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!
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)
Someone sent me a clip earlier today of Huntsmen’s talking about London making a change and Rated’s name was mentioned.— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) March 6, 2020
The clip is now deleted and that part of the VOD is now muted. pic.twitter.com/9DWkBWxLHq
Fero Filling In For Prestinni? (6th March)
LA Guerillas Change Lineup For Home Series (5th March)
Subliners Sign Mack Melts? (3rd March)
🚨 RUMOUR: @Subliners have signed @MackMelts— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) March 4, 2020
There’s also a [rumour] going around the AM scene that Mack has been scrimming with NY on Happy’s account, unfortunately I couldn’t get this confirmed with a closer source.
OpTic Role Changes (3rd March)
Fero Being Linked With UYU (3rd March)
Rambo Joins Dallas Empire As General Manager (3rd March)
We're excited to welcome Call of Duty esports legend @ramboray to the @DallasEmpire.— Dallas Empire (@DallasEmpire) March 3, 2020
He joins us as General Manager and Head Coach as we continue to #BuildAnEmpire.
Make sure you follow him and wish him a Happy Birthday. pic.twitter.com/TD99EXq5yD
CDL Playlist: "Snakeshot" Ban Incoming (3rd March)
UYU Drop Three Players (2nd March)
Team WaR Win CDC Paris (1st March)
THEIR DEBUT CHAMPIONSHIP.— CDC Live Updates (@CDCUpdate) March 1, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO @OfficialTeamWaR, YOUR CDC PARIS CHAMPIONS.
🏴 @AdamJamesRoper (Coach) #CDL2020 | #EnGarde pic.twitter.com/jDEpowDAfn
Latest Roster Updates (1st March)
STARTING: Pandur, Happy, Vivid, Blazt & Spart— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) March 1, 2020
BENCHED: Enable, Zer0, Aches, Lacefield & Saints
Been an interesting week 👀
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)
Streaks in the CDL playlist have been fixed. https://t.co/pI5Nl60lcj— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) February 26, 2020
CDL Playlist Update (25th February)
Atlanta FaZe Academy Win Atlanta Challenger Series (24th February)
Congratulations to the Top 3 Challengers team at the Atlanta FaZe Home Series!— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) February 24, 2020
🥇 @ATLFaZe Academy ($10,000 & 10K Points)
🥈 @UYU ($7,000 & 6K Points)
🥉 @Team_Insite ($4,000 & 4.4K Points) pic.twitter.com/unJvBrJFJy
Atlanta FaZe Win Atlanta Home Series (24th February)
THE BOYS HAVE DEFENDED HOME TURF!— Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe) February 24, 2020
WE ARE YOUR ATLANTA HOME SERIES WINNERS!@aBeZy - @Cellium - @majormaniak - @Priestahh - @SimpXO - @JamesCrowder - @RJTheSlothbear - @Its_EasyMac #EZAFAtHome #EZAF pic.twitter.com/QgOEugeEZ1
CDL All-Star Weekend Dates (20th February)
The @CODLeague All-Star weekend appears to be on the 13-14 June, which places it after the New York Home Series and before the second London Home Series— COD Gamepedia • CDL Updates (@COD_Gamepedia) February 20, 2020
No details on who will be attending and what the format will be https://t.co/fdBVRvbgKt
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)
Got some questions on my tweet to Maven yesterday, to clarify, yes there was a prize pool for the pro teams at this event.— Empire Clayster (@Clayster) February 11, 2020
CDL Playlist Arrives In Modern Warfare (10th February)
Per the wording on Activision's Blog Post, the CDL Playlist sounds like a regular playlist with CDL rules enabled. Does not appear to be ranked. https://t.co/trskxwakCC— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) February 10, 2020
Chicago Huntsmen Win CDL London Event (9th February)
Singularity Win CDL London Challenger Event (9th February)
Fero Joining Hybrid Gaming (4th February)
⚠️ RUMOUR: Fero to join @ggHybridGaming[BLACK] along side Hollow, Mack & Cells.— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) February 4, 2020
Vivid (from Hybrid/Seattle Academy) will be their 5th.
No confirmation if everything is locked in yet though. https://t.co/TZ4tiUJnZl
Bance Promoted To Starting Lineup (1st February)
Parasite Exploring His Options (31st January)
Haven’t officially tweeted but I’m looking for new challengers opportunities have a few options but I’m still open to any team with a funded and salaried org. I have a coaching offer but for the work I’d be putting in it’s not worth it and it’s my fall back plan. Contact me.— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) January 31, 2020
M4 And MP5 Nerfed (28th January)
COD League Streamed Exclusively On YouTube (24th January)
Team Gear Available In Modern Warfare (24th January)
Team gear is now available! pic.twitter.com/oo53cQ6DWs— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 24, 2020
Lottie Joins CDL Broadcast Team (24th January)
TeePee Joins CDL Broadcast Team (23rd January)
CDL MINNESOTA LAUNCH WEEKEND STARTS TOMORROW!!! @CODLeague— Tyler Polchow (@TylerTeeP) January 23, 2020
Excited to announce that I will be on the desk for the weekend, returning as an analyst for the broadcast.
