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CDL 2020: News Rostermania Rumours And Confirmed Signings For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 Esports

Jonno Nicholson
5 April 2020

The 2020 Call of Duty League (CDL) is underway and everyone is enthralled in the action and drama that the new season of Call of Duty Esports has already brought on Modern Warfare.

Players are have found their rosters and organisations but things are not settled as we approach CDL Los Angeles.

Plenty of rumours, transfers, announcements and stories will unfold during the course of the season and we'll be covering it all here!

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest CDL news!

This Week On Call of Duty - 6th April 23:00 BST

According to the latest leaks, Quads is coming to Warzone and a few hints from developers Infinity Ward suggests it will be 'soon'.

It’s something that fans have been waiting for and will likely replace the current Solo playlist available in-game.

Modern Warfare Season 3 is scheduled to launch on April 8, but there is something else happening before that.

Tuesday, April 7 will see a new Playlist update arrive as part of a Call of Duty Modern Warfare update.

These are scheduled to launch every Tuesday and it appears the same will be happening this week, even with the impending Season 3 launch.

Modern Warfare Battle Pass Skin For The EBR-14 Gives It A Damage Buff In Warzone - 5th April 11:50 BST

The Modern Warfare battle pass skins for the EBR-14, gives the sniper rifle a damage buff in Warzone, essentially making it "pay to win".

This doesn’t normally happen for skins. Does this mean we'll start seeing a lot more pay to win features in Warzone?

Warzone Charity Tournament - 4th April 20:00 BST

The $40,000 ROKKR Warzone Charity Tournament begins today at 21:00 BST.

The winners receive a $40,000 prize pool for charities of their choosing, as well as raising money for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

You can watch it here.

Additionally, fans can donate directly to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, either through the Twitch stream on website.

100% of donations made by fans will be matched by the Minnesota Røkkr too!

"Players picking their charities has been great to see and hopefully will stoke some competitiveness during the tourney," said Brett Diamond, Røkkr's COO. "At the end of the day we’re all asking ourselves how we can help those in need during this situation, and we appreciate the opportunity to create some positivity during a tough time for many people."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 Release Date And Artwork Revealed - 3rd April 20:00 BST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 3 is coming on Wednesday, April 8!

This season will bring new content for both Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Warzone, and Activision has teased some of the contents in a new image shared on the game's official Twitter account.

Modern Warfare Multiplayer Free Access Weekend - 2nd April 20:00 BST

MW Multiplayer will be free for everyone all weekend long, players will be able to access the multiplayer through Warzone (which you can download for free).

Warzone cheaters are being punished, 35,000 bans issued so far - 1st April 20:00 BST

Aimbots have plagued battle royale games as long as they've been around, and luckily, for us non-cheaters, Activision is taking a stronger stance towards anyone found cheating in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Released Today For PS4 - 31st March 20:00 GMT

That's right! As if out of nowhere, MW2R is here. PS4 players can get stuck straight in, but unfortunately for PC and Xbox One players, they'll have to wait until the 30th April.

They can, however, prebuy their copy on their respective device and get instant access to the Ultimate Demo Team Classic Ghost Bundle in Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.

Activision drops a briefing detailing everything coming to Call of Duty - 30th March 20:00 GMT

Activision released a blog that outlined all updates and plans across the Call of Duty franchise from CoD: Mobile to MW, with no detail spared. 

You can check out Acti's blog post here.

"Get more intel on your favorite teams at the Call of Duty League website. Get a fresh look at the Paris Legion in a team profile on the Call of Duty League Youtube channel.

Get insight on more teams by checking out other team profiles like the Atlanta FaZe and the Seattle Surge, among others. 

Check other features like in-depth intel on players and watch streams of Joe “MerK” Deluca or Clint “Maven” Evans playing Warzone live on the Call of Duty League Youtube channel".

Prestinni admits that his being benched is not his decision anymore. - 23rd March 23:00 GMT

Warzone Took Just 10 Days To Top 30 Million Players - 22nd March 20:00 GMT

After flying out the gate and dominating both Fortnite and Apex Legends records with the number of players for the first week, Call of Duty: Warzone continues to grow its numbers.

With Coronavirus keeping everyone indoors, for the time being, It doesn't look like Warzone will be slowing down any time soon. 

