After two years with the organization, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni has departed from the Toronto Ultra. This comes after Methodz said he was looking at other options for the 2022 Call of Duty League season. However, he did leave the door open for a return to the Ultra. That option is off the table now, though, as Methodz is moving on to another venture.
Methodz was rumored to be a part of the Washington Justice CDL roster that fell through earlier this month. This apparently leaves Methodz and the other three players without a home for the 2022 season. The spot that Washington didn’t purchase, which is currently owned by OpTic Texas, is still up for grabs. Methodz is currently a free agent.
Methodz departs from Toronto Ultra
Thank you Toronto. Thank you to Ultra, their staff, my former teammates, and most importantly, the fans & supporters who had my back every step of the way. I’m going to miss your city more than you know and I couldn’t be more grateful for my experience up North. Until next time pic.twitter.com/AWwaSPbzTu
— Methodz (@Methodz) November 23, 2021
Methodz’s time on the Toronto Ultra was tumultuous, to say the least. He began both the 2020 and 2021 seasons on the starting roster, even winning the 2020 Toronto Ultra Home Series, but was benched during the early stages of the 2021 Call of Duty League season. This ultimately proved to be the right move for the Ultra, who went on to win the Stage 2 Major. The move was controversial throughout the scene, although his replacement Jamie “Insight” Craven performed incredibly well. He was Upcomer’s Call of Duty League 2021 MVP.
Methodz began to stream on Twitch more after being benched, gaining a solid following in the months following the move. He gained huge popularity by streaming alongside Seth “Scump” Abner and Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto. He’s still looking to compete in the CDL, though, as he’s been scrimmaging with his team since Vanguard launched. Whether or not he’ll start the year in CDL Challengers or on the unconfirmed 12th team’s roster is unknown.
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.