After a turbulent World War 2 season, British Call of Duty star Dylan "Madcat" Daly has announced his departure from Splyce.
2018 has been a difficult year for one of Europe's most prominent Call of Duty talents.
I am no longer apart of @Splyce, was a decent run but everything comes to an end at one point. Keep it simple the team no longer became a team a long time ago which is not good for anyone. I am not restricted and will be on the look out for a team.
— Dylan (@MadCat) August 23, 2018
A strong start to the year with a second-place finish at the season opener at CWL Dallas showed signs of a strong year ahead for the Splyce team.
Following Dallas, the same Splyce team went into CWL New Orleans confident on grabbing Europe's first major championship since 2017. A shock top twelve finish would be the catalyst for one of Europe's strongest rosters.
At CWL Atlanta, internal issues continued as the team went on to place in the top sixteen but their fortunes turned around with an incredible performance at CWL Birmingham. Splyce took home their second runners-up placing of the year after taking down OpTic Gaming to make the Grand Finals on home soil.
Despite the Birmingham performance, the woes of Splyce continued at Stage One of the CWL Pro League, where they failed to qualify for the playoffs. CWL Seattle would be one last attempt at success before Tom "Tommey" Trewren would be benched from Splyce's roster, in favour of Josh "Joshh" Lee-Shepard.
The problems continued
The player switch did make some difference in terms of results, securing a top twelve finish at CWL Anaheim before another sub-standard showing at Stage Two of the Pro League.
Heading into the season ending CWL Championships, expectations were high after a long boot camp in the United States to get some much-needed practice against the North American opposition. Splyce dropped out of the competition after the group stage after being swept aside by a strong eUnited team.
Madcat: where to next?
At this moment in time, it is too early to tell where Madcat will end up for the upcoming season. Depending on whether the next season will switch to a 5v5 format, the rosters for next season could become very interesting indeed.
More information about the 2019 CWL season will be revealed by Treyarch on September 19th.
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