With the 2019 Call of Duty World Championship quickly approaching, many of the qualified teams were looking to book their spots in boot camps with other top teams ahead of the most prestigious event of the year.
Boot camping ahead of events, especially CoD Champs, has become extremely common over recent years as many of the pro league squads prefer to practice in a LAN environment against other teams to best prepare for their run at the $2 million prize pool.
Organizing the pre-LAN practice did not go smoothly for every team, however, after FaZe Clan pro Tommy ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto claimed that he and his roster had been “kicked out of a boot camp” which was set to include Gen.G, Reciprocity and eUnited.
The FaZe roster were likely to miss out on valuable practice ahead of CoD champs after ZooMaa shared what had happened and with the 100 Thieves squad seemingly set to take their place at the Pre-LAN, many fans initially pointed the blame towards them.
Kicked out a boot camp. :pencil:
— FaZe ZooMaa (@ZooMaa) July 26, 2019
During his July 27 stream, 100 Thieves’ Enable cleared up the controversy by expressing that they had been planning to host their own Pre-LAN until they were invited to the boot camp which was hosted by Gen.G.
He then followed up by explaining that the reason for FaZe getting “kicked out” was due to the possibility of them matching up with another team at the bootcamp early in the bracket at the 2019 CWL Championship.
“I think FaZe was going, but I think there was a chance that one of the teams there could match up with FaZe or something.” He added, “All I know is they invited us and they kicked FaZe out, but they didn’t kick FaZe out for us.”
FaZe Clan are not the only CWL team to be experiencing issues ahead of the 2019 CWL Championship, however, as fan favorites, OpTic Gaming, claim to have been blacklisted - although it's unclear how realistic this actually is.
Each of the teams won't have long until they battle it out on the big stage, as the Call of Duty World League Championship is set to take place in Los Angeles, California on August 14.