Roster Mania has been coming in thick and fast recently, with a lot of changes prior to the MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at X Games Austin 2015. After a few surprising performances at the event and online, it’s no surprise that some teams decided to shake things up. What changes exactly have been made? Let’s take a look.
Tuesday, June 2
GunElite takes a break
Massi ‘GunElite’ Safi, one of the longer standing players under the fabE organisation, has decided to take a break and go on a hiatus, leaving Kevin ‘Kivi’ Fiala and recent addition Giorgio ‘POW3R’ Calandrelli looking for two.
— Massi (@GunElite) June 2, 2015
RusH replaces Dean on eQ
Dean ‘Dean’ De Peuter has left eQuinox eSports and has been replaced by Kelvin ‘RusH’ Bosman, formerly of Barrage eSports.
We are happy to announce that @eQ_Rush will join our team and will play alongside @eQ_Denz @eQ_Duel and @eQ_Subsist. pic.twitter.com/UwKkjLYe2B
— eQuinox eSports (@eQuinoxeSports) June 2, 2015
Wednesday, June 3
E6 reduced to one
Sudden up and comers Enigma6 had a big roster overhaul as Kade ‘Kade’ Jones, Mike ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz and Kelsey ‘ExiB’ Newsome all left the organisation to become a team of three. This left Jordan ‘General’ Holloway as the sole member still under the E6 name.
— General Huntsmen 👁🗨 ⃤👁🗨 (@JordonGeneral) June 4, 2015
Saturday, June 6th
MRuiz does a 180
Mike ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz quickly changed his mind and decided to rejoin Jordan ‘General’ Holloway under Enigma6 and look for two players.
Thanks everybody for all the support, we will continue to make your guys proud. Me and mike will be a TO2. Welcome back @MRuuiz_
— General Huntsmen 👁🗨 ⃤👁🗨 (@JordonGeneral) June 6, 2015
Subsist and RusH leave eQ
Just four days after joining, Kelvin ‘RusH’ Bosman has parted ways with eQuinox eSports and Laurens ‘Subsist’ Schuurman swiftly followed in his footsteps.
— eQuinox eSports (@eQuinoxeSports) June 7, 2015
Sunday, June 7
eQ fill the vacancies
eQuinox eSports waste no time in filling their vacancies, picking up Robbie ‘Nevo’ Dhondt and Swet to play alongside Bjarne ‘Denz’ Sleebus and Lieven ‘Duel’ Soenen.
— eQuinox eSports (@eQuinoxeSports) June 7, 2015
Monday, June 8
Barrage obtain Rift’s roster
In a straight organisation change, Alex ‘Hally’ Hall, Dave ‘Dqvee’ Davies, Lewis ‘Lewiss’ Cousins and Billy ‘Hawqeh’ Harris depart from Rift Gaming to form Barrage.UK.
— Barrage™ (@Barrage) June 8, 2015
Tuesday, June 9
Rift quickly acquire a new squad
After the departure of their previous lineup to Barrage eSports, Rift Gaming have picked up Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven, Mike ‘Revolt’ Eaton, James ‘BeanBag’ Swinerton and Jed ‘Detain’ Mulcahy.
We are stoked to announce our new CoD roster consisting of
@Rift_Insight @Rift_BeanBag @Rift_Detain & @Rift_Revolt http://t.co/kYg53bYNMm
— Rift (@RiftGG) June 9, 2015
Over obtain the LoS ReaL GaFaS King roster
Over Gaming have acquired the LoS ReaL GaFaS King roster for the EU Gfinity Pro League. The lineup consists of Pablo ‘asuL’ Castillo, Alvaro ‘JaayZ’ Villalba, Juan ‘JK7’ Carlos and Alberto ‘Stylexx’ Mudarra.
wG pick up four
Wrecking Gaming have picked up Christopher ‘Chris’ Pankhurst, Michael ‘Cosmic’ Nuttall, Josh ‘ReaLiZe’ Taylor and Laurens ‘Subsist’ Schuurman.
— Remy (@remyfages) June 10, 2015
tK release Parasite
Team KaliBeR have announced they’ve released Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte. This leaves Anthony ‘NameLeSs’ Wheeler, Brandon ‘Sharp’ Rodgers and Jevon ‘Goonjar’ Gooljar looking for one.
— Team Kaliber (@TeamKaliber) June 9, 2015
Thursday, June 11
Nv complete their lineup
Team Nv have picked up Kyle ‘Vilesyder’ Colyer and James ‘macka’ McKenzie to play alongside Justin ‘Fergz’ Ferguson and Daniel ‘Claw’ Taylor in Australian Call of Duty.
The official Plantronics.Nv CoD team will consist of @Nv_Claw @Nv_macka @Nv_Vilesyder & @Nv_Fergz. We will see you all at ACL Sydney!
— Team Nv (@TeamNv_GG) June 11, 2015
SKF re-acquire a CoD team
Team Skyfire have picked up four players; Matt ‘Flarez’ Owston and Giancarlo ‘Nimble’ Vagnini previously of 4Nothing.Sanctum alongside Billy ‘Bundo’ Wall and Rival. Jordan ‘Wanted’ Iverach and Nathan ‘Carry’ Hampton become subs for SKF.
Saturday, June 13
World champions Denial drop two
Denial eSports, winners of the Call of Duty Championship® 2015 have released Jordan ‘JKap’ Kaplan and Chris ‘Replays’ Crowder following their disappointing fifth-sixth place finish at the MLG CoD AW Pro League which took place at X Games. James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Dillon ‘Attach’ Price are now looking for two.
Monday, June 15
eLevate make some surprise changes
Team eLevate decided some changes were in order and have dropped Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda and Thomas ‘TeeJ’ Haly leaving Nicholas ‘Classic’ DeCostanzo and Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry looking for two.
FaZe take two from Denial
FaZe announce Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland and Austin ‘SlasheR’ Liddicoat have been dropped and replaced by James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Dillon ‘Attach’ Price from Denial eSports. Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt and Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto make up the four man roster. This also means Denial eSports are without a team.
— FaZe Clan (@FaZeClan) June 16, 2015
Wednesday, June 17
Denial acquire a new lineup
After the loss of James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks and Dillon ‘Attach’ Price to FaZe, Denial eSports were without a Call of Duty team at all. They’ve now confirmed the acquisition of an all new lineup; Chris ‘Replays’ Crowder, formerly of Denial; Cuyler ‘Huke’ Garland and Austin ‘Slasher’ Liddicoat, previously on FaZe, plus Donovan ‘Temp’ Laroda who was recently dropped by eLevate.
Thursday, June 18
Enigma6 acquire two
After the recent changes on Enigma6 that left Jordon ‘General’ Holloway and Mike ‘MRuiz’ Ruiz looking for two, they’ve announced two unknown players Evan ‘Holler’ Howard and Nick ‘Proto’ will join them.
— Enigma6 Group™ (@Enigma6Group) June 18, 2015
tK find their fourth
After the departure of Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte from Team KaLiBeR, Anthony ‘NameLeSs’ Wheeler, Brandon ‘Sharp’ Rodgers and Jevon ‘Goonjar’ Gooljar were left searching for one. They’ve announced their fourth will be Thomas ‘TeeJ’ Haly, previously of Team eLevate.
— Team Kaliber (@TeamKaliber) June 19, 2015
MLG’s Season 3 Relegation tournament has just concluded and with that, many more roster changes are bound to happen. Keep your eyes peeled for another #RosterMania article in a few weeks!
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