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Fans meme LA CoD franchise after name and logo reveal

Published: 19/Oct/2019 9:18 Updated: 19/Oct/2019 10:03

by Joe Craven

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The Los Angeles Call of Duty franchise owned by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment company has revealed their operating logo and name for the upcoming inaugural CDL season – and fans saw the funny side.

As the release of Modern Warfare edges closer, so does the launch of the Call of Duty League: the first time in the esport’s history that it has incorporated franchising and other commercial aspects of American sports. 

While most cities are set to unite around one CoD roster, there are two separate franchises that will fight for the LA fanbase. One franchise is owned by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment while the other is owned by Immortals, the parent company of OpTic Gaming.

KSEDo you think the Kroenke LA franchise can compete with Immortals’?

Kroenke Sports and Entertainment may be best known for being majority shareholders of Arsenal football club, but they are not new to the world of esports, currently owning the Los Angeles Gladiators in the Overwatch League. 

Late on October 18, the LA CoD franchise rebranded their Twitter accounts to the ‘LA Guerrillas’ – the name that leaks had previously suggested they would be acquiring. 

Furthermore, they revealed their logo; a hooded figure with white eyes. This was accompanied by the hashtag #HoodsUp, suggesting the kind of branding we can expect to see from the franchise.

Many fans were quick to meme this logo, likening it to the character models featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, particularly that of Spider-Woman. 

Similarly, many compared the logo to that of existing esports organization Rogue.

Sony/LA Guerrillas/Rogue GGDo you see the similarities?

There was mixed responses the the reveal, while some ‘dig it’, others thought it was too simplistic. A lot of jokes centered around comparisons to Spider-Man, with some arguing it looked like a teaser for a sequel. 

One even joked that a slot for the Call of Duty League cost $25million, but the organization’s branding budget was a mere $25. 

The logo and branding is only half of the battle to securing fans for their franchise though, as they will be going up against the OpTic brand in LA.

With the ex-OpTic Gaming franchise opening up just across the town, it remains to be seen which LA franchise will win the battle for CoD fans in the famous Californian city. 

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CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
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CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.