The Call of Duty League is going to include FaZe Clan, reports suggest.
In order to establish Atlanta FaZe, the company announced today has partnered with Atlanta Esports Ventures (AEV). Chris Simp, Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris, Preston “Priestah” Greiner, McArthur “Cellium” Jovel and Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak form part of the starting line-up of the team.
“FaZe Clan is embedded in the call of duty and it allows us to remain true to that rich heritage by playing in this inaugural season,” said FaZe CEO Lee Trink. “Atlanta Esports Ventures is a joint company owned by Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc., and the new chapter of FaZe will be launched. In the Overwatch League, AEV also owns the Atlanta Reign.
The first-person perspective shooter is one of the biggest game franchises in the world and has millions of fans around the globe.
While Call of Duty did not appear to be a major game for the esports betting sites, given its similarities with CSGO, it is now possible that Bet365 Sports would make bets on matches during the upcoming Call of Duty World League competition.
Simp and a BeZy, two players who led e-United most recently and who became World Call of Duty champions in August, headed the team of Atlanta. The 2019 CoD Champs MVP was also named Simp.
This year Cellium debuted with FaZe as a coach, when MajorManiak was Gen. G. Between November 2017 to January, Priestahh and James Crowder, the head trainer of the Atlanta FaZe, were playing for FAZe when he was loaned to 100 Thieves for the remainder of the Black Ops four season.
In the opening season of the Call of Duty Season, the Atlanta FaZe will start at the beginning of 2020.