One of the two Los Angeles-based Call of Duty League franchises, the LA Guerrillas, are rumored to be swapping out the majority of their current starting lineup before their shared home series with OpTic Gaming LA.
The newest additions to the Guerrillas’ roster might be making their starting debuts sooner than expected, as the team hopes to rally back in front of their home crowd this March 7-8.
With only one series win that came against the Florida Mutineers at Launch Weekend and only 10 CDL points to their name, they find themselves tied for second-to-last with three other teams. Thus far, they are only outpacing the team they share a city with, the winless OGLA.
Looking to right this streak, they announced the signings of Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost and Kris ‘Spart’ Cervantez, two young players who made big impressions during Black Ops IIII.
Less than twenty minutes after the announcement was made, Guerrillas player Andres 'Lacefield' Lacefield tweeted at teammates Patrick 'ACHES' Price and Renato 'Saints' Forza, asking them about their plans for the weekend when they should be playing CDL LA.
— lacefield (@Lacefield) February 29, 2020
While this tweet alone is not a lot to go on, is does line up with a tweet published by the well-known CDL Intel account, which claimed that a starting five of Ulysses 'AquA' Silvam, Jacob 'Decemate' Kato, Rasim 'Blazt' Ogresevic, Vivid & Spart is likely.
If you said Aqua, Decemate, Blazt, Vivid & Spart - you might be right.
Hopefully they scrim soon so we can confirm that 🤞🏼
— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) February 29, 2020
This also lines up with what both Anthony “NAMELESS’ Wheeler and Jonathan ‘Pacman’ Tucker said on the CoDCast they did with Surge’s Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt. In the clip, they report that Saints has benched himself.
In the Guerrillas' most recent tournament, they lost both of their series at CDL London, after getting swept by the Chicago Huntsmen and then getting reverse-swept by the Seattle Surge. ACHES posted the worst KD of the tournament with a 0.74 ratio.
— CDL Stats (@CDL_Stats) February 10, 2020
While nothing has yet to be confirmed, these numerous tweets and statements point toward the Guerrillas making a seismic change to the status of their starting roster going forward. They will face OpTic Gaming in a battle for Los Angeles in their first series at CDL LA.
Both teams are hosting the home series together, but their focus will likely be on pulling themselves out of their respective competitive slumps. Dexerto has reached out to ACHES and Lacefield for comment.