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered? - 21st March 20:00 GMT

A remastered version of Modern Warfare 2 has allegedly been in the pipeline for years now, and back in March 2018, thanks to CharlieINTEL, it was all but confirmed. New rumours suggest that it's coming, and it's coming sooner than expected... with multiplayer! Check it out here!

$50k Warzone Tournament - 20th March 19:00 GMT

Tonight starting at 8pm going through till about 1am, BoomTV and CashApp have put a twist on popular Code Red tournament series, switching it to Code Green to put together a massive competition for CoD: Warzone.
Popular influencers from the gaming world, including top streamers, pro players, major figures in esports, and more will be taking part for a split of a $50k cash prize.

You can watch the action on the official CashApp Twitch channel right now!

Call of Duty DOWN: Server Maintenance Queue Hits Modern Warfare and Warzone - 19th March 20:00 GMT

Throughout yesterday and today, players have been reporting servers for MW and Warzone being down. 

The Down Detector outage map says the Call of Duty down issues are mainly affecting gamers in the UK, US and Europe. 

Are we going to see more downtime now that more players are at home?

Modern Warfare 17/03/2020 Patch Notes - 18th March 19:00 GMT

Infinity Ward has released a new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which can only mean one thing... WARZONE UPDATE!

There's also a multiplayer playlist update on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

While the majority of the patch notes concern various bug fixes (as well as an update to who gets the credit for kills in Warzone) we've also finally got Solo's in Warzone!

You can check out the full patch notes here!

Travel Ban - 16th March 20:00 GMT

US travel ban from UK starts in under 24 hours, and Nastie is on his way, according to Skrapz.

Warzone's First Week Obliterates Fortnite's First Week - 15th March 12:00 GMT

Even though it hasn't been a full week yet, the numbers are staggering.

Warzone Continues To Break Records (14th March)

Warzone hit 6 million players 24 hours after release, more than doubling Apex Legends which had 2.5 million.

it hasn't even been out a week and it's already up to 15 million players!

Call of Duty League Is Moving To Online-Only Games (13th March)

The city-based Call of Duty League will be temporarily moving to a new format amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the league said that upcoming matches will be played online as opposed to large events.

“Call of Duty League has seen firsthand the power of our live events in our inaugural season, and will return to city-based competition in front of live audiences as soon as it is safe and logistically possible".

Fero Confirmed To Be Playing For Mutineers (6th March)

Rated Being Replaced? (6th March)

Fero Filling In For Prestinni? (6th March)

LA Guerillas Change Lineup For Home Series (5th March)

Subliners Sign Mack Melts? (3rd March)

OpTic Role Changes (3rd March)

Fero Being Linked With UYU (3rd March)

Rambo Joins Dallas Empire As General Manager (3rd March)

CDL Playlist: "Snakeshot" Ban Incoming (3rd March)

UYU Drop Three Players (2nd March)

Team WaR Win CDC Paris (1st March)

Latest Roster Updates (1st March)

New Starting Roster For LA Guerillas (1st March)

LA Guerillas Sign itsSpart And VividTheWarrior (29th February)

Toronto Challenger Series WILL Be Streamed (28th February)

Zer0 Benched For Happy (28th February)

LA Guerillas Target MackMelts And Vivid Warrior - OpTic Interested In F3rocitys (26th February)

Streaks Updated In CDL Playlist (26th February)

CDL Playlist Update (25th February)

Atlanta FaZe Academy Win Atlanta Challenger Series (24th February)

Atlanta FaZe Win Atlanta Home Series (24th February)

CDL All-Star Weekend Dates (20th February)

Blazt Scrimming For LA Guerillas (19th February)

Updated Academy Teams (19th February)

Mid-Season Event Cancelled? (19th February)

Enable BENCHED (14th February)

Patch 1.14 Arrives (11th February)

Prize Pool For CDL London Revealed (11th February)

CDL Playlist Arrives In Modern Warfare (10th February)

Chicago Huntsmen Win CDL London Event (9th February)

Singularity Win CDL London Challenger Event (9th February)

Fero Joining Hybrid Gaming (4th February)

Bance Promoted To Starting Lineup (1st February)

Parasite Exploring His Options (31st January)

M4 And MP5 Nerfed (28th January)

COD League Streamed Exclusively On YouTube (24th January)

Team Gear Available In Modern Warfare (24th January)

Lottie Joins CDL Broadcast Team (24th January)

TeePee Joins CDL Broadcast Team (23rd January)

Royal Ravens Academy Roster (23rd January)

