The deadline for substitutes is approaching and the CWL Pro League teams will be announcing their sixth players leading up to league play, with some of the biggest names in Call of Duty being tapped to join new teams.
Substitutes are a new feature in the CWL and all league teams are required to have one. The sub will not be a regular member of the roster, teams will have to declare which weeks the substitute will be playing.
For the complete list of rules involving substitutes at the CWL Pro League, check out Dexerto’s guide on subs.
Interest in CWL Pro League subs took off once massive names and established pros from teams like FaZe Clan, Knights, Lightning Pandas and G2 failed to qualify and became available for sub duty.
This is not a roster move window so CWL teams are not allowed to drop or sign replacements right now, they are only allowed to sign a sixth player to use as a sub. However, teams like 100 Thieves may be treating their sub as a new fifth.
Below are the announced signings of substitute players in the CWL Pro League.
100 Thieves - Maurice 'Fero' Henriquez
Despite having been on the starting roster up to this point, Fero has been moved to the substitute role following the acquisition of Preston 'Priestahh' Greiner.
Envy - Embry 'Bevils' Bevil
While some teams decided to pick up a new player as their substitute, Envy have simply opted to make their coach, Bevils, their sub for the Pro League.
Evil Geniuses - Adam 'GodRx' Brown
GodRx was one of the bright spots for the Pittsburgh Knights roster that failed to qualify for the Pro League.
Excelerate - Robert 'RobbieB' Brugnoli
RobbieB qualified for last year's CoD Champs with EZG Esports.
Midnight Esports - Casey 'Pandur' Romano
Pandur has spent the Black Ops 4 season with Pittsburgh Knights, but with the team failing to make it out of Pool C during the Qualifier, he'll now join the team that finished at the top of the same Pool.
Red Reserve - Conrad 'Shockz' Rymarek
Having played with Mindfreak since 2014, Shockz will finally play under a different banner as Red Reserve's substitute for the upcoming season.
Splyce - Nick 'Happy' Suda
Happy teamed with Splyce's Accuracy during the Infinite Warfare season for Team Kaliber.
Team Reciprocity - Dylan 'Dylan' Henderson
Dylan competed with the fan-favorite Team Sween up to this point during the Black Ops 4 season, but the team failed to qualify for the CWL Pro League and Dylan has now been picked up by Reciprocity.
UYU - Tristan 'Spoof' Green
After initially picking up Methodz as their sub, UYU made a controversial roster move by promoting him to the starting squad and demoting Spoof to the substitute's role.
OpTic Gaming - Thomas 'ZooMaa' Paparatto
Although OpTic have picked up ZooMaa as their substitute, he will still remain a FaZe Clan player and will only be used by OpTic if absolutely necessary.
Enigma6 Group - Troy 'Sender' Michaels
The former Enigma6 player and current coach will also serve as the emergency substitute for the squad in the Pro League if they end up needing one.
Keep up with the CWL Pro League, including full schedules, streams, Divisions, and more, by visiting our dedicated CWL Pro League Hub.
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