Heeding the call of duty.
Move over, Overwatch League, a new esports league is coming. Activision has announced the first five teams for the upcoming Call of Duty league, which follows a similar structure to the Overwatch League with its city-based team franchises and structure.
Here are the cities that the five teams will represent:
- Atlanta – Atlanta Esports Ventures
- Dallas – Envy Gaming
- New York – Sterling.VC
- Paris – c0ntact Gaming
- Toronto – OverActive Media
However, since the Call of Duty league is slated to begin in 2020, the Call of Duty game which will be used in the league has not been confirmed. It might turn out to be the rumored new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 game (check out the full story here).
In a press release (via IGN), Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said:
“In each of the five founding franchises announced today, we are partnering with existing Overwatch League team owners who have first-hand experience of our esports vision and capabilities and recognize the scale of the opportunity for a global, city-based Call of Duty league.
We look forward to announcing more details around these cities and other team sales in the coming months.”
The next Call of Duty game will probably be announced near E3 2019. Stay tuned on Kakuchopurei for the latest news.