A number of North American Call of Duty players announced free agency on the evening of Tuesday, May 16th.
The CWL Global Pro League qualifier roster lock will take place on June 1st, requiring teams to commit to a fixed lineup for the important GPL online qualifier tournament.
The top two teams who emerge out of the OQ will book a spot at the relegation tournament the day before CWL Anaheim on June 15th, playing against a qualified team from the Asia-Pacific and Europe. They’ll also be going up against the bottom four placing teams from the group stage of the CWL GPL.
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With such a limited opportunity, a number of prominent players have all announced they’re free agents, flooding the market with talent.
Black Ops II world champion Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte can’t seem to catch a break as he announced that Canadian player Matthew ‘Royalty’ Sauga had left his team for a new opportunity.
After losing John ‘Xotic’ Bruno to Cloud9 just days before, it left just Parasite and Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez in the squad, with both players admitting on Twitter they’re effectively also free agents now.
F/A in other words. https://t.co/jdJps7hffG
— Chance Moncivaez (@ChanceMaux) May 16, 2017
The second team to split was a squad who were expected to be announced as part of MRKN Clan, but Michael ‘Spacely’ Schmale and Martin ‘Chino’ Chino both announced via Twitter they are now free agents. This has meant that remaining players Devin ‘LlamaGod’ Tran and Mike ‘Swarley’ Carter are also now available.
F/A if any teams need one or players I know want to try make a team
— MJChino (@MJCheen) May 16, 2017
With former Cloud9 players Richard ‘Ricky’ Stacey and Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield also on the market after being dropped, it blows the whole race for the two CWL Pro League relegation spots wide open. The lead up to the June 1st cutoff is likely to be a scrappy one as players attempt to find the best team possible.
Free Agents Summary
- Chris ‘Parasite’ Duarte
- Chance ‘Maux’ Moncivaez
- Richard ‘Ricky’ Stacey
- Andres ‘Lacefield’ Lacefield
- Michael ‘Spacely’ Schmale
- Martin ‘Chino’ Chino
- Devin ‘LlamaGod’ Tran
- Mike ‘Swarley’ Carter