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Submitted by GmP 760d ago | news

Activisions Call of Duty Championship presented by Xbox brings esports to the next generation

The World’s Best Call of Duty Teams Return to Los Angeles, CA,

28th-30th March, for the Ultimate Competition and a $1 Million Prize Pool (Call of Duty, eSports, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

GamersHeaven   760d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Are_The_MaDNess  +   760d ago
esports, call of duty & console shouldn't be in the same sentence.

wake me up when they are even close to the level of Starcraft players and Dota Players......
ziggurcat  +   760d ago
wake me up when playing video games is even close to being an actual sport...
Are_The_MaDNess  +   760d ago
well sports is a source of amusement or entertainment in the old language, its only in the later times that they link sports to running and playing with balls.

Sport can be alot of things, aslong as its fun.
most sports also require a degree of skill.
both of witch games can fall a part off.

also a second thing. what does normal phyical sport have to do with anything. we are on a gaming site commenting about a esports championship with a game in it.

esports are already a term well used and known about.

also another point, the states are already giving out athlete visas for esport players.
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ziggurcat  +   760d ago
@ are_the_madness:

the definition of sport:

sport

noun
1.
an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

so in order for it to be a sport, it requires physical exertion... and i'm afraid raging like an idiot seen here: http://youtu.be/pJZ3inF2EGc doesn't count.

what does normal sport have to do with it? because video games are *not* sports. putting an "e" in front of the word "sports" doesn't make it so.

and as i've said before in a related article thread: the US has also classified pizza as being a vegetable, so what in the world do they know?
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   760d ago
actually, if you read up on the term sport it can be used in anything that pushes you more than you would do at normal.

also, words are not bound by a dictionary. words can be anything its can be totally random letters as long as people understand what it is. meaning any made up word no matter how silly they are is a word as long as its defined in some way for the second party.

also, most countries give out visas for esports, atleast the larger once when it come to championships.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

also, did you know that Chess is a recognized sport of the International Olympic Committee? it is.
not everything is like you want it to be. words are words. no dictionary is right and just because a word isn't described in one way in the book doesn't mean that it any less wrong.

and actually, by just putting an e in-front of sports actually makes it another word. weird how words and letters work, add some letters in and you have another completely different word with a different meaning.
by putting an e infront of sport to make esport define it as esport as in electronic sport and not sport witch you think of.

take the term mind sport for example, it can be classified with chess and other board games, even speed reading and computer programming.

esport players should have the same obligation to mental agility as we do to physical agility.
yeahokchief  +   760d ago
But have you considered this?

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

i think you are greatly overestimating the level of skill required for it to be great tonight.
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TheObserver  +   760d ago
Eh . . . Next gen of E-Sports with a game that have aim assist? Okay! Ha!
Are_The_MaDNess  +   760d ago
i know right.... sad isnt it. that they need to have aim assist in a game. and they are trying to have a real championship with this game. LMAO.

CS players > Cod players......
Thepharaoh  +   760d ago
Your mistaken Counter Strike>>>>>> >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> & gt;>>>>>>> ; >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> & gt;>>>>>>> ; >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> & gt;>>>>>>> ; >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> & >>>>>>> >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>>>>>& amp;g t;>>>>>>> & >>>>>>> >>>>>>>&a mp;gt ;>>>> Call of duty
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curtis92  +   760d ago
Ah, sponsored by MS. Well that explains it. Nothing like crowning a champ when you're leaving out half the player base.
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Team_Litt  +   760d ago
Sony are more than welcome to host a tourny of their own...no?
hazardman  +   760d ago
Exactly. I dont know why theyre mad about an event sponsored by MS. BTW would be cool to see who does have better FPS players. PS or Xbox. I play on both and IMO the competition a little bit more on XBL. That being said I dont play these games everyday 24-7 either but can hold my own on both when im serious.
Mikeyy  +   760d ago
Kind of a hollow victory to win this championship when half your competition is locked out because they simply prefer PlayStation.
Team_Litt  +   760d ago
Hollow $1 million...I'll take it.
Mikeyy  +   760d ago
Still can't claim to be the best. Having a million bucks doesn't make you the best at COD
USA007  +   760d ago
You don't win 1mil anyways, 1st place gets 400k
hazardman  +   760d ago
Did you have a shot at the $$$ given the chance and that might as well be the ? For everyone mad complaining that it was only for Xbox gamers at a Xbox sponsored event. Because if you didnt have a chance why you MAD. Tweet Sony and have them do an event for you guys.
supraking951  +   760d ago
meanwhile Sony sells 1.2* million more consoles, reveals PlaysStation Now and TV. End of the month they will show more games at Taipei Game show...better up your game ten fold MS its getting sad kinda
Team_Litt  +   760d ago
It is cheaper and in 35 more countries(48 vs 13). . .
hazardman  +   760d ago
Yeah but what does esports gotta do with any of that. Esports is gaming in general no fanboy shit as it doesnt matter what platform you like. Good for Sony on news of things to come but irrelevant when it comes to this article.
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   760d ago
Meanwhile MS has a enough money in the bank to buy Sony...better step your game up Sony
Grimhammer00  +   760d ago
I don't know. In a good tight game I'd argue physical exertion is part of the adrenaline rush.

By dictionary definition - I guess racing isn't a sport. They just sit and turn a wheel, press pedals. Right?
memots  +   760d ago
if you actually ever raced you sweat like you wouldn't believe. You need to be in top shape physically and mentally.

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