Call of Duty League 2022-23 Rostermania
By Sebastain Rooney
With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022) just a couple weeks away it seems like a good time to start looking ahead to the Call of Duty League. Their season starts on December 2, 2022, 35 days after the release. During this last offseason teams made plenty of roster changes to hopefully put them in contention for a championship or at least start the process to become a contender.
With a new offseason comes another edition of rostermania. Rostermania is the period of time where teams make roster changes, for better or for worse. There were plenty of teams that are going into 2023 with almost an entirely new roster. While there were also some that decided to run it back or make a single roster change
2+ Move Teams
Las Vegas Legion: –GRVTY –Jimbo –oJohnny +Clayster +TJHaLy +Prolute
Minnesota RØKKR: –Standy –Priestahh –Havok +Afro +Bance +Cammy
Florida Mutineers: –Skyz –Owakening –2ReaL +Havok +Brack +Vikul
New York Subliners: –Crimsix –PaulEhx +Skyz +Priestahh.
Toronto Ultra:–Cammy –Bance +Scrappy +Standy
1 Move Teams
Atlanta FaZe: –Arcitys +SlasheR
London Royal Ravens: –Afro +???
Boston Breach: –TJHaLy +Owakening
Los Angeles Guerrillas: –SlasheR +Arcitys
That leaves the LA Thieves, OpTic Texas, Seattle Surge as the 3 teams that made no notable roster changes, opting to run it back with what they got. Which makes sense given that the Thieves most recently won the CDL Championship with Surge and OpTic finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.
With little to no tape on a lot of the newer teams it feels like a cop out answer to say the LA Thieves will be the best team in CDL next season. Until proven otherwise, the Thieves should be able to find at least early success while these other teams try and build chemistry with one another. As a potential darkhorse team that can make some noise, I got the Boston Breach. Being one of the newer teams in the league they finished 6th in the regular season but have not seen much postseason success. I feel that with Owakening now on the team, they are due for a good run.