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Envy CoD team issues spill onto Twitter amid roster speculation

Published: 12/Apr/2019 10:27 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 18:04

by Matt Porter

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The issues between Call of Duty players Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia and Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo have spilled onto Twitter as speculation continues to swirl about their future with the organization.

Call of Duty is currently in a transfer period, where players are available to trade and be released by organizations looking to strengthen their existing lineup.

With the CWL Pro League set to return in May, many teams are in the process of revamping their rosters, and one of the most talked about team changes has been at Team Envy.

MLGThe majority of the current Team Envy lineup competed as Evil Geniuses in World War II.

What’s rumored to be happening at Team Envy?

With rostermania now in full swing, notorious leaker CoDBurner has been discussing what he believes is going on at various organizations including Team Envy, who have been mentioned by the mysterious figure on numerous occasions.

Since Envy picked up the World Championship-winning squad from Evil Geniuses back in September, the lineup have had a difficult time, finishing 9-12 at both CWL Las Vegas and CWL Fort Worth. They currently sit fifth in their CWL Pro League division with a 6-5 record.

Originally, CoDBurner reported that Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland wanted to drop the entirety of the roster apart from himself, but after days of uncertainty, this doesn’t seem like it will be the case.

According to the CoDBurner on April 11, SiLLY will now retain his place on Envy alongside Huke and Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, with Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato coming in from G2 Esports, and Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez joining on loan from 100 Thieves.

CoDBurner says that Huke previously wanted to drop the entire Team Envy roster.

What did SiLLY and Assault say?

While it appears SiLLY will remain as part of Team Envy, the CoDBurner states that there will be no place for Assault, who could head back to former organization Evil Geniuses, where he won the Call of Duty World Championship with most of the current Envy roster back in August.

In response to a tweet from Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza, who commented on how quickly people forget players’ previous performances, Assault stated that “you’re only as good as your team is,” appearing to fire a shot at his Envy teammates.

SiLLY immediately asked what the statement meant, with Assault telling the Envy player: “We had no idea how to play as a team.”

In response, SiLLY simply stated: “I think our lack of killing anything might have been connected to that,” referencing the struggles the team have had throughout the Black Ops 4 season.

The roster change period in Call of Duty is set to wrap up on Monday, April 22, as teams turn their focus to the Pro League and CWL London events which both take place in May.

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FormaL claims FaZe are OpTic Chicago’s toughest competition for CDL 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:42 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:51

by Theo Salaun

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OpTic Chicago’s Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper has revealed that he thinks the Atlanta FaZe will be the team to beat in the Call of Duty League’s 2021 season, citing how similar the two teams are.

A seven-year veteran in professional Call of Duty, FormaL boasts a wealth of expertise and some interesting insights. Excited for Black Ops Cold War and a refreshed CDL roster, back under the OpTic banner, the 2017 World Champion broke down his expectations for the 2021 season on an episode of “The Bakery” podcast.

Tucked in between romantic stories of trying to hide his gaming career from a crush and resisting Seth ‘Scump’ Abner’s kiss attempts, FormaL discussed the upcoming competitive season. With former teammate Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson moved over to Atlanta, OpTic’s AR revealed that FaZe are the biggest concern in 2021 — not the 2020 champion Dallas Empire.

With the league transitioning to 4 vs. 4 and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War, FormaL believes that Chicago is primed to win CDL Champs, but that Atlanta is the toughest test ahead.

For mobile users, segment begins at 39:45.

Like sniping from the safety of a head glitch, FormaL did not hesitate at all when asked who would Chicago considers the most troubling team in 2021: “Definitely FaZe. FaZe is just another powerhouse … They’re pretty well-rounded, they got an insane amount of talent, they all want to play with each other. It’s just how our team is.”

Pinpointing FaZe’s roster balance, FormaL elaborated that the inclusion of Arcitys simply adds a new element to the competition between Chicago and Atlanta: “Alec’s a really good friend of mine. It’s gonna be really fun to play against him the whole year. You’ve got the Simp, aBeZy duo, you’ve got the Cellium thing … it’s gonna be a good rivalry for sure.”

In 2020, Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr and Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris were one of the best SMG duos in the CDL while McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel was an MVP candidate (alongside Simp) in the flex role. When he spoke with Dexerto back in July, Cellium also told us that he thought Arcitys was the best AR in the league.

While respectful of the talent and balance this new FaZe roster enjoys, FormaL was unfazed when asked who wins CDL Champs 2021: “We do. 100 percent.” This coincides with his earlier explanation that the change to 4 vs. 4 suits a Chicago team that prefers that style, is excited to reunite with Dashy, and enjoys Treyarch titles.

Last year, the Empire came first, FaZe came second, and Chicago (at that point, the Huntsmen) came third. This year, FormaL expects to win, FaZe to repeat with silver, and it doesn’t even seem like third place is on his radar: “I don’t know who the f**k comes third, Paris?”