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The first Call of Duty League organization has joined the COD Mobile professional scene. On June 24, the New York Subliners announced their partnership with parent company Andbox and signed the Trovo Mayhem roster. Going forward, the team will be named the “NYSL Mayhem.” Moreover, the entirety of the team’s previous roster remains intact, all joining the new NYSL roster.
This is the first time that a professional CDL organization has ventured into COD Mobile esports. The ever-growing scene has an enormous casual player base, reaching over 300 million downloads since its release in 2019. The professional scene has grown steadily, but the addition of an organization like NYSL should only increase its popularity.
NYSL Mayhem to represent Andbox and New York Esports in COD Mobile
— NYSL (@Subliners) June 24, 2021
The new NYSL Mayhem roster is one of the most well-known in all of COD Mobile esports. Some of the members of the roster took home the COD Mobile NA Regional Championship and boast thousands of followers on social media. The full roster for the Mayhem — including players, coaches and managers — is as follows:
- Corey Brown
- Daniel “Nero” Hernandez Valadez
- Brian “Tectonic” Michel
- Roland “LittleB” K. Byambasuren
- Michael “Clashy” Joshua Bush
- Manuel “Saxy” Aman Arce Manag
- Scotty “Leon” Bravo
- Wasiq Khawar
- Kaicheng Li
- Fabian Flores
- Darian “Zim” Abreu
In the past year, Andbox has made it a point to expand further into mobile esports. They signed COD Mobile content creator BobbyPlays earlier in the year.
When asked about the expansion into mobile esports, Co-founder of Andbox Rohit Gupta stated that “Call of Duty: Mobile is a massively popular game globally and it was important for us to establish a team to represent New York given the size of the market, our leadership position in it, and our existing deep roots in the Call of Duty franchise across all platforms.”
This is certainly a step in the right direction for the professional COD Mobile scene.
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.