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Halo Splyce completes their Call of Duty roster by adding two S&D stars

Published: 13/Oct/2018 18:01 Updated: 13/Oct/2018 18:26

by Vincent Genova

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Splyce’s dual-esport roster set to compete in both Halo and Call of Duty has announced their official lineup.

CoD players TeddyRecKs and Ramby will join Halo pros Renegade, StelluR and Eco for the 2018/19 Call of Duty World League Season.

Although the main goal of the team is to compete in two different esports, it appears that TeddyRecKs and Ramby will not be involved in the Halo side.

TeddyRecKs and Ramby hail from Call of Duty’s vibrant Search and Destroy community and finished in the top 16 at the most recent Call of Duty Championship.

Despite spending most of the year on the CWL’s amateur circuit, their lights-out S&D play was noticed by OpTic Gaming’s Scump.

Splyce are the current Halo World Champions and have won the last three major tournaments, though roster size and age limit differences with the CWL forced them into making two roster moves.

Call of Duty’s new 5v5 format meant they would have to add an additional member to compete and Splyce’s Halo pro Shotzzy will not meet the CWL age requirement until 2019.

TeddyRecKs or Ramby may only be a temporary fill-in as Splyce confirmed that Shotzzy will compete as soon as he is eligible.

Pros switching from Halo to CoD is not a new concept – Formal, Enable, Huke and now Frosty have made the switch – but few have attempted to compete in both at the same time.

If Halo Spyce is successful at qualifying for the Call of Duty World League season, they may have more organizational problems to iron out.

CWL rules prevent organizations from fielding multiple rosters in the league and Splyce already has a CoD team that looks set to qualify with Jurd, Accuracy, Temp, Loony and Aqua.

Splyce acknowledged the potential issue of having multiple successful teams, but said that “will be a good problem to have.”

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Renegades announce new CoD roster ahead of second Challengers season

Published: 31/Oct/2020 14:17 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 14:20

by Joe Craven

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Esports organisation Renegades have revealed their Call of Duty roster for the second season of the CDL’s Challengers Series, including players from last year’s Paris Legion roster. 

The switch from the Call of Duty World League to the Call of Duty League represents the greatest shake-up competitive CoD has ever seen. While latter tournaments in the CWL involved an amateur tournament running parallel to the main one, the introduction of Challengers’ Series gives a greater formalisation to competition below the best of the best.

With franchised spots in the CDL costing millions, it’s no surprise that some big name esports organisations have found themselves competing in the Challengers Series. One of these orgs is Renegades, the Detroit-based esports team that has come in and out of competitive CoD in recent years.

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Renegades have come and gone from the Call of Duty pro scene in the past.

On October 31, they announced their CoD roster for the upcoming Black Ops Cold War season, which will be the second season of the CDL and its accompanying Challenger Series.

Perhaps the biggest name in the new roster is Luke ‘Louqa’ Rigas, who represented Paris Legion in the CDL last year. It was an up-and-down year for the Paris Legion, who managed a second place finish at the online CDL Week 12 London event.

He is also joined by ex-Paris teammate Conrad ‘Shockz’ Rymarek, who is best known for his five years with Australian organisation Mindfreak from 2014 to 2019.

Rounding off the roster are Lincoln ‘Fighta’ Ferguson and Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari, making a fully Australian roster. The nationalities of all players means they will likely compete in the APAC region of the Challengers Series.

While Shockz and Louqa come off the back of mixed fortunes in the CDL, Fighta and Pred both joined Renegades in January of 2020. In the somewhat weaker field of APAC competition, their Renegades roster dominated the region’s Challenger tournaments during the Modern Warfare season.

Replacing half the team with CDL standard pros means it’s likely we’ll see similar domination this year, barring any shock performances from the other APAC teams.