The new Call Of Duty esports league on the way has got two new teams added to the roster, adding two more major locations to the mix of contenders. One will be in Florida owned by Misfits Gaming, and the second team in Los Angeles owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. We have the details below from both teams as the league now grows to nine groups.
· Florida – Misfits Gaming, founded by Ben Spoont together with Syfy Channel founders Laurie Silvers and Mitch Rubenstein, is a professional esports organization based in Germany and Florida, USA with players competing in League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Clash Royale.
· Los Angeles, CA – Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. With a deep history in sports, the company owns teams across multiple professional sporting leagues, including an esports franchise in Overwatch League.
Johanna Faries, Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports, Activision Blizzard Esports: “With the addition of new teams from Los Angeles and Florida, led by incredible ownership groups in the Kroenke Family and Misfits Gaming, respectively, the future of Call of Duty esports continues to strengthen. Both ownership groups have a shared commitment to building best-in-class professional teams in their markets. The new league now has nine teams from Atlanta, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles (2), Minnesota, New York, Paris, and Toronto. It is inspiring to witness Call of Duty’s esports footprint continue to expand in partnership with world class players and partners.”
Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming (FLORIDA) – “By securing the Florida franchise, we’re not only strengthening our partnership with Activision Blizzard but also expanding our commitment to the Florida esports and gaming community. Call of Duty is one of the most impactful titles in esports and we’re excited to take it to the next level with the new league.”
Josh Kroenke, Co-founder KSE Esports – “After the early success and staggering growth of the Overwatch League, KSE Esports is excited to expand its relationship with Activision Blizzard in Los Angeles as a founding franchise of the new Call of Duty esports league. Esports resonates with hundreds of millions of people of all backgrounds thanks in large part because of the global popularity and reach of games such as Call of Duty. We think that few traditional sports can match gaming’s reach, and we look forward to the 2020 inaugural season and connecting with loyal fans around the world.”