Call of Duty Esports Event Coming to Minneapolis

The Call of Duty League Launch Weekend will take place at the Minneapolis Armory on Jan. 24-26, 2020.

Sports Minneapolis is pleased to share details regarding Activision Blizzard Esports’ first competition of the inaugural Call of Duty League season. The Call of Duty League Launch Weekend will take place at the Minneapolis Armory on Jan. 24-26, 2020. This will mark the first-ever major esports event to be held in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota Røkkr – the Call of Duty team owned and operated by WISE Ventures, Minnesota Vikings owners the Wilf Family, and investor Gary Vaynerchuk – partnered with Sports Minneapolis to secure this event for the city. The three-day competition will see the best Call of Duty esports players from around the world face off in regular season matches, representing each of the 12 teams in the Call of Duty League. Attendees will watch world-class Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gameplay in the first-ever matches of the season, compete against other attendees in a variety of modes, meet current Call of Duty League players, and more. See below for the full news release from Activision Blizzard.

“We’re excited to welcome the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend to Minneapolis and can’t wait to show off everything the city has to offer,” said Matt Meunier, Director of Sports Minneapolis. “Our goal is to secure sporting events to highlight our community, and the first event of the inaugural Call of Duty League certainly fits that bill. We’re looking to position Minneapolis as a destination for future esports competitions, and this event will go a long way towards achieving that goal.”

For more details about the league and the competition coming to Minneapolis in January 2020, please go here.


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