This week Call of Duty fans received the news that Misfits Gaming have secured the Florida sport for the upcoming Call of Duty franchised league. The Miami based organisation who own the Florida Mayhem, currently a pro Overwatch team in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League.
This week Misfits Gaming announced their decision to join the Call of Duty pro league. They join the likes of OverActive Media and Immortals Gaming Club as one of the only organisations with three teams in franchised Esports leagues (Riot Games’ LOL leagues, Overwatch League and the upcoming Call of Duty League).
A representative of Misfits Gaming had this to say in a recent press release: “Our experience with the Overwatch League and Activision Blizzard Esports has been very positive. We felt that the internal processes and expertise we have developed through the Overwatch League would give us a huge advantage coming into the Call of Duty League; we know what to expect working with a similar franchise model.”
The sale of this spot means there are now a total of eight franchises already confirmed for the Call of Duty league. These include Atlanta Esports Ventures’ Atlanta, Envy Gaming’s Dallas, c0ntact Gaming’s Paris, Sterling. VC’s New York, WISE Ventures’ Minnesota, OverActive Media’s Toronto and finally, the Immortals Gaming Club’s Los Angeles.
CEO and Co-founder of Misfits, Ben Spoont made the following comments regarding their venture into new Esports: “By securing the Florida franchise, we’re not only strengthening our partnership with Activision Blizzard but also expanding our commitment to the Florida Esports and gaming community. Call of Duty is one of the most impactful titles in Esports and we’re excited to take it to the next level with the new league.”
Activision Blizzard confirmed that, similarly to the Overwatch League, will implement a home and away format and more information about the league will be released over the coming months.
For more Esports news, keep your eye on Esportsnow; read up on the current Overwatch League power rankings at the end of week 4.