The Call of Duty Atlanta franchise announced a major acquisition on September 22, revealing that James ‘Crowder’ Crowder will be joining the organization in a coaching role.
The Atlanta franchise for Call of Duty have gone and secured themselves some championship-caliber leadership.
Crowder is most well known for his time with FaZe Clan as a player and as a coach, but has also won a World Championship in 2015 with Denial and coached 100 Thieves while on loan from FaZe in the most recent CWL season.
In the announcement video posted by ATLCoD, Crowder spoke about his drive to be the best coach, and spoke about the requirements necessary to build a championship-winning franchise.
A great team always begins with a great leader…
— ATL Call of Duty (@ATLCoD) September 22, 2019
“If you get the right players with the right mindsets that are talented, you can make a lot work. I am proud to be your head coach for Atlanta CoD.”
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FaZe Clan loaned out Crowder to 100 Thieves for the 2019 season, where he won the Coach of the Year Award. He coached 100T to victories at CWL Anaheim and CWL London. Speaking of London, another FaZe alumni in Skrapz has just recently signed with the CoD London franchise, along with Dylan.
More signings from various Call of Duty teams are expected as 2019 rolls onwards, as all teams are expected to have full rosters of at least seven players.
No former 100 Thieves players have been signed by franchises officially yet.
Atlanta has yet to announce any player acquisitions.