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We have yet another CDL roster announcement today, as Chicago Call of Duty has revealed their starting five players. In a YouTube video posted by the team, the starting five were announced. However, the video itself wasn’t just a roster reveal. Instead, it took a deep look into the turmoil that former OpTic owner and now NRG co-CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez went through. The video is sentimental, exciting, and controversial all at the same time. However, the biggest thing to take away is that Chicago COD has one of the best rosters in the CDL.
Chicago COD cements their roster for 2020
We didn’t quite know when Chicago would announce their roster. Though we’ve heard rumors about who they would sign, we didn’t officially know anything. However, that all changed today when NRG co-CEO H3CZ starred in an announcement video.
THE FINAL GOODBYE
Full video on NRG YouTube pic.twitter.com/Fcf3XSbPEd
— OpTic Chicago (@OpTicCHI) October 24, 2019
It’s apparent that Chicago wants its fans to understand where their new CEO comes from. Chicago is owned and operated by NRG, and H3CZ will likely oversee the Call of Duty team as well as other aspects of NRG.
This roster clearly means a lot to both H3CZ and the organization. However, it also solidifies that the man who made OpTic Gaming what it is will never again don the green, black, and white. With all that said, here’s the official Chicago CDL roster for 2020:
- Seth “Scump” Abner
- Matt “FormaL” Piper
- Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson
- Pierce “Gunless” Hillman
- Dylan “Envoy” Hannon
The Chicago roster signifies the return of T2P, created by Scump and FormaL during their time with OpTic. It stands for “Time 2 Pound”, which was the OpTic Gaming motto for several years. The catchphrase is also the nickname for the duo of Scump and FormaL.
This roster has everything that a fan of Chicago could hope for: two solid SMG slayers (Envoy, Scump) and three of the best AR’s in COD (Gunless, Arcitys, FormaL). That said, Gunless can also be a flex if need be.
Scump throws shade at a former teammate
Seeing as Scump and FormaL teamed in the past on OpTic, and as Arcitys and Gunless played on eUnited, the chemistry should be there from the get-go. The roster, if managed correctly, will be a force to be reckoned with. They already seem to be throwing shots at other teams as well, as seen at the end of the announcement video.
Scump, thinking of what to say for his part of the video, walks up to a camera and says “I can forgive, but I’ll never forget”. He also says this is a deep, goofy voice, trying to imitate former teammate Ian “Crimsix” Porter. Crimsix said the exact same phrase in his Dallas announcement video, which was directed at Scump and his former OpTic teammates.
Seeing both Dallas and Chicago go at it in 2020 will be must-see TV. Keep up with Daily Esports for all CDL coverage!
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.