ReKTGlobal, the parent company of esports org Rogue, will represent the UK in the upcoming Call of Duty League.
It has secured the London franchise slot for the CoD competition, which gets underway in 2020. London joins the likes of Chicago (NRG), Atlanta, Florida, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Toronto and more in the league.
ReKTGlobal made a series of tweets about the news including the below, confirming the appointment Michael ‘Swizz’ Butterworth as general manager.
Dignitas founder Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell, who joined ReKTGlobal as chief gaming officer earlier this year, said:
The Call of Duty League will feature 5v5 matches and all pro players taking part will receive a minimum salary of $50,000 per year, including health care and retirement benefits. Teams are required to distribute at least 50% of their prize pool earnings to players directly.
Participating teams can also send up to two pro players from their roster to compete in the Path to Pro events held throughout the season.
The league is expected to be similar to Activision’s other franchised esports competition, the Overwatch League (while the Path to Pro competitions may be similar to the lower-tier Overwatch Contenders).
London played host to CWL back in May – and it was arguably one of the UK’s best esports events of the year so far.
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