The first month of the CWL Pro League is now behind us, with all 16 teams from both divisions battling it out in an attempt to build momentum heading into CWL Fort Worth.
Following the CWL Pro League Qualifier, teams have played seven games each in their respective division, with the league now entering a mid-season break as teams prepare to head to Texas for the next major Call of Duty tournament.
Alongside a chance for players and teams to practice and rest ahead of Fort Worth, the break also brought an opportunity for CWL Pro League teams to make some changes.
The transfer window has now shut for CWL Pro League teams, meaning we have seen the end of teams trying to improve their rosters, although there are still a few teams yet to confirm their final line-ups. While some teams have used their substitute position as a way to bring in a fresh face or address issues in their squad, this is the first time since prior to the Pro League Qualifier that teams were able to make wholesale changes to their rosters.
The roster movement period ended last night, Friday, March 8 at 6PM EST / 3PM PST / 11PM GMT.
Rumours surrounding Dillon 'Attach' Price's move to Evil Geniuses proved true, with the move being confirmed as a loan late on March 8. However, his ex-teammate ZooMaa put an end to speculation linking him with CWL Pro League teams; tweeting to confirm that he'd be sitting CWL Fort Worth out.
Will not be competing at Fort Worth I feel like it's in my best interest to wait this one out and see what the future has in store for me come next roster change period. gl to everyone competing— FaZe ZooMaa (@ZooMaa) March 8, 2019
The main story that emerged from March 8 was the overhaul of Midnight Esports' roster, seeing Dylan 'Envoy' Hannon, Carson 'Brack' Newberry and Eric 'JetLi' Phan all being released. Envoy has previously been rumoured to be on his way to Gen.G, who still have a space on their roster, but this is yet to be confirmed by either party.
They were replaced with veterans Chris 'Parasite' Duarte, Andres 'Lacefield' Lacefield and up-and-coming Rasim 'Blazt' Ogresevic. The move comes amid controversy of CWL Pro League teams releasing the players that played during qualifiers, in favour of more experienced line-ups. Midnight become the third notable organization to drastically change their roster, joining UYU and Excelerate Gaming.
(Full rosters listed below transfer trades)
|OpTic Gaming||Scump, Crimsix, Karma, Dashy, TJHaly|
|eUnited||Clayster, Arcitys, JKap, Prestinni, aBeZy|
|Splyce||Jurd, Accuracy, Loony, AquA, Temp|
|Luminosity||FormaL, Slacked, John, Gunless, Classic|
|Enigma6 Group||General, Diabolic, KiSMET, Frosty, Chino|
|Team Reciprocity||wuskin, Tommey, Zed, Seany, Dylan|
|Team Envy||Huke, ACHES, Apathy, Assault, SiLLY|
|Team Heretics||Lucky, JurNii, MethodZ, Sukry, MeTTalZz|
|Midnight Esports||Parasite, Saints, Lacefield, LlamaGod, Blazt|
|100 Thieves||Kenny, Octane, SlasheR, Enable, Priestahh|
|UYU||Proto, Mayhem, Knight, Methodz, Parzelion|
|Evil Geniuses||Goonjar, Royalty, FeLo, Xotic, Faccento|
|Excelerate Gaming||Skyz, MRuiz, ProFeeZy, Brack, JetLi|
|Gen.G||MajorManiak, Nagafen, Havok, Maux, Envoy|
|Red Reserve||Joee, Rated, Zer0, Skrapz, Bance|
|Denial Esports||Waliers, ZeeK, rizK, Breszy, Natshay|