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After four long years of waiting, one of Call of Duty‘s best Search and Destroy players is making his debut. Earlier today, Dallas Call of Duty announced they’ve signed 18-year-old phenom Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal. iLLeY joins an already stacked roster of Clayster, Shotzzy, and Huke on Dallas. Tomorrow, the organization will reveal its last roster signing for its starting five. Then, on Saturday, Oct 19, they will unveil their new brand for the 2020 Call of Duty League season with a livestream across multiple platforms.
iLLeY finally enters professional Call of Duty
While professional Call of Duty is the main attraction for many viewers, there is another side to the coin. Online tournaments, mainly surrounding Search and Destroy, also bring in many viewers on streaming websites. This is known as the breeding ground for many of the top young talents in the league today.
— Dallas Empire (@DallasEmpire) October 17, 2019
Players like CWL Champs MVP Chris “Simp” Lehr got their start in Call of Duty playing in online S&D tournaments. If a player wants to showcase their skill but can’t enter the league due to being under 18, they enter tournaments.
The same goes for iLLeY, who is considered one of the top S&D players in the world. First noticed during Advanced Warfare, iLLeY really made a name for himself in Black Ops 3. From there on, everyone in the COD scene knew of iLLeY’s potential. However, he was just 15 at the time and had to wait until now to join a professional Call of Duty roster.
Although iLLeY is strongest in S&D, he is no stranger to respawn game modes. It will undoubtedly take some time to adjust to a professional caliber style of play, but iLLeY seems ready.
Pretty sure @iLLeYYY is grinding so hard, the dude slept through his own roster announcement lol
— Mike Rufail (@hastr0) October 17, 2019
Dallas’ starting five
As previously noted, Dallas will announce the last addition to their starting five tomorrow. That said, we are very confident in predicting that Ian “Crimsix” Porter will be the final player revealed. If he is indeed the one announced, here’s what Dallas Call of Duty’s starting roster will look like heading into the 2020 CDL:
- James “Clayster” Eubanks
- Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
- Cuyler “Huke” Garland
- Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal
- Ian “Crimsix” Porter
Following tomorrow’s announcement, Dallas will unveil its brand in a livestream this Saturday. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with that and all other CDL news here at Daily Esports.
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.