Another franchise for the upcoming Call of Duty League has been officially announced, and it’s the Dallas Empire.
Owned by Envy Gaming, the parent company of Team Envy and Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel, the franchise’s name, logo, and colours have been revealed.
The branding derives from the lyrics “O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest” and is said to also embody “the legacy that its parent organization Envy has built since entering the competitive Call of Duty scene in 2007.” The primary colours of the Dallas Empire are black and gold, with blue as its secondary colour.
Mike Rufail, Owner and CEO of Envy Gaming commented in a release: “The Dallas Empire name and branding are a nod to our past, our future, and the great State of Texas. Dallas is one of the greatest sports cities in the world. And it’s where we’re building our empire. We want to bring a Call of Duty League Championship home to Texas.”
The team is comprised of both veterans and young players, namely Ian “Crimsix” Porter, James “Clayster” Eubanks, Cuyler “Huke” Garland, Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro, and Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal. The General Manager, coach, and supporting staff for the franchise are yet to be announced.
London Royal Ravens was the first brand to be announced for the Call of Duty League.
Franchises yet to be revealed are as follows: Atlanta Esports Ventures’ Atlanta, NRG Esports’ Chicago, Misfits Gaming’s Florida, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment’s Los Angeles, Immortals Gaming Club’s Los Angeles, WISE Ventures’ Minnesota, Sterling.VC’s New York, c0ntact Gaming’s Paris, Enthusiast Gaming’s Seattle, and OverActive Media’s Toronto.
Esports Insider says: We thought the name of the franchise was the best when they were all leaked, but we needed to see the entire branding before casting judgement. It’s overall pretty damn cool and the thought behind it suits Envy as an organisation rather well.