With Call of Duty Advanced Warfare now officially released, several organisations will be looking to complete their rosters for the upcoming season. As a result, a number of players have confirmed themselves as free agents, while others have already moved homes. With Roster Mania well and truly upon us, @MrJonno_95 recaps the confirmed transfers thus far.
Parasite and Karma released from FaZe:
Just a few weeks after winning their first championship at UMG Nashville, FaZe announced that they have released former Black Ops 2 World Champion, Chris "Parasite" Duarte, and the only 2-time World Champion, Damon "Karma" Barlow after a lacklustre performance at the MLG Season 3 Playoffs in Columbus, Ohio.
Karma will now return to his parent organisation Evil Geniuses after being loaned out to FaZe, while Parasite is rumoured to be attempting to reform the previous world championship side of Impact.
These changes now leave Doug “Censor” Martin and Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov looking for 2 new players for the Advanced Warfare season.
Loony moves from Rise Nation to Team Kaliber
One of the best players throughout Season 3, Danny “Loony” Loza, has left Rise Nation and has joined Team Kaliber, in place of Jeremy "Neslo" Olsen, who was released by the organisation.
Attach joins Denial as Studyy is released:
Staying with Rise Nation, Dillon “Attach” Price has also announced his departure from the organisation after joining the vacant position on Denial eSports, left open by the release of Jeremy "StuDyy" Astacio, who is still currently a free agent.
Neslo joins for Team FeaR, temporarily:
After being released from Team Kaliber, Neslo quickly overcame his free agency by taking a risk and joining the newly reformed Team FeaR, alongside Joey "Moho" Morehouse and Robert "ASSASS1N" Walsh. However, after a short spell on the roster Nelso seemingly shocked the community, announcing that a "better opportunity" had arisen and as a result he has decided to part ways with the organisation.
At this moment in time rumours are suggesting Neslo could be on his way to join FaZe and although they are unconfirmed, we can be quite sure that Neslo's new team will already have a guaranteed spot in the upcoming season of MLG's League.
Curse release Burnsoff and Tipsy:
Curse also announced an alteration within their competitive Call of Duty roster, with an official statement declaring the departure of Matthew “Burnsoff” Potthoff and Vaughn “Tipsy” Brown from Curse Gaming. As a result, Steve “Mochila” Canle and Ian “Enable” Wyatt will be looking for an additional two players to complete the Curse line-up heading into Advanced Warfare.
OpTic Nation looking for two:
World Championship winning duo, Adam "Killa" Sloss and Marcus "Mirx" Carter have announced their separation from OpTic Nation, leaving Richard "Ricky" Stacy and Marcus "MBoZe" Blanks looking for 2 players for the upcoming season.
Rumours suggest that Jordan "ProoFy" Cannon may fill one of the two spaces in place of Ian "Crimsix" Porter, who has announced his desire to leave Evil Geniuses.
The end of Evil Genuises?
Patrick "Aches" Price, Kenneth "Dedo" Dedo and Crimsix have all openly stated they want to leave Evil Geniuses for the AW season. However, although they have all individually declared free agency, they are still currently under contract with Evil Geniuses and thus obligated to represent the organisation at events unless their contracts are mutually terminated and bought out by another representative.
With the recent revival of Prophecy and the announcement surrounding their intention of picking up a North American team, could you see any of the EG squad in a Prophecy jersey?
While competing at ESWC in Paris, Jordan "JKap" Kaplan released a twitlonger stating that he and Anthony "NameLeSs" Wheeler will be leaving Team EnVyUs and looking for a new team for AW. Within his statement JKap revealed that Matthew "FormaL" Piper informed the organisation about his desire to team with Crimsix and Karma, claiming that he would leave the team if necessary in order to ensure this would happen. As a result, team owner and community figurehead Mike ‘Hastro’ Rufail contemplated the decision alongside Team Captain Joe "MerK" Deluca, unfortunately this information was quickly leaked onto twitter.
Understandably, JKap, Nameless and the community was stunned by this reported decision, considering the team’s dominant performance at the S3 Playoffs. However, under much consideration, Team EnVyUs agreed it would be in their best interest to retain the services of JKap and Nameless, while allowing Formal with the opportunity to further his career under a new organisation.
With a lot of players looking for a team for Advanced Warfare, which players could you see going where?
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