Thus far, the vast majority of Call of Duty: Black Ops III news has been geared towards casual multiplayer, focusing on showcasing new features including the Specialists, movement and new additions to weapon and operator customisation.
Whilst Treyarch Studio Design Director, David Vonderhaar had previously mentioned once or twice that competitive eSports play was to be a heavy focus for the title, any questions have been brushed aside with the confirmation that it'd be discussed at a later date.
Today we receive information via Twitter that seems to fill in when that later date is. A tweet from the man himself revealed that competitive agenda information was expected to be revealed closer to Gamescom, an event which takes place in Germany 5-9th August this year.
@BjornWolfWatz Competitive agenda Intel coming later this year. Closer to the Gamescom time period.
— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar)
This is unsurprising, considering that Call of Duty has been known to showcase competitive play with professional gamers at the event in the past.
The best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams from around the world are set to compete at the Gfinity Spring Masters I, May 8-10th. You can grab tickets to spectate the entire thing live, or read up on additional information here.
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