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    News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    eSport event will be held in Los Angeles 28-30 March. Game receives eSports update tweaks.
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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    What has come to this world?

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    And the prize pool for the CS:GO section of ESWC was only $25,000!

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    What has come to this world?
    What do you mean exactly? :/

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirano View Post
    What do you mean exactly? :/
    i think its stupid how you can earn $1 million dollars from sitting indoors all-day and practising playing a game when there's people like nurses, doctors etc who get paid pittance for saving peoples lives.

    I don't care that they hold tournaments for gamers, personally i think its a great idea but not when they are earning more than people with jobs that make a difference.

    Still... rather gamers earnt money than most of the artists in the music industry.

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodZE View Post
    i think its stupid how you can earn $1 million dollars from sitting indoors all-day and practising playing a game when there's people like nurses, doctors etc who get paid pittance for saving peoples lives.

    I don't care that they hold tournaments for gamers, personally i think its a great idea but not when they are earning more than people with jobs that make a difference.

    Still... rather gamers earnt money than most of the artists in the music industry.
    Well, yes, in principal I agree with you - clearly the input to the future wellbeing of humanity is significantly less from a championship level gamer than a tirelessly working nurse/doctor.

    Firstly though, it's $1 million POOL (so actual prices per player/team are going to be much less than that.) Also, I wouldn't underestimate the amount of time, energy and dedication that's put into this. People who go professional at a video game put in thousands of hours. They'll play for 8-12 hours a day, every day for years to get really good. They'll watch gameplay video's over and over to review there every mistake. They'll live and breath this stuff. And then, when it comes to the championship it all comes down to a single click - one wrong press of a button or click of a mouse and they lose everything. That sounds like a job to me! I can only admire that level of resolute dedication to a profession and I certainly feel that, should they go on to win, that they would have 'earnt' that money! And I doubt that, beyond the tournaments, the game holds much fun for them anymore - I get sick of Counter-Strike after just a few hours!

    Then of course, there's the fact that - if $1million prize pools didn't exist... doctors and nurses would still be under paid and over worked. It's not like the money would be magically redirected. I would be frustrated with the management of the health service, not the fact that an incredibly *incredibly* small minority of people get to win a tournament prize.

    And there is at least some good point for humanity from this - it's fun! It's fun to watch, it engages people, it inspires people. Videogames give us a distraction from a world of ever increasing stress and human fragility. Yes yes, I know, COD is filled with 8-year old swearing and cursing *insert generic COD-based insult* but the point still stands. Videogames bring fun, joy and a sense of togetherness (in teams of friends separated after university, scattered across the world but who still come together once a week to play games with each other). This is something that should be celebrated with big events like this....

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    There looking at adding Lan mode into the XBOne version? where is the PC love?
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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    Has the new game been so disastrous that they need to hold a tournament to entice gamers ?

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    Wow, a million dollar for winning a game tournament. Sweet.

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    To many it would seem crazy to offer prizes for competitive gaming, but then again we've come to grips with baseball players earning tens of millions each year, basketball players and all other sports, so in essence being paid to play video games competitively isn't that much different. I wonder if they have doping rules too?

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    Re: News - Call of Duty Championship 2014 offers $1 million in prizes

    Oh Great... Bunch of teens with breaking voices screaming at each other....

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