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LIVE: Call of Duty Off-Season Rostermania transfers ahead of franchising

by Calum Patterson

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The Call of Duty off-season has officially begun, after the conclusion of the final CWL Champs. With the franchised CoD League starting in 2020 for Modern Warfare, everything is going to change, but our Rostermania transfer hub will keep you up-to-date with latest trades and rumors.

Details are still being ironed out for the Call of Duty League, but the location of twelve franchises have been confirmed: Atlanta, Dallas, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Paris, Toronto, Seattle , Chicago, London, and two Los Angeles teams.

The CDL have also announced their full home-and-away schedule, with matched over a 22-week-long regular season. 

CWL
CWL
eUnited won the 2019 CWL Championship - likely the last ever 'CoD Champs'.

The 2019-20 off-season has been arguably the most intriguing Rostermania ever, as Call of Duty esports switches to the franchising model, and players not picked up by a pro team could be left on the outside looking in.

Immediately after Clayster and eUnited lifted the 2019 CWL Championship trophy, the ball started rolling, and free agency announcements began to trickle out from players.

This Rostermania hub will keep you up-to-date with everything that goes down over the next few months, as Call of Duty prepares for the new league and Modern Warfare.


Confirmed Roster Change Timeline

The following moves have all been officially confirmed by players or organizations. (R) indicates a restricted free agent.

November 7

  • MadCat: Fuego Gaming > London Royal Ravens (sub)

November 5

  • Mutex: Free Agent > Dallas Empire (sub & SnD analyst)

November 4

November 3

  • Seany: Free Agent > London Royal Ravens (sub)
  • Lacefield: Free Agent > Los Angeles Guerrillas

November 2

  • Saints: Free Agent > Los Angeles Guerrillas

November 1

  • Decemate: Team Envy > Los Angeles Guerrillas

October 31

  • AquA: Splyce > Los Angeles Guerrillas

October 26

October 24

October 21

October 18

October 17

October 16

October 15

October 14

October 10

October 3

September 28

September 27

September 26

September 25

September 24

  • ACHES: Envy > Free Agent 
  • Bevils: Envy (coach) > Free Agent 

September 22

  • Crowder: Free Agent > Atlanta FaZe (head coach)

September 20

September 17

September 13

  • Swizz: Free Agent > London Royal Ravens (general manager)
  • JurNii: Team Heretics > Free Agent (R)
  • Lucky: Team Heretics > Free Agent (R)
  • Wartex: Team Heretics > Free Agent (R)
  • MeTTalZ: Team Heretics > Free Agent (R)

September 10

  • KiLLa: Nfinite > Free Agent
  • KiSMET: Enigma6 > Free Agent (R)
  • General: Enigma6 > Free Agent (R)
  • Sender: Enigma6 >Free Agent (R)

September 9

  • Crimsix: OpTic Gaming > Free Agent (R)

September 8

  • Karma: OpTic Gaming > Free Agent (?)

September 5

  • CleanX: Singularity > Free Agent (R)

September 3

  • Loony: Splyce > Free Agent
  • Envoy: Gen.G > Free Agent (R)
  • Prestinni: eUnited > Free Agent

September 2

  • Methodz: UYU > Free Agent

August 31

  • Arcitys: eUnited > Free Agent
  • Zer0: FaZe Clan > Free Agent (R)

August 29

  • AquA: Splyce > Free Agent (R)
  • Tommey: Reciprocity > Free Agent (R)
  • Enable: 100 Thieves > Free Agent 
  • Kenny: 100 Thieves > Free Agent
  • Octane: 100 Thieves > Free Agent 
  • SlasheR: 100 Thieves > Free Agent

August 28

  • Zed: Team Reciprocity > Free Agent (R)
  • Dylan: Team Reciprocity > Free Agent (R)
  • Alexx: Team Reciprocity > Free Agent
  • Seany: Team Reciprocity (sub) > Free Agent (R)
  • Wuskin: Team Reciprocity > Free Agent (?)
  • Denz: Team Reciprocity > Free Agent (?)

August 27

  • Joshh: Team WaR > Free Agent
  • Vortex: Team WaR > Free Agent
  • Peatie: Team WaR > Free Agent
  • Temp: Splyce > Free Agent (R)
  • Bance: Celtic FC > Free Agent
  • QwiKeR : Celtic FC > Free Agent
  • ProoFy: Retired > Free Agent

August 26

  • Aches: Envy > Free Agent (R)
  • SiLLY: Envy > Free Agent (R)
  • Assault: Envy > Free Agent (R)
  • Bevils: Envy (Coach) > Free Agent (R)
  • Lacefield: Elevate > Free Agent

August 23

  • Apathy: Evil Geniuses > Free Agent (R)
  • Xotic: Evil Geniuses > Free Agent (R)
  • JKap: Evil Geniuses > Free Agent (R)

August 21

  • Huke: Splyce (Loan) > Envy
  • Crowder: 100 Thieves (Loan) (Coach) > FaZe Clan
  • Priestahh: 100 Thieves (Loan) > FaZe Clan

August 20

  • Accuracy: Evil Geniuses > Free Agent
  • Zaptius: Midnight > Free Agent
  • Frosty: Midnight > Free Agent

August 19

  • Saints: UYU > Free Agent (R)
  • Blazt: UYU > Free Agent (R)

August 18

  • GRVTY: UYU (Loan) > FaZe Clan
  • Phantomz: UYU (Loan) > FaZe Clan
  • Cammy: UNITS > Free Agent
  • Weeman: UNITS > Free Agent
  • Nolson: UNITS > Free Agent
  • Joee: UNITS > Free Agent
  • Rated: UNITS > Free Agent
  • Spoof: Hybrid > Free Agent
  • TeddyRecKs: FURY > Free Agent
  • Attach: Evil Geniuses (Loan) > FaZe Clan
  • Parzelion: Mazer > Free Agent
  • JetLi: Mazer > Free Agent
  • Exceed: Sicario > Free Agent
  • Parasite: Midnight > Free Agent
  • Shockz: Mindfreak > Free Agent


Rostermania headlines

OpTic reunion in the Windy City

With the departure of H3CZ from the OpTic Gaming organization and subsequent move into a leadership position at NRG Esports, H3CZ was certain to be a big part of the Chicago Call of Duty franchise, and has brought some of his former players with him.

