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Clayster responds to roster rumors about potential new CDL team

Published: 6/Sep/2020 20:44

by Theo Salaun


After his shocking release from the Dallas Empire, James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks has been at the heart of Call of Duty League Rostermania; now, he’s shutting down reports that he’s close to being signed by the New York Subliners.

As reported by prominent CDL news outlet like TheTacticalRab on September 6, sources were indicating that the New York Subliners are interested in acquiring Clayster and the two are nearing a deal.

As TacticalRab explained in his video, Clayster “is looking for his next opportunity and it looks like that will be New York, based on my understanding at the present time.”

This coincided with a report from another outlet, CDL_Intel, released at the exact same time, suggesting their sources were also fairly confidently linking the Subliners and three-time World Champion.

But it’s called “Rostermania” for a reason – it’s all chaos and nothing is what it seems. Within hours of those rumors gaining serious traction within the competitive Call of Duty community, Clayster spoke out on Twitter to laugh things off and let fans know that the rumors were inaccurate.

His response to the reports is easily interpreted, as he simply refuted their validity and described the rumor as “another swing and a miss.” Interestingly, although the rumors suggested sources believe a deal was being neared, Clayster appears to deny even the slightest levels of negotiations or contact, as he wrote that he is “hefty chillin’.”


With Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda announcing that he’s a free agent following his departure from the Subliners, many assume that the New York-based franchise might be in the running to add new talent to their roster, assuming that they make further adjustments to their current team.

Tied for the most world championships in CoD esports history and a former teammate of NYSL’s Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto, Clayster’s fit with the team was obviously intriguing. But it also tied into reports that Dillon ‘Attach’ Price, another notable teammate of the two from their FaZe Clan days, could be left off of the 2021 roster.

Those rumors were much less-developed, as Rab and others simply mentioned them with less certainty, proclaiming that, for New York’s fourth roster spot, after Clayster, ZooMaa, and Makenzie ‘Mack’ Kelley, “it doesn’t seem, right now, that Attach is that guy.”

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Attach has teamed with both Clayster and ZooMaa in the past, as well as with ZooMaa on 2020’s Subliners.

Following all of the speculation surrounding Attach’s release from the team, ZooMaa posted a cryptic Tweet in which he simply wrote “let them talk.” This could very easily be about anything, but fans have linked the timing to Attach rumors in hopes that his roster spot is safe.

At the moment, it’s still possible that the Subliners are interested in Clayster, but, as evidenced by his response, nothing is set in stone. For now, Rostermania continues and pieces remain ready to fall into place.

You can stay up-to-date on all of the offseason team changes, player signings, and roster rumors via our Call of Duty League Rostermania hub.

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MrDalekJD shares his biggest wish for Warzone after BOCW Season 1

Published: 16/Jan/2021 6:30

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


MrDalekJD has opened up on his biggest wishes for Call of Duty: Warzone in the future on the CharlieIntel podcast, including more storytelling and a new map.

Jon ‘MrDalekJD’ Hutchinson is a beloved figure in the Call of Duty scene. Even though his content revolves around Zombies, he’s played the game for many years now, and the community values his opinions.

So, when asked on the CharlieIntel podcast what he’d like to see happen from Warzone in the future, people were listening. Spoiler alert, it’s in line with what most other players hope to see too.

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MrDalekJD is known for his videos on Call of Duty: Zombies.

“The thing with Warzone is they [got] pretty good, well it seemed at the time, really good at telling an underlying story that was being slowly unraveled every season,” he said. “It was all to do with the rockets and Bunker 11 and Bunker 10 and all that. It was amazing.”

“I think if they just continue with that, that’s enough to keep me happy,” he added. “But I do think we are due for a new map. I love Verdansk to pieces. It’s a fantastic map. Massive props to Infinity Ward and Raven on that because it’s incredible.”

“But I think it is time for Treyarch to step in and bring in a new Cold War-themed Warzone map,” he said. It’s something that most players want and expect, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it happens.

MrDalekJD isn’t alone in his views, especially when it comes to wanting a new map. Verdansk has been fantastic, but it’s become a little stale to veteran players, and the show must go on.

Black Ops Cold War has already been out for several months now. So, a new Warzone map can’t be too far away. However, there still has been no official word on when we can expect it.

Until then, all we can do is sit back, relax, and twiddle our thumbs while we wait.