The Minnesota RØKKR has officially signed Havok to its Call of Duty League roster. He’ll start alongside Attach, Standy, and Priestahh heading into the Pro-Am Classic next weekend.
Earlier this month, Minnesota announced it would be running trials with multiple players from both the amateur and pro scenes in an attempt to improve its roster in time for CDL Major Three, which starts in June.
Over the two-week trial period, BrianSaintt, head coach of the team, confirmed Havok had been trialing with the team and announced the franchise would officially be bringing him onto the franchise as a starting player, in place of MajorManiak, on April 27. The veteran will be moved to the substitute role with the RØKKR.
Havok has been dominating the Challengers circuit for the entire season and was widely regarded as the No. 1 amateur CoD player in North America for the majority of the season. Together with General, Breszy, and KiSMET, Havok won seven Challengers tournaments in a row this season, including both Challengers Elite Playoffs, which banked the four players $40,000 as a team.
For MajorManiak, this marks the second time he’s been benched by the RØKKR in just over a year. He expressed his frustration on Twitter, saying that he felt disrespected and let down by his teammates and coaches.
“I’ve been benched by RØKKR for a 2nd time,” he wrote on April 27. “I not only feel disrespected, but let down by those around me. Not sure what’s next but I’ll elevate even further from this situation yet again.”
BrianSaintt said once trials closed, the franchise spent three days discussing roster options, which included internal coaching staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with each player, and he said the decision was not easy.
Havok will make his debut against Florida on May 5 at the Pro-Am Classic.