An Australian Call of Duty foursome is returning home from Los Angeles AU$75,000 richer after taking 5th place in the global 2014 Call of Duty Championship.

The Trident T1 Dotters were underdogs going into the tournament but caught the attention of the eSports community - who redubbed them "Koala Duty" - when they beat the top ranked team in their bracket, Faze.

Trident were the only international team in the top six, with all other finalists coming from North America.

The team's winnings is the largest prize claimed by any local team in ANZ eSports, says Call of Duty publisher Activision.

The 2014 Call of Duty Championship was taken out by US team compLexity, who defeated EnVyUs to win first place and US$400,000.