Roster Mania Confirmed Changes
Changes so far during the post Call of Duty Championship's Roster Mania period.
As we see so often after a big event, teams become unhappy with their placement and their teammates and decide some changes need to be had. The popular saying ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’ seems appropriate during these periods of changes, coined as ‘RosterMania’ in the Call of Duty eSports community. Nevertheless, it’s important to stay on top of all of these changes and transfers so here’s a helpful summary for all of the major team changes so far.
Dedo, Strictly Business, and Denial eSportsOne of the more surprising moves so far in RosterMania, Dedo has left Strictly Business after they only achieved a 9th-12th placement at CoD Champs 2015 and has joined Denial eSports as a sub for them in the league.https://twitter.com/KDedo/status/585167397159567360
Neslo and Strictly BusinessNeslo was the second player to leave Strictly Business after their disappointing CoD Champs placement and is still currently without a team.https://twitter.com/Neslo/status/583331931359698945
FaZe FranceFaZe have dipped their toes into the European scene by creating a French team consisting of ZylewR, Malls and Vortex who previously played at Champs 2015 under Ascentia Gaming and Zeroo who played at Champs under HyperGames. Exciting stuff as FaZe become the only organisation to currently have Call of Duty squads competing in both North America and Europe!https://twitter.com/FaZe_FranceCOD/status/583350972610662401
MboZe and ProphecyAfter CoD Champs MboZe announced he was leaving Prophecy and becoming a free agent. A little more surprising as Prophecy achieved a 4th place finish at Champs which was higher than most people predicted.https://twitter.com/OpTic_MBoZe/status/583366004090257408
Ricky, eLevate, SpaceLy, and ProphecyAn official trade took place between eLevate and Prophecy for the exchange of Ricky and Spacely. Ricky announced the news via a TwitLonger and was considerably more upbeat about the move than SpaceLy was.
Blfire, Automatic Reload, and HappyAfter Autotmatic Reload’s 5th place finish at Champs they decided Blfire was their weak link and dropped him from the squad, replacing him with Happy who previously played for Aware.NA in the MLG CoD Pro League before their spot in the league was sold to TCM.https://twitter.com/BURNSOFF_aR/status/583429834577055744
Chilean, Fate, Damage, Exile.5, IntegralNation, and BeastnOver in the Australian scene, 3 of the 4 players on Exile.5 were dropped due to some disagreements between the organisation and the players, which left Iskatuu as the sole member currently on the Exile.5 roster. As the Integral Nation lineup was having issues within the squad post-Champs, the ex-Exile.5 players decided to join IN and pick up Beastn as their 4th.https://twitter.com/IntegralNation/status/584576400801181696
Vitality.X and Vitality.DarkVitality announced they acquired four players in total; AzoX and HHope joined Vitality.X alongside Getsom and DyLux while PleasR and MysTK joined Vitality.Dark alongside BroKeN and Agonie.https://twitter.com/Team_Vitality/status/583678087302402048
RiskiN, HyperGames, and Vitality.XAnother French team change; AzoX leaving HyperGames to play on Vitality.X meant HyperGames had to replace him from somewhere and where better than the same team. RiskiN joins HyperGames alongside mAxxie, TonyJ and Veziok.https://twitter.com/HyperGamesTeam/status/583679355462688768
Dimi, Vert, 3sUP Enterprises, Sender, and Diabolic
After 3sUP failed to achieve higher than 17th-32nd at CoD Champs 2015, they decided some changes needed to happen and replaced Dimi and Vert with Sender and Diabolic who most recently played for Rise Nation. They joined Strife and CaLiFa under the 3sUP organization.https://twitter.com/3sUpEnterprises/status/583771882878476289