Oxygen Esports (OXG), the owners of the Boston Breach, alongside Fenway Music Company (FMC) and Live Nation announced that Call of Duty League (CDL) Major 2 will be hosted at the newly opened, state-of-the-art MGM Music Hall at Fenway.
The tournament welcomes fans from across the globe to Boston where competition begins on Thursday, February 2, with a champion being crowned on Sunday, February 5. This marks the dawn of a new era for Boston as an esports destination and will be the largest esports event Boston has hosted in nearly a decade.
“Growing up in Boston as a die-hard sports fan, coupled with building the Breach alongside my family, it is exciting to bring Boston its first Call of Duty Major. From inception Oxygen prioritized putting Boston on the esports map and we believe bringing a major of this magnitude is a massive milestone. Our goal is to provide the next generation of esports fans unique experiences, and we know this event will offer a gateway for many in New England into the esports community,” Murphy Vandervelde, Co-Founder of Oxygen Esports, said.
MGM Music Hall at Fenway is a multi-purpose performing arts center that occupies 91,500 square feet on four levels and can accommodate up to 5000 guests. Opened in August 2022, MGM Music Hall at Fenway is operated by Fenway Music Company a joint venture between Fenway Sports Management and Live Nation.
“We are delighted to welcome the Call of Duty League Major 2 tournament, including competitors and esports fans alike, to the brand-new MGM Music Hall. This venue is well-suited to host a variety of events, and we aim to make this tournament a memorable experience for all in attendance. Esports is a rapidly growing segment of the sports landscape and a fantastic addition to the ever-expanding entertainment roster within the Fenway neighbourhood,” Mark Lev, President of Fenway Sports Management, said.
This event will be Boston’s first major esports event in over five years and the first time the Call of Duty League will come to the city of champions.
“After launching the Breach last season and welcoming the avid Boston community into the CDL, we are grateful for the opportunity to show fans league wide how integral Boston will be to the esports scene moving forward,” Adam Morrison, Co-Founder & COO of Oxygen Esports, said.