#RosterMania: Post MLG X Games

#RosterMania - A summary of all the Call of Duty roster changes between MLG X Games and the Season 3 Relegation event.

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.

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Dean ‘Dean’ De Peuter has left eQuinox eSports and has been replaced by Kelvin ‘RusH’ Bosman, formerly of Barrage eSports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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