UK Call of Duty League team London Royal Ravens have announced their new roster for the 2021 season.
The Ravens released most of their players last month, but retained the services of Scottish Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor.
Now they have announced that Northern Irish Thomas ‘Dylan’ Henderson and English Trei ‘Zer0’ Morris have returned, with another English player, Alex ‘Alexx’ Carpenter, also joining the side.
Alexx said: “Can’t wait for the new season to start. Never had more motivation to prove a lot of people wrong.”
James ‘Dominate’ Batz has been announced as head coach once again, alongside Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral as strategic coach. Both coaches are also English.
The Ravens have continued their focus of having an all-UK roster as they head into the 2021 Call of Duty League season.
The team are of course managed by experienced esports personality Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell. He’s MD for the Ravens and chief gaming officer at the team’s parent company ReKTGlobal, which also owns Rogue.
ODEE joined ReKTGlobal in summer 2019, after leaving Dignitas behind, the team he founded back in 2003.
You can see the London Royal Ravens roster video announcement in the following tweet:
Earlier this year, Activision Blizzard announced that the Call of Duty League will be played in a 4v4 format going forwards, instead of the previous 5v5 setup.
The London Royal Ravens reached the top 4 in the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend 2020, earning them $450,000 in prize winnings.
Earlier this month, ReKTGlobal raised $35m in debt capital from investment company Summit Partners.
Before lockdown, the Ravens hosted some home matches in London.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.