Both FormaL and Scump have joined the Chicago franchise. Recently H3CZ and Scump reunited in a H3CZ vlog video, and the two hinted at working on a cool project together. The two former OpTic players have been joined in Chicago by Gunless, Arcitys, and Envoy.

100 Thieves have no problem finding franchise homes

The entirety of 100 Thieves' stacked Black Ops 4 roster have now found new homes for the upcoming Call of Duty League season. Kenny and SlasheR are part of OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, while Priestahh has headed back to FaZe Clan, who now own Atlanta FaZe. Finally, Enable and Octane have both relocated to Washington state, in order to team up with three-time world champion Damon 'Karma' Barlow, in a frighteningly good roster. 

twitter: 100Thieves
twitter: 100Thieves
All members of 100 Thieves' stacked Black Ops 4 roster have found homes.

The name game

All Call of Duty league franchises, except for one, have revealed their branding. They are Atlanta FaZeChicago HuntsmenFlorida MutineersDallas EmpireLondon Royal RavensLos Angeles GuerrillasLos Angeles OpTicMinnesota RØKKRNew York SublinersSeattle Surge, Paris Legion and the Toronto Ultra.

As for player rosters, the LA Guerrillas and the Florida Mutineers are the only teams not to have a five-man roster officially announced yet. Guerillas have announced Patrick 'ACHES' Price, Ulysses 'AquA' Silva, and Jacob 'Decemate' Cato, while the Mutineers have not announced any players. 

In response to Dexerto, the Mutineers confirmed they will be announcing their roster later in November, and that "it’s a very strong roster with a lot of potential."

Twitter: MIXAMPPAPI
Twitter: MIXAMPPAPI

Notable Free Agents

The following players are currently free agents. (R) indicates a restricted free agent.

  • Blazt (R)
  • Braaain
  • EndurAAA
  • FeLo
  • FeRo (R)
  • Frosty
  • JetLi
  • JurNii (R)
  • Niall
  • Nolson
  • Parasite
  • Parzelion
  • Shockz
  • Spoof
  • TeddyRecKs
  • Wartex (R)
  • Xotic (R)
  • Zaptius

Franchise league roster rules

In a post to the CoD Competitive subreddit from the official esports account, the rules regarding roster construction have been issued. Below is a brief summary of those rules, as we head into the first season of a franchised league:

  • 5 vs. 5 teams, with mid-series substitutions permitted. 
  • Roster sizes will range from seven (minimum) to ten (maximum). 
  • Open signing window begins on September 3. 
  • Existing organizations transitioning into the new franchise league have the ability to sign players who are currently on their 2019 CWL rosters one week earlier (from August 26). 
  • Players will receive a minimum salary of $50,000, and teams will be required to distribute at least 50% of their prize pool earnings to players directly.
  • Player trades among teams in the pro league may take place through majority of the 2020 season.
  • Teams may send up to two pro players from their roster to compete in the 'Path to Pro' events held throughout the season — teams may contract up to four total pro players to have two-way contracts at a given time.

For a full detail of the announcement, check out our Call of Duty Franchise League summary

Franchise league rosters

Here are all of the confirmed players and rosters so far for each of the 12 competing teams in the 2020 CDL season. We will continue to update this post as more player signings are announced during the offseason. 

Franchise Roster / Staff
Atlanta FaZe aBeZy, Simp, Cellium, MajorManiak, Priestahh / C: Crowder, RJ, EasyMac (analyst)
Dallas Empire Clayster, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY, Crimsix, Tommey (sub), Mutex (sub & SnD analyst)
Los Angeles Guerrillas ACHES, AquA, Decemate, Saints, Lacefield / C: Bevils, Ricky (assistant coach), Doug Liebe (analyst)
OpTic Gaming Los Angeles Dashy, TJHaLy, SlasheR, Kenny, JKap
Minnesota RØKKR Silly, Assault, GodRx, Alexx, Asim, Exceed (sub), TTinyy (sub) / C: Saintt, Jake (lead analyst & assistant coach)
Paris Legion Louqa, Shockz, Denz, KiSMET, Phantomz, Zed, Breszy / C: Joshh
New York Subliners ZooMaa, Temp, Accuracy, Zer0, Attach, Censor (sub) / C: Revan, JPKrez (analyst)
Toronto Ultra Loony, Methodz, Classic, Mayhem, Brack, MeTTalZz, Lucky, Bance, Cammy, CleanX / C: MarkyB
Florida Mutineers
Chicago Huntsmen Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Arcitys, Gunless
London Royal Ravens Jurd, Wuskin, Dylan, skrapz, Rated, Seany (sub), MadCat (sub) / C: Joee, ShAnE, Dominate
Seattle Surge Karma, Apathy, Octane, Enable, Slacked / C: JoeyNubzy

Last updated on November 8, 2019 at 2:45PM (EST)