Atlanta Academy Team Announced (22nd January)

Studdyy Not Returning To CDL (22nd January)

Hybrid Gaming Squad Announced (22nd January)

Team Gear Coming To Modern Warfare (21st January)

Maven And Merk Return For CDL 2020 (20th January)

Confirmed Paris Squad (19th January)

Confirmed Toronto Ultra Squad (19th January)

Pro MP5 Class (17th January)

CDL Jerseys Revealed (17th January)

Renegades Announce Roster (15th January)

Rules Update (15th January)

NAMELESS Confirmed As Talent For CDL 2020 Season (14th January)

Maven And Merk Confirmed For The CDL? (10th January)

Infinity Ward Looking Into Slide Cancel Bug (10th January)

Priestahh's Top 5 Teams (9th January)

Pacman Joins OpTic Gaming LA (9th January)

New CDL Franchise Tournament Details Revealed (8th January)

Details about the new tournament structure being implemented into the CDL franchise league. Here are all of the details.

Launch Weekend Challenger Details Revealed (8th January)

The Minnesota Launch Weekend details have been revealed for Challenger Division teams including the schedule, equipment and their season. You can read about it here.

Maps Under Scrutiny From Ruleset (7th January)

CDL Betting Odds Revealed (6th January)

Current Academy Rosters (4th January)

Paris Legion Short On Practice (4th January)

Felo Claims Arklov And Rammaza Domination Have Been Removed (2nd January)

Pro Players Want To Remove Arklov And Rammaza Domination (2nd January)

Chino Removed From OpTic Gaming LA And Replaced By Believe (2nd January)

Puckett Returns To Call of Duty? (1st January)

 

Updated Gentleman's Agreement List (31st December)

Electrify Esports Announce Roster (27th December)

New Tournament Based Structure Coming To CDL (24th December)

 

MBOZE Joins Huntsmen As Substitute (24th December)

Updated Gentleman's Agreement List (18th December)

COD League Fixes In Latest Patch (18th December)

MRuiz Joins UYU (13th December)

Blazt Joins LA Guerillas (13th December)

Tisch Joins Dallas Empire (12th December)

OpTic MaNiaC Joins Florida Mutineers (12th December)

Chino & Goonjar Announced As OpTic Gaming Subs (11th December)

Sender Announced As Huntsmen Coach (9th December)

General Joins Chicago Huntsmen (6th December)

x2Pac_ThuGLorD Joins Chicago Huntsmen (5th December)

 

Grvty And Jurniii Join Atlanta FaZe (5th December)

TeddyRekcs Joins Seattle Surge (5th December)

Tisch Leaves UYU, MRuiz To Replace? (4th December)

Teddy Joins Seattle Surge (3rd December)

Florida Mutineers Announce Full Roster (2nd December)

Seattle Surge Announce Two Players (27th November)

Dallas Empire Release Mutex (26th November)

After making an offensive outburst on a livestream, after losing an S&D match, Mutex has formally been released from Dallas Empire

Happy Joins New York Subliners (18th November)

General, Sender, Blazt, Chino And Happy Confirmed To Be On CDL Teams? (16th November)

Match Schedules For First Split (15th November)

Launch Weekend Schedule (15th November)

John Banned From CDL For 2020 (12th November)

UYU Enter The Challenger Scene (12th November)

Full Los Angeles Guerillas Squad And Staff (8th November)

Mid-Season Weekend And Championship Weekend Dates Leaked (7th November)

Madcat Joins London Royal Ravens (7th November)

COD League Schedule Revealed (7th November)

MuTeX Joins Dallas Empire (5th November)

Tommey Joins Dallas Empire (4th November)

Lacefield Joins The LA Geurillas (4th November)

London Royal Ravens Add Seany To Their Roster (3rd November)

 

 

Saints Joins LA Geurillas (2nd November)

Paris Legion Unveil Full Team Including Josh As Coach (2nd November)

Decemate Joins LA Geurillas (1st November)

Aquaa Joins LA Geurillas (31st October)

Chicago Franchise Announce Their Team Name (31st October)

The Chicago Franchise announce their team name to as the Chicago Huntsmen.

Seattle Franchise Announce Their Team Name (30th October)

The Seattle Franchise have announced their team name as the Seattle Surge.

CDL Ruleset v1.0 Released (29th October)

The Call of Duty League has released its first competitive ruleset - you can read more about it here.

