NRG has finally unveiled the name and branding for their Chicago Call of Duty franchise, which will now officially go by the Chicago Huntsmen.
The Chicago franchise became an instant fan-favorite after former OpTic Gaming CEO left the organization he had led for a decade to join NRG.
Following him there are former OpTic stars Seth ‘Scump’ Abner and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, who are joined by Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson, Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman and Dylan ‘Envoy’ Hannon to make up the starting roster of the Huntsmen.
After announcing the full starting lineup on October 24, fans were left waiting to see the name and logo they’d be getting behind. Although various leaks had already hinted at the name Huntsmen, including one from the official Call of Duty League website.
H3CZ teased the reveal of the team’s branding for October 31, with ‘founders’ merch available for fans who want to ensure they were among the first to back the Chicago-based franchise.
The organization has now unveiled the logo that will emblazon their merch and player jerseys when the Call of Duty League begins on January 24, 2020, in Minnesota.
— Chicago Call of Duty (@Chicago_COD) October 31, 2019
The announcements aren’t quite over yet for the Huntsmen though, as they will still need to bring on at least two substitute players to add to their roster, with up to a maximum of five subs per team.
For now, their starting roster is already hard at practice on Modern Warfare, and have been playing online tournaments to ensure they don’t fall behind the competition.
Meanwhile, H3CZ will be hard at work trying to push the Huntsmen brand as the next OpTic in Call of Duty esports, and attracting new fans.
OpTic Gaming also has their own spot in the league, holding one of two Los Angeles franchise spots, but are now owned by Immortals Gaming Club, and many fans will choose to support H3CZ, over the historic OpTic brand.
— HECZ HUNTSMEN (@H3CZ) October 31, 2019
Rodriguez already has experience creating a popular franchise team, with a big role in the creation of the Houston Outlaws, the Overwatch League team. The team’s logo is regarded as one of the best in the league, and some of that same ingenuity has clearly been applied to the Hunstmen too.
We’ve now had all but one Call of Duty franchise unveil their branding, still waiting on Paris to announce their name and logo.
Call of Duty League franchise teams
- Atlanta FaZe
- Chicago Huntsmen
- Florida Mutineers
- Dallas Empire
- London Royal Ravens
- Los Angeles Guerrillas
- Los Angeles OpTic
- Minnesota RØKKR
- New York Subliners
- Seattle Surge
- Toronto Ultra
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