The greatest minds in Call of Duty are coming together to get a glimpse of Activision’s forthcoming title

(Cologne, Germany) August 11, 2014 - ESL, the world’s largest, independent eSports brand, in partnership with Activision and Sledgehammer Games, is excited to host a Pro Bootcamp to introduce players to their forthcoming title, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. In a gesture showing the companies’ commitment to players, August 13-17 will become a chance for both the pros and the community to get hands on experience with the new game. The event promises to be a grand spectacle as each day, ESL will focus on one of several new and exciting features.

In addition to the daily feature shows, 12 of the best Professional Call of Duty teams will make the trip to Cologne to practice on the new game and participate in a series of showmatches. The teams will come from 8 different regions: US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, and Nordics. The world’s largest gaming event, gamescom, will see the true potential of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

The invited teams include:
Team Kaliber
Team EnVy
Team Curse
TCM Gaming
Epsilon Esports
Killerfish eSport
Team Vitality
Giants Gaming
Next Gaming

“This Pro Bootcamp gives us a chance to show the potential of the new title to really incorporate the audience’s desires. We’re super excited to see how the Pros handle playing on the new title and what sort of interesting plays they can make. This event is hopefully just the first of many Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare events to come,” said David Hiltscher, Vice President Gaming Communities at ESL.

The whole event will take place in Hall 6, B40 at the Cologne Exhibition Centre and is open for the public to attend as live spectators, or online at You can find more information about the event at

ESL – is world's largest, independent eSports brand, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the eSport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China and North America, it has a true global footprint.