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James Crowder explains why he’s “proud” to join Atlanta CoD as head coach

Published: 22/Sep/2019 19:29 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 19:53

by Scott Robertson

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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.

“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.”

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.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42

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 Scouting Series will begin in December of 2020, and it will have CDL coaches 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.

Challengers 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.”

This article is currently being updated.