The 'CoDBurner', who has been spilling supposed insider information about Call of Duty esports, is back with new claims about a number of top teams and players.
With CWL London fast approaching on May 3, 'rostermania' is in full swing, as professional teams aim to form the best possible lineups in hopes of taking the championship.
Attempting to keep fans abreast of the inner workings of rostermania, the CoDBurner is in overdrive, posting new information regularly, which they claim is authentically sourced through their close ties to players and org members.
That doesn't stop some players refuting their claims, but nonetheless, the CoDBurner continues in defiance. On April 10, the account made a number of posts and comments, starting with the claim that Denial was looking to ship their entire French roster and replace it with a new UK team.
This was later dismissed by Denial CEO Zach Smith however, who reiterated that their roster was still, and would remain to be, the all French lineup.
So I’m new to CoD, I didn’t know I had to explain what I’m doing in regards to players.— Xac (@ZachtehCEO) April 10, 2019
My signed roster consists of
Also my blood type is AB-Negative
European team Red Reserve have been at the center of much of the rostermania speculation, after three players announced their (restricted) free agency.
The CoDBurner claims: "Skrapz and Zer0 are still under contract with Red as of [April 9]. Red has to sell the spot before next Wednesday [April 17] or else lose it to Zero and Skrapz, who will become FA."
The account also claimed that other Red Reserve players, Joseph 'Joee' Pinnington, Rhys 'Rated' Price' and Ben 'Bance' Bance were the players slated to move to Denial, but of course this has since been squashed by Denial's CEO.
On the North American side of things, speculation looms over both Team Envy and Evil Geniuses. Both teams disappointed at the last event, CWL Fort Worth, and all signs point to changes being made.
Although it has been stated that Dillon 'Attach' Price could cut his loan to EG short and return to FaZe Clan (should FaZe get Red Reserve's CWL spot), the CoDDBurner is now claiming: "Attach is stuck on EG, and I heard it again this time from someone in management."
Instead, CoDBurner states that Attach will stay with EG, and will recruit whoever is dropped from Team Envy. As for Envy, CoDBurner claims: "heard Decemate is back to Envy, but Huke doesn't know if he will drop Apathy or Assault if he doesn't get Skrapz and Zer0, because he needs to make space somehow. Faze holds Cellium no matter what, even if they don't get the spot."
Apathy caused speculation in the community after putting "FA-P" in his stream title, possibly suggesting he is a free agent (i.e. F/A). CoDBurner has said that they hear Apathy will move to EG, in place of either Jevon 'Goonjar' Gooljar-Lim, or Mathew 'Royalty' Faithfull.
It must be reiterated, that none of this information can be corroborated, and players have previously dismissed some of CoDBurner's claims. But, equally, many of their previous convictions have turned out accurate.