Jan 9 2015 - 3:40 am

Call of Duty Championship Controversy

It's that time of year again: the $1 million Call of Duty Championship tournament is right around the corner! The event is presented by Activision, Sledgehammer, and Xbox in partnership with Major League Gaming.
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It's that time of year again: the $1 million Call of Duty Championship tournament is right around the corner! The event is presented by Activision, Sledgehammer, and Xbox in partnership with Major League Gaming. 32 teams from around the world will be in attendance. Teams will earn the opportunity to play after qualifying in site specific online qualifiers, hosted by MLG.

[caption id="attachment_64" align="alignnone" width="300"]The $1 Million tournament for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will take place in Los Angeles from March 27-29. The $1 Million tournament for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will take place in Los Angeles from March 27-29.[/caption]

The event will be in Los Angeles, California from March 27-29th. According to this years rules, 14 teams from the United States will qualify for CoD Champs. To qualify, two online tournaments will take place. Each tournament features a 512-team bracket, and the top 16 teams qualify for the North America Regional Finals (which includes Canada).

A few of the rules stirred up some controversy in the CoD community. MLG states that participants must be 18 years of age by January 17th, 2015 in order to be eligible for the tournament. Not everyone was pleased.

https://twitter.com/eLevateSpaceLy/status/553263930869813248

Spacely is not the only player hurting from these rules, which didn't seem to be the same as previous CoD Champs. Other pro players will not be 18 by the deadline, so roster shake-ups are bound to happen. In fact, they have already begun.

#RosterMania 

https://twitter.com/eLevateKiLLa/status/553260827009368064

https://twitter.com/ParasiteCoD/status/553276241965363200

https://twitter.com/Karma2rings/status/553282421060145152

In 2013, Fariko Impact won CoD Champs on Black Ops II. Paraiste, Mirx, Karma, and Killa. Will they team again?

https://twitter.com/MerK_nV/status/553263957067464704

Merk says it best: there will be roster changes galore. All respectable organizations are looking to find a team, and all teams are looking to find an organization to help with finances. No matter what, CoD Champs is the biggest tournament of the year and everybody wants a piece of the $1 million prize pool.

Are you excited for this years Call of Duty Championship?