CDL to release a line of esports trading cards.
Call of Duty League has inked a new partnership with global trading card company Upper Deck, which will see the two collaborate to release a new line of esports trading cards.
The cards are set to be a part of the Call of Duty League 2022 season and will be available only on Upper Deck’s e-Pack platform. The cards will be highlighting the top moments from the 2022 season along with the ‘Championship weekend’ which will be available one week after the qualifiers and major tournament.
Upper Deck has also announced an achievement programme which will allow the quickest collectors of the CDL cards a chance to win a special autographed achievement set later in the season. Upper Deck has stated that the partnership will start with a small series of ‘Game Dated Moments’ which will be expanded later in the year.
Daniel Siegel, VP of Consumer Products at Activision Blizzard, commented:
“Physical trading cards for Call of Duty League have been a fan request for some time, and we’re excited to deliver with an exceptional partner like Upper Deck. Fans can now collect actual moments that will become part of Call of Duty League’s history through Game Dated Moments cards, collecting and trading for current and future seasons to come.”
Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck, added:
“The popularity of esports has grown exponentially in recent years along with the demand for gaming-based collectibles. We are excited to release the first Call of Duty League Game Dated Moments cards and look forward to releasing additional products later this year.”
This isn’t the first time Upper Deck has partnered with an esports league; in 2018, it had launched a set of trading cards of the Overwatch League.