Call of Duty is arguably the world’s most popular shooter; the billions of dollars it generates in sales every year is testament to that. The series hasn’t really had much impact in the eSports scene, but that’s changing, with the recently announced Million Dollar Call of Duty tournament hosted by Activision and Xbox in Los Angeles this April. And one lucky South African Call of Duty fan will be going there, to see it all go down.
Yeah, that’s right, Megarom will be sending one Call of Duty uberfan to Los Angeles next month, including flights and accommodation – and entry to one of the largest gaming tournaments ever. You’ll get to got to LA for the first ever international Call of Duty Championship from April 5 – 7 to see 32 of the world’s top 4-person teams – including one from South Africa - compete in Call of Duty: Black Ops II for a share of $1 Million.
“More people play Call of Duty multiplayer every day than watch the average regular season game of the NBA. The scale and passion of the Call of Duty fan base is simply humbling, and yet there is no formal way to find out who amongst those millions of players is the best of the best, until now,” said Activision’s Eric Hirschberg of the event.
How do you enter? all you need to do is tell us why you’re the biggest Call of Duty fan in South Africa. The method of entry is up to you; Send an essay, a video, a picture or whatever you like, really, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm SAST on Monday 18 March and it could be you. Be creative, be funny or be damned serious – just let us know why you should be the one to go. Best entry wins.
Of course, you’ll need to be over 18 and in possession of a valid south African passport. It’ll also be nice if you happen to not be a terrorist.