By Isaac Chandler
October 9, 2019
Activision officially unveiled the newly franchised CoD League today on Twitter, giving us a teaser for the announcement of the names for the ten new franchises starting the league out.
The wait wasn’t long, however, as the Call of Duty League team names appear to have been leaked to the internet via the source code for the official CDL page.
According to a report by CoD news site Charlie Intel, looking into the source code for the website reveals links to the names of all ten teams, listed below in alphabetical order:
Several Reddit users have also found some of the named accounts on Twitter. The team’s owners are already following them, adding more legitimacy to the leaks.
We’ll likely see the Call of Duty League team names get officially announced at some point before the end of the month, to give teams time to build hype around themselves.
While the CoD pro-scene audience was initially hyped to have the team names leaked finally, the excitement faded as fans mocked some of the ridiculous names teams selected.
Names like Subliners and Rokkr raised confusion as to why their names were selected with little connection they have to their locations. Others mocked Seattle’s name with references to the old soda Surge.
The biggest surprise for many, however, was in the naming for Atlanta, who picked up the team name FaZe.
FaZe Clan was supposedly not interested in a spot in the league. The team owner Banks stated the whole process was ridiculous and insanely priced, yet here we find a team bearing their name.
Given that the team is owned by Atlanta Esports Ventures, who also owns the Atlanta Reign Overwatch League team, having them use FaZe as their brand seems like a clear opening for a potential lawsuit, unless a deal has been worked out with the org allowing them to utilize it.
Neither Atlanta nor FaZe Clan has spoken out on the matter yet, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more on the situation.