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Signs on with Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Goonjar will join Evil Geniuses for the start of Black Ops 4, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Goonjar thrived under Lightning Pandaz throughout World War II, dominating the CWL National Circuit and narrowly qualifying for the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships thanks to the Last Chance Qualifer. From there, Pandaz would register a 9th-12th place finish, becoming one of two teams to finish first in their respective pool after making it to the aforementioned tournament by way of the LCQ. Evil Geniuses organizationally is a step up for Goonjar from Lightning Pandaz, and other than Team Kaliber, who he had four separate stints with, represents one of the prestigious organizations in his entire career. However it remains to be seen if the team will perform better than last season, with a cobbled together group of explosive players giving the phrase "sink or swim" a whole new meaning.
Aligns with Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Royalty will join Evil Geniuses, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
After selling their championship-winning organization in late September, Evil Geniuses made the move to acquire a jumble of available players, uniting two members of Lightning Pandaz, one player from eUnited, one from Echo Fox and the other from compLexity Gaming. Royalty figures to be one of the main slayers on this roster, and also presents the player with arguably the most career upside with the likes of Saints and Goonjar nearing the end of their respective runs. This roster should challenge for a Pro League spot, but its difficult to determine how high Royalty and company could reach in Black Ops 4.
Joins Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Lacefield will play under the Evil Geniuses banner to begin Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
ANALYSIS
Lacefield appears to be moving up in the world, shedding compLexity Gaming for Evil Geniuses, an organization that can lay claim to the 2018 World Championship, albeit with an entirely different roster than currently constructed. An aggressive slayer through and through, Lacefield figures to reprise the role he played under compLexity with his new team, as the likes of Saints, Felony and Goonjar are not known for their slaying tendencies. The unorthodox lineup should still compete for a Pro League spot in 2019, but it remains to be seen how high the ceiling may be.
Joining Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Saints will join Evil Geniuses, the organization confirmed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Echo Fox's decision to close operations on their Call of Duty team likely advanced the inevitable for Saints, as the veteran slayer didn't have the best season under the organization. He'll look to turn it around under Evil Geniuses, alongside a hodgepodge of cast-off players including Felo, Lacefield, Goonjar and Royalty. The in-game leader might have his work cut out for him, but after winning the 2018 World Championships, its clear that Evil Geniuses is not willing to go away quietly, acquiring a five-man lineup that should be in contention for a Pro League spot in 2019.
Left off eUnited, joins Evil Geniuses
October 12, 2018
Felony will join Evil Geniuses, the organization relayed on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
JKap's decision to join eUnited seemed to have a trickle down effect on the rest of the competitive Call of Duty landscape, opening the door for Evil Geniuses to acquire Felony. Back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the previous two World Championships, first with Rise Nation and then with eUnited, make Felony arguably underrated in the competitive landscape, particularly since he also finished in third place at the aforementioned event in Black Ops 3 under eLevate. Never a big statistical slayer, Felony's abilities as an objective player and "do-it-all" asset cannot be understated and he should fit in nicely under a new Evil Geniuses lineup that looks more like a Frankenstein-esque mashup than a competitive Call of Duty roster.
Teaming with eUnited
October 12, 2018
JKap will join eUnited ahead of the competitive start to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season.
ANALYSIS
JKap reunites with his former world champion teammate Clayster in what was one of the most stunning moves of the competitive offseason. While Luminosity Gaming acquired Gunless from Rise Nation earlier in the week, the introduction of 5-vs-5 was supposed to keep space for JKap, but evidently that was not the case as the veteran player will bring his expertise over towards eUnited. Of course JKap is not the same caliber slayer as he was earlier in his career, but he's quietly adapted nicely to the objective role, helping Luminosity Gaming solidify during the later stages of World War II and taking the Grand Finals stage in both Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare in seasons prior. The prospect of JKap joining Clayster is truly the most exciting part of this entire transaction, as the two players should help develop the play of twins Arcitys and Prestinni, as well as newcomer aBeZy.
Teaming with eUnited
October 12, 2018
aBeZy will join eUnited to begin Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the organization announced on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
aBeZy was a part of a historic roster announcement as the organization also relayed they had acquired JKap from Luminosity Gaming. While the young slayer might have gotten buried on the headlines, it's difficult to argue against the fact that aBeZy brings more potential to the team than that of his new world champion teammate. A 1.10 KD at the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships isn't itself impressive, but given Enigma6 failed to advance out of pool play and none of his other former teammates even crossed the 1.00 KD threshold, it's obvious to see aBeZy's talent. Particularly in the Search and Destroy game mode, where he put on a showcase performance against Morituri eSports (15/5 KD), aBeZy should be able to provide plenty of value to an eUnited squad that will hope to correct some of its inconsistent tendencies from the last competitive season.
Joining Tainted Minds
October 12, 2018
Setzy has been acquired by Tainted Minds, the organization relayed on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Setzy played under the Taboo banner throughout much of Call of Duty: World War II, and while the team was unable to chase down Tainted Minds or Mindfreak in terms of the top two ANZ teams, Taboo was unquestionably the third best roster from the region. With a handful of ANZ players either rumored to join multi-region teams or have already signed on with other organizations, there's an opportunity for Setzy and players of similar ilk to carve out a substantial role on a team with aspirations of qualifying for the Pro League once more.
