CDL Offseason Roster Tracker – Rostermania
The 2021 Call of Duty League season has finished and rostermania is in full swing. Almost every team is scrambling to build a better roster for the 2022 season. Call of Duty is heading back to World War II with Call of Duty: Vanguard and the new title brings new opportunities for every player. Keeping track of the constant roster changes can be confusing. But this CDL offseason roster tracker will keep you up to date on all roster changes before the 2022 season begins.
The Atlanta FaZe are the 2021 CDL champions and have yet to announce any roster changes. It is unclear if there are any plans to reorganize or if the team will maintain its stellar roster next season.
The Toronto Ultra finished the regular season in second place and lost in the grand finals against Atlanta. Toronto maintained its position as one of the best teams in the league for most of the season and has not announced any drastic changes. However, the organization dropped Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, who unexpectedly moved to the bench earlier in the season.
Methodz is an unrestricted free agent going into the 2022 season. He confirmed he is still exploring options with the organization but is allowed to explore other opportunities.
The inaugural CDL champion, the Dallas Empire, was unable to win back-to-back titles. The team finished the regular season in third place with a 26-18 record. They started the playoffs in the upper bracket and beat Toronto Ultra in their first match. However, Atlanta sent them to the lower bracket, where Toronto got its revenge and eliminated Dallas in the elimination finals.
Dallas announced on August 27th that it is parting ways with Call of Duty veteran Ian “Crimsix” Porter and Reece “Vivid” Drost. Teams interested in the players will have to make a deal with Dallas as both players are restricted free agents for the 2022 season.
OpTic Chicago finished maintained a spot as one of the top teams in the league throughout the 2021 season. The team finished in fourth place with a 26-18 record and started the playoffs in the upper bracket. They bowed out for the season without winning a match in the playoffs, losing against New York and Florida.
Chicago will need to find at least two new players for the 2022 season. Dylan “Envoy” Hannon announced that he is an unrestricted free agent for the 2022 season, and Call of Duty veteran Matthew “FormaL” Piper is retiring.
New York Subliners
The New York Subliners finished the regular season in fifth place and started the playoffs in the upper bracket. They managed to beat OpTic Chicago in the first round but were sent to the lower bracket by Atlanta. The team could not recover and were sent home for the season by Minnesota.
New York has remained relatively quiet so far, but the organization did drop Conor “Diamondcon” Johst and Obaid “Asim” Asim from its roster. Diamondcon is an unrestricted free agent and should have little trouble finding a new home next year. Asim has already found a new home with the Los Angeles Guerrillas. New York also dropped Coach John “Revan” Boble, who announced he is a free agent for the upcoming season on August 24.
The Minnesota ROKKR finished the regular season in sixth place. The team eliminated the Los Angeles Thieves and New York Subliners in the lower bracket. However, Toronto finally sent them home in the third round of the lower bracket.
Minnesota has not made any drastic changes and will retain Preston “Priestahh” Greiner, Eli “Standy” Bentz, Dillon “Attach” Price, and Michael “MajorManiak” Szymaniak for the 2022 season. However, the organization did drop Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi from the roster on September 1st.
Los Angeles Thieves
The Los Angeles Thieves finished the regular season in seventh place and made a short appearance in the playoffs. Minnesota sent them home for the season in the first round of the lower bracket, and the organization has since made changes to its roster.
On September 1st, Jonathan “John” Perez, Thomas “TJHaLy” Haly, Carlos “Venom” Hernandez, and Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat were dropped from the roster. TJHaLy is confirmed as a free agent for next season.
On September 10th, the Los Angeles Thieves revealed its new lineup featuring Kenneth “Kenny” Williams, Sam “Octane” Larew, Zack “Drazah” Jordan, and former OpTic Chicago player Dylan “Envoy” Hannon.
The Florida Mutineers finished the regular season in eighth place with a 17-19 record. The team also made a short appearance in the playoffs and was eliminated by OpTic Chicago in the first round of the lower bracket.
Florida has not made changes to its roster yet. But it did drop coach Ricky “Atura” Lugo on September 3rd.
The Seattle Surge finished the regular season in ninth place with an 11-25 record and missed the playoffs. The team did come in first place when it came to roster changes, as the organization dropped its entire roster before Championship Weekend concluded.
Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo, Peirce “Gunless” Hillman, Daniel “Loony” Loza, Sam “Octane” Larew, Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson, and head coach Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo are free agents for the 2022 season. There are currently no plans announced for the new roster.
London Royal Ravens
The London Royal Ravens had a rough 2021 season. London finished in tenth place with a 9-23 record. The organization has dropped the majority of its roster in preparation for the 2022 season. London dropped Sean “Seany” O’Conner, Alex “Alexx” Carpenter, Paul “PaulEhx” Avila, Zach “Zed” Denyer, and coach Shane “ShAnE “ McKerral on August 29th. The final member of the roster is Marcus “Afro” Reid, who might be the foundation of the 2022 roster.
Los Angeles Guerrillas
The Los Angeles Guerillas had arguably one of the worst experiences in the 2021 season. The team finished with an 8-26 record, finishing in 11th place. In response to this performance, the organization dropped its entire starting roster and academy roster.
Justin “Silly” Fargo-Palmer, Adam “Assault” Garcia, Billy “MentaL” Putnam, and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov are free agents going into the 2022 season. The academy roster players Martin “Cheen” Chino, Chance “Maux” Moncivaez, Kaden “Exceed” Stockdale, and Dylan “Nero” Koch are also free agents.
The Guerrillas revealed its 2022 lineup on September 6th, featuring Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, Peirce “Gunless” Hillman, Cuyler “Huke” Garland, and Obaid “Asim” Asim.
The Paris Legion finished the 2021 season in dead last with an 8-22 record. In response, the organization has parted ways with its entire roster. Matthew “Skrapz” Marshall, Alex “Zaptius” Bonilla, Donovan “Temp” Laroda, and Ulysses “AquA” Silva are free agents for the 2022 season.
Paris also announced Dylan “Theory” McGee will be the team’s new head coach on September 3.
Make sure to check our CDL offseason roster tracker for future updates.