Logan McLean, Esports Advisor, for NGame Esports talks about the final cities for the Call of Duty League.
NRG Esports, Rogue, and Luminosity Gaming recently secured spots in the upcoming Call of Duty League (CDL). The organizations will represent Chicago, London, and Seattle. What makes these cities attractive for the Call of Duty League?
All three of the cities mentioned; Chicago, London, and Seattle already have an esports presence, making them a logical choice to place a city activated franchise. The belief is that an “esport fan” is more a consumer of esports and likely to attend a CDL match. Pair this with any of the countless reasons to be in bustling international commerce hubs, and it makes a lot of sense for organizations to buy these city slots.
How can the CDL leverage its competing teams and cities to take esports to the next level?
Call of Duty is in a weird space right now. A notable few of the premiere Call of Duty organizations are choosing to not participate in the Call of Duty League franchising. The $25 million price tag was a challenge between organizations and Activision-Blizzard. The proposed valuation of a slot has caused quite a stir over who can and will be competing, and where.
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