February 6, 2020

How Call of Duty created esports

In 2020, esports became a normal part of youth culture. But although it has been normalized to such a degree, it wasn’t always accepted. What paved the way for games like League of Legends or Overwatch were the countless montages of Call of Duty players sniping their friends to the sound of Skrillex in 2011. […]

December 9, 2019

Money Monday: Five Biggest Esports Announcements of the Past Week

2019 saw more money flowing around esports than ever before. From eight-figure funding rounds to multi-year partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, keeping up with the biggest moves in esports is a challenge. This weekly series gives you the five most important deals in one place, helping you stay on top of the ever-changing esports industry.  […]

November 25, 2019

Call of Duty League franchise called a “mistake”

The Call of Duty League starts its inaugural season in January 2020 but criticism over its scheduled format created waves in the professional scene. Many popular players and figures are highlighting the model’s flaws. In the midst of securing team rosters and adapting to game patches, the recent Modern Warfare is full of controversy since […]

November 8, 2019

Call of Duty League: An Interview with Chicago Huntsmen Co-CEO Andy Miller

When NRG Founder Andy Miller and Hector Rodriguez teamed up as Co-CEOs, they were able to make history, forming Chicago’s first major Esports team, the Huntsmen. The team will be participating in the new Call of Duty League which will begin play in late January. Miller is also the CEO of Sacramento Kings of the […]

November 7, 2019

WeWork Plans “Play By We” Esports Division

Real Estate company WeWork has released job listings and legal filings that show their plans to launch a new esports related venture. The new division, dubbed Play By We, will focus on renting spaces for esports tournaments and other gaming-related events. WeWork has already started to hire new employees to oversee this expansion. This isn’t […]

November 1, 2019

Vindex Launches Platform with $60 Million Funding

Vindex, the new apparent rising leader in the esports industry, brings a whole new light to the ever-growing market. Major League Gaming (MLG) Co-Founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni have established Vindex. Along with the assistance and cooperation of various financial technology entrepreneurs and highly-qualified Esport pioneers. Vindex aims to help facilitate the growth and […]

October 11, 2019

Streamer interviews on Call of Duty: Mobile esports

Following the extremely successful launch of Call of Duty: Mobile, Esportz Network interviewed Twitch streamers and mobile gaming YouTubers to find their beliefs on whether the game will enter the esports scene. The key to any game becoming a successful esport is the support of a strong fanbase. The Opinions: When asked if CoD: Mobile […]

October 2, 2019

Tencent establishes franchise league for CrossFire

Tencent, a Chinese multinational conglomerate founded in 1998, is one of the world’s largest social media companies and is the world’s largest gaming company. Tencent is now currently focusing on delivering everything it can on esports. A global esports juggernaut Whether it is purchasing a 40 percent share in Fortnite developer Epic, or acquiring League […]

September 27, 2019

Bad Moon talent pool growing

In the beginning of September, former Call of Duty coach Brice Faccento and Andrew Drake announced the launch of their joint management venture, Bad Moon Talent. Faccento and Drake set out to manage the top prospects in esports. Prospects include players and broadcasters alike, in order to best represent players and talent in the esports […]

September 24, 2019

Parent company OverActive Media to shut down Splyce

The Splyce brand has been a key contributor in esports for years. They’re based in New York and have teams competing in all branches of esports from Call of Duty and Overwatch to League of Legends and Starcraft 2. They’ll also be shut down by their parent company OverActive Media come December, according to Richard […]

September 22, 2019

Modern Warfare reboot – fresh changes to the franchise

Call of Duty’s new Modern Warfare reboot is taking fans back to the original CoD:MW series roots. With the addition of a few ambitious innovations, the game feels more like a smooth modern FPS title. Shroud playing in the beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare The first things fans are realizing coming into this […]

September 20, 2019

Wuskin joins London Call of Duty franchise

London’s Call of Duty franchise announced Tuesday that Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall is its first player joining the upcoming Call of Duty franchise league. This marks the first player officially announced by any of the 12 teams confirmed for the Call of Duty League. Welcome Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall as our first @LondonCOD player, pending league approval. […]

September 10, 2019

Gen. G will not participate in the upcoming CDL season

Activision shocked the world when they announced the new model for the competitive Call of Duty scene. The model, mirroring that of the popular , would make teams purchase spots in the league, establish homes in cities across the globe and provide security for the players. Not everybody has taken to this change very well, […]

September 4, 2019

Former Call of Duty Coach Opens Bad Moon Talent Esports Agency

Now that Activision is changing the format of the Call of Duty World League (CWL) to a franchise-based format, uncertainty arises about the future of many players. Teams have decided not to gamble on the new format and will not compete in the upcoming season a la eUnited, 100 Thieves, and Optic Gaming. Many players […]

September 4, 2019

What is the Esports Regulatory Congress?

Enter the Esports Regulatory Congress. A two-day event starting September 23 that brings together some of the biggest names in the esports scene to discuss the state of esports moving forward. The event will be held in the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel in Barcelona, Spain with over “30 top speakers, 200 delegates and 20 keynotes […]

September 3, 2019

100 Thieves announce CS:GO Team, but who will make the roster?

Just a day after 100 Thieves broke the news that they were pulling out of the Call of Duty esports scene, founder Nadeshot announced via his Twitter account that the organization will be signing a CS:GO roster after the Berlin Major.  I am so damn excited to enter CS:GO and assemble a Championship caliber roster. […]

August 20, 2019

Call of Duty Secures Two More Franchise Players

The upcoming Call of Duty league acquired two franchise owners to take slots in the tournament. Misfits Gaming’s Florida Mayhem, a Miami-based esports organization, announced it will be taking the Florida slot. In the initial release, Misfits explained the decision to join the Call of Duty league: “Our experience with the Overwatch League and Activision […]

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