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Minnesota ROKKR release 7 players from CDL roster ahead of 2021 season

Published: 7/Sep/2020 22:07 Updated: 7/Sep/2020 22:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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In a surprising set of moves, the Minnesota ROKKR have dropped their entire roster from the 2020 Call of Duty League season following the announcement that the CDL will be 4v4 in 2021.

In a series of tweets that began very early in the morning on September 7 and extended into the afternoon, the ROKKR announced each individual player’s release from the organization.

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This not only includes all five starters but their two substitutes as well. There are rumors that the league will lower each team’s minimum player-count requirement from seven to five (four starters and one sub), which might have made several of the Minnesota pros expendable.

MINNESOTA ROKKR DROPPED PLAYERS

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  • Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo-Palmer
  • Adam ‘GodRx’ Brown
  • Adam ‘Assault’ Garcia
  • Alex ‘Alexx’ Carpenter
  • Obaid ‘Asim’ Asim
  • Kaden ‘Exceed’ Stockdale
  • Devin ‘TTinyy’ Robinson

The timing of these announcements isn’t a coincidence: as per the league’s offseason roster rules, any player not signed to an extension between September 6-13 automatically becomes a free agent, which was the case for all seven players.

Following the final tweet, which declared Asim’s departure, head coach and general manager Brian ‘Saintt’ Baroska posted a video on Twitter explaining the franchise’s decision to let go of the entire roster.

“The way we finished the season is not what anyone wanted and when things like that happen, you really have to consider making some changes,” he said.

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However, Saintt didn’t rule out the possibility of one or more of these players returning to the ROKKR in some capacity for the 2021 season, since any one of them could technically re-sign with the team even if their original contract wasn’t extended.

“That being said, don’t be too surprised if you see a familiar face on the roster, whether it be in a substitute or starting position,” he commented. “Just because we decided to not extend their ‘plus-ones’ doesn’t mean we’re not interested in bringing any of them back.

As of right now, we have some really ambitious plans for our roster going into the 2021 season. Hopefully, we can share some things soon.”

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ROKKRMinnesota ROKKR were one of few teams fortunate enough to host an actual CDL LAN event this season.

The Minnesota ROKKR started the CDL’s inaugural 2020 campaign as one of the league’s better teams, holding the fourth position in the standings for well over the first half of the season.

However, they were impacted the most by the midseason shift to an online format and finished the regular season on an eight-match losing streak, barely squeaking into the playoffs as the eighth seed.

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That string of poor performances led to a hotly-debated roster change, as early MVP candidate GodRx was benched in favor of Exceed. Despite the switch, their results didn’t improve as they lost both of their postseason matches and finished 9th/10th.

ROKKRCould we see any of these players return to the Minnesota ROKKR in 2021?

What’s next?

Well, the long and the short of it is that, as things stand, the ROKKR could be heading into the 2021 Black Ops Cold War season with a totally brand new starting lineup, unless they do decide to bring back at least one of their former pros.

As per league rules, however, players cannot negotiate deals with new teams until September 14, and since Saintt said that they want to give everyone a chance to explore their options, it’s likely to be at least a week until Minnesota announce any new signings.


As always, you can keep up with all of this offseason’s roster changes, player signings, and more via our Call of Duty League Rostermania hub. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter @DexertoINTEL for all the latest news, team changes, and more.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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