place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7 and will consist of the top 32 players from the open selection (detailed below).

Players will compete head-to-head in Call of Duty: Black Ops II in a live-streamed spectacular to be broadcast to the masses.

Call Of Duty Championship Announced With $1Million Prize

Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing said:

More people play Call of Duty multiplayer every day than watch the average regular season game of the NBA. The scale and passion of the Call of Duty fan base is simply humbling, and yet there is no formal way to find out who amongst those millions of players is the best of the best, until now.

Watching the performances of the very best Call of Duty players is already a mass spectator sport on YouTube and Call of Duty® Elite. We are going to bring the best players in the world to Hollywood to compete on the ultimate stage, for the ultimate prize. And we are going to invite our entire worldwide fan base to join in the fun.

Beginning today, players interested in participating in the tournament can go to and register for a free Call of Duty Elite account – it takes just a few seconds. Once registered, teams of four can vie for entry into the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox tournament by competing in the February season of League Play in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox LIVE®, which opens today.

Following the close of the February season, the top eight eligible teams will earn coveted spots in the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including a trip to Hollywood this April to compete for the $1 million tournament prize.

Check out the official trailer below:

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