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Parent Company of Paris Eternal and Paris Legion Files for 'Vegas' Trademarks

DM-Esports filed trademark rights for "Vegas Eternal" and Vegas Legion" in March 2022.
DM-Esports filed trademark rights for "Vegas Eternal" and Vegas Legion" in March 2022. / Image courtesy of Call of Duty League

DM-Esports, the parent company of the Overwatch League's (OWL) Paris Eternal and Call of Duty League's (CDL) Paris Legion, appears to be preparing for the relocation of both esports franchises to Las Vegas.

As spotted by @ThatMoonshot on Twitter Tuesday, the trademarks were filed and granted for both "Vegas Eternal" and "Vegas Legion" in March for entertainment services and clothing. At the time of publication, no official public statements or announcements acknowledging the moves have been made.

Drew McCourt, son of French soccer team Olympique de Marseille owner Frank McCourt and founder of both DM-Esports and c0ntact Gaming, is the owner of both the Paris Eternal and the Paris Legion.

Following the Paris Eternal's founding in September 2018 and the Paris Legion's start in May 2019, both teams have notably remained towards the bottom half of their respective league's standings annually.

In 2020, there was chatter that the two franchises were unwilling to pay/offer above-minimum salaries, which sparked plenty of dialogue across both scenes.

At the time of publication, Paris Legion is last in the CDL standings with a 2-16 match record heading into Major 3. In the Overwatch League's West Region, Paris Eternal is tied for last along with the Vancouver Titans with a 0-6 mark.

According to Trademarkia.com, while DM-Esports' trademarks of the Paris Eternals' name and logo remain active, all of c0ntact gaming's trademarks for Paris Legion have remained abandoned since 2021.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see if the Eternals and Legion do end up moving ship to Las Vegas, joining the likes of the Raiders, Golden Knights and Aces in bringing their respective entertainment franchises to Sin City.

For more on esports, feel free to check out our coverage of Activision Blizzard reportedly being owed roughly $400 million in franchise payments from teams participating in the OWL and CDL.

UPDATE 6/1/22: Both the Paris Eternal and the Paris Legion have officially announced on Twitter that they will be relocating to Las Vegas in 2023.