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.
According to leaks obtained by Dexerto, rosters will be required to have 7-10 players on their books, with five-man roster sizes expected to hold over from the change made prior to the Black Ops 4 season.
The 2019-20 off-season could well be 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.
The following moves have all been officially confirmed by players or organizations. (R) indicates a restricted free agent.
Not all changes have been confirmed yet, but sources and rumors indicate the following changes might be in the works during the offseason.
Priestahh and Crowder
100 Thieves player Preston 'Priestahh' Greiner and coach James 'Crowder' Replays were both loaned to Nadeshot's organization from FaZe Clan for the Black Ops 4 season, and their loans are said to have now expired. It now appears that both have returned to FaZe Clan, after Crowder said he was going to consider his options before making a decision on his future.
Envy, Luminosity and Splyce trades
In the final roster change window of Black Ops 4, three organizations, Envy, LG and Splyce, completed a jumble of trades. Huke was loaned to Splyce from Envy, while Luminosity traded Gunless to Envy. These loan moves are expected to have expired now, meaning Huke is once again an Envy player, and Gunless is back on the Luminosity books.
OpTic Gaming roster
OpTic may have secured the Los Angeles franchise spot, but whether the team will retain the services of all five players from the Black Ops 4 season is still unknown. Former teammates Ian 'Crimsix' Porter and Matthew 'FormaL' Piper have already engaged in a public spat after Crimsix appeared to have 'leaked' FormaL's new team.
Piper, a former World Champion, has been rumored to reunite with Seth 'Scump' Abner on a franchised team, with Scump bringing over Thomas 'TJHaly' Haly and Brandon 'Dashy' Otell. As of yet, the validity rumor is still unknown but has it caused drama between the players.
Three-time world champion Damon 'Karma' Barlow already hinted that CoD champs would be the last time that the roster would wear the jersey, and he's revealed that he has been left in the dark over the moves. Just where he lands, especially as he's also teased retirement, remains to be seen.
The following players are currently free agents. (R) indicates a restricted free agent.
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:
For a full detail of the announcement, check out our Call of Duty Franchise League summary.
Currently, no rosters for the franchise league have been confirmed, but this post will be updated ahead of the season starting.
|Los Angeles (Kroenke)|
|Los Angeles (Immortals)|
|Minnesota||Silly, Assault, GodRx|
|London||Wuskin, Dylan, skrapz|
Last updated on September 20, 2019 at 7:54 PM (EST).
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