Call of Duty rostermania: April 2018
Stage One of the Call of Duty World League Pro League wrapped up on April 8 with FaZe Clan hoisting the trophy in one of the craziest grand finals in CoD history.
But with Stage Two and other major tournaments right around the corner, a storm of roster changes is imminent in the Call of Duty scene.
The relegation tournament for Stage Two of the CWL Pro League is set to take place on April 19. The CWL Seattle Open will begin after the relegation tournament on April 20, so teams have under two weeks to finalize their new rosters.
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
SlasheR joins Rise Nation
After spending the past two years with Team Envy, Austin "SlasheR" Liddicoat has decided to join Rise Nation for the remainder of WWII, the organization announced on April 9. In a corresponding move, Rise released Anthony "Methodz" Zinni. SlasheR will compete alongside Daniel "Loony" Loza, Tommy "TJHaLY" Haly, and Peirce "Gunless" Hillman on Rise.
Team Kaliber revamps its roster
Despite winning the first two major CWL events of WWII, Team Kaliber has decided to make a few roster changes. Anthony "Methodz" Zinni and Maurice "Fero" Henriquez will join Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi and Kenny Williams on Team Kaliber, the organization announced on April 10. Dylan "Theory" McGee and Martin Chino are now officially free agents.
Team Envy add two new players
Jacob "Decemate" Cato and Martin Chino have joined Team Envy, the organization announced on April 12. They'll compete alongside Nicholas "Classic" DiCostanzo and Cuyler "Huke" Garland, as Donovan "Temp" Laroda has been released from Team Envy. Chino was released from Team Kaliber on April 10, while Decemate most recently competed with Reckless.
FeLo joins eUnited
Tyler "FeLo" Johnson has replaced Justin "SiLLY" Fargo-Palmer on eUnited, the organization announced on April 12. FeLo will now compete alongside James "Clayster" Eubanks, Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson, and Preston "Prestinni" Sanderson.
Evil Geniuses pick up SiLLY and Assault
Justin "SiLLY" Fargo-Palmer and Adam "Assault" Garcia have joined Evil Geniuses, the organization announced on April 12. Assault and SiLLY will play with Patrick "ACHES" Price and Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov on EG.
CompLexity introduces its new roster
Richard "Ricky" Stacy, Rasim "Blazt" Ogresevic, and Doug "Censor" Martin will join Brandon "Dashy" Otell on compLexity, the organization announced on April 13. By signing Ricky and Blazt, coL will secure eRa's spot in Stage Two of the CWL Pro League.
Parasite joins Ghost Gaming
Ghost Gaming revealed that Christopher "Parasite" Duarte will replace Chance "Maux" Moncivaez on April 14. Parasite will be joined by Andres Lacefield, Adam "GodRx" Brown, and Casey "Pandur" Romano on Ghost's Call of Duty lineup.
Lightning Pandas acquires Enable
Ian "Enable" Wyatt has joined Lightning Pandas, the organization announced on April 14. Enable will now be playing alongside Jevon "Goonjar" Gooljar-Lim, Mathew "Royalty" Faithfull, and John "Xotic" Bruno.
Theory reveals his new team
Dylan "Theory" McGee will be playing alongside Jared "Nagafen" Harrell, Chance "Maux" Moncivaez, and Nicholas "Proto" Maldonado at CWL Seattle. Theory originally planned to team with Anthony "NAMELESS" Wheeler, Michael "SpaceLy" Schmale, and Tanner "Mosh" Clark, but this squad failed to qualify for the relegation tournament. This lineup eventually joined Vast Esports on April 18.
Team Vitality revamps its roster
Mark "MarkyB" Bryceland and Tom "Moose" Handley have officially joined Vitality for the upcoming relegation tournament, the organization announced on April 17. They'll compete alongside Eddy "Malls" Maillard and Wailers Locart.
Temp officially joins Echo Fox
Echo Fox finally revealed on April 18 that Donovan "Temp" Laroda has joined the organization for CWL Seattle. Temp will be playing with Brice Faccento, Renato "Saints" Forza, and Ulysses "Aqua" Silva.
UNILAD unveils its new fourth
Alex "Alexx" Carpenter has joined UNILAD, the organization announced on April 19. Alexx will now be competing alongside Matthew "Skrapz" Marshall, Bradley "Wuskin" Marshall, and Sean "Seany" O'Connor.
Notable free agents
- Jeremy "StuDyy" Astacio: CompLexity announced on April 11 that the organization is in the process of moving its former players to new teams. StuDyy won't be competing at CWL Seattle.
- Anthony "NAMELESS" Wheeler, Michael "SpaceLy" Schmale, and Tanner "Mosh" Clark: NAMELESS revealed his intentions to play with SpaceLy and Mosh during the second episode of The CoDCast. But Theory introduced his new lineup on April 16, so these players are now looking for other opportunities. NAMELESS and SpaceLy won't be competing at CWL Seattle.
This article will be updated regularly as roster changes are confirmed. This article was last updated at 4:40pm CT on April 19.