The 2021 Call of Duty League (CDL) season is in full swing, and while live events are unable to take place, the action is continuing online.
The opening stage of the season has come to an end and just a few days from the start of the Stage One Major, Los Angeles Thieves coach and former professional player Jordan “JKap” Kaplan unveiled that his time under the Team Envy banner wasn’t all it seemed.
The revelation comes after 100 Thieves content creator Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and Team Envy owner Mike “Hastro” Rufail came to blows in a heated Twitter argument.
While competing for Team Envy, JKap won the 2016 Call of Duty world championship and almost followed it up with a second successive title in 2017.
In a statement, JKap states that only he and teammate Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat were the only players under contract during the time, while teammates Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov and Johnathon “John” Perez competed alongside them without being signed for the organisation.
— Jordan Kaplan (@JKap415)
The coach of the LA Thieves goes on further, stating that none of the team that finished second at the 2017 world championship were under a contract. Not exactly a great look…
The 2015 and 2016 world champ ends his statement by revealing that he failed to meet a requirement in his contract that instructed him to stream for at least 20 hours a week in 2016. Almost a year later, Hastro then tells Jkap that he will be fining him for the hours missed, much to the player’s frustration.
Hastro then responded saying that “there are always 2 sides and you only told 1” suggesting that there’s even more to this story.
Why Is The Story Appearing Now?
The story has come out of the woodwork after Hastro’s Dallas Empire scored an impressive 3-0 victory against the LA Thieves in the final match before the Stage One Major begins on March 3rd.
Soon after the win, the Empire owner took to Twitter to take a subtle dig at his rivals.
The Stage One Major is the first of five Majors taking place throughout the 2021 season. Each one will see all 12 franchises in action as they compete for the lion’s share of $500,000 in prize money.
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