Minnesota Franchise Announce Team Name (29th October)

Minnesota have announce that team name to be the Minnesota RØKKR.

CDL Announces Start Date (29th October)

The Call of Duty League have announced a start date for the new COD Esports season on the 24th January 2020. This first event will be hosted by Minnesota and will also be the venue for the first open event. You can read more about it here.

Florida Franchise Announce Team Name (28th October)

The Florida franchise have revealed their team name as the Florida Mutineers.

Aches Joins LA Geurillas (26th October)

Atlanta Announce Their Full Roster And Team Name (26th October)

The Atlanta franchise have revealed their team name as Atlanta FaZe, with their full roster:

  • Tyler "aBeZy" Pharris
  • Chris "Simp" Lehr
  • McArthur "Cellium" Jovel
  • Michael "MajorManiak" Szymaniak
  • Preston "Priestahh" Greiner

Toronoto Franchise Announce Full Roster And Team Name (25th October)

The Toronoto franchise have revealed they will be called the Toronto Ultra, as well as their full roster:

  • Daniel "Loony" Loza
  • Anthony "Methodz" Zinni
  • Carson "Brack" Newberry
  • Alejandro "Lucky" López
  • Adrian "MeTTalZ" Serrano
  • Tobias "CleanX" Juul Jønsson
  • Nicholas "Classic" DiCostanzo
  • Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan
  • Ben "Bance" Bance
  • Mehran "Mayhem" Anjomshoa

Chicago Franchise Announce Full Roster (24th October)

The Chicago franchise have announced their full roster:

  • Seth "Scump" Abner
  • Matthew "FormaL" Piper
  • Peirce "Gunless" Hillman
  • Dylan "Envoy" Hannon
  • Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson

OpTic Gaming LA Announce Full Roster (24th October)

The OpTic Gaming LA franchise have announced their full roster:

  • Brandon "Dashy" Otell
  • Thomas "TJHaLy" Haly
  • Kenny "Kenny" Williams
  • Austin "SlasheR" Liddicoat
  • Jordan "JKap" Kaplan

Minnesota Confirm FULL Roster (24th October)

Minnesota confirmed their full roster for the CDL 2020 season - Asim is the final member to join the Minnesota franchise:

  • Obaid "Asim" Asim
  • Justin "SiLLY" Fargo-Palmer
  • Adam "Assault" Garcia
  • Adam "GodRx" Brown
  • Alex "Alexx" Carpenter

They have also announced that Exceed will be a substitute.

Potential Leaked Franchise Logos (23rd October)

It has been leaked on Twitter the potential logos of the new franchises by @MRokkr - this has since been proven to be fake.

 

Seattle Franchise Announces FULL Roster (21st October)

The Seattle franchise today announced their whole roster at once:

  • Damon "Karma" Barlow
  • Ian "Enable" Wyatt
  • Sam "Octane" Larew
  • Josiah "Slacked" Berry
  • Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov
  • Joey "Nubzy" DiGiacomo (Head Coach)

A team full of veteran Call of Duty players, including 3 time World Champion Karma, formerly of OpTic Gaming. He's also joined by 2 time World Champion Apathy. Octane had an incredible year in Black Ops 4, winning two major titles and an MVP trophy at CWL London. Octane is joined by his teammate from Black Ops 4, Enable. Enable initially came from a Halo background, with his most successful stint in Call of Duty coming from the Advanced Warfare season under FaZe Clan  Slacked individually had a great year, picking up a major trophy early on in the season at Fort Worth, making a name for himself with the 'Slacked Slam' - the nickname for his multi-kills with a grav slam. Nubzy will join Seattle as their Head Coach, building himself up in recent years, with impressive performances at the amateur level. After failing to get into the Pro League with PIT Knights, his performances awarded him a spot on the GenG roster, finishing runner up on two occasions.

New York Announced Their Team Name As New York Subliners

New York announce their team name to be 'New York Subliners'.

Dallas Confirm Their Franchise Name As Dallas Empire (20th October)

Dallas announce their team name to be 'Dallas Empire'.

LA Franchise Confirm Their Name As LA Guerrillas (19th October)

LA announce their team name to be 'LA Guerillas'.

