Elevate, recently rebranded from Team eLevate, has made a roster change going into Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
According to a tweet from Ulysses “Aqua” Silva, Daniel “Loony” Loza will be joining the squad in place of Jared “Nagafen” Harrell.
Yes @RiseLoonysan will be playing with us.
— Uly (@eLevateAquaa) November 4, 2016
It currently appears that the roster will be playing under the Elevate banner, leaving Rise Nation with no roster heading into Infinite Warfare.
“Aqua, Felo, Faccento, and Loony are all comfortable together (evidenced yesterday at MLG) and are eager to prove their worth,” Elevate Chief Brand Officer Collin Ruud said. “Technically, the details haven’t been finalized but it seems the likely roster moving forward, barring unforeseen circumstances.”
So while the deal is not finalized, Elevate representatives seem confident that this is the organization’s roster going forward.
Last year during Black Ops III, the Elevate roster saw success with several top-four finishes, including a top-three finish at the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship. Under Rise Nation, Loony won the first two major tournaments of Black Ops III and constantly challenged OpTic Gaming to be considered the best CoD team in the world. In the end, Rise placed top-six at CoD Champs and during the offseason, the other three members of the roster left to play under Luminosity gaming.
The current Elevate roster is as follows:
- Ulysses “Aqua” Silva
- Brice “Faccento” Faccento
- Tyler “FeLonY” Johnson
- Daniel “Loony” Loza
This is one of the major moves made so far in the rostermania leading up to MLG Las Vegas, the first event of Infinite Warfare, but there are certainly more roster changes on the horizon.
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