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Former Minnesota ROKKR player Mike “Majormaniak” Szymaniak has signed with the Florida Mutineers, the team announced on Wednesday. This move comes two days before the Call of Duty League Major IV qualifiers are set to begin.
Florida was reportedly after Majormaniak since their current roster needed a change. As a result, the team began trialing different players to replace Dave “Davpadie” Maslowski and Reece “Vivid” Drost. Vivid was recently let go from the roster, signing with the Boston Breach yesterday. Meanwhile, Davpadie will now move to Florida’s bench while Majormaniak takes over the main AR role.
— Mutineers (@Mutineers) June 22, 2022
This leaves the Mutineers roster for Major IV as Majormaniak, Joe “Owakening” Conley and Cesar “Skyz” Bueno. The team has yet to fill the open SMG slot that was vacated by Vivid. However, current reports indicate that the team will sign Challenger player Brendan “2ReaL” Stockdale before Major IV begins on Friday.
Majormaniak is coming from the Minnesota ROKKR after being dropped following Major II. The AR player was replaced by Colt “Havok” McLendon, who went on to have a decent Major III along with the rest of Minnesota.
However, following an early exit from the Major III tournament, the ROKKR are still fighting for a spot in the top eight of the standings. Only the top eight teams after Major IV are invited to CDL Champs. Florida is also fighting for a top eight spot, which likely led them to make roster changes.
Going forward, Majormaniak will simply fill Davpadie’s shoes in the Main AR role. The two ARs play at a similar pace and have put up roughly the same statistics in 2022. Although, Davpadie does have a better KD this year (1.03) than his replacement (0.97).
In the meantime, the Mutineers are expected to announce Vivid’s replacement in the coming days.
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.