On Thursday, Oxygen Esports announced that Zach “Zed” Denyer will be joining the Boston Call of Duty League franchise as its head coach. Oxygen Esports is running the organization after acquiring the spot from Envy in partnership with Kraft Sports Group. Zed is a longtime Call of Duty professional who retired this past season after being dropped by the London Royal Ravens.
The English player turned to content creation after not finding a spot on a roster for the 2022 season. However, that career was short-lived, as Zed now finds himself leading the new Boston CDL franchise. Oxygen Esports also announced that former professional Denholm “Denz” Taylor would be joining Boston as its general manager.
There’s still no word on an official roster for Boston. Although, their team name was possibly hinted at in a recent Twitter video from Oxygen Esports.
Zed joins Boston as head coach
We cannot wait to see all he will do with the team we put together. pic.twitter.com/uQ1UC1oMNe
— Oxygen Esports (@OXG_Esports) December 16, 2021
Zed had a turbulent last couple of seasons in the CDL. He spent the 2020 season with the Paris Legion, experiencing a fair amount of losses. After being dropped by Paris, Zed signed with the London Royal Ravens in 2021. Ultimately, he ended the season as the team’s substitute player. London ended up releasing Zed along with a couple of other players in late 2021.
Following this, Zed announced he would be retiring to focus more on content creation in September. His Twitch streams did garner some attention during CDL Rostermania and he’s been active in the community since. Now it seems he received an offer from Boston and Oxygen Esports that was too good to pass up.
On Twitter, Zed wrote: “I’m excited to finally share I’ll be the head coach for the Boston CDL team. Working with Oxygen has been a breath of fresh air and I’m excited to build an amazing brand alongside them.”
Boston will likely announce a roster and team name in the coming weeks. The official start date for the 2022 Call of Duty League is Feb. 3 but there’s the Kickoff Weekend beginning on Jan. 21 as well. Boston will need a roster for Zed to coach by then.