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Activision Blizzard Concludes Call of Duty Franchising with 12 Teams | The Esports Observer

Activision Blizzard has locked in the number of geolocated Call of Duty teams for the first season after selling 12 franchises. The league will begin play in 2020, and has been called the “Call of Duty Global League,” although that name is not yet final. The Overwatch League (OWL) also began with 12 teams before expanding […]


Chengdu to Host First Major of Dota 2 Season, Esports Included in Conference Co-Hosted by China and Malaysia | The Esports Observer

Last week, the biggest development in China’s esports industry happened in the city of Chengdu. Not only was the first Dota 2 Major announced to take place in the city, but a set of exclusive League of Legends Pro League (LPL) team “theatre-masks” were projected on the New Century Global Centre—the single largest building in […]


OpTic Gaming Adds Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders as Call of Duty General Manager | The Esports Observer

Former 100 Thieves Head of Esports Eric “Muddawg” Sanders has been named OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty general manager. OpTic Gaming owns a Los Angeles franchise spot in next year’s geolocated Call of Duty Global League. Longtime OpTic Gaming CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez recently departed to become co-CEO of NRG Esports and oversee its Global […]