The Los Angeles Guerrillas have parted ways with two-time Call of Duty champion Patrick “Aches” Price, the organization announced on Wednesday.
The former world champion had an unexpectedly tough year. Aches was benched early in the season after a rough 1-3 start for the Los Angeles Guerrillas. Lacefield and Saints were also benched, although Saints eventually made it back to the starting lineup.
Aches was the first player announced on the Los Angeles Guerrillas roster and served as team captain. The Guerrilla’s season did not go as planned, however, even after significant roster changes. The team made their first semi final appearance at the Minnesota Home Series, but their lackluster performance has kept them in the last place of the league.
Aches has not played in a Call of Duty League match since February and will not be playing in the 2020 Call of Duty Playoffs or Championship Weekend. This is the first time in the talented player’s career that he will not be competing in the championship event of a season.
Early in the season, Aches was very vocal about the Call of Duty League and criticized the meta developed in professional play. He is known for voicing his opinion on social media, but he has not said much since he was benched earlier this season.
Clearly disappointed with how this year worked out and have a lot of mixed feelings, but that's all I really need to say on the matter. Still going to move forward to what’s next with my head held high 👊🏻 I appreciate all the love & support.
— LA – PATTYP (@ACHES) July 22, 2020
Aches won the Call of Duty Championship with Complexity in 2014 and Evil Geniuses in 2018. He is one of the best Call of Duty players in history and will not likely stay on the sidelines for long.