Call of Duty eSports is growing fast, with more competitions, new sponsors and increased prize pools, the future of console gaming never looked so bright. By supporting tournaments, sponsoring pro teams and developing new products, our goal is to improve eSports for everyone. As gaming continues stepping into the limelight we’ve been hard at work, creating new opportunities for fans around the world to compete and engage. Check it out, get involved, and play some games! You might even win some money!
We recently announced our partnership with DreamHack for the DreamHack: Call of Duty Championship, and kicked off the series last weekend with the Swedish Championship. After several heated battles, Barrage eSports beat one of Sweden’s top teams –Team Orbit, for a first place win and a ticket to the Nordic Championship. Congrats Barrage! Honestly, we can’t say enough good things about DreamHack’s top tier production and we gladly welcome them to the Call of Duty ASTRO Family. Stay tuned to our social media account for updates and watch the Nordic Championship LIVE on June 7th at twitch.tv/DreamHacktv.
We’ve also partnered with the Australian Cyber League (ACL) to further develop and support the growth of Aussie eSports. The ACL has done a great job elevating Australian eSports to the world stage and we look forward to helping their community reach the next level. Their next event begins this weekend at ACL Brisbane with a 4v4 Call of Duty tournament powered by ASTRO. This is an important tournament for our Aussie gamers because there are 10,000 MLG Pro Points on the line — a crucial win for those trying to reach the MLG 2015 Pro Circuit Grand Finals. You can watch the action LIVE from May 30-31st on MLG.tv/ACL and get involved with the Australian Cyber League by visiting their website. ACLPro.com.au
Last but not least… the ASTRO Pro teams are headed to the X Games! Earlier this week the MLG Call of Duty Pro League completed their season matches and the top 8 teams earned a chance to compete in the Season 2 Grand Finals in Austin Texas. This is the second year and third event that X Games has partnered with MLG, and we couldn’t be more proud. This year ASTRO will be represented by Team EnVyUs and the returning champions, OpTic Gaming, both poised to take home X Games gold. However, since Denial eSports won the Call of Duty 2015 Championship, the other 7 teams have a lot to prove . Will OpTic return for a repeat victory? Or will the EnVy’s new roster give them a run for their money? Tune in & find out LIVE from June 5-7th on MLG.tv.
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