(Chicago, IL - September 13, 2019) - NRG has announced the acquisition of the Chicago franchise for the upcoming Call of Duty Esports League.
With this acquisition, Chicago joins the likes of Paris, Toronto and New York in the now 12-city league, which kicks off in 2020.
“NRG has loved Call of Duty and the competitive pro and amateur scene for a long time now,” said NRG CEO Andy Miller. “The formation of the new Call of Duty esports league provided the perfect opportunity for the org to jump in. The prospect of having Chicago written across our team’s chests was the icing on the cake. We hope to transfer our winning formula from the San Francisco Shock of the Overwatch League to the new Call of Duty esports league and our Chicago team."
NRG Esports is a globally leading esports organization that fields competition across multiple gaming titles. Founded by former Vice President of Apple and co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, Andy Miller, NRG is led by a roundtable of experience and expertise stemming from traditional sports and tech industries alike; with investment from the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Tiesto, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.