The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest games in the world, with millions of players buying into each year’s new installment. But in the past, only the absolute greatest players had any chance at competing in the game’s long-running professional tournament scene.
That’s about to change, thanks to a new World League system that publisher Activision announced today.
The new system adds a “Challenge League” that gives everyday players a chance to compete for the opportunity to take place in the yearly Call of Duty Championships. You’ll hone your skills in the Challenge League, and if you’re good enough, you’ll be able to compete in a series of local tournament events for a chance at the a place in the Big CoD Show.
Activision also announced it’s increasing the prize pool for the Call of Duty Championships to $3 million in payouts, between the LAN events and final tournaments.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launches in November and the World League kicks off in January. There’s still time to practice shooting loud-mouthed players on virtual battlefields for your chance at a piece of the prize money.