Today, Activision Blizzard announced two new additions to the new Call Of Duty esports league being formed, as two new cities join the roster. Those two locations will be Minnesota (representing the entire state) and Los Angeles, California. That brings the total so far to seven teams as the previous five to join are Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, and Toronto. Here's a little more info on the two teams from the announcement made today.
· Los Angeles, CA – Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) is the world's first vertically integrated, truly global esports and gaming company. IGC owns and operates IGC esports, which houses the company's competitive esports brands Immortals, Los Angeles Valiant (Overwatch League), OpTic Gaming and MIBR; and Gamers Club, the leading matchmaking platform and community hub for gamers in Brazil and Latin America.
· Minnesota – WISE Ventures, an investment fund based in Manhattan focused on early and growth stage investment opportunities that leverage our strategic value. Led by an ownership group with deep sports & entertainment and real estate experience, WISE is able to assess, champion, and add value to next-gen companies in those industries.
There's still no word yet from the company or anyone involved with Call Of Duty's esports program as to when this league will kick off or how many teams they're aiming to add before launching. We're guessing we won't hear much until around August when the World League Championship takes place.