Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

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Call of Duty League 2020: Toronto Ultra Launch Party Unites 1,500 Fans

Toronto’s Call of Duty League launched as Toronto Ultra at the Rebel Entertainment Complex with a reveal of its full roster last night.

The ten players of the city’s roster are Danny “Loony” Loza, Anthony “Methodz” Zinni, Carson “Brack” Newberry, Alex “Lucky” López, Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano, Tobi “CleanX” Jønsson, Nick “Classic” DiCostanzo, Cammy “Cammy” McKilligan, Ben “Bance” Bance, and Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa.

While the players are from various parts of the world like the United States and Europe, Mayhem is the team’s Canadian player whose hometown is Toronto itself. Prior to joining Toronto Ultra, he was a part of teams like GGEA Orange, UYU, and SetToDestroyX.

With GGEA Orange, Mayhem and his team took home the gold and $25,000 at World Gaming’s Canadian Championship Series back in 2018. With SetToDestroyX, he boasts first place achievements at the 2017 Canadian Championship Series, as well as the UMG Pro-Am Sault Ste. Marie tournament in the same year.

“We've had a really successful and busy offseason, and our 2020 roster is a talented mix of veteran and breakout players from all over the world,” Dominique Gelineau, Toronto Ultra’s general manager, said prior to the launch.

At the launch event itself, Gelineau reiterated Toronto Ultra’s unique and diverse roster. “You guys are going to be so impressed with the roster this year,” she said. “We’re so happy with the responses we’ve already had, and we’re really excited to have all this energy keep going throughout the year.”

Mark “MarkyB” Bryceland MarkyB, Toronto Ultra’s strategic coach, was just as excited about the team. “These guys are just good across the board,” he said. He added that the team fills out all the gaps and work meticulously, which he looks forward to seeing on stage.

The crowd of about 1,500 fans cheered upon the reveal of Toronto Ultra. Following the reveal, fans were encouraged to check out the free-play area at the Rebel Entertainment Complex. The area allowed fans to play the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game before its release, as well as rewarded fans who tried it out with a Toronto Ultra t-shirt.

T-shirts were also available for purchase at the merchandise table near the exit of the Rebel Entertainment Complex. When attendees left the location, they were given three unique Toronto Ultra posters that commemorated the launch event.

The fans who could not get enough of Toronto Ultra were also able to meet all 10 of its players, as well as purchase limited merchandise, earlier today at the Peace Collective store located on Ossington Ave.

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Amy is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A recent University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry.