24 Jan Wale to perform live at London’s first-ever Call of Duty League event as 12 teams compete to win £4.58m prize fund
Wale will be performing live at the opening night concert of the London Royal Ravens Home Series in the UK’s first-ever Call of Duty League event.
Taking place on February 8 2020, Wale will join DJ Nicky Romero at the Copper Box Arena to mark the first home series for the ‘Royal Ravens’, the only London-based team competing to win the inaugural Call of Duty League Championship and a £4.58m ($6m) prize fund. You can grab a ticket for the event here.
Wale is also in town the night before and will be performing a headline show live at XOYO. Find more information about that show by clicking here.
What is Call of Duty League?
Call of Duty League is a city-based eSports league comprised of 12 professional teams who go head-to-head in 5-versus-5 multiplayer matches on ‘COD Modern Warfare’. The 12 ownership groups have reportedly each invested around £19 million. In 2019, around £1.45 billion was invested in eSports investments.
PlayStation 4 is the official platform for the league while Mountain Dew has secured the rights as the event’s official beverage. The first COD League event takes place in Minnesota this weekend (January 24-26) and will see all 12 teams competing live over the course of three days of action.
This new tournament will mirror a similar format to the previous ‘Call of Duty World League’ format available to users on ‘Black Ops 4’, which saw competitors face off in a group stage before entering a playoff bracket. This new format will feature a revised points system as teams compete to rack up as many points as they can to enter the knockout rounds.
The other teams starring on Home Series weekend include the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge and Toronto Ultra.
Who are the London Royal Ravens?
A company called RekTGlobal owns the London Royal Ravens as well as the global renown Rogue eSports team.
RekTGlobal’s investment team includes the winner of the last two NBA defensive player of the year awards in Rudy Gobert, as well as NFL star Landon Collins and American tennis prodigy Taylor Fritz. Musicians Steve Aoiki, Nicky Romero, Tainy and Imagine Dragons are also investors in the Royal Ravens.