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LIVE: CDL 2022 Rostermania hub: all roster changes

Published: 20/Sep/2021 20:18

by Brad Norton

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With the 2021 Call of Duty League season now in the books, major shakeups have begun and we’ve got all you need to keep on top of this year’s rostermania.

There’s nothing quite like a Call of Duty offseason as rosters fall apart and players move on to fresh opportunities. With this year’s Champs now in the rearview mirror, rostermania is already in full swing.

Entire teams have been dropped and many veterans are now free agents. With no clarity on the potential for expansion heading into 2022, it appears that 12 teams of four are still set to compete in the next season. 

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With limited starting spots on the line, it’s bound to be another shocking offseason. Here’s a complete overview of all the latest rostermania news to keep you up to date.

Current CDL rosters

Below is a look at every current CDL lineup at the conclusion of the 2021 season.

Team Starters
Substitute(s) Coach(es)
Dallas Empire Shotzzy iLLeY FeLo Rambo
Atlanta FaZe Simp aBeZy Cellium Arcitys Crowder, RJ, Easy Mac
OpTic Chicago Scump Dashy General Sender
Florida Mutineers Skyz Neptune Owakening Havok Yeez
New York Subliners HyDra Clayster JP Krez
London Royal Ravens Afro
Toronto Ultra Bance Insight Cammy CleanX MarkyB
Minnesota RØKKR Priestahh Attach MajorManiak Standy Saintt
Los Angeles Thieves Drazah Kenny Octane Envoy JKap
Paris Legion Theory
Seattle Surge Accuracy Mack Sib Pred Fenix
Los Angeles Guerrillas SlasheR Asim Huke Gunless Bevils, Ricky

Offseason CDL roster changes

September 20

The Seattle Surge announced their roster that confirmed their morse code clues a week prior. Surge will add two veterans in Accuracy and Mack, while bringing in two rookies that have been sought out for quite some time. Sib, who previously played on Atlanta FaZe Academy will join alongside, the Australian sensation, Pred.

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  • Accuracy: F/A → Seattle Surge
  • Mack: F/A → Seattle Surge
  • Sib: F/A → Seattle Surge
  • Pred: F/A → Seattle Surge

September 17

The New York Subliners announced that they will be releasing Mack ahead of the 2022 season. This falls in line with rumors of him joining the Seattle Surge.

  • Mack: New York Subliners → F/A

September 14

ROKKR announced that their starting lineup would be staying on through the 2022 season, confirming earlier rumors and fan expectations.

September 10

LA Thieves announced their starting roster with a tweet that confirmed they had signed Dylan “Envoy” Hannon. Reports had linked Envoy with a move to LA after he was released by OpTic Chicago on August 28.

  • Envoy: F/A → Los Angeles Thieves

September 9

One of the most highly anticipated, rumored transactions finally took place — with Sam ‘Octane’ Larew returning to 100 Thieves for their LA Thieves squad. And, in Thieves fashion, the intro video took some playful digs at Octane’s former team and teammates (ok, maybe just Enable).

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Additionally, the ROKKR confirmed their entire starting lineup is staying in place for 2022.

  • Octane: Seattle Surge → Los Angeles Thieves

September 6

Los Angeles Guerrillas reveal stacked CDL roster for 2022 season
CDL / Marvel Studios
The Los Angeles Guerrillas are the first team to sign their roster for the 2022 CDL season.

The Los Angele Guerillas became the first team to sign players this offseason. LAG announced their roster for the 2022 season as, SlasheR, Asim, Huke, and Gunless.

Earlier in the Subliners announced they would be parting ways with Asim while the LA Thieves said they were releasing Huke. LAG jumped on this opputnitiy to build a stacked roster for the 2022 season.

  • SlasheR: F/A → Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Asim: NY Subliners → Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Huke: LA Thieves → Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Gunless: F/A → Los Angeles Guerrillas

September 1

LA Thieves update
LA Thieves
Jonh, TJHaLy, and Venom were all released simultaneously.

The Los Angeles Thieves trimmed its roster down considerably on September 1. Four players were let go all at once as SlasheR, John, TJHaLy, and Venom were all released from their contracts.

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John had the shortest stint on the team, having only just joined the organization two months prior. TJHaLy and SlasheR were both part of the Thieves CDL lineup from day one while Venom mostly served as a substitute throughout his time with the org.

  • SlasheR: LA Thieves → F/A
  • John: LA Thieves → F/A
  • TJHaLy: LA Thieves → F/A
  • Venom: LA Thieves → F/A

August 29

New York Subliners
Call of Duty League / Pexels, David Skyrius
New York Subliners released Diamondcon from his contract on August 29.

