Five Players to Watch in the Call of Duty League's Return
By Max Mallow
The Call of Duty League is back! The league is set to return Friday with the Dallas Home Series.
The Call of Duty League, in its inaugural season, is the premier Call of Duty esports league featuring city-based teams and superstar players. Starting this week, the league is shifting all regular season matches to an online competition and broadcast format.
“In this new, fully online format, players, team staff, and production personnel will compete and work safely from locations of their choice, and in accordance with current health and safety recommendations and governmental mandates,” the Call of Duty League said in an announcement.
Here are five players to watch during the Dallas Empire Home Series:
5. Methodz, Toronto Ultra
Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, a Call of Duty veteran, catapulted himself back into the limelight during the WWII season. The Toronto Ultra is full of established players who’ve won championships, but things haven’t clicked so far this season. If the team wants to turn things around, it’ll start with Methodz.
4. Vivid, Los Angeles Guerrillas
Reece “Vivid” Drost is a new signing for the Los Angeles Guerrillas. He made his debut at the
Los Angeles Home Series, but the team unfortunately lost two best-of-fives in a row and went out in last place. This is a big moment for Vivid to prove himself as an up-and-coming player in the league alongside veterans like Ulysses “AquA” Silva.
3. Huke, Dallas Empire
Cuyler “Huke” Garland has been under the Team Envy banner for years across multiple titles. Huke joined a Dallas roster stacked with established and upcoming talent. Huke is the impact player the Empire needs to step up if they’re finally going to beat the Chicago Huntsmen.
2. Arcitys, Chicago Huntsmen
Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson parted ways with his twin brother Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson after the two won the Call of Duty World League Championship last year. Arcitys joined Chicago alongside former OpTic Gaming players Seth “Scump” Abner and Matthew “FormaL” Piper. He’s been a top five player in the league so far and he’s likely to keep it going this weekend.
1. Alexx, Minnesota Røkkr
Alex “Alexx” Carpenter is the underrated X-factor for Minnesota. Playing alongside world champions Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer and Adam “Assault” Garcia, he’s been vital to the team’s success early on in the season. Many thought Minnesota would be a struggling playoff bubble team, but now the team looks like a top contender thanks in part to Alexx’s slaying ability.
The Call of Duty League returns Friday, April 10, at 4 p.m.ET. All matches will broadcast live on YouTube.com/CODLeague.
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