The Call of Duty roster change period between CWL Seattle and Stage Two of the CWL Pro League could be the wildest one yet.
If you're not sitting comfortably, we suggest you sit down and brace yourself for the latest twist in a very complicated transfer period that involves plenty of moving parts.
Following Activision creating the CoD World League, major organizations began to pay more interest in the competitive Call of Duty scene, and alongside roster locks for tournaments such as the Pro League, contractual obligations also followed suit.
This new way of doing business came as something of a culture shock to players who had previously been allowed to roam freely among teams, but following the lead of traditional sports, buyouts and trades have become common practice.
The current OpTic Gaming Call of Duty team has been together for over three years after forming during the Advanced Warfare season, however, they're not the dominant force they once were.
Having failed to win a single event during the WWII season, and only reaching the grand final once, following a top 16 placement at CWL Seattle a rumor began that the team would be splitting.
At the time of writing there has been no official confirmation, but reputable sources close to Dexerto have revealed the current situation features a twist that no one expected.
It's believed that when Anthony 'Methodz' Zinni was sold to Team Kaliber from Rise Nation for an undisclosed fee, there was a timeframe given to tK in order to make the payment. Due to tK failing to pay on time, Rise Nation are now attempting to sell Methodz' contract to OpTic Gaming.
OpTic, who are believed to be keeping Seth 'Scump' Abner and Ian 'Crimsix' Porter from their former team, will use Methodz in a trade to acquire the services of Tommy 'ZooMaa' Paparatto from FaZe Clan. This entire exchange will then lead to the final trade of Matt 'FormaL' Piper to Luminosity for Sam 'Octane' Larew.
It's worth noting that this trade could fall through due to the large number of moving parts required in order to make it work. Our source didn't have any indication either as to where Damon 'Karma' Barlow would end up, or who would replace Methodz in the Team Kaliber lineup should a deal be struck.
OpTic Gaming (Rumored)
- Seth 'Scump' Abner
- Ian 'Crimsix' Porter
- Sam 'Octane' Larew
- Tommy 'ZooMaa' Paparatto
FaZe Clan (Rumored)
- Dillon 'Attach' Price
- Chris 'Replays' Crowder
- Preston 'Priestahh' Greiner
- Anthony 'Methodz' Zinni
Luminosity Gaming (Rumored)
- Jordan 'JKap' Kaplan
- John 'John' Perez
- Josiah 'Slacked' Berry
- Matt 'FormaL' Piper