Dallas Sign Crimsix (18th October)

Ian "Crimsix" Porter, formerly of OpTic Gaming, join the Dallas franchise for the 2020 season. Crimsix is the winningest player in Call of Duty history with 32 Major tournament wins, including two Call of Duty World Championships. After spend 5 years on OpTic Gaming, their demise ultimately led to his departure. The 'Crimbot' has won a major title on every Call of Duty, since he started competing in Black Ops 2, apart from WWII. There's no doubt that the former Halo pro's wealth of experience at the top level will bring a huge boost for the team, alongside former Complexity teammate Clayster; with Dallas opting to field a much younger team.

The CDL Officially Announce The Amateur Series (18th October)

Acrivision have revealed more information about the amateur scenes future, by informing us that a seperate 'Challenger Series' will take place; with details on the pro series as well. You can find more information about it here.

New York Sign Censor (17th October)

Doug "Censor" Martin is one of the longest serving Call of Duty pros and despite its priority for him falling in recent years, he has been adamant on social media that he deserves to be a part of a pro team again. It appears his cries have been heard as New York have signed up as the sixth member of the squad. It appears that Censor may be more of a substitute rather than a starting player, however Censor has a massive following and a great personal brand; which will be of great benefit to the NYC team.

Dallas Franchise Announce Illey (17th October)

Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal is the next young gun to join the Dallas crew. A relative unknown is only a few days away from turning 18, only winning a few amateur tournaments last year with Forfeit Gaming.

Dallas Franchise Recruits Huke (16th October)

Cuyler "Huke" Garland joins the Dallas squad as their third player, after a troublesome year in Black Ops 4. Huke's career in COD started at any early age, however he was too young to compete in Call of Duty long-term and could legally compete after Advanced Warfare. Huke moved to compete in Halo, where he was a huge success, before coming back to Call of Duty during World War II. Towards the later stage of last year, Huke transferred to Splyce from Envy and now returns home for the new season.

London Franchise Confirm Their Team Name to Be 'London Royal Ravens' (15th October)

The London Franchise have confirmed the rumours that their team name will be the 'London Royal Ravens'. It's unclear whether this name will face issues down the line as it is illegal to use the word 'royal' in your name in most circumstances. With this announcement, they have changed their social media handle from @London_COD to @RoyalRavens.

Shotzzy Joins Dallas Franchise (15th October)

Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro joins the Dallas Franchise. Formerly of Splyce Black, who competed in the amateur scene for Black Ops 4, has no real notable placements; other than a top 48 at the CWL Amateur Finals in the previous season.

Seattle Announcement Incoming (14th Ocotber)

In a cryptic message, it appears Seattle have a big announcement coming on the 21st October. Likely to be the announcement of their team name, rumoured to be the Seattle Surge.

Clayster Joins Dallas Franchise (14th October)

The Dallas franchise have announced their first member of their squad ahead of the Modern Warfare season, James "Clayster" Eubanks. Clayster won the final ever COD Champs, the last event of the Black Ops 4 season, with eUnited. Having won multiple championships across multiple teams, the veteran AR will continue an icon career in Call of Duty esports as it starts a new chapter; entering a franchise based model.

Minnesota Announce Alexx (10th October)

Alex "Alexx" Carpenter has joined the Minnesota franchise for the officially confirmed Call of Duty League. After joining Team Reciprocity late in the Black Ops 4 CWL season, Alexx impressed many despite an up and down season where he struggled to find a place to call home after Team Denial's management folded. Alexx is the 4th player to join the franchise and another talented European player to be picked up by a North American team.

The CDL Is Officially Announced (9th October)

Paris Announce 7 Man Roster (3rd October)

The Paris franchise announce a 7 man roster, featuring a mix of European, American and Australian players

  • Luke "Louqa" Rigas (Australia)
  • Conrad "Shockz" Rymarek (Australia)
  • Denholm "Denz" Taylor (Australia)
  • Matthew "KiSMET" Tinsley (USA)
  • Timothy "Phantomz" Landis (USA)
  • Zach "Zed" Denyer (UK)
  • Paul "Breszy" Breszynski (France)

Despite being a European organisation, it only features two Europeans and one Frenchman.

Rated Rounds Off The London Roster (29thSeptember)

After confirming the signing of Jurd to the team the day before, Welshman Rhys "Rated" Price completes the starting line-up for the London franchise.

Jurd Joins The London Franchise (28th September)

Jordan "Jurd" Crowley makes his return to UK soil by joining the London Franchise, he is the 4th member of the team after they recently announced they have locked in all 5 squad members.

Zer0 And Attach Join The New York Franchise (27th September)

Trei "Zer0" Morris joins his former FaZe teammate, Zooma, by joining the New York franchise.

