Rapper Kanye West attended the “Call of Duty XP” two-day event with a concert to celebrate the popular Modern Warfare 3 video game by Activision Blizzard.
West kicked off the Saturday Modern Warfare spectacle in Los Angeles by ascending more than five stories above the crowd on a platform inside a hangar.
The hangar stage served as the final battleground for a “Call of Duty” tournament that awarded $1 million in prize money.
The four-man group Optic Gaming from the United States toppled 31 other teams to win the event’s single-elimination “Modern Warfare 3” tournament. The United Kingdom team Til Infinity to take home the $400,000 grand prize.
In addition, details are leaking out for the contents of the ultra-deluxe Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 “Hardened Edition,” the fancy name for what amounts to the collector’s version of the game.
And the news doesn’t come a moment too soon for rabid Call of Duty fans: According to new predictions from publisher Activision-Blizzard, the latest title in the series is expected to sell even more pre-sale copies than its previous versions.