All 12 Call of Duty League franchises announced

In what appeared to be no time at all, each of the 12 Call of Duty League franchises confirmed their identities and branding. The inaugural season of the Call of Duty League kicks off on January 24th at the Minneapolis Armory in Minnesota.

The season will consist of home series events, with each team hosting matches from its home location throughout. The league will boast a total prize pool of over $6 million (£4.9 million) in its first year and also has its own path to pro initiative in Call of Duty Challengers.

Now, it’s time to meet the 12 official Call of Duty League franchises.

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Atlanta FaZe

Atlanta FaZe Branding
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Owned by Atlanta Esports Ventures, Atlanta FaZe is the result of a partnership with iconic Call of Duty team FaZe Clan. It was officially announced on October 26th and its official colours are red and black.

Its roster consists of McArthur “Cellium” Jovel, Preston “Priestahh” Greiner, Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris, Chris “Simp” Lehr, and Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak.

Learn more about the team here.

Chicago Huntsmen

Chicago Huntsmen Branding
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Owned by NRG Esports, Chicago Huntsmen was officially announced on October 31st. Its official colours are green and brown.

Its roster consists of Seth “Scump” Abner, Matthew “FormaL” Piper, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, Dylan “Envoy” Hannon, and Peirce “Gunless” Hillman.

Learn more about the team here.

Dallas Empire

Dallas Empire Branding
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Owned by Envy Gaming, Dallas Empire was officially announced on October 20th. Its branding derives from the lyrics “O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest” and its official colours are black and gold.

Its roster consists of Ian “Crimsix” Porter, James “Clayster” Eubanks, Cuyler “Huke” Garland, Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro, and Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal.

Learn more about the team here.

Florida Mutineers

Florida Mutineers Branding
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Owned by Misfits Gaming, Florida Mutineers was officially announced on October 28th. Its branding is “inspired by the history of pirates off the Florida coast” and its official colours are blue and red.

Florida Mutineers hasn’t announced any players that will represent it for the 2020 season at the time of writing.

Learn more about the team here.

London Royal Ravens

London Royal Ravens Branding
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Owned by ReKTGlobal, London Royal Ravens was officially announced on October 15th. Its branding stems from the legend of the Tower Ravens and its official colours and red, blue, and black.

Its roster consists of Brad “Wuskin” Marshall, Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall, Dylan “Dylan” Henderson, Jordan “Jurd” Crowley, and Rhys “Rated” Price.

Learn more about the team here.

Los Angeles Guerrillas

Los Angeles Guerrillas
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Owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Los Angeles Guerrillas was officially announced on October 21st. Its branding is based on the rivalries in Los Angeles and its official colours are purple and black.

The only players to be announced for the franchise at the time of writing are Patrick “Aches” Price, Ulysses “AquA” Silva, and Jacob “Decemate” Cato.

Learn more about the team here.

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Minnesota RøKKR

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Owned by WISE Ventures Esports and Gary Vaynerchuk, Minnesota RøKKR was officially announced on October 29th. Its branding is based on Norse mythology and its official colours are purple and blue.

Esports Insider interviewed Brett Diamond, Chief Operating Officer at WISE Ventures Esports about the franchise’s inception, its branding, its facility, and its biggest rival. Read the interview here.

Its roster consists of Adam “Assault” Garcia, Adam “GodRx” Brown, Justin “SiLLY” Fargo, Alex “Alexx” Carpenter, Obaid “Asim” Asim, Kaden “Exceed” Stockdale, and Devin “TTinyy” Robinson.

Learn more about the team here.

New York Subliners

New York Subliners Branding
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Owned by Andbox, New York Subliners was officially announced on October 21st. Its branding “resists definition, but it stands for all who subvert the rules and play the game their way” and its official colours are yellow and navy blue.

Its roster consists of Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto, Donovan “Temp” Laroda, Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi, Trei “Zer0” Morris, Dillon “Attach” Price, and Doug “Censor” Martin.

Learn more about the team here.

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles Branding
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Owned by Immortals Gaming Club, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles was announced on October 24th and has retained the branding of the most popular and successful team in Call of Duty esports history. Its official colours are black, white, and green.

Its roster consists of Brandon “Dashy” Otell, Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly, Kenny “Kenny” Williams, Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, and Jordan “JKap” Kaplan.

Learn more about the team here.

Paris Legion

Paris Legion Branding
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Owned by c0ntact Gaming, Paris Legion was officially announced on November 2nd. Its logo is inspired by a fleur-de-lis and its official colours are red and orange.

Its roster consists of Luke “Louqa” Rigas, Conrad “Shockz” Rymarek, Denholm “Denz” Taylor, Matthew “KiSMET” Tinsley, Timothy “Phantomz” Landis, Zach “Zed” Denyer, and Paul “Breszy” Breszynski.

Learn more about the team here.

Seattle Surge

Seattle Surge Branding
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Owned by Enthusiast Gaming and Aquilini Investment Group, Seattle Surge was officially announced on October 30th. Its branding is based on the “Pacific Northwest’s natural surroundings” and its official colours are shades of blue.

Its roster consists of Damon “Karma” Barlow, Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Sam “Octane” Larew, Josiah “Slacked” Berry, and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov.

Learn more about the team here.

Toronto Ultra

Toronto Ultra Logo
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Owned by OverActive Media, Toronto Ultra was officially announced on October 25th. Its branding is inspired by a family of albino squirrels who live in Trinity-Bellswood, Toronto. Its official colour is purple.

Esports Insider interviewed Chris Overholt, CEO of OverActive Media about the franchise’s branding, being the only Canada-based team in the league, a potential venue, and franchising in esports. Read the interview here.

Its roster consists of Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, Ben “Bance” Bance, and Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa.

Learn more about the team here.

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