Overwatch League group homeowners are stepping up for COD esports.
Activision has introduced the primary 5 esport groups participating within the upcoming Name of Obligation league.
As a part of the corporate’s first quarter earnings outcomes yesterday, Activision introduced that the town of Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, and Toronto will all have groups compete within the new world league.
Atlanta’s group will probably be owned by Atlanta Esports Ventures, the Dallas group by Envy Gaming, the New York group by Sterling.VC, the Paris group by c0ntact Gaming, and Toronto group by OverActive Media.
The construction of the league and city-based group franchises is akin to the Overwatch League, which Activision Blizzard has skilled strong success with over the past 12 months.
“In every of the 5 founding franchises introduced at the moment, we’re partnering with current Overwatch League group homeowners who’ve first-hand expertise of our esports imaginative and prescient and capabilities and acknowledge the dimensions of the chance for a world, city-based Name of Obligation league,” stated Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick in a press launch. “We sit up for asserting extra particulars round these cities and different group gross sales within the coming months.”
In keeping with Engadget, the franchise charge for coming into a Name of Obligation group into the league is $25 million, which places it in vary of the unique Overwatch League groups’ $20 million. Since then, the OWL has elevated to between $30 and $60 million per group slot.
The league is not going to start till 2020, and so it’s at present unclear as to which Name of Obligation title will probably be used for the game. Additional group homeowners are as a result of be introduced later within the 12 months. For one thing nearer to now, be on the look out for the following Name of Obligation announcement, which can occur earlier than June 30.
Matt Purslow is IGN UK’s Information and Leisure Author. You possibly can observe him on Twitter.