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Report claims Call of Duty pulls in $3 million daily thanks to Warzone

Published: 18/Jun/2020 20:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new report has indicated that the Call of Duty franchise is making a bonkers amount of money every single day, with a huge contributing factor being Warzone’s microtransactions.

Activision’s yearly-released FPS has been an industry giant for years now, and the advent of microtransactions have only caused the games’ profits to surge with more ways to monetize the experience.

The new report comes from SlottyVegas, who have used information from Nielsen Super Data, Esports Earnings, Social Blade and Forbes to determine how much money Call of Duty is making each and every day.

“We can exclusively reveal that Call Of Duty is making a staggering £2.4 million per day from physical purchases and online transactions,” the company said in a press release.

When converted to USD, this means that Call of Duty is making $2.98 million a day.

A Warzone player aims down sights with their gun.
Infinity Ward
Warzone is a major cash cow for Activision.

“That’s just over £1,600 per minute. During the past 80 days of lockdown, Call Of Duty has earned £194,204,059.15, helped in large part by its Battle Royale offshoot, Warzone,” they added.

When converted, those numbers translate to $1,986 USD every minute and a whopping $241,160,270.20 in the last eighty days.

That’s a lot of money to be made in part due to cosmetic upgrades that do not have any effect on gameplay.

A sniper scropes in on a Warzone map
Infinity Ward
CoD continues to be a major moneymaker.

Given the value of Warzone, one has to wonder what the future of the battle royale will hold – especially with the next CoD, rumored to be named “Black Ops,” facing a possible delay.

So far, there’s no indication as to when the next main entry in the series will be officially announced, or if a battle royale mode will launch alongside it – or later into its lifespan, as Infinity Ward did with Modern Warfare.

One thing is for sure, though: Judging by these numbers, there is a lot of money to be made hanging in the balance.

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TikTokers Josh Richards & Griffin Johnson become Royal Ravens co-owners

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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TikTok superstars and original members of the Sway House, Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson, have become investors in ReKTGlobal, the parent company of the Call of Duty League’s London Royal Ravens franchise and Rogue.

The news was announced on December 1 as two of the biggest names on TikTok have officially become co-owners of the London Royal Ravens and Rogue of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

“Griffin and Josh have uniquely captured the attention of Generation Z and beyond, and their influence is undeniable. They are both incredible additions to the ReKTGlobal ownership team,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “They have strong business instincts, a unique talent for developing viral content, and an understanding of how to connect with younger audiences and casual gamers.”

Combined, Richards (23.4M) and Johnson (9.8M) boast over 33 million followers on TikTok as well as similarly huge numbers on most main social media platforms. ReKTGlobal envisions their massive online presence will play a key role as the pair will develop new content, merchandise collaborations, and promotions with the Royal Ravens and Rogue.

Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson join ReKTGlobal
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Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson repping merch from the teams they now co-own.

“They are natural-born hustlers and have leveraged their TikTok fame to step into acting and music, becoming entrepreneurs and investors in the process,” Bialek added. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the ReKTGlobal family as we continue to bridge the gap between the world of esports, entertainment and pop culture.”

Griffin Johnson shared similar sentiments as the news of their investment became public, having roots as an avid gamer and Call of Duty fan.

“The fact that I can now say I own a part of London Royal Ravens and Team Rogue is unbelievably surreal,” he said. “I am thankful to Dave and Amish for allowing me into the ReKTGlobal family with open arms. Can’t wait to get to work and help bridge the gap between traditional social media and esports.”

ReKTGlobal is a huge esports org
ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal’s reach and presence in esports is massive.

As for Josh Richards, this isn’t the first time he’s been involved with ReKTGlobal; in May 2020, his creator management company, TalentX Entertainment, embarked on a joint venture with ReKTGlobal called TalentX Gaming, a talent management company with a focus on gaming and esports athletes and content creators.

“Coming on as an investor to ReKTGlobal was genuinely a no-brainer,” he commented. “After a few meetings with the C-suite at ReKTGlobal, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.”

The TikTok megastars are the latest in a long list of celebrity figures who have joined ReKTGlobal as investors, including legendary DJ Steve Aoki, Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, international producer Nicky Romero, NBA defensive star Rudy Gobert, NFL player Landon Collins, and, most recently, star YouTuber Vikkstar.