West, who was joined several times throughout the show by 20 scantily clad female dancers, kicked off the Saturday spectacle by ascending more than five stories above the crowd on a platform inside the cavernous space. Earlier, 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 from across the globe to win the event’s single-elimination “Modern Warfare 3” tournament. William “BigTymer” Johnson, Blake “Vengeance2T” Campbell, Joseph “Merc SD” DeLuca and Matthew “NaDeSHoT” Haag bested the United Kingdom team Til Infinity to take home the $400,000 grand prize.
“This is definitely the most that we’ve ever won,” said Johnson, 20, of Marked Tree, Ark.
“Call of Duty” devotees lined up at the extravaganza for a chance to play the multiplayer mode of “Modern Warfare 3,” spar on paintball fields modeled after “Modern Warfare 2” levels, glide over the event on a zipline, zoom around an obstacle course in a Jeep and grab grub from an eatery resembling the game’s fictitious Burger Town fast food chain.