The Toronto Ultra has parted ways with six players on their Call of Duty roster, the organization announced on Friday. Carson “Brack” Newberry, Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo, Daniel “Loony” Loza, Alejandro “Lucky” Lopez, Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa, and Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano will have to find new homes before the 2021 season.
— Toronto Ultra (@TorontoUltra) September 4, 2020
The Toronto Ultra finished the inaugural CDL season in 7th place and won the final home series event. The team was defeated by the London Royal Ravens in the fourth round of the playoffs, but Toronto still made up for their slow start at the beginning of the season.
The Ultra lineup went through a few changes throughout the regular season, such as Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jonsson on the starting lineup. This change did seem to help Toronto perform better in the regular season’s remaining events, but many fans were surprised to see Classic replaced.
Classic is a Call of Duty veteran who has played for various teams such as FaZe, Luminosity, and Team Envy before joining the Toronto Ultra for the 2020 season. Loony is another talented player who spent the year as a substitute but proved himself on previous teams such as Splyce, Rise Nation, and Team Envy.
MettalZ and Lucky established themselves with Team Heretics during the Black Ops 4 season in 2019 but saw very little playtime with the Toronto Ultra. Mayhem and Brack were in a similar situation and are talented young players but never got a chance to prove themselves on the main stage.
The Toronto Ultra maintained one of the biggest rosters in the CDL with ten players. The recent announcement that the CDL will revert to the 4v4 format during the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War season has already started to impact the league, and it was only a matter of time before Toronto cut players.
The announcement seems to indicate that Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Ben “Bance” Bance, Cameron “Cammy” Mckilligan, and CleanX are the only players remaining on the Toronto roster.
All players removed from the Toronto Ultra will likely be free agents and will be able to join any team next season. Other teams will likely announce adjustments to their rosters in the next few weeks.