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Call of Duty world championship for $1.5 million coming to Orlando

Activision's Call of Duty World League Championship, one of the year's biggest events in competitive video games, is coming to the east coast for the first time, the Amway Center in Orlando announced Tuesday.

The gaming championship with $1.5 million in prizes is set for August 9 to 13 at the 20,000-capacity arena.

The top 32 qualifying teams from around the world will compete in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" for the Playstation 4 in front of an audience during the event.

Last year's winning team of four players took home $800,000 in prize money, with the rest spread between runners up and other top finishers. The league, which holds qualifying events around the globe, has professional and amateur divisions.

"The live events all over the world, including Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Paris and Sydney, have been incredible, and the Global Pro League has already featured intense matchups with teams going after the big Stage 1 prize purses. So, the CWL Championship in August becomes even more fitting as the culmination of the best that Call of Duty esports has to offer this year. We can't wait for Orlando," Rob Kostich, executive vice president of Call of Duty at Activision, said in a statement.

Ticket information will be announced soon, the announcement said.

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