The latest Call of Duty League franchise, Oxygen Esports, will be based in Boston.
Oxygen Esports and Boston Uprising have joined forces to form an esports powerhouse in New England, as well as the 12th franchise in the Call of Duty League. “I’m thrilled to welcome Boston, our newest squad, to our 2022 season lineup.” Brandon Snow, Head of Activision Blizzard Esports, stated. “Oxygen Esports and Kraft Sports and Entertainment are two of the top organizations in esports, sports, and entertainment.” Boston has a history of winning championships, and we fully expect them to build a winner in Boston as we begin our third season in the Call of Duty League.”
Oxygen Esports has also just completed a $20 million capital raising, which has attracted the support of a number of sports professionals with ties to Boston. Among the notable investors is Danny Ainge, who won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics as a player. As well as General Manager, four-time NFL Super Bowl winner Rob Gronkowski, and his brothers.
“The Kraft family couldn’t be more delighted to expand their exposure to esports,” said Stacey James, a spokesman for the Kraft family. “With the merger of the Boston Uprising and Oxygen Esports, as well as the announcement of a Boston Call of Duty League franchise, New England will be a formidable competitor in competitive gaming.” With Oxygen as the operator and a slew of new titles and competitions, they are molding the future of esports for all New England gamers.”
The Call of Duty League has been announced for the 2022 season, with 12 teams ready to compete at the highest level of console esports.