The Call of Duty League has landed another high profile investor as actor Michael B. Jordan backs the New York-based Subliners.
Call of Duty League Adds Michael B. Jordan as Investor
The franchised, geo-located model at work in the Call of Duty League was first attempted on a massive scale in esports by Activision-Blizzard's Overwatch League. The system more closely resembles traditional sports, and that familiarity has attracted many first-time esports investors.
Jordan is among those dipping their toes into esports, but he will invest alongside longtime veterans of the space. His backing the Subliners ownership group Andbox will see him investing alongside veteran esports figures including Michael Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, founders of Major League Gaming. They, alongside Jordan and Sterling.VC, will own Andbox.
Andbox also operates the the New York Excelsior, a top team in the Overwatch League, but Jordan says his focus is on Call of Duty.
"I’m never the guy that just wants to cash out. I’m never the guy who just wants to be involved to put my name on it," Jordan told Adweek. "I have to have some passion for it. Call of Duty, if anybody knows me, they know that’s my shit."