The roots of competitive Call of Duty started on the PC platform, but the console community has been growing at a rapid rate over the past five years. On top of constant growth, the community now has additional support from the developers with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 including a brand new “CodCasting” platform with a vast array of features that help enhance the viewership experience. These factors have led to arguably the most supported competitive Call of Duty title for the console platform yet.
The first major tournament for Call of Duty Black Ops 2 wrapped up on Sunday. In an event that featured 1,814 Call of Duty teams, only the final eight teams went into the Machinima Frag Cup 4 championship bracket. Throughout the tournament, teams fought their way through a single elimination bracket, using a ruleset that can be found here: http://360icons.com/xbox360/blackops2/tournaments/fragcup4-finals/rules/
The final 8 teams were compLexity, TKO Takeover, Fariko Impact, OpTic Gaming, CsC (JuKeD), GenesiS, Nova and ClockWork. The remaining eight teams fought through a gauntlet of skilled teams to get where they were at that point and no team wanted to be eliminated. The championship bracket facilitated some of the most intense and entertaining matches the Call of Duty community has ever seen. Between upsets, heartaches, clutches and score streaks galore, the tournament created an intense environment for not only the competitors but the 14,000+ plus viewers that were tuning during the peak of the stream.
In the grand finals, compLexity, who was the fan favorite from the start, was up against a cinderella story team known as CsC Esports who provided for a very entertaining match up. compLexity ended up defeating CsC in game 6 of the final set to take the Machinima Frag Cup 4 championship and $6,000 to pad their wallets.
Keep reading for an exclusive interview with Patrick Price, the captain of Team compLexity!