CoD Pro Player Skrapz Has Dropped a Massive Hint Regarding His New Team - Dexerto
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CoD Pro Player Skrapz Has Dropped a Massive Hint Regarding His New Team

Published: 1/May/2018 23:17 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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The Rostermania saga surrounding Call of Duty professional player Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall appears to be nearing its end.

The former UNILAD player had spent the entirety of the current CWL season with the org before looking to make a move after the recent CWL Seattle event.

Despite a number of teams, both at home and abroad, reportedly showing interest in the Englishman, it initially appears that he was set to make a move to European org Red Reserve.

However, there seemed to have been a number of stumbling blocks on the way to making that deal happen, despite Skrapz saying that his current team supports his decision to leave.

With his move to Red Reserve seemingly having dried up, the pro player has apparently found a different organization to secure his services.

He went on Twitter on May 1st to drop some massive hints regarding his new team, which he has said he will announce on May 2nd.

Currently there are seven teams in Division B of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 other than UNILAD.

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Luminosity
  • eUnited
  • Rise Nation
  • UNILAD
  • compLexity
  • Mindfreak
  • Tainted Minds

Initially, it seemed that Skrapz’s clue that his next team is American could have been a play on words, as Pro League participant Splyce are technically an American organization fielding a European roster.

However, Splyce are in Division A, which makes the situation even more unclear. Either Skrapz is offering false clues and will indeed be joining Splyce, or the league roster restrictions regarding the switching between regions have been lifted exclusively for him.

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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.