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New trademarks reveal possible name for Kroenke LA Call of Duty team

Published: 16/Sep/2019 22:50 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 23:40

by Albert Petrosyan


The name of one of the two Call of Duty franchises that will be based in Los Angeles, California has potentially been revealed, thanks to newly discovered trademark filings. 

With the brand new Call of Duty League inching closer to the start of its first season, more and more information is beginning to surface about the franchises involved.

The latest development on that front appears to be the name of one of those 12 teams – the LA-based franchise owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) – being revealed.

According to a September 16 report put out by DBLTAP, two trademarks were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on September 11, one for “Los Angeles Guerrillas” and “LA Guerrillas.” 

KSE Call of Duty, LLC, are listed as the owners of both applications, as well as attorney Andrew M. LaFrance, who is also indicated on the trademark paperwork for “LA Gladiators” and “Los Angeles Gladiators,” the Overwatch League team that’s owned by KSE.

Blizzard EntertainmentKSE also own the LA Gladiators, one of two OWL teams based in Los Angeles.

Further providing confirmation of the trademarks’ authenticity, the address provided on the applications is 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver, Colorado, the location of Pepsi Center, a venue owned by KSE.

As for the contents of the applications themselves, in addition to trademarking the team names, they included goods and services, such as “downloadable computer application software for mobile phones, namely, software featuring information in the field of esports.”

Also included were “backpacks, jerseys, baseball caps, hoodies and jackets (among others); toys, action figures and action figure accessories, toy figures and board games; electronic game competitions, entertainment services in the nature of esports leagues, and ‘entertainment services in the nature of production of live multimedia entertainment content featuring eSports; providing of training, namely eSports training.'”

PixabayLos Angeles will be the home of two CoD teams for the first CDL season.

If this information holds true, then KSE’s LA franchise would be the first CDL team to have their name revealed, with all other 11 franchises yet to provide such details.

According to the league’s philosophy, all of the city-based organizations will have branding and names that represent their host city in one shape or form.

Aside from Los Angeles, which will also be the home of Immortal Gaming Club’s CoD franchise, the other host cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Minnesota, New York, Paris, and Seattle. 

Dexerto has reached out to KSE for comment on this information, and we are currently awaiting a response. As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this story as more information becomes available. 

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How to find Warzone Leatherface house easter egg on Verdansk map

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:53

by Joe Craven


With Call of Duty: Warzone celebrating its first Halloween, there’s some unique changes to the map: here’s everything you need to know to find and enter Leatherface’s house on the Verdansk map.

Warzone’s Halloween celebrations are well underway, with a ton of new content for players to dive into. This includes a number of ghostly easter eggs, one of which takes the shape of a creepy Leatherface shack located on the Verdansk map.

Leatherface is infamous for his role as the antagonist in The Texas Chainsaw film series. First debuting in 1974, the cannibalistic murderer has been reincarnated multiple times. You can even unlock Leatherface content in Modern Warfare and Warzone to strike fear into the heart of your opponents.

Warzone Zombie in Verdansk
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Warzone’s Halloween event has given the map a major spooky makeover.

Leatherface’s house location in Warzone

In order to find his house, you need to head to the very east side of the map, towards Krovnik Farmland. Once there, you’ll find a small hut towards the top of the south east areas of huts.

Once you’re nearby it should be pretty easy to locate – there are plenty of signs that it’s the house of a serial killer. A demonic Leatherface figure will greet you at one of the windows, while body parts are littered around the downstairs. Chainsaw noises will also play from upstairs, before two Leatherface figures ambush you on your trip up the stairs.

Leatherface's house circled on Verdansk map
Infinity Ward
The location of Krovnik Farmland on the Verdansk map, then of Leatherface’s house within Farmland.

There’s no in-game reward for visiting the house of Leatherface, but it’s an awesome feature for fans of The Texas Chainsaw series to enjoy nonetheless. It’s fair to assume you could terrify unsuspecting players by waiting among the scattered body parts and incarnations of the mass murderer.

At the time of writing Halloween is still has over a week left, so Infinity Ward could well have some more tricks (or treats) up their sleeves for the Haunting of Verdansk event.