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Twelve teams reportedly paid $25 million each to join a new esports league around one of the biggest games in the world - here's everything you need to know about Call of Duty League

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Activision Blizzard will launch the Call of Duty League with 12 teams in January 2020.
Call of Duty League franchise owners paid $25 million or more to secure their place in the Call of Duty League, according to ESPN.
"Call of Duty" is a perennial best-seller with yearly releases that draw in millions of players. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" is already the best-selling video game of 2019 less than a month after its release,
While Call of Duty has a long history of international esports events, Activision's decision to build a franchised league with a limited...
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A YouTuber launched a viral campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Here's the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and other tech CEOs and YouTube personalities

A YouTuber launched a viral campaign to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Here's the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and other tech CEOs and YouTube personalities

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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YouTube star MrBeast recently launched a campaign to raise money to plant 20 million trees in honor of reaching 20 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform.
The TeamTrees campaign has raised nearly $13 million already with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and more than 600 influencers .
Here are some of the biggest names in tech and YouTube who have donated to the cause, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk , YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki , PewDiePie , and Jeffree Star .
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