Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson may not be competing under the Florida Mayhem banners anytime soon as the Call of Duty League franchise seems set on having him ride the bench moving forward.
Having made the decision not to attend the Los Angeles Home Series event on March 7, the pro's shoes were filled by competitive veteran Maurice ‘Fero’ Henriquez for the duration of the tournament where the squad finished in sixth place overall.
In the weeks that followed, Call of Duty League events have been canceled and matches have been shifted online, however, Prestinni hasn’t been able to return to his starting role as the Mutineers look to proceed in a different direction.
As the Call of Duty scene prepares for the transition to online-only matches, season standings could be thrown for a loop as certain rosters begin to shine brighter than ever before under the new format.
The Florida Mutineers appear to have found their groove while scrimming online with Fero, as a March 22 comment from Prestinni revealed that he is still benched weeks after the LA Home Series.
“Not my decision anymore to be benched. So no that’s not the case,” he chimed in on a since-deleted Reddit thread pertaining to his future with the Mutineers.
As the former World Champion intentionally sidelined himself ahead of the LA event, Prestinni has seemingly had no say in jumping back up to the main roster since Fero officially joined the Mutineers on March 6.
While CDL substitutes aren’t allowed to actively compete in the Challengers scene, Preston appears to have been keeping busy with another roster all the while. “Before people start coming at me about scrimming with a new team, it’s just a team for fun to pass the time,” he explained on March 21.
“I’m still playing for [the] Mutineers,” he added, just 24 hours prior to commenting about the organization's decision to keep him on the bench.
Before people start coming at me about scrimming with a new team, it’s just a team for fun to pass the time. I’m still playing for mutineers.
— Preston (@Prestinni) March 21, 2020
With no official word from the Mutineers on the matter, it seems all but guaranteed that their next online matches continue forward with Fero in the starting lineup alongside Colt ‘Havok’ McLendon, Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez, Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno, and Bradley ‘Frosty’ Bergstrom.
There are no dates set in stone for the return of CDL action, but you can keep up to date with the current standings and roster movements using our dedicated hub.