Following the move to 4v4 competitive play in the 2021 Call of Duty League season the Toronto Ultra has released six out of their ten competitive players
Teams have had to adjust to the news of 4v4 competitive play returning in 2021, and due to this, they have needed to reduce their roster size. While we have seen Dallas Empire choose to remove James “Clayster” Eubanks from their roster, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan has retired and Toronto Ultra has taken this a step further by releasing six players from their roster.
Toronto Ultra announced this on Twitter by saying “With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to some of our fellow teammates for the 2021 Call of Duty League season. Thank you to this squad.” They proceeded to announce six players have been released from the team.
Daniel “Loony” Loza
Loony has been competing since Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and is a 4 time Call of Duty Champion winning three events in the Call of Duty: World War 2 season with Rise Nation. Toronto Ultra announced his retirement referring to him as “el capitano” and his career as “legendary”.
Carson “Brack” Newberry
Brack has been competing since the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare season and while he doesn’t have a championship win to his name, he has been on many notable rosters. His highest event placement came in the Black Ops 4 season where he placed 5-6th at the CWL Playoffs for Luminosity Gaming.
Nicholas “Classic” Maldonado
Classic started competing in Call of Duty: Ghosts and has won multiple championships in his career. Classic is the only starter from this season to be released by Toronto. This could mean that Toronto will move forward with the four remaining players, or they could pick up a new face for their four-man starting roster.
Alejandro “Lucky” Lopez
Lucky started competing at the age of 15 during the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season however he had to wait until Call of Duty: World War 2 before he could make his World League debut. Moving from Spain to pursue his competitive Call of Duty career, Lucky has sacrificed a lot for success and will continue to fight for a spot in the CDL.
Mehran “Mayhem” Anjomshoa
Mayhem has been a competitor since the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare season and made his highest placement winning the World War 2 Candaian Championship Series. This bagged him $25k however his highest Call of Duty League placing is 4th at last year's World Championships placing 4th with Enigma 6.
Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano
MettalZ started competing in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare season however his first Call of Duty World League debut came last year in Black Ops 4 due to the age restriction. His highest placing comes from winning two online 2k Black Ops 4 tournaments early in the season along with the Las Vegas Spain Qualifier.
The Toronto Ultra are now left with Ben “Bance” Bance, Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan, Tobias “CleanX” Jønsson and Anthony “Methodz” Zinni on their roster. With 4v4 returning for the 2021 season, Toronto will need to bring in another player either to join the starting lineup or to fill in the bench spot.