The official name of the Toronto Call of Duty League team is the Toronto Ultra.
OverActive Media unveiled the branding for their official Toronto Call of Duty League team this evening at a reveal event in Toronto, Canada. The team, named the Toronto Ultra, also released the names of the players on its starting roster during the festivities. The remainder of the Call of Duty League spots are in either the United States or Canada, making the Toronto Ultra the only Canadian team competing in Activision Blizzard's inaugural 2020 Call of Duty League.
Toronto Ultra Roster
The Ultra's players include Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, Ben “Bance” Bance and Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa.
These players will compete in the geolocated league under the guidance of their head coach, Mark “MarkyB” Bryceland. While Bryceland handles the head coaching role, Dominique “Wi5dom” Gelineau will function as the Ultra's general manager.
Toronto is the only Canadian team that will compete against the 11 other teams from the United States and Europe in Activision’s inaugural 2020 Call of Duty League. The Toronto Ultra is owned by OverActive Media, the owner of another of Activision Blizzard's franchised league teams, the Overwatch League's Toronto Defiant. In fact, the Ultra reveal also marks the anniversary of the Toronto Defiant launch back in 2018, as Toronto Ultra-owner OAM's President and CEO Chris Overholt referenced in the official press release.
“One year ago today, we launched our Overwatch franchise, the Toronto Defiant in an intimate venue on Queen Street. Tonight, we are thrilled to be introducing the world to the Toronto Ultra, in the best way we know how, side-by-side with 1,500 of our fans,” said Overholt. “Launching our second Toronto franchise is part of our plan to put our city on the map when it comes to the global esports conversation.”
Toronto Ultra's reveal comes on the heels of four other announced franchises, the New York Subliners, the Dallas Empire, the London Royal Ravens and the LA Guerrillas. The other seven Call of Duty franchise owners are known but have yet to reveal their branding. These include a second LA-based team owned by IGC (with the OpTiC Gaming brand), Atlanta Esports Ventures' Atlanta, NRG Esports' Chicago, Misfits Gaming's Florida, WISE Ventures Minnesota, c0ntact Gaming's Paris, and Enthusiast Gaming's Seattle.
Additionally, ESTNN's Amy Chen was able to sit down for an interview with OverActive Media President and CEO Chris Overholt to talk about the Toronto Ultra and what the its launch means for the city and community of Toronto exclusively on ESTNN.
Image VIA: OAM