The official London Call of Duty five-man roster has been revealed ahead of the inaugural city-based franchise league.
New York were the first franchise to announce their new squad and it seems that others are now following suit. The news comes after ReKTGlobal secured the London Call of Duty League franchise slot earlier this month.
Meet the players
First to be announced was former Reciprocity member, Brad ‘Wuskin’ Marshall. Since breaking onto the scene in Infinite Warfare, Wuskin has proven to be a skilled AR player.
It didn’t take him long to find himself on a top team and now he will represent the UK under the London CoD franchise.
Despite Wuskin’s lack of silverware, he has shown huge potential in his individual gameplay and it will be interesting to see how he performs next year.
Matthew ‘Skrapz’ Marshall and Dylan ‘Dylan’ Henderson were next to be announced in a video posted on the London CoD Twitter page. Again, both players haven’t been in the competitive scene for too long but have proven themselves against top opposition.
Twin brothers Skrapz and Wuskin haven’t teamed together for over a year and there is no doubt that fans are excited to see them back on the same roster.
The fourth player to be revealed was European CoD veteran, Jordan ‘Jurd’ Crowley. The Irishman has been competing since 2012 and continues to perform at the highest level of competitive Call of Duty.
Jurd is a household name among the CoD community and has earned over $250,000 in prize money during his career. He will bring experience to the team along with his consistent individual performances that set him apart from many other pros in the scene.
The final piece to the puzzle making up this talented roster is Rhys ‘Rated’ Price (pictured). Rated also brings experience to the London squad alongside strong in-game leadership. He has been competing since 2013 and his most notable achievement is finishing 2nd place at the 2016 CWL Championship.
Rounding off the team is the coaching staff:
- Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell (managing director/chief gaming officer)
- Michael ‘Swizz’ Butterworth (general manager)
- Joseph ‘Joee’ Pinnington (head coach)
- Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral (strategic coach)
- James ‘Dominate’ Batz (assistant coach)
With a mixture of young talent and experienced veterans, the London CoD team has huge potential heading into the 2020 league.
As teams can have a maximum of 10 players on a roster, we should expect to see further additions to this squad in the near future.