London’s CoD franchise has revealed the branding and team name it will operate under during Modern Warfare’s Call of Duty League, confirming previous leaks.
Ahead of the inaugural Call of Duty League season, leaks and rumors are swirling around the rosters and franchises. All 12 franchises and their cities have been confirmed, but player rosters and franchise branding remain up in the air for many.
The London Call of Duty franchise – one of only three based outside of North America – has previously confirmed their roster but had not yet revealed the name and branding.
In an announcement on October 15, London CoD confirmed that they will be operating under the name ‘London Royal Ravens’, as well as revealing the branding and logo accompanying their organization.
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They are owned and operated by ReKT Global, the company behind the Rogue LEC team, as well having numerous famous investors, including Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero.
They will be managed by esports veteran Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell and feature a European line up; all British apart from the Irish Jordan 'Jurd' Crowley.
— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) October 15, 2019
“The Royal Ravens are hungry, passionate, and scrappy and look forward to bringing the championship title back to the homeland,” said an organization statement.
They also explained the origin of the name, stemming from the Ravens of the Tower of London, one of the city’s most prestigious landmarks.
“The Ravens represent the guardians of London,” the organization said. “In remaining true to the legend, the Royal Ravens will protect their crown by ensuring the kingdom doesn’t fall and that they bring the championship title back to the homeland.”
The full London Royal Ravens roster is as follows:
- Brad ‘Wuskin’ Marshall
- Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall
- Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson
- Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley
- Rhys ‘Rated’ Price
They have also confirmed their coaches, with Joee as head coach, ShAnE as strategic coach, and Dominate as assistant coach.
There has been something of a resurgence in attitudes towards coaches over the last season of competitive Call of Duty, as many push for a rule change to allow coaches back on stage and into in-game communications.
Many CoD franchises are sorting their rosters and announcing branding, with Seattle suggesting we can expect an announcement on October 21, while the full 10-man roster of Toronto’s franchise has apparently been leaked.
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