Canadian CoD pro Brandon 'Dashy' Otell has reportedly been involved in a complicated rostermania for the new franchise league, as rosters are finalized for the inaugural Call of Duty League season.
Dashy rose to stardom when he joined OpTic Gaming for the Black Ops 4 season, after breaking onto the pro scene at CoD Champs in 2017.
After winning his first event for the GreenWall and securing MVP at CWL Vegas, he was an instant fan-favorite, and despite not winning again for the rest of the season, is still one of the hottest prospects heading into the new league.
His future roster has not been confirmed, but for now he is still officially a member of OpTic – owned by Immortals Gaming Club who have one of two LA spots in the franchise league.
This means that unless another team was to buy out his contract, he is set to continue to play in green for Modern Warfare. However, Call of Duty insider CDL Intel has claimed that there has been some turmoil in these negotiations.
According to sources, Dashy had signed to remain with the LA franchise, but had then asked for a move to the Chigaco brand – now partly run by former OpTic CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez. This request was apparently refused by OpTic, resulting in the 20-year-old "allegedly threatening to bench himself."
⚠️ UPDATE: Sources tell me Dashy signed to Los Angeles OpTic, then asked to be “traded” to Chicago. OpTic obviously refused and Dashy allegedly threatened to bench himself.
To my knowledge the rosters are still the same. pic.twitter.com/xrQlzFVf9w
— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) October 15, 2019
According to CDL Intel, things have now been resolved, with rumored rosters now back in place.
Neither the OpTic LA franchise or Chicago have announced any players for their teams, but according to rumors, they are currently as follows:
- OpTic LA: Dashy, TJHaly, Kenny, SlasheR, and JKap
- Chicago: Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Gunless, and Arcitys
Crimsix himself claimed that he and Damon 'Karma' Barlow had been ousted from the team, with Dashy apparently aiming to team with FormaL, but this may have now fallen apart.
You can keep up to date with every move and new signing in the offseason rostermania with our dedicated coverage hub.