Europe’s elite teams will battle it out in the finals of the Call of Duty European Championships for a $10,000 prize pot
Gfinity (AIM: GFIN), a leading eSports business, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Activision Publishing (“Activision”) to exclusively host the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare European Championships.
The live event will take place in one of Britain’s most prestigious venues, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The action will also be streamed online live and exclusively at MLG.tv/Gfinity as teams compete for the ultimate prize in eSports.
Gfinity will organise, promote and deliver the championship event to be held from 28th February to 1st March 2015. It is the second consecutive year Gfinity has partnered with Activision to host the Call of Duty European Championships.
International eSports competitions featuring leading electronic video games and star players have become a global spectator sport attracting thousands of fee-paying fans to live fixtures as well as millions of online fans who watch streamed broadcasts on personal computers or mobile devices.
This year spectators will get the chance to watch the 28 best teams from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, the rest of Europe and the Middle East compete for a $10,000 prize pot.
The top 14 teams will go on to qualify for a global Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, in Los Angeles at the end of March for a share of the tournament’s $1 million total prize purse.
Neville Upton, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gfinity, said: “We are delighted to once again be partnered with Activision to host the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare European Championships. The agreement is an endorsement of our leading position in eSports and our ability to organise and deliver pioneering industry events. World class tournaments such as this will help Gfinity continue to build on its established brand and take advantage of the rapidly growing eSports market.”
Gfinity organises and hosts eSports tournaments attended by leading international players and teams, and hosts a popular website on which eSports enthusiasts can compete against or view competitors playing a range of hugely popular electronic games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), FIFA 2015, StarCraft and League of Legends.