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Changes announced for Team Envy CoD after CWL Anaheim disaster

Published: 17/Jun/2019 7:47 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 8:15

by Matt Porter

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Call of Duty player Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez has announced that he is a restricted free agent following his team’s performance at CWL Anaheim.

Fero replaced Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia on the squad back in April, with the team hoping to turn their fortunes around after some disappointing finishes in tournaments, and middling performances in the CWL Pro League.

However, with results not improving, and an appearance at CWL Anaheim that saw the team get eliminated in Losers Round 1 without winning a single map, it appears that Envy have opted to make a change to their lineup with just two major tournaments remaining in the 2019 season.

Fero and Team Envy crashed out of CWL Anaheim without winning a map.

Team Envy fell to 100 Thieves, Luminosity, Gen.G and Team Reciprocity, with all four teams dominating the “Boys in Blue,” sending Envy home on Saturday with a total 0-12 map count. 

Before CWL Anaheim had even concluded, Fero revealed that he had been made a restricted free agent by Team Envy, meaning that other organizations can now come in and make a bid for the player should they feel he would be a good addition to their roster.

It is believed that Fero’s move will kick off a hectic period of roster moves as teams attempt to solidify their lineup ahead of CWL Pro League Finals and the CWL Championships, the year’s two biggest events which take place in July and August respectively.

  • Read MorePierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman, who was recently benched by Luminosity, or Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry who currently plays for the former Denial Esports team.

    CWL Pro League teams have just three days to make roster changes, with the window set to slam shut on June 20, so it’s expected that a number of organizations will be making frantic transfers during this three-day period.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.