Call of Duty XP, Largest Fan Event in Franchise History, Kicks off Today in LA

Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by
PlayStation®4, Culminates on Sunday with $2 Million in Prizing at Stake

Sold-Out, Multi-Day Fan Celebration Features First Public Hands-On
with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer and Zombies in Spaceland
Modes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Multiplayer, and New
Downloadable Content for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa to Perform Concert for Attendees

Fans at Home Can Participate in “Twitch Plays Nuketown” and Watch
Select Livestreams Throughout the Weekend

INGLEWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doors open today as thousands of Call of Duty® fans gather
in-person, and millions more join online for the biggest celebration of
the largest gaming franchise in the world, as Activision
Publishing, Inc.
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), presents Call of Duty XP, taking place at
The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., today through September 4. The epic
fan-celebration is jam-packed full of must-see events including the
culmination of the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by
PlayStation®4, where the best competitive Call of Duty: Black Ops III
players from around the globe will vie for their share of the $2 million
in prizing and the right to be called world champions. Today kicks off
with a global briefing featuring the world premiere of Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare’s
highly-anticipated multiplayer mode, additional
game reveals, news and much more. The presentation will be streamed live
in HD at,,,
at 10:00am Pacific.

Fans in attendance will be the first to play Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer
mode, and can directly broadcast their gameplay live on Facebook with
their custom capture RFID set-up. Additionally, attendees will be able
to play Infinite Warfare’s Zombies in Spaceland mode, Call of
Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
multiplayer, as well as new Call
of Duty: Black Ops III
multiplayer content from Treyarch’s
soon-to-be-released fourth downloadable content offering, Salvation.
As if that wasn’t enough, fans will also have access to a theme-park of Call
of Duty
-inspired activities all weekend and a special performance by
entertainment icon Snoop Dogg and multi-award-winning rapper Wiz Khalifa
on Sunday.

Call of Duty XP is like a theme-park that leapt out of a video
game into the real world. It’s our way of saying thank you to our fans
for inspiring us to keep pushing and innovating each and every year,”
said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “Every detail of this weekend’s
activities has been meticulously crafted. From the Finals of the first
season of the Call of Duty World League being played inside the sold-out
Forum, to having more playable content than we’ve ever had at a single
event before. And of course, there’s the one of a kind experiences that
would be on every Call of Duty fan’s bucket list. It’s a
celebration of the greatest fans in entertainment and one of the
greatest franchises in entertainment.”

Inside the Forum, the arena will fill with fans eager to cheer on their
favorite teams in the first Call of Duty World League Championship,
Presented by PlayStation®4. Fans will follow the action, as 32 teams
from around the world play Call of Duty: Black Ops III, including
fan favorites Optic Gaming and FaZe Clan from North America, Millenium
from Europe, and Mindfreak representing Australia/New Zealand, battle as
they attempt to survive four days of intense competition, and vie for
their share of the $2 million prize pool. It’s the culmination of a year
of intense competition, with winners emerging on Sunday, when the best
teams remain, final matches are played and global champions are crowned.

“This is it. The ultimate competitive stage for Call of Duty,”
said Rob Kostich, executive vice president and general manager, Call
of Duty
. “This first year of the Call of Duty World League has
featured some of the best competition in Call of Duty history, as
well as the most fan support we’ve ever seen. The matches all the way
through the finals on Sunday will be intense and really fun to watch. We
have the biggest prize pool ever for the franchise up for grabs and the
best players on the planet competing for the championship.”

Additional fan experience activities taking place at Call of Duty XP
on Friday and Saturday include:

  • Call of Duty PlayStation®VR experience “Jackal Assault”
    immersing fans in the cockpit and putting them in control of a Jackal,
    the personal fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Nuketown paintball, set in a life-sized, recreation of the fan-favorite
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    multiplayer map. Fans watching at home can
    participate through “Twitch Plays Nuketown” at,
    which allows them to vote through Twitch chat to activate various
    paint weapons during each match, including a sentry, smoke grenade and
    claymore and watch the action unfold live
  • Infinite Warfare’s Zombies in Spaceland laser tag, themed in
    the ‘80s-inspired setting of the new game mode
  • Call of Duty zip line experience, which mirrors the in-game
    mechanic seen in numerous Call of Duty multiplayer maps
  • Juggernaut Wrestling, a face to face intense cage match where fans
    will engage in combat while wearing inflatable Juggernaut suits
  • Call of Duty developer panels going behind-the-scenes with game
  • Onsite Call of Duty armory and franchise museum
  • Call of Duty photo booths

For fans who can’t attend Call of Duty XP in person, select
events from the celebration, as well as the Call of Duty World League
Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, will be livestreamed in HD on
Twitch at,
on YouTube at,
CWL fans can also watch all the Black Ops III eSports action on
MLG.TV and in-game (BOIII PS4™) through Live Event Viewer.

Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated
entertainment launch on November 4th when Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare
releases worldwide, along with Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare Remastered*
, both of which are releasing on
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare
is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug
Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes). Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
is rated M for Mature (Blood,
Intense Violence, Strong Language).

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps
from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. Modern
Warfare Remastered
is a full game download. Internet connection
required. For more information, please visit
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included with
the Legacy Editions and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare
. Check local retailers for availability of all Call
of Duty: Infinite Warfare

For more information, please visit
Fans can also follow @CallofDuty
and @InfinityWard
on Twitter,
and Facebook.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment.
Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information
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Infinite Warfare
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as well as the expected events at COD XP, are forward-looking
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