Published on July 2nd, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Activision’s Call of Duty XP 2011 Lights Up Los Angeles in September

Coming Labor Day weekend, Activision has converted a 12-acre compound into the ultimate Call of Duty experience for fans of the incredibly popular action shooter series. The Call of Duty XP 2011 will be from September 2-3 and will feature an impressive array of reveals, info, hands-on experiences, tournaments, and action-oriented events to entertain gamers like never before.

This year’s Call of Duty XP 2011 Gamer Celebration event is jam-packed with awesomeness from an exclusive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Reveal to the Xbox 360/Activision $1 Million Tournament and other impressive affairs like immersive live events. In the event gamers will be treated to exclusive reveals like exposing the full functionality of the Call of Duty Elite online system and hands-on experience with the new Spec Ops survival co-op mode found in the upcoming release of CoD: MW3.

Further details reveal that 100% of profits from ticket sales will go to benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that helps veterans in many different ways.

Tickets will go on sale July 19, giving attendees a two-day pass and the chance to be completely immersed in the action and excitement of Call of Duty. Players will be able to challenge each other in a paintball firefight on a life-sized Call of Duty multiplayer map, as well as attempt to speed-run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s legendary “The Pit” – for real. Other Call of Duty XP activities include:

  • 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

“The Call of Duty series continues to set the pace on Xbox 360 with both the best selling game ever on the platform in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and the No. 1 and No. 2 titles on Xbox LIVE with Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2,” said George Peckham, General Manager, Global Publishing Group at Microsoft.
“As a further reflection of our valued relationship with the world’s most popular gaming franchise, Xbox 360 is proud to partner with Activision to bring the first ever Call of Duty XP to life and even more, to challenge the community of fans to compete for up to one million dollars.”

There’s more to do than just experience the epic reveals as a series of “real-world Call of Duty action-experiences and gaming competitions” are going to be included in CoD XP 2011. These action experiences include an unprecedented $1 million CoD tournament spear-headed by Activision and the event’s lead sponsor, Xbox 360.

Gamers 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. Details also reveal that gamers unable to qualify before-hand will have the opportunity to do so at the event at on-site competitions. Join gamers from around the world as they compete for cash prizes and challenge the best of the best and win big.

Can’t show up for the event? Don’t worry, Activision has you covered–a constant stream of videos, news, and photos will be available through television and the internet as well as coverage from social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Tickets for the Call of Duty XP will be available for $150, and although they’re a bit pricey, this event is promised to be a huge affair for die-hard Modern Warfare fans around the world. Walk away with cash prizes and an exclusive look at the upcoming CoD: MW3 release and experience an action-oriented event like no other.

“From the high production values of our live, immersive events — all the way to the smallest details in every design and activity — we’re pulling out all the stops to make Call of Duty XP the ultimate gathering for the global community of Call of Duty fans,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.

“The celebration will immerse attendees in a Call of Duty experience unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Over the course of two days, gamers can trade Call of Duty war stories, experience the official unveiling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer and the full feature functionality of Call of Duty Elite, as well as enjoy world-class entertainment and compete head-to-head for some serious cash prizes.”

For more information about the Call of Duty XP 2011 event, ticket sales or tournament qualifications please visit the official website at

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