Dillon "Attach" Price is finally reunited with his duo, Zooma, by joining the New York franchise.

Temp & Accuracy Join The New York Franchise (26th September)

Donovan "Temp" Laroda has announced joining the New York Franchise, after leaving Splyce.

Alongside this, Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi, after leaving Evil Geniuses.

Zooma Signs For The New York Franchise (25th September)

Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto has announced he will be joining the NYC franchise, after departing from FaZe Clan where he's been for the last 5 years of his career.

Eight Potential Rosters Leaked (21st September)

Popular CDL intel Twitter account, CDL Intel, has leaked eight potential starting rosters for Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Los Angeles (IMT), New York and Seattle. As for the other four teams, it looks like they are beginning to assemble their respective rosters ahead of the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on October 25th.

Minnesota Announce Silly, Assault & GodRx (20th September)

Justin "SiLLY" Fargo-Palmer and Adam "Assault" Garcia, formerly of Team Envy, have joined the Minnesota franchise in an epic reveal video. They will be joined by Adam "GodRx" Brown, who played for Enigma6 previously and they will be coached by Brian "Saintt" Baroska. The team have two spots left in their squad, to which they hinted at in their reveal video, we must assume we will hear more about these mysterious additions soon.

Skrapz & Dylan Join London Franchise (20th September)

Matthew "Skrapz" Marshall joins his twin brother as part of the London franchise in the CDL. Skrapz, originally starting on the Red Reserve squad last season, made his move to FaZe Clan mid-way through Black Ops 4; after they made their re-introduction to competitive Call of Duty. Despite denying that he would be teaming with his brother in the next year, the dynamic duo are back together for the first time since their seperation during the WW2 season under UNILAD.

Dylan "Dylan" Henderson also join the London franchise after an incredible breakout year at the top level. After Dylan came in to replace Denz, you could tell the future was bright for the youngster and we're expecting big things from him and his team in the next year. Call of Duty is coming home.

Wuskin Joins London Franchise (17th September)

Bradley "Wuskin" Masrshall has joined the recently announced London franchise in the CDL. Wuskin was a part of the electric Reciprocity roster last year, they kept everyone guessing with their unpredictable performances at major events. It's been rumoured that he will not be teaming with his twin Skrapz, the question remains who will he be teaming with and how many players will rejoin him for another season?

As one of the first squad announcements, in the wider scope of the CDL, it's likely we will see many more off the back of this.

The Fall of OpTic Gaming (10th September)

Although OpTic Gaming will be in the CDL, after acquiring one of the two Los Angeles spots, it is looking like the CWL Las Vegas champions (from Black Ops 4) will not be sticking together for the Modern Warfare season.

Two-time world champion Ian "Crimsix" Porter announced that he is a restricted free agent for the upcoming season. Three-time world champ Damon "Karma" Barlow is also exploring possibilites ahead of the start of the CDL - recently he revealed his frustration over the situation. With presumably all five members of OpTic up for grabs, it will certainly be interesting to see where these talents land before the 2020 season gets started.

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Brack Restricted Free Agent Amid Luminosity Interest

Carson "Brack" Newberry was one of the several standout players to break into the upper echelons of Call of Duty esports during the Black Ops 4 season. Although there were no championship victories for him, it's no surprise that he has announced his restricted free agency with several franchises looking for players.

This announcement is particularly interesting. Popular CoD esports intel account "CDL Intel" has revealed that Luminosity Gaming, Brack's current team, are rumoured to be entering the CDL after acquiring the Seattle spot. Will Brack end up staying with Luminosity and represent Seattle or will he find pastures new? Only time will tell.

Read More: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 Esports: Franchises, CWL, Ruleset, Game Modes, Weapons, Killstreaks, Maps, Perks And More

Along with Seattle, there have been rumblings of a London team entering the CDL. As of writing (September 10th) there has been no official confirmation regarding London entering the league but having London in the league will be great for Call of Duty fans in the UK after a capacity crowd filled the Copper Box Arena for CWL London.

Confirmed Free Agents & Rumours

There have been several movements and rumours circulating during the 2019/20 off-season. Click here for all the confirmed free agencies. So far, there has been little information surrounding any potential rosters but on September 8th, CDL Intel revealed the potential roster that Atlanta MAY have acquired for the Modern Warfare season.

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Written by
Jon Nicholson
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