Joins LG
October 12, 2018
Gunless will join Luminosity Gaming for the start of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 season the organization confirmed on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
One of the long-standing rumors of the 2018 offseason has finally been released, as Gunless will leave Rise Nation in order to join Luminosity Gaming. Gunless' rise has been immediate, as it was only two years ago that the slayer was making waves with the first iteration of eUnited at CWL Atlanta. Easily regarded as one of the most dominant submachine gun slayers in the game at the moment, Gunless' decision to join Luminosity Gaming pairs him with arguably one of the most dynamic core of players in the game, as John and FormaL are also two of the best at their given positions. It remains to be seen who will round out LG's five-man roster, as JKap is expected to leave the organization in favor of eUnited, but no matter who it is, it's difficult to argue that this iteration of LG is not one of the organization's best iterations ever.
Free Agent
No longer with Echo Fox
October 12, 2018
Faccento will not play under the Echo Fox banner for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
ANALYSIS
That's because Echo Fox has shut down business, closing both its Call of Duty and Gears of War pro teams. Faccento finished the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships with a 0.96 KD as the team struggled to make it out of pool play. A 0.65 Search and Destroy KD at the pivotal tournament is a definite black eye for a player that had long been heralded in the game mode, but with rosters expanding into 5-vs-5 for the new game mode, Faccento is still expected to catch on with a larger organization based on his consistency throughout the past three seasons.
Joining FaZe Clan
October 9, 2018
Methodz will join FaZe Clan, the organization confirmed on Monday.
ANALYSIS
OpTic's five-man roster reveal that curiously left out Methodz all but confirmed the slayer's departure from the team, wiping the slate clean from a disastrous finish to the World War II season. Still Methodz managed to fall on his two feet, joining a FaZe Clan lineup that was arguably one of the bigger surprises throughout last season. A strong AR presence such as Methodz is exactly what FaZe Clan was missing towards the end of last season, and while the roster isn't as star-studded as others to come together for Black Ops 4, it certainly has plenty of promise.
Supposedly joining Splyce
October 4, 2018
Temp is expected to join Splyce based on a since-deleted Twitlonger by his soon-to-be teammate, Loony.
ANALYSIS
Echo Fox's struggles during the World War II season likely prompted a major roster shift, with Aqua and Temp expected to join the new multi-region lineup of Splyce. While this team will not be guaranteed a spot at the opening tournament of the year, CWL Las Vegas, that could change depending on other lineup changes yet to be announced around the competitive scene. One of the best up-and-coming slayers entering the World War II season, Temp struggled to consistently put together positive performances ultimately ruining his stock with the likes of TJHaLy, Kenny and even Dashy earning significantly more fanfare throughout the course of the season. However a redemption tour could be in short order alongside Splyce, as Temp is seemingly poised to post significantly better slaying numbers in Black Ops 4.
Expected to join Splyce
October 4, 2018
Aqua is expected to join Splyce, his soon-to-be teammate Loony leaked via Twitlonger on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Echo Fox was likely to make a change after a dismal finish to the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships in which the team surprisingly failed to make it out of the group stage. Aqua at least put together a solid KD, posting a 1.04 figure across 10 maps, but that was thanks in large part to a sparkling 1.50 S&D KD. That's likely where Aqua presents the most value on his new Splyce roster, as even with a down season Aqua is considered one of the better S&D players in the game currently. With the likes of Loony, Temp and Jurd expected to be the main slayers on this team, Aqua should thrive in a smaller capacity and creates yet another feared lineup heading into the Black Ops 4 season.
Joins Splyce
October 4, 2018
Loony will join Splyce, the slayer confirmed in a since-deleted Twitlonger released on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
The Twitlonger also detailed the rest of the Splyce roster, which acquire Aqua and Temp to complete a multi-region roster for the previously EU-only squad. It's difficult to argue Loony's ranking among the pantheon of competitive CoD players today as the slayer has performed at or near the top of the circuit for multiple iterations of the CoD franchise. Still, Rise's disappointing finish to the 2018 Call of Duty World Championships will leave a stain on Loony's reputation, one that he will hope to erase come the start of Black Ops 4. Never one to shy away from the spot light, this iteration of Splyce will be as brash as they come, with the boisterous Accuracy and Temp sure to spark plenty of fireworks in the near future. But for all the bluster, this is a lineup blessed with supreme amounts of talent, and given it could be argued only Accuracy put together a "successful" World War II season, a motivated roster of this caliber could bring plenty of fireworks not just to the social sphere, but on the competitive map(s) as well.
Free Agent
Let go from compLexity Gaming
October 4, 2018
Ricky has been released from compLexity Gaming, the organization relayed on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Ricky put together a fantastic competitive season, catching on as the do-it-all veteran with eRa, only to earn a CWL Pro League Stage 2 spot under the Reckless, then compLexity, banner. As a result, Ricky's stock is on the rise heading into Black Ops 4 and remains an intriguing option for a young team hoping to compete in the new 5-vs-5 landscape.