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LIVE: Call of Duty Pro League transfer period Rostermania hub for CWL Finals

Published: 17/Jun/2019 15:14 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 21:31

by Matt Porter

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With Call of Duty teams have just over three days to make any final roster moves before their squads are locked for Pro League Finals and the CWL Championships.

CWL Anaheim saw 100 Thieves become the first team in the Black Ops 4 season to win back-to-back major titles, but was also host to a number of disappointing and shocking performances from big-name teams.

With the Pro League season now entering its third and final roster change period, teams have until Thursday, June 20 to make any final adjustments before they are officially locked in for the remainder of the 2019 season.

This final roster change period is much shorter than the two-week windows teams have previously had, so it’s expected that roster moves will be coming thick and fast – with some teams already announcing major changes.

twitter: 100Thieves100 Thieves have won successive major Call of Duty titles.

Team Envy’s Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez has confirmed that he will likely be leaving the iconic esports team, revealing that he is a restricted free agent, which means teams are welcome to make a bid for his services if they would like to add him to their roster.

Team Heretics stunned CoD fans by announcing they had dropped Endika ‘Sukry’ Andres from their roster, which currently sits third in Division B of the CWL Pro League. Heretics escaped Pool A at Anaheim in second place behind OpTic Gaming, but fell to eUnited in losers round three to confirm their exit from the tournament.

Luminosity’s Matthew ‘Formal’ Piper has also teased a possible change to his team, but it’s not clear as to whether he, or one of his teammates, will be exiting the organization.

You can view all the confirmed roster moves below, alongside each team’s current CWL Pro League roster.

Timeline of confirmed roster moves

Monday, June 17

  • Classic: Luminosity Gaming > Restricted F/A
  • Fero: Team Envy > Restricted F/A
  • Sukry: Team Heretics > F/A
  • Nolson: Splyce > F/A

Wednesday, June 19

  • JetLi: Enigma6 > Restricted F/A
  • Parzelion: UYU > Restricted F/A
  • Skyz: Elevate > Luminosity Gaming
  • Brack: Unit > Luminosity Gaming

Thursday, June 20

  • Huke: Envy > Splyce (loan)
  • Fero: Restricted F/A > F/A
  • Gunless: Luminosity Gaming > Envy 
  • Assault: F/A > Envy
  • Blazt: Midnight Esports > UYU
  • Saints: Midnight Esports > UYU
  • Phantomz: Evil Geniuses > UYU
  • Classic: Luminosity Gaming > UYU
  • Alexx: Units > Team Reciprocity 
  • Seany: Team Reciprocity (starter) > (substitute)
  • Tommey: Team Reciprocity (substitute) > Streamer
  • Wartex: Movistar Riders > Team Heretics
  • Royalty: UYU > Midnight Esports
  • Frosty: Enigma6 > Midnight Esports
  • Zaptius: UYU > Midnight Esports
  • Exceed: F/A > Midnight Esports (substitute)
  • Nolson: F/A > Units
  • Weeman: Team WaR > Units 
  • Cammy: Team WaR > Units
  • Bance: Units > F/A
  • Breszy: Elevate > Enigma6 
  • Mayhem: UYU > Enigma6 
  • JetLi: Enigma6 > F/A

Friday, June 21

  • Lacefield: Midnight Esports > Elevate
  • Believe: Mazer Gaming > Elevate
  • Pentagrxm: Mazer Gaming > Elevate (substitute)
  • Spoof: eUnited (substitute) > UYU (substitute)
  • Accuracy: F/A > Evil Geniuses

Monday, June 24

  • SpaceLy: Gen.G (substitute) > Gen.G (starter)
  • Nagafen: Gen.G (starter) > Gen.G (substitute)

Current CWL Pro League rosters

Division A

Team Roster Substitute Coach
OpTic Gaming Scump, Karma, Crimsix, Dashy, TJHaLy TeePee TeePee
FaZe Clan ZooMaa, Cellium, Asim, Skrapz, Zer0 GRVTY N/A
Gen.G MajorManiak, SpaceLy, Havok, Maux, Envoy Nagafen Nubzy
Team Reciprocity wuskin, Zed, Denz, Dylan, Alexx Seany ShAnE
Midnight Esports LlamaGod, Parasite, Zaptius, Frosty, Royalty Exceed N/A
Evil Geniuses Attach, Apathy, Xotic, JKap, Accuracy FeLo Revan
UYU Methodz, Blazt, Saints, Phantomz, Classic Spoof VandyJF
Luminosity Slacked, John, FormaL, Brack, Skyz Ricky Ricky

Division B

Team Roster Substitute Coach
eUnited Clayster, Arcitys, Prestinni, aBeZy, Simp TBA Faccento
100 Thieves Kenny, SlasheR, Octane, Enable, Priestahh Crowder Crowder
Team Heretics Lucky, JurNii, MethodZ, MeTTalZz, Wartex Lgend Lgend
Splyce Loony, Temp, Jurd, AquA, Huke N/A MarkyB
Elevate ProFeeZy, Wailers, MRuiz, Lacefield, Believe Pentagrxm Atura
Team Envy ACHES, SiLLY, Decemate, Assault, Gunless Bevils Bevils
Units Joee, Rated, Nolson, Weeman, Cammy N/A N/A
Enigma6 Group General, KiSMET, GodRx, Breszy, Mayhem Sender Sender
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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton

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Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Activision
Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Activision
Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.