The roll-out for all 12 franchises in the inaugural Call of Duty League continues with details being released about the Toronto team as well as the second team for Los Angeles.
The Second LA Team
Following the debut of the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment-owned Los Angeles Guerrillas, LA’s second Call of Duty League team will be OpTic Gaming. Owned by Immortals Gaming Club, the iconic franchise returns with black and green branding and a roster of champion-level talent.
The OpTic Gaming team will be managed by Eric “Muddawg” Sanders and will consist of Brandon “Dashy” Otell, Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly, Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, and Kenny “Kenny” Williams.
Both Dashy and TJHaLy played for OpTic in the last Call of Duty Pro League, while SlasheR and Kenny join OpTic LA from the 100 Thieves organization, which is not competing in the franchised Call of Duty League. JKap is an OpTic Veteran who played for the brand in 2011 and 2013.
The Toronto Team
Owned by OverActive Media, Toronto’s CoD franchise league team will be Toronto Ultra. It is just one of three franchises in the Call of Duty League located outside of the United States, and the only one in Canada.
As OverActive CEO Chris Overholt recently told Esports Insider, the team’s logo, which features a squirrel, was inspired by an area in the West End of Toronto, which is “home to a family of albino squirrels.” Overactive Media’s offices are also located in the West End.
Though the league will see teams compete in 5-v-5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare matches, Toronto Ultra has exercised its right to have 10 players on a roster. The team is made up of Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, Ben “Bance” Bance, and Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa.
Other Call of Duty League Franchises
OpTic Gaming LA and Toronto Ultra join the London Royal Ravens, New York Subliners, and the LA Guerillas. Seven more teams have yet to reveal franchise details. These are Atlanta Esports Ventures’ Atlanta, NRG Esports’ Chicago, Misfits Gaming’s Florida, WISE Ventures’ Minnesota, c0ntact Gaming’s Paris, and Enthusiast Gaming’s Seattle.
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