Team Liquid Announces Esports Team for CoD’s Blackout Mode
BLACKOUT — Operation Team Liquid
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) December 12, 2018
“Call of Duty is one of gaming’s most storied franchises and their push into the Battle Royale sector caught our attention. With our current dominance in both PUBG and Fortnite, it only makes sense to make a push towards Blackout,” Team Liquid said in the announcement.
The new Blackout team will feature four initial members: Brenden “Casper” Marino, Gage “Caliburn” Meyer, Thomas “Flankxr” Cook and Tanner “Rogue” Trebb.
This news comes just days after Jay Puryear, director of brand management at Treyarch, and Adam Apicella, vice president of league and event operations at Activision Blizzard’s MLG, revealed that the Call of Duty World League (CWL) will not feature Blackout in the current season, which launched last weekend.
Team Liquid has revealed that it will host a series of weekly open tournaments and invitationals, as it aims to be the first to host a full-squad broadcast event in Blackout.