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Following the early success of theOverwatchLeague, Activision is planning to launch a similar, city-based professional league forCall of Dutyas well, and today the publisher announced the league’s first teams. The company says that it has already sold franchises to owners in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, and Toronto.

an earnings statement today. Owners include the likes of Envy Gaming in Dallas, Overactive Media in Toronto, and Sterling.VC in New York.

It’s not clear yet when the new league is expected to launch. Currently, Activision operates theCall of DutyWorld League, which launched in 2015 and is about to kick off a tournament in London. In March, ESPN reported that franchise slots for the new league were going for $25 million each.

when the Dallas Fuel hosted a series of matches. Currently, all OWL matches are played out of the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, but starting next year, they’ll begin playing out of home arenas in their respective cities. The newCall of Dutyleague is expected to follow a similar trajectory.


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