Call of Duty, the best selling video game franchise in recent memory, is holding an epic e-sports tournament this weekend, headlined by movie star Michael B. Jordan.
Jordan is a massive Call of Duty fan, even once going so far as to state, “Call of Duty. If anybody knows me, they know that’s my shit.”
This weekend, the A-list star will compete in Hype Battle, Call of Duty League’s celebrity-infused 2-versus-2 show match.
The event is co-hosted by the Los Angeles Guerrillas and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, the two professional Call of Duty League esports teams based in LA.
Hype Battle will take place on Sunday, March 8, and will be broadcast on YouTube.com/CODLeague.
Jordan is best known for his collaborations with director Ryan Coogler, and subsequent starring roles in Fruitvale Station, Black Panther, and the Creed franchise.
Yet while his love for gaming is not what has popularized the mega movie star, that does not make his passion for the world of e-sports any less profound.
Jordan recently invested in Andbox, an NYC-based esports organization and owners of the Call of Duty League’s New York Subliners.
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Before Jordan competes in the 2-v-2 show match, the Guerrillas and OpTic Gaming will compete in a match for hometown bragging rights. Then, the Creed star will take center stage.
The esports industry is growing rapidly, and the exposure of it with stars like Michael B. Jordan in film, and Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins of the NBA competing in events, the industry is only on its way up.
The money to be made is ridiculous, which, besides the perk of Gen Z’ers’ passion for gaming, makes it an incredibly smart investment for professionals to make their entry into the gaming world.
We are hyped to see if Jordan is as talented on the sticks as he is on set, and the match beforehand with two professional Call of Duty League teams competing should also be well worth the price of admission.
Tickets are available for fans at LAHomeSeries.com.