Pnda Gaming just announced their new Call of Duty roster for the future of Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. Their new roster will consist of Brandon “Nelson” McKinney, Aaron “TuQuick” Chang, Ethan “FA5TBALLA” Wedgeworth and Preston “Priest” Greiner.
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For fans who are currently following Call of Duty and the Call of Duty World League, Nelson is the most notable name on this list, known for his time as a member of King Papey and Hundred Thieves in Stage Two of the CWL. However, diehard Call of Duty fans will remember TuQuick as he has been a well known name in the Call of Duty community since Call of Duty®: Black Ops. Most notably, TuQuick had two second place finishes in Black Ops, and was successful with compLexity Gaming in Call of Duty®: Black Ops II and with Strictly Business in Call of Duty®: Ghosts.
FA5TBALLA has been around in the Call of Duty scene since Ghosts, but began to make a name for himself as a member of VexX Gaming during Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare. Most recently, FA5TBALLA competed with TuQuick under Kingdom eSports, placing top-16 at MLG Anaheim 2016.
Finally, Priest is the question mark when it comes to this lineup. Not much is known about Priest, but if players like Nelson and TuQuick have confidence in him, he must have some potential.
Only time will tell what this lineup will be able to accomplish, but Cody “CodeE” Eddingfield, the owner of Pnda Gaming, is definitely excited about the future of this team.
“Putting together a top challenger team that could compete at the highest level against the best teams was a recent goal of mine,” CodeE said. “I have invested a lot of time into working and talking to the players in this community and I am positive that this team is that team. Pnda Gaming, and myself, are extremely excited in welcoming these four players to their new home, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.”
There is definitely a lot of potential for this lineup, especially in the Search and Destroy game mode. Call of Duty fans everywhere are rife with anticipation to see how this team will perform throughout the rest of Black Ops III.