The Call of Duty World League holds a promising future for competitive Call of Duty in Call of Duty®: Black Ops III , and since the league’s inception, many eSports organizations are looking to enter this league during what can foreseeably be the most successful year in the history of this gaming franchise.
As Call of Duty looks to join the ranks of other elite eSports titles, this World League is taking the right steps to help ensure a prosperous future for the game. With numerous changes to this eSports, from the involvement of the Electronic Sports League to the implementation of a social media handbook, professionalism is being stressed and seems like it is definitely more of a priority compared to years past.
Top eSports organizations, such as Cloud9 and Team SoloMid , are looking to seize this great opportunity that the World League presents and use this setup as a segway into the world of competitive Call of Duty.
For people like myself who are mainly Call of Duty fans, the names of these organizations might not mean much. However, most people recognize Cloud9 and TSM both as North American eSports organizations that have seen great success in League of Legends over the past few years.
For the world of eSports as a whole, it would be huge for these organizations to pickup a team in the World League for numerous reasons. The interest shown by these major eSports organizations helps to testify for the growth and development of Call of Duty, and if they were to participate in the World League, it could greatly help increase viewership.
Eight teams have already qualified for the North American part of the World League, but there is an online qualifier taking place next week (Dec. 14-16) where teams will be competing for the final four spots in the first season of the league.
All of the teams that failed to qualify at the Call of Duty World League Qualifying Invitational last weekend will be competing in this online qualifier, including two other major eSports organizations who recently joined the Call of Duty scene: Counter Logic Gaming and Luminosity Gaming .
Unlike Cloud9 and TSM who are recruiting teams currently, CLG and Luminosity picked up their teams prior to the qualifying invitational. Each of these organizations are taking a different approach in terms of how they are entering the competitive Call of Duty scene, but the most important fact remains that these organizations have their eye on this game.
There are most likely even more major eSports organizations out there that are searching for a team, but just have not made it public knowledge like Cloud9 or TSM. Regardless, no matter what strategy or plan these organizations have in mind, it is just great to see these companies from other games looking to branch out into Call of Duty. Most of these big organizations have large fanbases from their teams on other games, so this should definitely help raise viewership down the road.
Moving forward, the future looks bright for Call of Duty, which is probably why most of these big-name organizations are looking to get in sooner rather than later. If the production and quality from this past weekend at the qualifying invitational is any indication of what ESL has to offer competitive Call of Duty, it’s easy to see why these top eSports organizations are looking to come on board. We definitely have an exciting year of Call of Duty action ahead of us.
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