The 2023/24 Season of the Call of Duty League
The 2023/24 season of the Call of Duty League is already generating buzz in eSports circles, not least because LA Thieves have officially announced a new roster for their team. The newly reformed team includes both European and North American players. This comes after the organization said farewell to their previous team, which won them a World Championship title.
Changes Post-2022/23 Season
Following the 2022/23 season, LA Thieves decided not to re-sign the champion quartet that won them their first World Championship. Octane (aka Sam Larew), decided to retire, whilst Kenny (aka Kenny Williams), Envoy (aka Dylan Hannon), and Drazah (aka Zack Jordan) joined other teams.
The team was left with vacancies to fill and recruitment work to be done in the offseason, as anticipation builds for the approach of Modern Warfare 3. Coaches JKap (aka Jordan Kaplan) and SHANEE (aka Shane McKerral) faced a real challenge in analyzing their options and considering who they could realistically bring to Los Angeles.
New LA Thieves Roster
LA Thieves have now released their new roster to public scrutiny after weeks of anticipation and speculation. The brand new team includes Daniel ‘Ghosty’ Rothe, Marcus ‘Afro’ Reid, Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan, and Joe ‘JoeDeceives’ Romero.
The four eSports players were first speculated to join LA Thieves back in late July. The organization aimed to build a strong team following the announcement of the 'Top 4' teams in the CDL. The first ones to make their moves were Optic Texas, Atlanta FaZe, New York Subliners, and Toronto Ultra, all aiming to attract the best players.
Competition and Future Expectations
Even though LA Thieves couldn't match the top teams' big-name recruitments, they have still managed to assemble a strong squad that could be a serious contender for future championships. The organization is also likely to make more announcements as only four teams so far have revealed their star players. Fans will also be watching LA Guerrillas, Vegas Legion, and London Royal Ravens as the offseason progresses. For the latest rumors and confirmed changes to CDL teams, stay tuned!