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Call of Duty • Jan 22, 2019

Midnight Esports address rumors they're selling their CWL Pro League roster

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Midnight Esports address rumors they're selling their CWL Pro League roster
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Since the conclusion of the CWL Pro League Qualifiers, rumors have been swirling regarding the fate of one of the surprise teams in Call of Duty, Midnight Esports, and now the org has spoken out on the issue.

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Before the PLQ, Midnight was a team of relatively unknown amateurs who many had cast aside when filling their brackets of qualified teams. However, things changed after Midnight went a perfect 6-0 to transcend their amateur status into pros.

After creating a huge splash at the PLQ, speculation on Midnight selling its roster or its qualifying spot filled the rumor mill, as talk of major orgs swooping in to buy smaller ones reached a fever pitch.

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In a Twitter post, Midnight quickly silenced backroom chatter when the org made it clear that they fully expect to see their team play in the Pro League next month.

“We are excited to bring our current roster to Columbus! The rumors of our roster being available is untrue,” Midnight Gaming said. “They’re still under contract, the Organization is currently not accepting inquiries or buyouts of our roster.”

It seems the temptations of tantalizing offers or inquires into selling weren’t enough to sway the org’s confidence in their team.

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The final standings of Pool C that made Midnight Esports the first team to qualify through the PLQ.

Although the ragtag collection of players under the Midnight banner had qualified in a pool with the likes of 100 Thieves, Team Space, and others, there was still talk if the new org had what it takes to compete in the Pro League.

The CWL Pro League is going to be stacked with talented teams from across the globe, and if the qualifiers were any indication, Midnight could be one of those dominant teams. In addition to the CWL Pro League, Midnight fans can look forward to seeing the team compete at CWL Fort Worth on March 15.

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