Chicago, London, and Seattle franchises revealed for Call of Duty League

Call of Duty has three new franchises.

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Activision has added three new faces to the Call of Duty franchise league. London, Chicago, and Seattle are the three newest city-based franchises that will be competing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the upcoming iteration in the popular first-person shooter series.

The London Call of Duty team was purchased by esports infrastructure company ReKT Global, the parent company of esports organization Rogue. 

NRG, on the other hand, bought the Call of Duty League spot in the Windy City. NRG also owns the San Francisco Shock in the Overwatch League. 

The third franchise announced today will be in Seattle. The spot was purchased by the Aquilini Group and Enthusiast Gaming, which is partnered with Luminosity Gaming and owns the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League.

There are now 12 teams that will be competing in the Call of Duty League. Other franchises include Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, Toronto, Minnesota, Florida, and two Los Angeles teams. All of these franchises will be competing in a traditional city-based model featuring a home-and-away schedule.