Call of Duty Championship 2015 Guide – Tournament Information, Tentative Schedule, and Social Media Kits

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Call of Duty’s biggest tournament of the year returns this weekend.

The Call of Duty Championship 2015 begins this Friday, March 27, where 32 of the world’s best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams will compete for the ultimate title of World Champion and for a stake in the tournament’s 1 million dollar prize pool.

Hosted by Major League Gaming and presented by Xbox and Activision, the Call of Duty Championship 2015 takes place in Los Angeles, California where one team will be crowned Call of Duty king on Sunday, March 29.

Here’s our guide to this weekend’s events so you can keep up with the action at home.

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Official Group Draw

Day one of the tournament will consist of a series of group matches that will determine which teams will move on to day two and the Bracket Phase of the tournament. The two winning teams of each group will progress forward, earning the chance to compete for a cut of the tournament’s $1 million prize pool.

The official groups are:

ZTentative Schedule

Courtesy of MLG, below is the entire tentative schedule for the duration of the weekend in Pacific Time, though you can make use of this handy converter to determine the times for your region.

The Call of Duty Championship 2015 will take place Friday, March 27 through Saturday, March 28, with the Upper Bracket Finals, Lower Bracket Finals, and Final Championship Match taking place on Sunday, March 29.

The schedule so far is:

Friday, March 27

9:15 AM   | Station A Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. Vitality
                  | Station B Group F – Aware Gaming vs. Infused
                  | Station C Group A – NxG Rapid vs. Team Orbit
                  | Station D Group F – Revenge vs. 3sUp
                  | Station E Group G – TCM Gaming vs. Ascentia

10:15 AM | Station A Group C – FaZe Red vs. fabE Germany
                  | Station B Group G – FaZe Black vs. DA.Below Zero
                  | Station C Group B – Denial eSports vs. Klar1ty Gaming
                  | Station D Group C – fabE Allstars vs. Automatic Reload
                  | Station E Group B – HyperGames vs. Prophecy

11:15 AM | Station A Group F – Revenge vs. Aware Gaming
                  | Station B Group A – Vitality X vs. Team Orbit
                  | Station C Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. Team Menace
                  | Station D Group F – Infused vs. 3sUp
                  | Station E Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. NxG Rapid

12:15 PM | Station A Group G – FaZe Black vs. TCM Gaming
                  | Station B Group C – FaZe Red vs. Automatic Reload
                  | Station C Group E – uX Gaming vs. Mindfreak
                  | Station D Group C – fabE Germany vs. fabE Allstars
                  | Station E Group G – Ascentia vs. DA.Below Zero

1:15 PM   | Station A Group B – Denial eSports vs. Prophecy
                  | Station B Group H – Epsilon vs. Strictly Business
                  | Station C Group D – Gamers2 vs. Exile5.T1
                  | Station D Group D – OpTic Nation vs. SSOF Gaming
                  | Station E Group B – HyperGames vs. Klar1ty Gaming

2:15 PM   | Station A Group A – OpTic Gaming vs. Team Orbit
                  | Station B Group F – Aware Gaming vs. 3sUp
                  | Station C Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Integral
                  | Station D Group F – Revenge vs. Infused
                  | Station E Group A – NxG Rapid vs. Vitality X

3:15 PM   | Station A Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. Mindfreak
                  | Station B Group D – OpTic Nation vs. Gamers2
                  | Station C Group E – Team Menace vs. uX Gaming
                  | Station D Group G – FaZe Black vs. Ascentia
                  | Station E Group D – SSOF Gaming vs. Exile5.T1

4:15 PM   | Station A Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Epsilon
                  | Station B Group G – TCM Gaming vs. DA.Below Zero
                  | Station C Group H – Integral vs. Strictly Business
                  | Station D Group C – fabE Germany vs. Automatic Reload
                  | Station E Group C – FaZe Red vs. fabE Allstars

5:15 PM   | Station A Group D – OpTic Nation vs. Exile5.T1
                  | Station B Group E – Team Menace vs. Mindfreak
                  | Station C Group B – Klar1ty Gaming vs. Prophecy
                  | Station D Group E – Team EnVyUs vs. uX Gaming
                  | Station E Group B – Denial eSports vs. HyperGames

6:15 PM   | Station A Group H – Team Kaliber vs. Strictly Business
                  | Station B Group H – Epsilon vs. Integral
                  | Station E Group D – Gamers2 vs. SSOF Gaming

Saturday, March 28

9:15 AM   | Playoff Bracket Round 1 4 Matches)

10:15 AM | Playoff Bracket Round 1 (4 Matches)

11:15 AM | Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)

11:15 AM | Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)

12:15 PM | Upper Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)

12:15 PM | Lower Bracket Round 1 (2 Matches)

1:15 PM   | Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)

1:45 PM   | Lower Bracket Round 2 (4 Matches)

2:15 PM   | Upper Bracket Round 2 (1 Match)

3:15 PM   | Lower Bracket Round 3 (2 Matches)

4:45 PM   | Lower Bracket Round 4 (2 Matches)

4:45 PM   | 7th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)

6:15 PM   | Lower Bracket Round 5 (1 Match)

6:15 PM   | 5th Place Consolation Match (1 Match)

Sunday, March 29

11:00 AM | Upper Bracket Final

12:15 PM | Lower Bracket Final

2:30 PM   | Championship Match

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Where To Watch

You’ll be able to watch up to five different streams of the tournament, all live, on the official channel of Major League Gaming (MLG.tv/COD) or right here on MP1st. Viewers can cycle between Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo streams, as well as streams for both Italian and Spanish speaking audiences.

The third and final day of the tournament will be also live broadcasted on Xbox One.

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Prize Pool

The tournament’s $1 million prize pool is divided up into eight chunks with the first place prize sitting at a cool $400,000. Here’s the full breakdown:

8th Place | $25,000

7th Place | $35,000

6th Place | $50,000

5th Place | $70,000

4th Place | $100,000

3rd Place | $120,000

2nd Place| $200,000

1st Place  | $400,000

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Social Media Kits

In support of your favorite team, you’ll no doubt want to deck out your Twitter and Facebook profiles with the appropriate logos and banners, so find your team below and click on the name to download their social media kit:

3sUP
Automatic Reload
Below Zero
Denial Esports
EnVyUs
FaZe Black
FaZe Red
OpTic Gaming
OpTic Nation
Prophecy
Team Revenge
Strictly Business Gaming
Team Kalibur
Team Orbit
Ascentia
Aware
Epsilon
FABE All-Stars
FABE Germany
Gamers 2
Hyper
Infused
Menace
Next Gaming
TCM Gaming
UX Gaming
Vitality
Exile 5
Integral
KLAR1TY
MindFreak
SSOF

Keep your sights on our Call of Duty Championship 2015 page for tournament news throughout the weekend. For more updates, be sure to also follow MP1st on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also give myself a follow on Twitter where I’ll be posting images and other COD Champ-related tidbits all weekend long.

Drop some of your predictions in the comments below and tell us who you’ll be cheering on in this year’s biggest Call of Duty tournament!

David Veselka
Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief
Musician, Gamer, Geek.

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