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Boston Breach unveil branding, 2022 CDL roster

The Boston Breach have officially been revealed as the Call of Duty League’s 12th team for the 2022 season. Oxygen Esports will operate the team after announcing last month that it has teamed up with Boston Uprising LLC. The lineup was also revealed Thursday, led by CDL veterans Anthony “Methodz” Zinni and Thomas “TJHaly” Haly. […]

  • CDL reveals Kickoff Classic bracket

    The Call of Duty League announced the matchups for the Kickoff Classic, an unofficial tournament scheduled for Jan. 21-23 that includes a $30,000 prize for the winning team. The event does not award CDL points but does include all 12 franchises. The bracket is seeded based on the final standings from the CDL championship last […]

  • Report: Royal Ravens add Harry as substitute

    The London Royal Ravens are planning to complete their roster with the addition of Harry “Harry” Payne, according to a report by Dot Esports. The back-to-back European Challengers finalist would serve as a substitute. Harry, 21, would join the starting lineup announced in November consisting of newcomers Byron “Nastie” Plumridge, Trei “Zer0” Morris and Joey […]

  • Report: CDL returning to 12 teams for majors

    The Call of Duty League reportedly will field all 12 teams for major tournaments in 2022 after all. Dot Esports reported Wednesday that the league had a change of heart after originally deciding to go with eight teams in releasing its format last month. Under the original direction, the bottom four teams would be omitted […]

  • L.A. Guerrillas welcome back Spart as substitute player

    The Los Angeles Guerrillas announced they are welcoming back a familiar face in Kris “Spart” Cervantez, who was added to the roster Tuesday as a substitute player. Spart played for the Guerrillas during the 2020 Call of Duty League season after a brief stint on the Atlanta FaZe Academy roster. During his six months with […]

  • OXG, Boston Uprising joining forces for 12th CDL team

    Oxygen Esports and Boston Uprising LLC officially announced Wednesday that the organizations will join forces to create the 12th team in the Call of Duty League. The announcement followed reports Tuesday that The Kraft Sports Group, which owns the Uprising franchise in the Overwatch League, would partner with New England-based Oxygen Esports to acquire a […]

  • Reports: Kraft Sports Group to acquire Call of Duty franchise

    The Kraft Sports Group will acquire a franchise spot for the 2022 Call of Duty season, multiple outlets reported. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, is the founder of the Kraft Sports Group. The 12th and final spot in the Call of Duty League became available when OpTic […]

  • Methodz leaves Toronto Ultra, next stop unknown

    Anthony “Methodz” Zinni officially parted with the Toronto Ultra, eight months after being moved to the bench. “Thank you Toronto. Thank you to Ultra, their staff, my former teammates, and most importantly, the fans & supporters who had my back every step of the way,” Methodz tweeted. “I’m going to miss your city more than […]

  • London Royal Ravens announce starting lineup for 2022

    The London Royal Ravens cleaned house following a middle-of-the-pack finish in the Call of Duty League (CDL) in 2021. Only Marcus “Afro” Reid was deemed safe in that purge. On Tuesday, London announced who will be playing alongside Afro in 2022. Competing with Afro will be Byron “Nastie” Plumridge, Trei “Zer0” Morris and Joey “Gismo” […]

  • Atlanta FaZe sign CDL veteran Prestinni

    The Atlanta FaZe signed Call of Duty League veteran Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson on Tuesday ahead of the 2022 season. Prestinni, 23, gets reunited with his twin brother, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson. He also gets reunited with Chris “Simp” Lehr and Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris. “The love is unreal. I didn’t expect it to be like this,” Prestinni […]

  • OpTic, Envy merge to create OpTic Texas

    Two top Call of Duty League franchises are rolling into one as OpTic Gaming and Envy Gaming have merged to create OpTic Texas. The partnership of CDL powers means that neither OpTic Chicago nor the Dallas Empire will compete in the 2022 season, with the Empire essentially becoming OpTic Texas. “Bigger than Dallas,” OpTic Texas […]

  • Negotiations fall through for Chicago’s CDL slot

    The upcoming third season of the Call of Duty League moved closer to an 11-team schedule with Chicago’s slot possibly vacant. Chicago’s CDL slot, previously named OpTic Chicago, is available after Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez purchased OpTic from NRG. That created a unification of OpTic Gaming and Team EnVyUs. Washington Esports Ventures, which owns the Washington […]

  • Subliners fill out starting roster with Crimsix

    The New York Subliners continued making waves with their roster moves Friday by announcing the signing of Ian “Crimsix” Porter to complete their starting lineup. Crimsix joins the roster a day after the Subliners announced the addition of Travis “Neptune” McCloud. On Friday, the Subliners tweeted, “Welcome @Crimsix to the New York Subliners.” Revenge is […]

  • Subliners sign ex-Mutineers player Neptune

    Travis “Neptune” McCloud has a new Call of Duty League team, as the former Florida Mutineers player joined the New York Subliners on Thursday. The Subliners tweeted, “By land or sea, victory will be ours. Please welcome @NNeptuunE, our newest addition for the 2022 season.” By land or sea, victory will be ours. Please welcome […]

  • OpTic Chicago announce $100K Warzone tourney

    Call of Duty League (CDL) stalwarts OpTic Chicago have announced a brand-new tournament set to launch this Friday: OpTic’s $100K Warzone Invitational. The event, set to stream live on the official Call of Duty Twitch channel, is being touted by OpTic as having the top competitors in the world participating in the race for $100,000. […]

  • Florida Mutineers announce 2022 lineup

    The Florida Mutineers will compete for Call of Duty League (CDL) honors in 2022 with their same core team that made the playoffs in ’21. The Mutineers announced their roster Wednesday. The CDL playoff participants will be coached by Phillip “Willett” Willett and bring back familiar faces Colt “Havok” McLendon, Joseph “Owakening” Conley and Cesar […]

  • Two-time world champ Apathy retires from Call of Duty

    Two-time world champion Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov announced his retirement Monday from competitive Call of Duty. A title winner in Black Ops 3 in 2016 with Team EnVyUs and in CoD: World War II with Evil Geniuses in 2018, he is one of just nine players to win multiple world championships. The 27-year-old American competed in […]

  • Minnesota Rokkr hire Loony as coach

    The Minnesota Rokkr, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Call of Duty League playoffs, added to the coaching staff Friday, hiring Daniel “Loony” Loza. He joins a staff that already features Brian “Saintt” Baroska as head coach and Jacob “Reppin” Trobaugh as assistant coach. Loony tweeted in response to the club’s statement, “Happy to […]

  • Report: CDL Championship finale sets league viewership record

    The Call of Duty League Championship grand final last month set a league viewership record with an average minute audience of 226,000 viewers on YouTube, Sports Business Journal reported Wednesday. The Atlanta FaZe took the title with a 5-3 series victory over the Toronto Ultra on Aug. 22. Viewership for that match was up 10 […]

  • Seattle Surge announce new CDL roster for 2022

    Hoping to reverse its fortunes in the Call of Duty League, the Seattle Surge revealed the players it will lean on in 2022 via a dramatic video on social media. Opening with the Surge logo emerging from rough seas amid a storm, the video posted to Twitter goes on to announce a starting lineup that […]

  • Report: OpTic Chicago may sell CDL spot to OWL’s Washington Justice

    The parent company of the Overwatch League’s Washington Justice is interested in purchasing OpTic Chicago’s Call of Duty League franchise slot and setting up a rebranded team in the nation’s capital, DotEsports reported Friday. The Justice are considered “one of two serious parties in negotiations” with OpTic Chicago’s parent company, NRG Esports, per the report. […]

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