The WWII season officially came to end on Sunday when Evil Geniuses won the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.
With WWII in the rear-view mirror, teams are already starting to turn their attention toward Black Ops 4.
The Black Ops 4 CWL reveal event on Sept. 19 provided a ton of information about the upcoming season. The five-vs-five format was confirmed, so several teams will need to make roster moves heading into 2019. The game’s first tournament will be CWL Las Vegas on Dec. 7 to 9.
This article will serve as a compilation of all the confirmed roster changes and notable free agents from major teams in the competitive Call of Duty scene.
Confirmed roster changes
EG’s roster joins Huke on Team Envy
Team Envy stunned the Call of Duty community on Sept. 22 by acquiring Evil Geniuses’ world championship roster. Patrick “ACHES” Price, Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Adam “Assault” Garcia, and Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer will now compete alongside Cuyler “Huke” Garland on Team Envy in Black Ops 4. Embry “Bevils” Bevil also joins Envy as the team’s head coach for the 2019 season.
Red Reserve adds Bance
Following the announcement that the 2019 season will feature five-vs-five competition, Red Reserve wasted no time revealing their newest player. Ben Bance, who was officially released by Splyce on Sept. 13, joined Red Reserve for Black Ops 4 on Sept. 19.
Octane joins 100 Thieves
Star assault rifle player Sam “Octane” Larew has joined 100 Thieves, the organization announced on Aug. 31. He’ll now compete alongside former Team Kaliber players Kenny Williams and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez in Black Ops 4. The rest of 100 Thieves’ lineup has not yet been revealed.
100 Thieves signs Kenny and Fero
100 Thieves has officially announced its return to competitive Call of Duty by signing Kenny and Fero on Aug. 28.
Notable free agents
- Martin Chino, Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo, and Jacob “Decemate” Cato: These three players officially became restricted free agents after Team Envy signed Evil Geniuses’ world championship roster on Sept. 22.
- Thomas “Tommey” Trewren: Tommey announced on Sept. 19 that he has left Team Vitality and will be a free agent for Black Ops 4.
- Adam “GodRx” Brown, Andres Lacefield, Casey “Pandur” Romano, and Christopher “Parasite” Duarte: GodRx tweeted on Sept. 10 that he’s no longer a part of Ghost Gaming. Parasite later said that Ghost Gaming is pulling out of Call of Duty esports and the entire roster is now free agents.
- Rasim “Blazt” Ogresevic: Blazt confirmed on Sept. 4 that he’s a restricted free agent.
- Stephen “Vortex” Allen, Billy “Hawqeh” Harris, and Jordan “Reedy” Reed: Epsilon announced on Aug. 31 that Vortex, Hawqeh, and Reedy have all been released from the organization. David “Dqvee” Davies, on the other hand, will remain under contract with Epsilon moving into Black Ops 4.
- Troy “Sender” Michaels and Steven “Diabolic” Rivero: Sender and Diabolic both confirmed that they’re no longer a part of Enigma6 on Aug. 29. Sender’s tweet said that he’s either a free agent or a team-of-two with Diabolic heading into Black Ops 4.
- Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi: Accuracy announced that he’s a free agent and no longer with Team Kaliber on Aug. 29.
- Ian “Enable” Wyatt: Enable confirmed that he’s no longer a part of Team Kaliber on Aug. 28.
- Joshua-Lee “Joshh” Shephard: Joshh tweeted on Aug. 24 that he’s no longer a part of Splyce.
- Dylan “MadCat” Daly: MadCat and Splyce parted ways on Aug. 23, and the European veteran is now a free agent.
- Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale, Chance “Maux” Moncivaez, Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado, and Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak: Following a top eight placing at CoD Champs 2018, SpaceLy tweeted on Aug. 20 that his team’s contracts with Elevate ended. It’s unclear if these players will remain together for Black Ops 4 or if they’ll go their separate ways.
- Damon “Karma” Barlow: Karma hasn’t competed since he was replaced on OpTic Gaming’s roster in May. A tweet from Aug. 19, however, implies that he’s looking for a team to compete with in Black Ops 4.
This article will be updated regularly as roster changes are confirmed. This article was last updated at 2:40pm CT on Sept. 22.