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Call of Duty League’s Australian favorites, the Paris Legion, has officially released their entire roster, including both substitutes. Zach “Zed” Denyer, Denholm “Denz” Taylor, Luke “Louqa” Rigas, Conrad “Shockz” Rymarek, and Matthew “KiSMET” Tinsley have all officially become unrestricted free agents. These players are also joined by substitutes Paul “Breszy” Breszynski and Timothy “Phantomz” Landis.
Paris Legion had a rough start to their inaugural season and ended up finishing 9th/10th at the Call of Duty League 2020 championship. The roster itself showed glimpses of greatness throughout the season and was able to take maps off some of the top tier teams. However, the result at the end of the season wasn’t what the Legion wanted.
With Rostermania now fully underway, we are beginning to see teams start to wipe their entire rosters. Seattle Surge, Los Angeles Guerrillas, and Minnesota Rokkr are just a few of the teams who have kept one or none of their original roster. These roster wipes are coming as a surprise to many of the fans as some of the staple players are becoming free agents. Even the Dallas Empire made the tough decision by releasing James “Clayster” Eubanks just hours after winning the championship.
Paris Legion roster look for a fresh start in 2021
Paris Legion struggled to perform with their initial squad in 2020; however, with the format returning to 4v4, there is new hope for Legion. Now that most teams have begun wiping their rosters, there is more room than ever to remake rosters from the ground up.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will feature not only a different format but also a different playstyle. We saw something similar at the beginning of Modern Warfare where teams were running only one assault rifle with the remaining players playing submachine guns. This meta slowly began to shift as the year went on and forced teams to switch out players because of it. This “rostermania” period allows all teams to re-evaluate their current rosters and build completely anew for the start of next season. While there will be a lot of new faces on new teams, there will also be a lot of faces missing due to format changes.
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Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.