Call of Duty comes to life with this self labelled ‘epic event’. The event takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2011 (which falls on a Friday and Saturday) in LA, California and tickets are on sale now.
The event will have lots of events going on including a $1,000,000 dollar tournament, MW3 reveal, run the pit for real, life-size version of the MW2 map Scrapyard, COD Arsenal and Armoury.
The tickets for the Call of Duty event cost $150 per person and are valid for the two days. Tickets include admission to all events and activities but not for food and drinks or transport to the event.
You have to be 18 or over to purchase tickets and a proof-of-age ID will be requested at admission to the event.
If you do want to go, be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as they will sell out fast. You can order your tickets here: http://www.callofduty.com/xp/tickets
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal
Infinity Ward’s MW3 multiplayer will be reveal at this XP event, with an opening ceremony on the main stage and then throughout the whole weekend you’ll be able to play it for yourself on demo stations. As well as a reveal into the new community Call of Duty: Elite.
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)
One Million Dollar Tournament
Xbox 360 sponsored tournament will see 32 teams battling it out over a one million dollar purse of cash and prizes and for a $400,000 first place prize and international recognition. Teams are made up of four players each.
There is be four places for onsite qualifications. The other 28 slots will be made open for gamers from a selection of locations around the world to pre-qualify. Black Ops will be used for the pre-qualifications.
Successful pre-qualifiers will receive round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations to compete in the main event at Call of Duty XP. See rules governing each pre-qualification contest for details.
More pre-qualification information, Call of Duty XP tournament rules and registration links will be announced soon. Sign up here to be notified when this info is available. All contests void where prohibited by law.
Other Competitions for Fun and Prizes
As well as the huge $1 million tournament, there will be other competitions running throughout the XP Event. Where players can compete against others in various gamemodes and battles including the new Spec Ops gamemode Survival Mode. Compete for fun or to win prizes.
Run the Pit
Just as Private Allen did in the Fire Base Pheonix, Afghanistan, you can run the pit for real in the detailed reconstruction of the training course. Fast finishers can win prizes and respect. Can you beat your time that you got in MW2?
Paintball in MW2’s Scrapyard Level
Fight in a Paintballing battle in a life-sized creation of the Multiplayer map ‘Scrapyard’ from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That’s right, not only have they recreated the pit but also Scrapyard. The details on this aren’t great on this all we know that the battles will be two teams against each other but we expect different game types, perhaps something similar to team-deathmatch and capture the flag.
Burger Town Restaurant
Another recreation and this time it’s the Call of Duty fast-food chain that features in the Campaign Mode and Spec Ops level of MW2. Here you’ll be able restore your energy with an order of burger and fries. Who knows maybe they’ll have the Blackbird Burger, Frag Fries and the Scavenger Sundae.
Call of Duty Armoury
You’ve played with guns and the gear, now get a look at the real thing. As well as exploring the history behind the Call of Duty series, including concept art and research.
This is going to be an awesome event and one not to be missed, get your ticket if you can and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. It will be a great opportunity to see some new things before anyone and anywhere else, as well as a great place to pick up some fantastic goodies and memorabilia.
For more details on the event and programme visit: http://www.callofduty.com/xp/event
Some information extracted from: http://www.callofduty.com/xp/event