Elevate has officially added Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado, Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez and Michael ‘MajorManiak’ Szymaniak to its Call of Duty roster - confirming a move that has been suspected for a number of days.
The three newcomers join Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale, the only player from the previous lineup to remain after the departure of Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell, Steve ‘Mochila’ Canle and Mikhail ‘Blfire’ Glushenok.
The new roster’s first official LAN outing will be at the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship Last Chance Qualifier where they will fight for one of 16 qualification spots for the World Championship.
We're proud to introduce the new #ElevateCOD roster!— Elevate (@ElevateGG) July 18, 2018
🇺🇸 Michael “@Spacely” Schmale
🇺🇸 Nicholas “@Proto626” Maldonado
🇺🇸 Chance “@Maux419” Moncivaez
🇺🇸 Michael “@MajorManiak” Szymaniak
We'll see you at the #CWLChamps LCQ next week! #RedRebellion pic.twitter.com/FdPcDa2koD
Maux, Proto and MajorManiak were all competing under Impact Gaming prior to joining Elevate, finishing in 25th - 28th at CWL Anaheim and 6th in Stage 4 of CWL United States National Circuit.
Meanwhile, SpaceLy has had a difficult Call of Duty: WWII season, beginning with disappointing results with Ghost Gaming at the start of the year followed similar performances with JuKeD and PURE Gaming. He is also currently working with Luminosity Gaming as a coach.
Elevate finished one spot ahead of Impact Gaming in the National Circuit but rumors about them breaking up quickly started to circulate.
This new Elevate roster has already competed in a CWL 2K and the most recent online CWL Pro League Challenge, where they fell 3-0 in the first round to compLexity. However, nothing was confirmed until Elevate’s announcement.
Elevate's Call of Duty roster now consists of: