The latest instalment in the first person shooter Call of Duty franchise was released yesterday. Call of Duty World War 2 takes over from Infinite Warfare as being the next game in the franchise’s history.
The game goes back to the roots of Call of Duty with boots on the ground play being returned to for the first time in three releases. Rather than being based in a futuristic world like the previous few iterations, it is set back in World War 2 times.
The initial response to the game has been mainly positive and a lot of professional Call of Duty teams have been getting used to the game. There have been a lot of roster changes being made in anticipation of the upcoming new season.
This is a title that is different from the last two games so there are anticipated to be a lot of changes as the skills needed to succeed at this latest title is somewhat different to what was successful in the last two titles.
Team Envy is one of the organisations that has recently finalised their Call of Duty roster for the upcoming season. They are one of the teams that have bene around the Call of Duty competitive scene since the beginning and they have a loyal fan base. It has been announced that the new roster will be made up of Donovan “Temp” Laroda, Austin “SlasheR” Liddicoat, Cuyler “Huke” Garland and Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo.
This is a departure from the previous roster. Temp last competed for the Str8 Rippin team in the Call of Duty World League Championships back in August. Classic played with the Luminosity team during last season for its entirety while Huke has been out of the game for a while having played Halo for Team Envy since late 2016.
Huke, Classic and Temp will be coming onto the roster for three layers who are past world champions in the form of JKap, John and Apathy.
This is not the first time that the new roster has played together as Slasher, Temp and Huke were teammates for a few months back in 2015, with Classic joining with them shortly after.
This was for the Denial Esports organisation and they managed a best finish of 2nd in the MLG World Finals in 2015.
Unfortunately, there was an age restriction introduced by the folks at the Call of Duty World League post-MLG World Finals in 2015 that meant both Temp and Huke could no longer play. Thankfully they both now meet the age requirements and are able to showcase their talents.
There is a new Call of Duty organisation that has entered the fray with the new release and is made up of a team of veterans in the pro scene. The team is going to be made up of Neslo, Sharp, Stainville and Whea7 according to an announcement that was made yesterday.
All of these players have experience playing alongside different members of the new roster and they will now be playing under the team name Pure Gaming.