After a full season with the Subliners, Diamondcon was released from the organization on August 29.

Diamondcon spent the 2021 season alternating between NYSL’s Academy team and the main roster, most notably when he filled for Clayster towards the end of Stage 5.

  • Diamondcon: New York Subliners → F/A
Seany Dylan Zer0 London Royal Ravens
London Royal Ravens
The Royal Ravens dropped their entire roster except for Afro.

August 29 is the day CDL teams were required to let players know if they would be releasing or extending their contracts for the 2022 season.

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Things got jumping right away, with the Los Angeles Guerrillas releasing their entire CDL and Academy rosters. The team finished in 11th place this past season and last the one before.

LAG were not the only team to make a change, the London Royal Ravens dropped everyone but Afro. This included the starting players, subs, and their coach ShAnE. London finished the 2021 season in 10th and missed out on CDL Champs.

Toronto Ultra are not extending Methodz’s contract for the 2022 season and he is now a free agent.

  • Apathy: Los Angeles Guerrillas → F/A
  • SiLLy: Los Angeles Guerrillas → F/A
  • Assault: Los Angeles Guerrillas → F/A
  • MentaL: Los Angeles Guerrillas → F/A
  • Cheen: Los Angeles Guerrillas (academy) → F/A
  • Nero: Los Angeles Guerrillas (academy) → F/A
  • Maux: Los Angeles Guerrillas (academy) → F/A
  • Exceed: Los Angeles Guerrillas (academy) → F/A
  • Seany: London Royal Ravens → F/A
  • Alexx: London Royal Ravens → F/A
  • PaulEhx: London Royal Ravens → F/A
  • Dylan: London Royal Ravens (sub) → F/A
  • Zed: London Royal Ravens (sub) → F/A
  • ShAne: London Royal Ravens (coach) → F/A
  • Methodz: Toronto Ultra (sub) → F/A

August 28

envoy optic chicago
Call of Duty League
Envoy was released from OpTic Chicago ahead of the 2022 season.

Rostermania got an early jump on August 28, OpTic Chicago’s SMG slayer, Envoy announced he is an unrestricted free agent for the 2022 season. Envoy spent the first two seasons with Chicago, one with the Huntsmen and the other with OpTic.

This wasn’t the last piece of news from the OpTic camp, AR slayer, FormaL announced he is retiring from professional CoD. Over his 11-year career, FormaL won 23 events including a World Championship and an MVP award.

Scump confirmed on stream that the team decided to part ways with Envoy after the disappointing season but there is no bad blood.

TJHaLy of the LA Thieves also announced he is an unrestricted free agent for 2022.

  • Envoy: OpTic Chicago  → F/A
  • FormaL: OpTic Chicago → Retired
  • TJHaLy: LA Thieves → F/A

August 27

Dallas Empire Crimsix CDL
Activision
Crimsix was released from Dallas Empire on August 27 after two years with the franchise.

August 27 was a day for rain as offseason roster shuffles continued to pour down. Dallas Empire announced that both Crimsix and Vivid had been released from the organization ahead of the 2022 season.

Crimsix, the highest-earner in CoD history, was a member of Empire’s original lineup and led the team to victory at the inaugural CDL Championship.

Vivid joined Empire late into the 2021 season, salvaging their efforts after Huke’s departure and leading to a Top 3 finish for the year.

  • Crimsix: Dallas Empire  → F/A
  • Vivid: Dallas Empire  → F/A
Paris Legion lineup
Paris Legion
The entire Paris Legion roster was let go on August 27.

Following in Seattle’s footsteps, the entire Paris Legion roster was let go on August 27.

Skrapz, Zaptius, Temp, and Aqua were all released at once as Legion looks to start fresh for the 2022 season.

  • Skrapz: Paris Legion  → F/A
  • Zaptius: Paris Legion  → F/A
  • Temp: Paris Legion  → F/A
  • Aqua: Paris Legion  → F/A

August 21

Seattle Surge
Call of Duty League
The entire Surge lineup was let go following the 2021 CDL season.

First to announce a drastic shakeup was none other than Seattle Surge. After back-to-back bottom four finishes, the Seattle-based organization decided to completely nuke its roster

Octane, Prestinni, Classic, Gunless, Loony, and Head Coach JoeyNubzy were all let go on August 21.

  • Octane: Seattle Surge  → F/A
  • Prestinni: Seattle Surge  → F/A
  • Classic: Seattle Surge  → F/A
  • Gunless: Seattle Surge  → F/A
  • Loony: Seattle Surge (sub) → F/A
  • JoeyNubzy: Seattle Surge (coach) → F/A

Be sure to follow along at @DexertoIntel to keep up with all the latest as rostermania continues.