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Skrapz addresses rumors that entire Royal Ravens CDL roster was dropped

Published: 1/Sep/2020 23:10

by Albert Petrosyan

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There are rumors swirling that the London Royal Ravens are dropping their entire roster from the 2020 Call of Duty League’s season, but star man Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall has since responded to the speculation.

With the 2020 CDL season now officially in the books, the freight train that is Rostermania has begun churning its wheels for what many expect to be a news-filled offseason period.

The league’s decision to shift the competitive format back to 4v4 for 2021 means that at least 12 players (one from each team) will lose their starting job. The first casualty of this change was James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks, who hit free agency after the Dallas Empire shockingly made him the odd man out of their championship-winning squad.

Now, it appears that the entire Royal Ravens roster – the same one that led them to a surprising fourth-place finish at Champs – could suffer the same fate.

Royal RavensCould the entire London Royal Ravens starting CDL roster be gone in 2021?

On September 1, Bradley ‘wuskin’ Marshall was overheard talking to Skrapz on stream, and after wuskin held the phone close to his microphone for his viewers to hear, his twin brother said, “We’re free agents on the 13th.”

Not many of his audience bought it at first, thinking that the veteran was joking around, but wuskin stated again that he’s “not trolling” and that he had a call earlier in the day confirming the situation.

However, when these clips began going viral on social media, Skrapz stepped in to address all the speculation and clarified that what his brother had said isn’t as dire as it sounds.

According to the former FaZe Clan pro, the reason why he and his teammates are technically becoming free agents is that they’ll be given an opportunity to negotiate new contracts ahead of next season.

He followed that up by also directly denying that wuskin had been “fully dropped.”

According to the league’s rules regarding this offseason, any player who doesn’t get extended by September 6 automatically gets their contract terminated and becomes a free agent. That’s not to say, of course, that those players will have to leave.

Instead, they can simply negotiate and sign a new deal with that team, maybe for more years, money, or both – and this appears to be what’s happening with the Royal Ravens, at least according to Skrapz’s tweets.

It certainly makes sense, as well; it would be hard to imagine that the London franchise would want to get rid of the squad that got them to the final four in the Championship Weekend, especially since they’re all from the UK.

CDLThe CDL’s official rules for this offseason and roster change period.

All that said though, the roster won’t be completely devoid of casualties: Veteran pro Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley announced on September 1 that he’s an unrestricted free agent for the 2021 season, meaning he’s been fully let go by the organization.

Jurd started the season as a starter for the team but was benched to make room for Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris, who was acquired midseason from the New York Subliners.

However, at the time of publication, it would appear that Crowley is the only player at the moment who’s actually leaving the team. That will change, of course, because Royal Ravens will have to decide who from their starting five they’ll be demoting ahead of the switch to 4v4.

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton

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Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.