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OpTic LA, London & Paris drop players from CDL rosters

Published: 8/Sep/2020 21:38

by Bill Cooney

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In a day full of roster moves the Paris Legion and London Ravens have dropped their full teams from the 2020 Call of Duty League season, and OpTic has parted ways with four of its players as well.

With one single tweet on September 8, the Legion announced they had released all five of the players on their roster from the organization headed into the offseason.

All of the Legion’s players will be free agents for the offseason. 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 pros expendable.

PARIS LEGION DROPPED PLAYERS

  • Denholm ‘Denz‘ Taylor
  • Luke ‘Louqa‘ Rigas
  • Conrad ‘Shockz‘ Rymarek
  • Zach ‘Zed‘ Denyer
  • Paul ‘Breszy‘ Breszynski
  • Maik ‘Phantoms‘ Schmitz
  • Matthew ‘KiSMET‘ Tinsley

A similar story seems to have played out across the English Channel with the Ravens, who also parted ways with the entirety of their 2020 roster on Sept. 8 as well.

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

LONDON RAVENS DROPPED PLAYERS

  • Matthew ‘Skrapz‘ Marshall
  • Thomas ‘Dylan‘ Henderson
  • Bradley ‘wuskin‘ Marshall
  • Trei ‘Zer0‘ Morris
  • Rhys ‘Rated‘ Price
  • Dylan ‘MadCat‘ Daly
  • Byron ‘Nastie‘ Plumridge

While the European teams were busy cleaning house, the LA OpTic announced roster moves of their own – the release of substitute player Brandon ‘Dashy‘ Otell, as well as Jevon ‘Goonjar‘ Gooljar-Lim, Martin ‘Chino’ Chino, and Darien ‘Hollow’ Chverchko,

Dashy was the hero of LA’s crosstown playoffs match with the Guerillas, when he subbed in and helped OpTic narrowly avoid the upset. It’s obvious he can play, so it will be interesting to see where the Canadian could end up next season.

What’s next?

Right now, London and Paris could very well be heading into the 2021 Black Ops Cold War season with a brand-new starting lineup, unless they decide to bring back any of their former pros.

As per league rules, however, players cannot negotiate deals with new teams until September 14, so it will be at least a week until we see any news on 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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Warzone release date in Black Ops Cold War confirmed for December

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:42

by Tanner Pierce

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During one of the company’s 2020 investors calls, Activision announced that Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will be fully integrated into each other in December, which is a bit later than some players were initially expecting. 

One of the biggest surprises of Black Ops Cold War’s initial announcement was the fact that Warzone, the series’ official battle royale mode, would be fully integrated with the game, marking a huge crossover for the Call of Duty franchise and the first of its kind for the series.

Now, Activision has officially announced during its Q3 financial call that Warzone will be fully integrated into Black Ops Cold War in December 2020. More specifically, during the title’s first official post-launch content season.

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Activision has announced that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be integrated in December 2020.

Unfortunately, other details about Black Ops Cold War’s iteration of Warzone are scarce at this time other than the fact that players will be able to use both their Modern Warfare loadouts in the battle royale game. It’ll also feature the same battle pass system as Infinity Ward’s and Treyarch’s titles.

This new integration timeframe means that the battle royale mode will still be a part of Modern Warfare well past Black Ops Cold War’s launch. While it’s pure obviously pure speculation, a new season to hold fans over is no longer out of the question and is entirely possible.

This new season has been a talking point for a while now, with players even able to get the access to an unfinished build of the Makarov pistol from the Black Ops series in Modern Warfare, leading to speculation about the weapon being added soon.

When the crossover was originally announced, there was some speculation about when the crossover would happen, with some people theorizing it would come with Black Ops Cold War, and some speculating that it would be soon after release, so it’s nice that Activision has finally answered the question.