Struggling Call of Duty franchise Los Angeles Guerrillas have revealed the signings of two up-and-coming players as they head towards their home series on March 7-8.
Despite being led by Call of Duty veteran and two-time World Champion Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price, the Los Angeles Guerrillas have struggled in the opening events of the inaugural CDL season.
A 1-1 record in Minnesota saw them place joint-seventh at the Launch Weekend, while a 0-2 record at CDL London left them joint-bottom with the Toronto Ultra. These poor performances mean they stand on just 10 CDL Points after attending two events. The only side performing worse are their LA counterparts OpTic Gaming, who have 0 points after two events.
To try and turn around their poor start to the CDL campaign, the Guerrillas have enlisted the help of two up-and-coming Call of Duty professionals.
The news came late on February 28, just over a week before the Los Angeles CDL Weekend. “Change is happening,” the Guerrillas tweeted. “We’re adding to the squad. Welcome to Los Angeles Spart and Vivid.”
Change is happening. We're adding to the squad.
— Los Angeles Guerrillas (@LAGuerrillas) February 29, 2020
Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost is perhaps best known for one performance he made during the Black Ops 4 season. At the Call of Duty World Championship in August 2019, he set the record for most kills in a 5v5 Search and Destroy match, as he put up an insane 20 kills versus Team Envy. His Sage eSports roster ended up placing 17-24th.
While not present at Black Ops 4’s World Championships, Spart is best known as part of the Atlanta FaZe Academy roster, which won the Call of Duty Challengers’ Series in Atlanta on February 23. It seems the 18-year-old impressed, as the victory is undoubtedly the catalyst for his move to Los Angeles.
It remains to be seen how the two youngsters will slot around the existing line-up, but it takes LA Guerrillas’ total player count to nine, including confirmed substitutes. The move is pending league approval, but there should be no hiccups in getting it over the line.
The pair will be looking to make an immediate impact, particularly with the LA home series coming up on March 7-8.
Despite previous weekends only having one host team, the two organizations in Los Angeles will be sharing hosting responsibilities. Both sides will want to see a significant change in fortunes to reverse their early-season slumps.
LA Guerrillas Full Roster (as of February 29):
- Patrick ‘ACHES’ Price
- Ulysses ‘AquA’ Silva
- Jacob ‘Decemate’ Kato
- Renato ‘Saints’ Forza
- Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield
- Kris ‘Spart’ Cervantez
- Reece ‘Vivid’ Drost
- Rasim ‘Blazt’ Ogresevic – SUB
- Ricky ‘Ricky’ Stacy – SUB
LA are yet to confirm the five players who will make up the starting roster.