Call of Duty

Desk Host Velly Cardwell Resigns From the Call of Duty League

Velly Cardwell has resigned from the Call of Duty League.
Velly Cardwell has resigned from the Call of Duty League. / Photo courtesy of ESL

UPDATE (July 24, 5:42 p.m. ET): According to a report from Dexerto published July 24, Velly resigned from CDL following an altercation at New York Major 4. DBLTAP's original story, published July 23, remains below.


Loviel "Velly" Cardwell has resigned from his desk host position with the Call of Duty League (CDL), the esports league announced Friday.

Neither Velly or the CDL disclosed specifics regarding the decision.

"This week we officially accepted Loviel 'Velly' Cardwell's resignation from the Call of Duty League," the CDL announcement tweet reads. "We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

With Velly departing less than two weeks before the start of CDL Championship Weekend 2022, the league now has a major talent vacancy to fill.

"There's no issue with me and the CDL, just a FYI," Velly tweeted Friday. "I won't be attending champs and with that said, my year with the Call of Duty league is done. It's been a year where I was able to really find myself and I'm really thankful for that. The CoD fam has the best fans.

"Do me a solid as well and don't say anything negative about @CODLeague. They've done nothing wrong to me and they treated me like a king during my time there."

Velly initially joined the CDL broadcast talent lineup at the beginning of the 2022 season for the Kickoff Classic, replacing 2020 and 2021 desk host Lottie Van-Praag.

Prior to hosting for the CDL, Velly played Gears of War 1 professionally before wearing several hats as an analyst, commentator and host across a variety of esports titles, including Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege.