Why Paris Legion Getting Las Vegas CDL Spot Disrespects Rest Of League

Why Paris Legion Getting Las Vegas CDL Spot Disrespects Rest Of League

For three seasons, the Paris Legion has rarely ventured beyond being the most maligned team in the Call of Duty League. Their apparent disinterest has been plain for all to see, so why are they being rewarded with a move to a top-tier franchise location?

On June 2, 2022, after rumors began to spread, it was announced that parent company DM Esports would be moving in and renaming both of its franchises. In the Call of Duty League, the Paris Legion, and in the Overwatch League, the Paris Eternal.

They will be moving to Las Vegas, a prime spot in any franchised sports or esports league, and one of the most famous cities in the world.

It’s a place that carries a lot of pressure to perform and represent to the best of its ability, an attribute that can hardly be used to describe either of the two Paris franchises.

At time of writing, with most of the season out of the way, Paris Legion sits dead last in the CDL standings, having won just two series all year. They started the season with a mixed bag of rejected talent, just like they did in 2020 and 2021, and to no one’s surprise, the results have been exactly the same.

The franchise itself disappears on social media while the others do what they can to attract their fan base and grow their audience. It appears they only remembered their Twitter password during the current 2022 season, posting it to their fans only a few times between the culmination of Champs in August and mid-October 2021. Other teams, meanwhile, made sure they were engage your fans, post memes, clips or questions to keep the conversations going.

It may seem like a trivial complaint, but the franchise’s reluctance to do more than the bare minimum for its fans, the CDL community in general, and its players in particular, is something that has been widely discussed (and mocked) within the scene. .

Paris Legion players Jimbo Temp and John
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Despite better performances from players like Temp (centre), Paris have once again failed to get the ball rolling.

To make matters worse, we know for a fact that DM Esports was not the first organization to inquire or inquire about the Las Vegas venue, with at least one team owner publicly admitting to requesting it and being flatly denied.

One could almost forgive if the team’s owner wasn’t OpTic Gaming’s Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who built one of the biggest brands not only in CoD but esports in general.

In 2021, H3CZ confirmed that they had initially asked for the Las Vegas CDL spot, but that they weren’t opening that spot for anyone, hinting that the league had big plans for Las Vegas in particular.

Was this his top secret plan? Hand over the keys to Las Vegas to the Legion three years after his disappointing franchise tenure? The alias ‘Sin City’ has rarely been more fitting.

To make things weirder, there seems to be a real possibility that DM Esports would pull Legion from the CDL entirely.

According to CoD esports leaker CDL Intel and confirmed by Dexerto sources, popular French streamer Corentin ‘Gotaga’ Houssein had planned to purchase Paris Legion along with a group led by a French TV channel. This had been in the works since 2021, when the Paris Legion trademark was dropped.

His motives for wanting to sell are unclear: Many fans have long believed that the organization simply no longer had any interest in being a part of the league, and this may well have played a role in his decision to enter negotiations in the first place.

Alternatively, the CDL might have wanted to keep DM Esports in the league and offer the Las Vegas spot as an advantage, which, if this were the case, would really be a spit on the other franchises that have consistently gone above and beyond. to help the league grow.

There are many secrets about what happened to Paris Legion to get the Vegas CDL spot. Nobody really saw it coming, and to a lot of fans, it feels like an odd move, especially when we know the caliber of other team owners who will have asked for it.

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