Notorious Call of Duty esports leaker CoDBurner has released new information about Excelerate Gaming, claiming that the organization have sold their spot in the CWL Pro League to Elevate for a surprisingly low amount.
The CoDBurner first appeared back in April 2018, and has been releasing insider knowledge about Call of Duty esports ever since, pulling back the curtain and giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite teams and players.
With Call of Duty’s roster transfer period open until Monday, April 22, it appears that another major change could be announced before the deadline, if the CoDBurners intel is accurate.
What is happening to Excelerate’s CWL Pro League spot?
According to CoDBurner, Excelerate’s time in the CWL Pro League has come to and end, with the mysterious figure stating that the organization has offloaded their spot to another team.
This isn’t the first time that Excelerate have attempted to move on from the CWL Pro League. On March 7, it was reported that Excelerate were attempting to sell their place in the Pro League, but were unsuccessful in the first transfer period.
How much did Elevate pay for the spot?
A name that most Call of Duty esports fans will recognize, Elevate are the team who have purchased the Excelerate Gaming spot according to the CoDBurner.
The leaker states that the organization paid just $25,000 for the spot, almost half as much as Excelerate were reportedly asking for back in March.
If the rumors are accurate, this will be the first time Elevate have been seen in professional Call of Duty since August 2018, when a roster that included Michael ‘SpaceLy’ Schmale and Jared ‘Nagafen’ Harrell finished in the top eight at the Call of Duty World Championships.
While it appears that Elevate have secured Excelerate spot in the league, CoDBurner suggests that the organization were also attempting to purchase Red Reserve’s spot, although that appears to have gone to FaZe Clan.
Whether Elevate will hold on to the current Excelerate roster is currently unknown, but with the roster transfer period closing on April 22, it will be interesting to see which organizations will line up when the CWL Pro League returns on Monday, May 13.