Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard have announced the first major Call of Duty convention, Call of Duty XP 2011, aka the Call of Duty Experience in Los Angeles from September 2-3, 2011.
Highlighting the convention is the world premiere of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer, where 6000 attendees will be given the opportunity to have some hands-on time with the game, which will include the new Spec Ops survival co-op mode. Also on display for the first time will be the full feature functionality of Call of Duty: Elite, the innovative new online service, built from the ground-up to support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
At the center of this will be the $1M Call of Duty Tournament hosted by Activision and Xbox 360. Fans will have the opportunity to qualify for the tournament prior to the event by showcasing their skills in Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer through regional promotions and competitions. For those unable to qualify in advance, there will be select, on-site/at-large qualifications, further expanding the opportunity to compete for cash prizes among some of the best Call of Duty players in the world.
Tickets for Call of Duty XP 2011 go on sale July 19 for $150, and Activision will donate all of the proceeds to The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that seeks to help veterans transition to civilian life, find work and establish careers, and assist other organizations that provide career training and job placement for veterans.
Aside from the tourney and the hands-on multiplayer, gamers will have other fun events, such as a paintball firefight on a life-size replica of a CoD multiplayer map "The Pit", as well as the following activities:
* Tournaments and prizes for the hardcore and casual fan alike * Discussion panels and Q&A with Call of Duty developers * Onsite Call of Duty armory and museum * AAA live entertainment * More attractions to be announced
* Discussion panels and Q&A with Call of Duty developers
* Onsite Call of Duty armory and museum
* AAA live entertainment
* More attractions to be announced
For more information about Call of Duty XP 2011, ticket sales or tournament qualifications, players can visit the official convention site.