Call of Duty League rostermania: 2023 CDL preseason

MW2 is just around the corner.

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The 2022 Call of Duty League season came to a close on Aug. 7 when the Los Angeles Thieves captured its first world title, while also winning back-to-back tournaments. And as is the case each year in Call of Duty esports, when one game’s season ends, the next year’s offseason immediately begins.

Now that Vanguard is in the rear-view mirror, rostermania—the more common phrase used for the CoD community’s offseason—is in full swing. Several CDL players have already started to announce that they’re officially free agents for the 2023 season.

With Modern Warfare 2 set to be released on Oct. 28 and a well-known leaker claiming that the 2023 CDL season could start as early as November, this year’s offseason could be one of the shortest in recent memory. Thus, some franchises might be in more of a hurry to solidify their rosters for next year, which could in effect make this an extremely hectic rostermania period.

Here are all of the confirmed roster moves so far in the 2023 Call of Duty League offseason.

Atlanta FaZe

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Simp, aBeZy, Cellium, Arcitys

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 18: Arcitys tweets that he’s a restricted free agent.
  • Aug. 24: Atlanta confirms Arcitys’ departure.
  • Aug. 26: FaZe officially announces that SlasheR has joined the team.

OpTic Texas

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Scump, Dashy, Shotzzy, iLLeY

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 14: Substitutes Prolute and General announce that they’re unrestricted free agents.
  • Aug. 17: Dashy revealed that he’s a restricted free agent.
  • Aug. 17: iLLeY announced that he’s a free agent (unclear if restricted or unrestricted at this time).
  • Aug. 18: OpTic announces that its roster for 2023 will include Scump, Dashy, Shotzzy, and iLLeY.
  • Sept. 30: OpTic parted ways with coach Sender.

Los Angeles Thieves

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Octane, Kenny, Envoy, Drazah

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 14: Substitute player Pentagrxm is an unrestricted free agent heading into the 2023 season.

London Royal Ravens

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Zer0, Afro, Gismo, Nastie

2023 offseason changes

Seattle Surge

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Accuracy, Mack, Sib, Pred

2023 offseason changes

  • Sept. 1: Seattle has confirmed that it will head into the 2023 season with the same lineup of Accuracy, Mack, Sib, and Pred.
  • Sept. 8: The Surge re-signed head coach Fenix.
  • Sept. 29: Revan has been named the new GM of the Seattle Surge.

Boston Breach

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Methodz, TJHaLy, Nero, Vivid

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 12: Boston revealed that it is not exercising the team option on TJHaLy’s contract.
  • Aug. 15: Capsidal, who was on Boston’s bench at the end of the 2022 season, is now an unrestricted free agent.
  • Aug. 25: Methodz confirmed that he’s returning to Boston for next season.
  • Sept. 20: Boston announced the addition of Owakening, confirming that its starting lineup going into 2023 will feature Methodz, Nero, Vivid, and Owakening.
  • Sept. 22: European amateur player Beans has been signed as a substitute for Boston.

Toronto Ultra

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Bance, CleanX, Cammy, Insight

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 14: Bance announced that he’s an unrestricted free agent after spending three years with Toronto.
  • Aug. 15: Cammy revealed that he’s a restricted free agent.
  • Sept. 9: Toronto announced that its starting lineup heading into the 2023 season will feature CleanX, Insight, Scrappy, and Standy.

New York Subliners

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Crimsix, HyDra, PaulEhx, KiSMET

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 14: Crimsix announced that he’s an unrestricted free agent.
  • Aug. 14: PaulEhx revealed that he’s a restricted free agent.
  • Aug. 15: Coach Revan and analyst JP are both unrestricted free agents.
  • Aug. 21: Clayster said “today marks the end of my time with the Subliners.” He also tweeted that he’s an “unrestricted F/A for the first time since 2014.”
  • Sept. 15: The organization has parted ways with PaulEhx.
  • Sept. 16: Crimsix has retired from competing in Call of Duty.
  • Oct. 3: New York officially re-signed HyDra for the 2023 season.

Florida Mutineers

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Skyz, Owakening, MajorManiak, 2ReaL

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 15: Florida announced that Skyz, Owakening, MajorManiak, 2ReaL, and substitute player Yeez are all unrestricted free agents.
  • Sept. 19: The Mutineers confirmed its starting lineup going into the 2023 season will include MajorManiak, Havok, Brack, and Vikul.

Los Angeles Guerrillas

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • SlasheR, Huke, Spart, Neptune

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 9: The organization announced the departure of head coach Bevils.
  • Aug. 15: LAG said it will not pick up the team option of Gunless, who was on the franchise’s bench at the end of the Vanguard season.
  • Aug. 15: The franchise has picked up the 2023 team options of SlasheR, Huke, Spart, Neptune, and Asim, according to Alex Rubens, senior vice president, esports at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. In addition, Ricky will transition to “team manager” and LAG will look to bring on a “full coaching staff,” according to Rubens.
  • Aug. 21: Asim confirmed that he’s a restricted free agent.
  • Aug. 24: LAG announces its starting roster for 2023: Arcitys, Huke, Spart, and Neptune. Additionally, the organization said it has signed Arcitys and Spart to three-year deals, pending league approval.
  • Sept. 14: The Guerrillas officially parted ways with Asim.
  • Sept. 15: LAG named MarkyB as the team’s new head coach.

Minnesota RØKKR

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Attach, Standy, Priestahh, Havok

2023 offseason changes

  • Aug. 14: RØKKR and Version1 COO Brett Diamond said Attach, Standy, and Priestahh will be unrestricted free agents “when their contracts expire” on Aug. 22. The franchise also won’t pick up Havok’s team option, according to Diamond.
  • Aug. 25: Minnesota announced its starting lineup heading into the 2023 season will feature Attach, Afro, Bance, and Cammy.

Paris Legion

Final roster at end of 2022 season

  • Temp, GRVTY, Jimbo, oJohnny

2023 offseason changes


This article will be updated as official roster moves are announced.