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Call of Duty: Black Ops

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch
Release Date: Nov. 9, 2010

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops' (ALL) $1 Million Dollar Tournament Details

by Rainier on Aug. 5, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the first-person action series. Black Ops is set during the Cold War era featuring at least two main characters, multiplayer that goes beyond the single-player story, and a two- to four-player co-op mode.

Total Call of Duty immersion is coming to a secure 12-acre compound in the urban confines of Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, where more than 6,000 fans will be the first to witness the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer. Attendees will be among the first to have the opportunity to get hands-on time with multiplayer and the new Spec Ops survival co-op mode. Also on display for the first time will be the full feature functionality of Call of Duty® Elite, the innovative new online service, built from the ground-up to support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The $1 Million Dollar Tournament will consist of 32 four-person teams, with each spot earned through qualification rounds. There are multiple ways to qualify, including via Operations in the Call of Duty Elite Beta, via GameStop and live at Call of Duty XP itself for ticketholders. Don't live in the US? No worries- XP is global, there are slots available for international players too.  Go here for the full breakdown of the 32 slots.

Those signed up for the Call of Duty Elite Beta will have chances to qualify as follows:

  • August 5th & 6th  
    • Team Deathmatch: Most Kills
    • Domination: Most Captures
    • Domination: Most Defends
  • August 8th & 9th
    • Team Deathmatch: Most Kills
  • August 8-10
    • Domination: Most Captures
    • Domination: Most Defends
  • August 10th & 11th
    • Team Deathmatch: Most Kills
  • August 11-13
    • Domination: Most Captures
    • Domination: Most Defends
  • August 12th & 13th
    • Team Deathmatch: Most Kills

To qualify through GameStop, pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, then simply log into your Call of Duty Elite account, enter your tournament code and play to win between August 6th and 7th with Call of Duty: Black Ops over Xbox LIVE. For info on how to get your tournament code and other details, go here.

The last way to qualify for the tournament is at Call of Duty XP. On September 2nd, the final four spots will be decided live at the event, where ticketholders can have the chance to compete.  Then when the final 32 teams are in, its ON!  Can your team take it all the way to winning $400,000 1st prize?  In all, the top 8 teams will be in the money, up to $1 million.

For more information about the Call of Duty $1 Million Dollar Tournament sponsored by X360 and also for  international qualifications, head to the official website for full details.

For anyone that can’t be on hand, but still wants to keep an eye on the action, fans from around the world can link up for a connected experience by watching a constant stream of high-production value videos that will be available through television and the web, as well as a constant stream of photos and status updates from the event via social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter.

Tickets for Call of Duty XP will be available for $150. Activision will donate 100% of the ticket sales to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help veterans transition to civilian life, find work and establish careers, and assist other organizations that provide career training and job placement for veterans.

Tickets will go on sale July 19, giving attendees a two-day pass and the chance to be completely immersed in the action and excitement of Call of Duty. Players will be able to challenge each other in a paintball firefight on a life-sized Call of Duty multiplayer map, as well as attempt to speed-run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s legendary “The Pit”—for real.

Other Call of Duty XP activities include:

  • Tournaments and prizes for the hardcore and casual fan alike
  • Discussion panels and Q&A with Call of Duty developers
  • Onsite Call of Duty armory and museum
  • AAA live entertainment
  • More attractions to be announced

Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch on November 8th when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 strikes worldwide, as well as the launch of the innovative new online service, Call of Duty Elite, uniting Call of Duty’s 30 million fans to create a connected entertainment community via dedicated social networking, original entertainment programming, events, competitions and more.

For more information about Call of Duty XP 2011, ticket sales or tournament qualifications, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp.


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