Chicago Huntsmen has been unveiled ahead of the franchised Call of Duty League.
Owned by NRG Esports, the franchise’s name, logo, and colours have been announced.
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Chicago Huntsmen’s logo features two hatchets crossed over one another, its primary colour is dark green, and its slogan is “be the hunter, not the hunted.” The franchise’s official website explains the premise behind the name: “Like the land we come from, we are ready for anything; rain, wind, sun or snow we’ve been through it all and have the scars to prove it. The Huntsmen are more than just the biggest names in the game. The Huntsmen are tenacious. The Huntsmen are champions.”
The franchise has signed Seth “Scump” Abner, Matthew “FormaL” Piper, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Dylan “Envoy” Hannon, and Peirce “Gunless” Hillman to its roster.
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The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League kicks off on January 24th at the Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota. All 12 franchises will compete during the weekend and it’ll also host the very first Call of Duty Challengers Open.
Franchises that have been confirmed at the time of writing include London Royal Ravens, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, Toronto Ultra, Atlanta FaZe, Florida Mutineers, Minnesota RøKKR, and Seattle Surge. c0ntact Gaming’s Paris is the only franchise left to be unveiled.
Esports Insider says: We like it, honestly, even though the fans seem to be divided at the moment. The announcement was ruined by the merchandise store being made public hours earlier than the reveal was due, but we’re sure it’ll still be the main topic of conversation among CoD fans for the day.