The latest Call of Duty World League open event came to an end on April 22 following Rise Nation’s incredible losers bracket run to capture the title at CWL Seattle.
But Stage Two of the CWL Pro League is quickly approaching, and Call of Duty fans are expecting a large amount of roster changes in the near future.
Related: Rise Nation cap off a historic losers bracket run and beat Evil Geniuses to win the 2018 CWL Seattle Open
The top 12 pro league teams from Stage One have until 5pm CT on May 7 to submit their final roster for Stage Two—and non-pro league squads will inevitably make changes prior to CWL Anaheim on June 15.
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
Skrapz joins Red Reserve
It took a little longer than expected, but the first major post-CWL Seattle roster change has been finalized. Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall has joined Red Reserve, the organization announced on May 3. Skrapz will now play alongside Joseph “Joee” Pinnington, Rhys “Rated” Price, and Trei “Zer0” Morris on Red Reserve.
Luminosity adds FormaL
Matthew “FormaL” Piper has joined Luminosity, the organization revealed on May 6. He’ll now play alongside Josiah “Slacked” Berry, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, and Johnathan “John” Perez. FormaL is replacing Sam “Octane” Larew, who has joined OpTic Gaming.
OpTic acquires two new players
Sam “Octane” Larew and Anthony “Methodz” Zinni have officially joined OpTic Gaming, the organization announced on May 6. Octane and Methodz will play with Seth “Scump” Abner and Ian “Crimsix” Porter on the Green Wall.
Tommey headlines Vitality’s new roster
Team Vitality has revamped its Call of Duty lineup with the addition of several veteran European players. Thomas “Tommey” Trewren, Adam “Peatie” Peate, and Shea “QwiKeR” Sweeney will compete alongside Wailers Locart on Vitality, the organization announced on May 7.
Team Kaliber picks up Enable
Ian “Enable” Wyatt has joined Team Kaliber, the organization revealed on May 7. Enable will replace Anthony “Methodz” Zinni to compete with Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi, Kenny Williams, and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez on Team Kaliber.
Joshh returns to Splyce
Splyce has signed Joshua-Lee “Joshh” Sheppard, the organization announced on May 11. Joshh will now play with Ben Bance, Jordan “Jurd” Crowley, and Dylan “MadCat” Daly.
Theory reunites with Goonjar on Lightning Pandas
Dylan “Theory” McGee has joined Lightning Pandas, the organization announced on May 11. The two-time WWII LAN champion will now compete alongside Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar-Lim, Mathew “Royalty” Faithfull, and John “Xotic” Bruno.
Notable free agents
- Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler: NAMELESS didn’t compete at CWL Seattle and remains a free agent for Stage Two. NAMELESS announced on May 1 that he won’t be competing in the rest of the WWII season.
- Jeremy “StuDyy” Astacio: StuDyy didn’t compete at CWL Seattle and is still a free agent.
- Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale: SpaceLy is still a free agent after deciding not to attend CWL Seattle.
- Tanner “Mosh” Clark: Mosh missed CWL Seattle and remains a free agent moving forward.
- Colt “Havok” McLendon: Following a disappointing performance at CWL Seattle, Havok revealed that he’s a free agent on April 21.
- Austin “Believe” Smith: After playing with the same lineup since May 2017, Believe revealed on April 23 that he’s a free agent. GGEA Orange will now be looking for a new fourth teammate.
- Damon “Karma” Barlow: Karma was replaced on OpTic on May 6. After OpTic announced its new roster, Karma went on stream and said that he won’t compete for the remainder of WWII.
This article will be updated regularly as roster changes are confirmed. This article was last updated at 7:55pm CT on May 11.