Activision Blizzard will launch the Call of Duty League with 12 teams in January 2020.
Call of Duty League franchise owners paid $25 million or more to secure their place in the Call of Duty League, according to ESPN.
“Call of Duty” is a perennial best-seller with yearly releases that draw in millions of players. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is already the best-selling video game of 2019 less than a month after its release,
While Call of Duty has a long history of international esports events, Activision’s decision to build a franchised league with a limited number of slots offers a higher value to investors who want to monetize esports in a similar fashion to traditional sports leagues.
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Activision Blizzard is establishing a professional league around one of the biggest games in the world, and it’s an important step forward for the rapidly developing esports industry.
The company is launching Call of Duty League in January 2020 with 12 franchise representing international cities. “Call of Duty” is a perennial best-seller with yearly releases that draw in millions of players. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is already the best-selling game of 2019 less than a month …read more
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