American rapper Wale will perform on the opening night of London Royal Ravens‘ home series event.
Wale has joined DJ Nicky Romero on the lineup of musical performers for the Call of Duty League event.
London Royal Ravens, which is one of two European franchises in the league alongside Paris Legion, will host its inaugural home series event at the Copper Box Arena on February 8-9th. The franchise is owned by ReKTGlobal, the parent company of Rogue.
Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, Managing Director of London Royal Ravens discussed Wale’s addition to the event: “With Wale joining the concert lineup, the Home Series brings together the biggest artists in hip hop and EDM, plus the world’s best Call of Duty pro athletes. The inaugural homestand weekend for the London Royal Ravens is a can’t miss event with unforgettable performances, an action-packed esports tournament and lots of behind-the-scenes access for fans and the challenger scene.”
This particular home series event is the first of which that will utilise a tournament-based format, a new look for the league that was announced with less than a month to go before the league was supposed to get underway.
Joining London Royal Ravens at its home series event are Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge, and Toronto Ultra.
Esports Insider says: London Royal Ravens is evidently pulling out all the stops for its first ever event, though we must question the logic behind bringing an American rapper to an English event when there are a lot of popular rappers on the Copper Box’s doorstep. Nonetheless, the event is shaping up nicely.