Do NOT miss it! I’m HYPEDhttps://t.co/VpoT1ufE1rhttps://t.co/ubH6Q6zO5z pic.twitter.com/ZCOvLuyaFT
Royal Ravens Academy Roster (23rd January)
We are delighted to announce the Royal Ravens Academy roster that will be representing us this season.@MadCat @SeanyCod @Weeman_CC @NolsonCoD @Defraaag— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) January 23, 2020
Catch the squad tomorrow as they take on the Minnesota Launch Weekend Challengers bracket! #6thRaven #CDL2020 pic.twitter.com/ppW8VQj9EC
Atlanta Academy Team Announced (22nd January)
With the Minnesota Home Series Challengers Open starting in two days for the launch of @CODLeague— Atlanta FaZe (@ATLFaZe) January 22, 2020
We are proud to announce our official challengers team. 🔥
Welcome AF ACADEMY!@Abstraact @JurNiii @tomGRVTY @Turnup2ez @Zaptius #EZAF | #CDL2020 pic.twitter.com/uqCPGhk4b1
Studdyy Not Returning To CDL (22nd January)
Sad news— Jeremy Astacio (@JeremyStuD) January 22, 2020
Didn’t renew my contract with the CDL so I’ll just be streaming & doing a lot of side gigs. Appreciate everyone’s support thru out the BOPs 4 season ❤️
Hybrid Gaming Squad Announced (22nd January)
We’re back and better than ever!— Hybrid Gaming (@ggHybridGaming) January 22, 2020
Introducing our 2020 Call of Duty Challengers roster in affiliation with the Seattle Surge for #CDL2020Launch:
👤 @CaseyPandur (Surge sub)
👤 @Proto626 (Surge sub)
Hybrid x @SeattleSurge pic.twitter.com/J7Lpj4OZrR
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)
Renegades is back into Call of Duty.— Renegades (@Renegades) January 16, 2020
Better than ever.
Welcome...@Crimzaah_ @MF_Fighta @Pred__AG @Setzyy @DSwiftyy
And we'll see you at the CDC Open in Minnesota! 🤠#RNGCOD #YTB pic.twitter.com/JAXKnQ0N7t
Rules Update (15th January)
🚨 BREAKING: The rules have been FIXED!— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 15, 2020
-Arklov Peak (Hardpoint)
-Azhir Cave (S&D)
-Hackney Yard (S&D)
-Quickfix & Hardline
-Decoy Grenades + more
🔗: https://t.co/UFW7ncN5XW pic.twitter.com/qRpsDxhny5
NAMELESS Confirmed As Talent For CDL 2020 Season (14th January)
Maven And Merk Confirmed For The CDL? (10th January)
We have yet to have any confirmation on casters and on-air talent for the @CODLeague, but Maven and Merk are currently spectating Huntsmen vs Surge scrims. Likely practising 😎— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 10, 2020
(Credit u/jmkatz21) pic.twitter.com/n3LEGHETkk
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)
-Rammaza DOM— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 7, 2020
Are the maps in question that could be getting taken out (that I’ve heard)
The respawns maps are very likely going, but the S&D maps I’ve only heard from a handful of people. https://t.co/A96AtJXM3n
CDL Betting Odds Revealed (6th January)
Current Academy Rosters (4th January)
Academy rosters:@ROKKR: TTinyy, Exceed, Mochila, Knight & Llama@RoyalRavens: Seany, Madcat, Weeman, Defrag & Nolson@OpTicGaming: Goon, Apox, Colechan, Profeezy & Believe@SeattleSurge: Pandur, Proto, Vivid, Spoof & Super @ATLFaZe: GRVTY, Jurni, Zaptius, Turnup & Abstract— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 4, 2020
Paris Legion Short On Practice (4th January)
Louqa and Shockz had visa issues so they’ve been back in Australia for the last few weeks. Paris Legion is relocating to LA and haven’t been able to scrim together since they left Paris.— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 4, 2020
Judging from Zed’s tweet I’d say Louqa & Shockz are on their way to LA soon https://t.co/mrmHpePcUn pic.twitter.com/Mtv4k0whYh
Felo Claims Arklov And Rammaza Domination Have Been Removed (2nd January)
Pro Players Want To Remove Arklov And Rammaza Domination (2nd January)
No one clipped it but apparently Parasite and others said they’re taking out Arklov HP and Rammaza DOM?— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) January 2, 2020
When I hear something more solid I’ll let you guys know. https://t.co/NvfR6HDbM1
Chino Removed From OpTic Gaming LA And Replaced By Believe (2nd January)
Puckett Returns To Call of Duty? (1st January)
2020 Life Update— Puckett For Hire (@MLGPuckett) January 1, 2020
Ready for this Freelance Hustle pic.twitter.com/22oTtW9uiY
Updated Gentleman's Agreement List (31st December)
Electrify Esports Announce Roster (27th December)
We’re super excited to announce our Call of Duty Roster going into 2020.@QwiKeR@JGismo_@genesis_@BBConor_@nbcFusionz— Electrify Esports (@Electrify_ES) December 27, 2019
