The Wilf family recently announced that they will become involved in esports. More specifically, the franchise will be a part of the Call of Duty league run by Activision. The team will be run by Jonathan Wilf and Brett Diamond.
There have already been franchises announced for Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris, and Toronto. It isn’t cheap to get into the league, either. The league fee is $25 million.
The esports industry has had massive growth in the last few years. However, starting a Call of Duty franchise in 2020 is questionable. The reception of the franchise has suffered since the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2013, and the player base has suffered for it. Frankly, it really is a headscratcher that the Wilf family did not go with League of Legends, Dota, Overwatch, or any other much more popular game.
There are a lot of games worth investing in right now. Call of Duty is definitely a questionable decision.
– Intern Reece