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Black Ops 2 tourney shamelessly ignores PS3, PC players

If you consider yourself to be something of a Black Ops 2 professional, April is going to be the time to put those words into actions. Activision has announced an official tournament for their latest shooter, with the Call of Duty Championship giving the chance for 32 teams to compete for a grand prize and mouth-watering sum of $1,000,000 combined.

As most of you know, Treyarch developed Black Ops 2 with the support for the eSports gaming league and now it looks like Activision are ready to stage their first big tournament to see how good players can really be in specific game modes and in a tournament environment with other players.

The COD Championship will take place between April 5 and April 7 in Hollywood and aside from ESL backing, the event is also going to be sponsored by Xbox 360 and Major League Gaming. The first step in gaining qualification to the tournament is to take part in the February Season on Black Ops 2, in which you’ll also need an Elite account so your stats are recorded.

If your 4-man team finishes in the top 8, you’ll earn a spot in the Championship tournament and be in with a chance of walking away with real cash for your efforts. While this is going to be exciting for Xbox 360 players who think they have what it takes, it’s going to be a shock for PS3 and PC players when they find out that they don’t even qualify for the tournament due to their platform of choice.

If you play Black Ops 2 on PC or PS3 and also consider yourself to be a skilled player at the game – it doesn’t matter. The rules state on Activision’s website that this tournament is for Xbox 360 players only, with no information on PS3 or PC tournaments in sight.

Is this really fair for other players of the game who wanted to participate in the tournament as well? We’re willing to bet there would be a fair amount of PC and PS3 players who would definitely give Xbox 360 gamers a run for their money. Let us know what you think about this almighty snub from Treyarch and Activision.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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