Franchising in the professional Call of Duty is becoming a poorly guarded secret as the owner of the Kaliber team said it is happening next year.
While talking on a podcast, the owner of Team Kaliber, Justin & # 39; KOSDFF & # 39; Chandler, answered a fan question about why TK is not competing in Black Ops 4.
"We are negotiating to buy a franchise license," Chandler said. "The CoD is franchised next year. So if we could not have a franchise, it would be difficult to invest in [a Black Ops 4 team.]"
As Team Kaliber does not have a team in Black Ops 4, he questions how they see their chances of getting a franchise for next season.
Franchise means the Call of Duty will follow a traditional model of sports league similar to the NFL, NBA or MLB, where owners purchase guaranteed points in the competition.
Currently, the Call of Duty World League must be qualified through an intense play-in tournament.
The rumor of the CoD franchise began when another Activision game, the Overwatch, debuted its own successful league esports with blocked places.
The Overwatch League had a huge investment, with some teams paying between $ 20 and $ 60 million for a spot. Traditional sports franchises, such as the New York Mets and the New England Patriots, have garnered places in the league, showing how lucrative esports franchises can be one day.
Call of Duty organizations established as OpTic Gaming, Team EnVy and Splyce are already involved in OWL franchises, potentially giving them managerial experience when CoD implements a similar system.