London’s Royal Ravens are hosting their inaugural Call of Duty League event on Feb. 8 and 9. Today they announced they are bringing a special guest to launch their run in the league: DJ Nicky Romero will take part in the event, and in more ways than one.
It is the league’s second stop and first international outing. As announced last month, the event will follow a tournament-style format, similar to that of the former Call of Duty World League. Besides the Ravens, it will feature fellow teams the Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge and Toronto Ultra.
CDL’s first international weekend looking hot
Internationally renowned DJ Nicky Romero will headline the London Royal Ravens’ first Call of Duty League hometown weekend. Known for tracks like “Toulouse” and “I Could Be the One” (vs. Avicii), the influential Dutch DJ has produced for artists like Rihanna and Britney Spears, amongst others. Last year, he and fellow dance artist Steve Aoki joined ReKTGlobal’s celebrity investor team, which also features the likes of American tennis star Taylor Fritz, NBA All-Star Rudy Gobert and the NFL’s Landon Collins. ReKTGlobal is notably the parent company of both the Ravens and fellow esports team Rogue.
In addition to performing on stage, Romero will get to show off his Call of Duty skills in a main stage match against an as-of-yet unannounced celebrity opponent. This is all part of yet another highlight of the League launch: Hype Battles. Celebrities will flex their CoD skills in special 2v2 matches over the course of the professional Call of Duty League run.
“As headliner, Nicky Romero brings incredible energy to the stage,” said London Royal Ravens managing director and ReKTGobal CGO Michael “ODEE” O’Dell. “He has strong ties to the U.K. and the esports community as an avid Call of Duty player and an investor committed to helping bring esports to its fullest potential.”
We can’t wait for the first round of Hype Battles, and are very curious to see what Romero brings to this stage.