British Call of Duty players are on the up, with several joining Spanish organisation Wizards e-Sports Club (right), and others being signed by new org Black Forest Games (left).
Wizards have been running since 2002, and currently have a Hearthstone team, reports Dexerto.
The org have chosen to sign an all-British Call of Duty team in favour of local talent. They will take part in Spanish tournaments including the SocialNat.
Wizards’ CoD roster includes young UK talent 16-year-old Alexander Hall. The roster is as follows:
- Lewis “Lewtee” Todd (UK)
- Alexander “Hxllycod” Hall (UK)
- Ehsan “Dr_Eal” Javed (UK)
- Jed “Detain” Mulcahy (UK)
— Wizards e-Sport Club (@WizardsClub) August 19, 2016
Elsewhere, German developer Black Forest Games has sponsored a Call of Duty team for the first time.
Team Black Forest games will compete in the Call of Duty World League Championship.
They have signed the following roster, including three UK players:
- Louis “LouiCM” Morton (UK)
- Michael “REVOLT” Eaton (UK)
- Nicklas “Kraqz” Brenden (Germany)
- Ryan “RyanGray” Gray (UK)
Adrian Goersch, co-founder of Black Forest Games, said: “Well, we could construct a connection between Call of Duty and our game Rogue Stormers, as both are multiplayer shooter games. But frankly, we just seized the unique opportunity to support a team of extremely skilled young players – and are very proud that they will wear our colors in the world championships.”
The Cod World Championship will take place from September 1st to 4th in Los Angeles. 32 teams from all over the world will be competing for the title.
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