The Minnesota RØKKR's Call of Duty home series weekend scheduled for Friday through Sunday will be postponed due to the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests across the country. It was a joint decision between the league and the team, sources said.
Floyd, a black man, was killed last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd's death sparked protests throughout the U.S.
ESPN received a statement from the Minnesota RØKKR explaining the decision.
"In light of recent and current events, this weekend's Call of Duty League Minnesota Røkkr Home Series will be postponed one week to June 12-14," the statement read. "We will share more details soon, including how the Call of Duty League family plans to pay tribute to George Floyd and dedicate this Home Series to supporting the fight for social justice and the rights of black and minority communities, as well as organizations assisting with rebuilding efforts both in Minneapolis and nationwide."
"We have been working closely with CDL since last week on how we can use the event to raise money for charitable organizations supporting racial justice and community rebuilding efforts," Brett Diamond, COO of WISE Ventures Esports and the RØKKR, said. "Scheduling was part of those discussions but the decision was made in the past 24 hours."
The league is expected to make an official announcement shortly.
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