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The London Royal Ravens Move to North America, Becoming the Carolina Royal Ravens

The London Royal Ravens, the only European franchise in the Call of Duty League (CDL), have officially announced their move to North America. They will be relocating to North Carolina and will now be known as the Carolina Royal Ravens. The Royal Ravens have struggled to make an impact in recent years, with lackluster performances leading to their exclusion from major events and disappointing results at LAN Majors. Despite calls from fans in London for a local event, their pleas went unanswered.

Initial reports during the offseason suggested that the team was considering a move to Charlotte, North Carolina, where their parent company, ReKTGlobal, was originally based. However, the team was later acquired by Infinite Reality and based in California. There was also a takeover by Spanish-based organization KOI, founded by Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos. The process of relocation was a slow one, with little development on the matter throughout the offseason. However, on September 5, the franchise finally made the move official. The announcement received backlash from fans in the UK, who were disappointed with the decision.

With this move, the Carolina Royal Ravens join the LA Guerrillas and Vegas Legion as the only teams that have not announced their rosters for the upcoming CDL 2023/24 season. There are no longer any CDL franchises representing the UK or Europe. It remains to be seen who will be included in the Carolina Royal Ravens’ roster for the upcoming season. Other teams have already announced their rosters, with the exception of the Seattle Surge, who reportedly have a lineup ready to go.