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Los Angeles Guerillas confirm their 2021 CDL roster

Call of Duty League franchise, Los Angeles Guerillas, have revealed their starting roster and academy team for the new season.

The organisation made the announcement via social media on October 12 with an impressive reveal video.

Guerillas will hope to bounce back after an extremely disappointing season last year which saw them finish dead last in the CDL rankings.

All four starting players have been named alongside an academy team featuring former Halo star, MentaL.

The confirmed starters include Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer, Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Adam “Assault” Garcia and Reece “Vivid” Drost.

Here is a closer look at the starting four players:

Justin “SiLLY” Fargo-Palmer

SiLLY is one of few Call of Duty pros who have competed for around a decade. The 25-year-old found his glory during the Infinite Warfare season under eUnited where he won his first major.

Fast-forward one year and SiLLY took home the CWL Championship with Evil Geniuses. His raw skill, experience and ability to win make him one of the most valuable players on the roster.

It will be interesting to see what he can do this season.

Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov

Apathy is another player who has nearly a decade’s worth experience in competitive CoD. He was alongside SiLLY in their CWL Championship win in 2018.

The veteran will fit in perfectly to this squad that already has so much history and in-game chemistry.

Adam “Assault” Garcia

Assault began his competitive career back in 2013. His big break came in 2016 where he was part of the squad which famously sent home OpTic Gaming from the Call of Duty World Championship.

He then went on to win his first championship ring with SiLLy and Apathy on Evil Geniuses. The three of them reuniting will be great to see in the new season’s matches.

Reece “Vivid” Drost

Vivid is relatively new to competitive Call of Duty. At 20 years old, he is one of the younger players in the league.

Despite not having much success beforehand, Vivid was picked up by LA Guerillas in February 2020. He impressed many last season and broke the record for the most kills in a single 5v5 S&D match at a major championship with 20 kills.

It will be interesting to see how the young-gun performs this season amongst the best.

Players Chino and MentaL are also currently signed as substitutes for the 2021 season with the option to bring up Exceed and Nero if necessary.

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CDL Playoffs 2020: Seattle Surge and Los Angeles Guerillas are eliminated

The Call of Duty League Playoffs are finally here and the first day of matches have been played. Two series have been completed and two teams have been sent packing. Here is how it all went down.

Legion make light work of Surge

Both Paris Legion and Seattle Surge haven’t had the greatest season. Both teams sit at the bottom end of the standings and never looked too impressive.

The first map of the series went the way of Paris Legion as they took the Hardpoint 250-110. Legion looked hot out the gates and this performance was a sign of things to come.

With an impressive performance from Louqa, Legion went 2-0 up in the series after winning the S&D 6-4. The boys on Paris certainly came to play and finished things up by completing the 3-0 sweep.

This win has secured Paris Legion a minimum of $100,00 and sends Seattle Surge home. Seattle had quite the difficult year and will definitely look to improve next season.

OpTic send Guerillas packing

The two Los Angeles based teams have had an unsurprising rivalry throughout the year. Both teams have underperformed and looked to prove their worth at playoffs.

LA Guerillas took map one of the series as OpTic’s Kenny disconnected during the Hardpoint. With the new rules in the online format, players cannot restart the map after a certain amount of time.

OpTic fought back in the series and put themselves 2-1 up against their rivals. Guerillas then forced the fifth map as they levelled it at 2-2.

With Kenny still facing technical issues, Dashy came in as a substitute and replaced him for the final map. Dashy was anything but rusty as he put in a shift and helped OpTic to the 3-2 win.

OpTic have now also secured $100,000 and will continue their run in the CDL Playoffs 2020. LA Guerillas are officially eliminated.

Day 2 schedule of CDL Playoffs 2020

Matches on day two will resume at 3pm ET (8pm GMT) with London, Toronto, New York and Minnesota competing. Here is a look at the full schedule:

Are you surprised by today’s results?

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