This week in esports: Envy, Team Vitality, Mastercard, Call of Duty League

08 November 2019


As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw Envy reveal plans for its headquarters, Team Vitality receive more funding, Mastercard sponsor G2 Esports, and more information be released ahead of the Call of Duty League.

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Envy Gaming to establish training facility in Victory Park

Envy Gaming Victory Park
Photo credit: Envy Gaming

North American organisation Envy Gaming announced plans to expand its headquarters and establish a training facility at Victory Park in Dallas, Texas.

The 22,000 square foot headquarters will be home to Envy Gaming’s executive team, including staff for its Overwatch League franchise Dallas Fuel and Call of Duty League franchise Dallas Empire.

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Team Vitality raises €14M and opens Paris facility

Team Vitality V.Hive
Photo credit: Team Vitality

French organisation Team Vitality received a further €14 million (£12 million) investment from Rewired.GG, reaching a total of €34 million (£29.3 million) from the esports venture fund.

The organisation also announced the opening of its headquarters, V.Hive. Open to the public in Paris, it’s a 10,700 square foot facility that’s built on three floors and has its own storefront. The facility was designed by HKS.

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G2 Esports enters League of Legends partnership with Mastercard

G2 Esports Mastercard
Logo credits: G2 Esports, Mastercard

Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports announced a League of Legends-specific partnership with financial services corporation Mastercard.

The deal will see the two parties collaborate on behind-the-scenes content and fan-focused activations. G2 Esports is set to compete in the finals of the World Championship on November 10th.

Read the full article here.

Paris Legion announced for Call of Duty League

Paris Legion Branding
Image credit: Paris Legion.

Paris Legion was the final brand to be revealed for the franchised Call of Duty League.

Owned by c0ntact Gaming, the franchise looks to represent the same values as the city itself: “fighting, conquest, and fraternity.” Its official colours are red and orange.

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Call of Duty League reveals schedule for inaugural season

Call of Duty League World Tour
Image credit: Call of Duty League

Call of Duty League revealed the full schedule for its inaugural season, comprising of team-hosted home series events.

January 24th marks the start of season with Minnesota RøKKR hosting the opening weekend at the Minneapolis Armory. All 12 franchise teams will be competing at the event, though that’s not the case for each event in the calendar.

Read the full article here.