The Call of Duty League's 2021 season ended on Aug. 22nd with the Atlanta FaZe winning the world title. In the realm of competitive Call of Duty, this means the busy offseason time known as rostermania has begun. This year's rostermania has already begun, with several CDL teams making changes to their lineups in preparation for the Call of Duty: Vanguard season next year. Call of Duty League franchises are expected to make multiple roster changes in the coming weeks and months, including adding new players and releasing or moving others.
Here are all of the official roster changes for the Call of Duty League's 2022 season thus far.
On September 14th, the Toronto Ultra stated that its 2021 roster of CleanX, Insight, Cammy, and Bance has been extended “until 2023.” On Aug. 29th, Methodz announced that he will be a free agent in 2022.
Los Angeles Thieves
Kenny, Octane, Envoy, and Drazah will be the starting lineup for the L.A. Thieves in 2022, the team announced on Sept. 10th. Octane joined the Thieves on September 9th. On September 6th, the brand parted ways with Huke, and on September 1st, SlasheR, John, TJHaLy, and Venom announced their departures. TJHaLy announced on Aug. 28th that he will be an unrestricted free agency for the Vanguard season.
Minnesota has confirmed that Attach, Standy, Priestahh, and MajorManiak will remain on the roster through 2022. On September 1st, the group announced that it was parting ties with Accuracy.
Los Angeles Guerrillas
On Sept. 6th, the Los Angeles Guerrillas became the first team to confirm its 2022 lineup. The Guerrillas' starting lineup for the Vanguard season will be SlasheR, Gunless, Huke, and Asim. On Aug. 29th, the organisation announced the cancellation of both its CDL and academy rosters. SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, MentaL, Cheen, Maux, Exceed, and Nero are now all free agents as a result of this.
New York Subliners
On September 6th, the New York Subliners left Asim. On August 29th, Diamondcon announced that he is an unrestricted free agency, and on August 24th, coach Revan announced that he is a free agent.
The route man is someone you can always rely on, and we were lucky to have a very special one as part of our family. Join us in thanking @GstaAsim for his perseverance and drive in making all things possible. We wish him the best wherever his journey takes him next. #NYSL pic.twitter.com/Qze0VFmhhj— NYSL (@Subliners) September 6, 2021
On September 3rd, Florida severed ways with coach Atura. However, the team has yet to confirm any personnel changes.
Today we are parting ways with Coach @RickyAtura.— Florida Mutineers #f3f3 (@Mutineers) September 3, 2021
Thank you for helping build and guide this Mutineers team from the beginning of the Call of Duty League. We wish Ricky nothing but the absolute best for his next journey. pic.twitter.com/o83uF2pG77
London Royal Ravens
The majority of London's lineup has been made public as of the end of the 2021 season. Seany, Alexx, PaulEhx, Zed, and coach Shane were released by the Royal Ravens on August 29th.
With the 2021 CDL season coming to a close, we announce the following departures from the team.— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) August 29, 2021
We want to give our thanks to @SeanyCod, @Alexx1935, @PaulEhx_, @ZachDenyer & @SHANEE for their contribution & professionalism throughout a very challenging season. pic.twitter.com/S4BiQ4VsWG
On August 27, the Dallas Empire, the 2020 Call of Duty League champions, announced that three-time world champion Crimsix and midseason newcomer Vivid would be leaving the team.
The second CDL franchise to release its whole starting roster from the Black Ops Cold War season was Paris. On August 27th, Skrapz, Temp, AquA, and Zaptius left the Legion. Theory will be the team's head coach for the 2022 season, according to a statement released by Paris on September 3rd.
Thank you each and every player who played under the Legion banner for 2021. It was a tough season, and we deeply appreciate the commitment given the circumstances. We wish them the very best with all their future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/krr7cZlvQQ— Paris Legion (@ParisLegion) August 27, 2021
Before the 2021 CDL season was even over, the Surge started a roster-building frenzy. Seattle has decided to rebuild their team from the ground up for the 2022 season. Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Classic, Loony, and coach Nubzy were released by the franchise on August 20. For the Vanguard season, they are all free agents. Seattle has yet to make any announcements about their lineup for next season.
— Seattle Surge (@SeattleSurge) August 20, 2021
We are especially grateful for the heart and effort you showed throughout your time with the Surge. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. pic.twitter.com/rlziUDgl7r