No, this isn’t some elaborate joke. You could actually win a thousands of dollars playing Call of Duty; well to be more accurate, you and three3 other players could win a grand prize of $400,000. That breaks down to about $100,00 a piece. Not too shabby for sitting on your ass getting headshots.

The tournament, which will be held at the Call of Duty XP event Sept. 2nd-3rd in LA, will feature 32 teams of 4 players as they vie for the million dollars in prize money. There are multiple ways to get into the tournament. Since this is a worldwide event, I will be focusing on the Worldwide and USA specific events, but don’t worry, if you live in another region you can check out the whole calendar, rules, and game types at the website for Call of Duty XP.

The first method to enter is to simply have access to the Call of Duty Elite and play during the right days and one correct gametype:

August 5th & 6th 

Team Deathmatch: Most Kills

Domination: Most Captures

Domination: Most Defends

 

August 8th & 9th

Team Deathmatch: Most Kills

 

August 8-10

Domination: Most Captures

Domination: Most Defends

 

August 10th & 11th

Team Deathmatch: Most Kills

 

August 11-13

Domination: Most Captures

Domination: Most Defends

 

August 12th & 13th

Team Deathmatch: Most Kills

 

Simply meet the qualifications on a given day and you and your team will earn a spot in the 32 team tournament. The totals are cumulative for the day, so expect to play a full day if you’re looking to qualify.

The second method is a little bit more complicated that the first and it requires you to have pre-ordered Modern Warfare 3 through Gamestop. Once you have pre-ordered, log in to Call of Duty Elite and enter your Tournament Code that you received from Gamestop. Then simply play on the assigned dates and meet the criteria to get a spot in the tournament.

 

August 6th & 7th (Gamestop Qualifier)

Black Ops Operation- Domination: Most Wins Minus Losses

Black Ops Operation- Domination: Most Captures

 

The third entry method is perhaps the hardest. The final four spots will be decided at the Call of Duty XP event itself. In order to qualify, you need to physically be at the event (duh) and a gauntlet of sorts will be held to determine the spots.

So here’s your chance to win some money while playing Call of Duty. This, my friends, is your chance to prove your parents wrong and win some money sitting on your ass playing Call of Duty. For complete details, check out the Call of Duty XP website.