The roster will be representing us in the at Minnesota, London and further future CDL Events!#ElectrifyArmy⚡️ pic.twitter.com/8SoyoYAiDY
New Tournament Based Structure Coming To CDL (24th December)
Our holiday gift to you 🎁:— Call of Duty League (@CODLeague) December 24, 2019
▪️ More matches
▪️ More drama
▪️ More reasons to get excited for 2020
Announcing a new tournament-based structure for the inaugural season. https://t.co/Cf81HvN5mF #CDL2020 pic.twitter.com/rRQh1NxKYS
MBOZE Joins Huntsmen As Substitute (24th December)
Updated Gentleman's Agreement List (18th December)
Nevermind pretty sure the only new thing is all lasers GA’d— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) December 18, 2019
(Not 100% sure on the S&D smoke GA) pic.twitter.com/e47kyXrHKO
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)
2 small things:— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) December 4, 2019
•I’m told Tisch left UYU to join Empire as their 2nd substitute. MRuiz was scrimming with UYU yesterday.
•Goonjar left Team Felo (Parzelion joined them). Don’t be surprised if he left for a substitute spot somewhere. Maybe 1 of the L.A teams?
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
Wanted to say a couple things about our release of Mutex today pic.twitter.com/pd398VRTYI— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) November 26, 2019
Happy Joins New York Subliners (18th November)
General, Sender, Blazt, Chino And Happy Confirmed To Be On CDL Teams? (16th November)
General, Sender, Blazt & Chino were all given 15,000 pro points - that confirms them as subs for CDL teams.— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) November 16, 2019
General - Chicago Huntmens
Sender - Chicago Huntsmen?
Blazt - Los Angeles Guerrillas
Chino - Los Angeles OpTic?
Match Schedules For First Split (15th November)
Launch Weekend Schedule (15th November)
John Banned From CDL For 2020 (12th November)
Why John isn’t on a team. What’s being said behind the scenes: pic.twitter.com/70ICP087rj— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) November 12, 2019
UYU Enter The Challenger Scene (12th November)
UYU is back with a vengence with a team of young guns ready to set the @CODLeague Challengers scene on fire. Introducing #UYUCOD V2.— UYU (@UYU) November 12, 2019
Pentagrxm (@Pentagrxm)@ASTROGaming @QanbaUSA #JunkyardDawgz pic.twitter.com/19TRLieCAt
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)
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.
FINALIZED ROSTER— Call of Duty Minnesota (@COD_MN) October 24, 2019
pending league approval pic.twitter.com/N6UO0un0ef
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.
washakasha bicthes pic.twitter.com/I3EQi8oGoA— uoup (@MRokkr) October 23, 2019
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'.
It’s time to build an Empire pic.twitter.com/9sA1EgcZIA— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) October 20, 2019
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.
MY NEW TEAM! https://t.co/6dYwfykS4R— Censor (@Censor) October 17, 2019
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.
10.21.19 pic.twitter.com/Q2VOPbeGnQ— Seattle Call of Duty (@SeattleCOD) October 14, 2019
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.
🚨 ROSTER UPDATE 🚨— Call of Duty Minnesota (@COD_MN) October 10, 2019
(pending league approval) pic.twitter.com/gfEm6DFVeX
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.
Welcome to the @andbox_official family - Dillon "@Attach" Price.— Call of Duty NYC (@CWL_NYC) September 27, 2019
He became a World Champion at 18 years old, won the 2018 Esports Play of the Year, and was a 2019 All-Star.
We're excited to have him round out our stacked lineup and bring a Championship to New York. pic.twitter.com/xCFvUx065i
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.
8 FULL STARTING ROSTERS.— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) September 21, 2019
Only Minnesota, LA Kroenke, Paris & Toronto rosters left to figure out.
Prestinni & Havok added to Florida & Jurd & Rated added to London, not 100% on Rated though. pic.twitter.com/Qaq6T1jrzH
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.
ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT:— Call of Duty Minnesota (@COD_MN) September 20, 2019
(pending league approval) pic.twitter.com/iQVz2VgPAr
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.
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.
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.