The 2021 season of the Call of Duty League wrapped up on Aug. 22 with the Atlanta FaZe taking home the world championship. And that means the hectic offseason period known as rostermania in the world of competitive Call of Duty has officially begun.
This year’s rostermania is already off to a roaring start with multiple CDL teams making some alterations to their lineups heading into the Call of Duty: Vanguard season next year.
Over the next few weeks and months, Call of Duty League franchises will likely announce several roster changes, including signing new players and releasing or trading others. We’ll keep track of all the confirmed offseason moves here.
Here are all of the official roster moves so far going into the 2022 season of the Call of Duty League.
Los Angeles Thieves
The L.A. Thieves confirmed on Sept. 10 that its starting lineup for 2022 will feature Kenny, Octane, Envoy, and Drazah. Octane officially joined the Thieves on Sept. 9. The franchise parted ways with Huke on Sept. 6 and announced the departure of SlasheR, John, TJHaLy, and Venom on Sept. 1. TJHaLy separately revealed on Aug. 28 that he’s an unrestricted free agent going into the Vanguard season.
Los Angeles Guerrillas
The Los Angeles Guerrillas became the first team to officially confirm its 2022 lineup on Sept. 6. SlasheR, Gunless, Huke, and Asim will open the Vanguard season as the starting roster for the Guerrillas. The organization dropped both its CDL roster and academy lineup on Aug. 29. As a result, SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, MentaL, Cheen, Maux, Exceed, and Nero are now all free agents.
New York Subliners
Florida parted ways with coach Atura on Sept. 3. The team has not confirmed any roster moves yet, however.
London Royal Ravens
London has released most of its lineup from the end of the 2021 season. The Royal Ravens parted ways with Seany, Alexx, PaulEhx, Zed, and coach Shane on Aug. 29. It seems like London plans to create its 2022 roster around up-and-coming talent Afro, but that’s unconfirmed at this time.
OpTic Chicago is changing up at least half of its lineup from the 2021 season. Envoy announced on Aug. 28 that he’s an unrestricted free agent heading into 2022. FormaL also revealed that he’s retiring from competing, leaving just Scump and Dashy on OpTic at this time.
The Dallas Empire, the 2020 Call of Duty League champions, announced that it’s moving on from three-time world champion Crimsix and midseason addition Vivid on Aug. 27. The players separately revealed that they’re restricted free agents, meaning prospective teams will have to reach a deal with the Empire to acquire either of them.
Paris became the second CDL franchise to release its entire starting lineup from the Black Ops Cold War season. The Legion parted ways with Skrapz, Temp, AquA, and Zaptius on Aug. 27. Paris confirmed on Sept. 3 that Theory will be the team’s head coach for the 2022 season.
The Surge kicked off rostermania before the 2021 CDL season was even officially over. Seattle has decided to completely rebuild its team heading into 2022. The franchise released Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Classic, Loony, and coach Nubzy on Aug. 20. They are now all free agents for the Vanguard season. Seattle has yet to announce any plans for next season’s lineup.
This article will be updated as roster changes are officially announced.