Month: July 2019

Call of Duty League

Activision Hired Johanna Faries To Head COD League

Activision Hired Johanna Faries To Head COD League.

Activision announced that Johanna Faries will be the Head of Call of Duty Esports for the company. This role is dedicated to the growth of the newly minted Call of Duty League (CDL). As Call of Duty has remained a huge mainstay for casual shooter fans around the world for over 15 years, the esports community it has cultivated brought with it an industry that is changing the world. The esports industry traditionally has been grass roots. Over time, Activision has slowly incorporated esports into their Call of Duty game release pattern. Eventually the company bought Major League Gaming (MLG) and rebranded that organization as the COD World League (CWL). The COD League is the successor of the CWL in a way, and is a franchise based league with determined focus in generating regional fanbases in cities around the world such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Seattle, Toronto and more. 

Today, Faries steps into a new role – previously named Head of Call of Duty Esports – the veteran sports leader now takes on the mantle as Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports. In a week where the newly appointed Commissioner has been named to both FORTUNE’s 40 Under 40 as one of the most influential young people in business and Adweek’s ’30 Most Powerful Women in Sports’, there’s much to celebrate and anticipate for the future of competitive Call of Duty.
Newly-Appointed Commissioner of Call of Duty’s new esports league focuses on Growth and Fandom.

Johanna Faries on what to expect from the 2020 Call of Duty League season:

Our ambition is quite large, but it’s also what gets us up every day feeling so energized by the potential scale of what Call of Duty esports can deliver. It’s a rush that can feel scary at times, but that thrill is typically where greatness can happen. I feel honored to be a part of it.

We wish Johanna Faries good luck as the Head of COD League, we want COD Esports to be successful.