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Former Team Envy star Fero announces CWL Miami team

Published: 11/Jul/2019 10:41 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:04

by Daniel Cleary

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Professional Call of Duty player Maurice “Fero” Henriquez has finally revealed his roster for the CWL Finals in Miami on July 19.

The former Team Envy star hasn’t quite reached the success many fans were expecting of him in the Black Ops 4 season, following his breakout year on Team Kaliber during Call of Duty: WWII where he won Season 2 playoffs and placed 2nd at the CWL Championships.

After some mixed performances throughout the year on Team Envy and 100 Thieves, Fero is looking to turn things around for CWL Miami and qualify for CoD Champs at the end of the season.

100 ThievesThe former 100 Thieves star is looking to replicate his success at the final events of the year.

Fero recently announced that he was a free agent after his stint on Team Envy, which included a disappointing T16 placing at CWL Anaheim, which saw the 20-year-old’s squad fail to win a map in a dismal showing.

Although he did not manage to find his way onto a Pro League team during the most recent CWL Rostermania period, the young star seems to have found himself a solid amateur squad heading into Miami, revealing the roster on July 10.

Fero announced that he will be teaming up with the former Halo World Champion, Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas, as well as three of the top North American amateur players in itsSpart, Teskiy8 and PaceR.

The new roster announcement comes a shock to many fans as Fero was previously expected to compete alongside a star studded lineup of former pro players such as FeLo and Nagafen for the CWL Finals.

His initially planned line-up for Miami seems to have completely disbanded, which was likely a result of CWL Pro League team, Gen.G, looking to add Nagafen back to their starting roster for the remainder of the Black Ops 4 season.

Although it is unlikely that Fero will be able to replicate last year’s success at the final events of the year, the former 100 Thieves star will be looking to prove his worth heading into the franchised CoD league.

Fero’s new CWL Miami roster:

  • Fero
  • Shotzzy
  • PaceR
  • Teskiy
  • Spart
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Sources: 100 Thieves acquire OpTic’s CDL spot, represented as LA Thieves

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:23 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 21:25

by Albert Petrosyan

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Sources have told Dexerto that 100 Thieves are entering the Call of Duty League by purchasing the spot previously held by OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

After initially declining to invest in a slot for the Call of Duty League’s inaugural 2020 season, 100 Thieves are re-entering CoD esports after all for the 2021 campaign and beyond.

The spot that had been OpTic Gaming Los Angeles’ has now transferred ownership to the prominent esports organization, and sources have reported that 100T will rebrand the team to LA Thieves.

Immortals Gaming Club, which had purchased OpTic Gaming and one of two Los Angeles CDL franchise spots, recently sold the Green Wall back to Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, who will remain in control of the brand.

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The OpTic Gaming Los Angeles franchise will end after just one season of competing in the CDL.

At this time, it’s not yet clear whether the league will allow H3CZ to rebrand his Chicago Huntsmen franchise to OpTic. Since he’s already the CEO of Huntsmen, his reacquisition of the OpTic brand meant that control of one of the two teams would eventually have to change hands once again.

According to recent reports from Esports Talk, the CDL was taking the stance that franchises should remain tied to the cities they were initially founded in. Thus, if H3CZ and NRG wanted their team to take on the OpTic Gaming insignia, they would have to sell the Huntsmen spot and move their Call of Duty operations to Los Angeles.

However, in those same reports, it was indicated that despite their initial unwillingness to enter the CDL, 100 Thieves and CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag acquiring a spot was not totally out of the question, and now it’s come to fruition.

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While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in competitive Call of Duty was a highly successful one.

While brief, 100 Thieves’ first stint in Call of Duty esports was a very successful one; the team captured two major trophies in the then-called CoD World League and finished second in the CWL World Championship.

100T’s team became a fan-favorite, and when Nadeshot announced that they’d be leaving the esport due to the transition to franchising, many were left disappointed, especially considering Haag’s extensive CoD background.

The only question that remains now is concerning their roster – whether or not Nadeshot or his org will want to make any personnel changes remains to be seen, but if not, many will still expect the team to be a contender, considering that three of the four players are top-tier with championship experience.

LA THIEVES’ EXPECTED 2021 CDL ROSTER:

  • Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat
  • Kenny ‘Kuavo’ Williams
  • Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly
  • Zack ‘Drazah’ Jordan
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CoD stars SlasheR and Kenny are returning to 100 Thieves as members of LA Thieves.

For SlasheR and Kenny, this will be their second stint with 100T after previously featuring for the org in its lone season of competition. Similarly, General Manager Eric ‘Muddawg’ Sanders is also returning to the red and black after leaving them for OpTic when the org parted ways from CoD esports.

As always, we will continue to update this story and bring you the latest as more information becomes available.