The London Royal Ravens have finally announced their starting pack for next years Call of Duty League season. Fans will be excited to hear the return of Afro, who will compete alongside Nastie, Gismo and Zer0.
Unfortunately, the 2021 season wasn’t too much of a success for the group as they lacked any real consistency. As a result, we saw major changes to its roster, with the introduction of Parasite, PaulEhx, Zaptius and the above-mentioned Afro. It was revealed last August that the team was parting ways with its whole team except Afro. Dot Esports’ CRONE then reported in September that Zer0, Nastie, and Gismo were on the Royal Ravens’ wishlist heading into the off season. Take a look at the new team in this tweet below:
The London guys are looking good.😉
We're delighted to announce our roster for the #CDL2022 season.
— London Royal Ravens (@RoyalRavens) November 16, 2021
London Royal Ravens Looking To Improve Upon Last Year
In spite of the tournament disappointments this year, Afro impressed us all. His debut in particular was a great success in the CDL, where he obtained an overall K/D of 1.10. Consequently, he was named in the Scuf Gaming Team of the Week at the Minnesota Home Series in July. They’re certainly be glad they’ve managed to hold onto him then.
Moreover, Zer0 will be a welcomed return to the team after his release in April. Last year, he started his Call of Duty season with the New York Subliners. Unfortunately, he was benched for Mack in February, which undoubtedly left him disappointed. Due to this uncertainty, he found himself joining the Royal Ravens in May 2020, replacing Jurd. His team, which consisted of himself, Dylan, Wuskin, Skrapz and Seany achieved a respectable fourth at the 2020 Call of Duty League Championship.
However, due to visa issues throughout the Cold War season, he was unable to make his way back to the U.S before the season. This meant that he contributed to Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic for London with his teammates who were still in the U.S. Once again though, he was benched for visa issues, which meant he had to compete in the 2021 Call of Duty Challengers season instead.
Nastie And Gismo Hope To Provide The Difference
In regards to Nastie, he was announced as one of the substitutes for London back in the Modern Warfare season but unfortunately never got his chance to shine. Joined with Weeman, Nolson, Linney and Madcat for the Call of Challengers Dallas Open 2020, they finished second place but sadly there were liquidated and had to re-brand with the “connect 4”. Luckily for his new team, Nastie consistently scores well amongst European challengers and will be looking to continue that streak onto next year.
Adversely, Gismo enters the game as a rookie in the Call of Duty League. At the end of the Modern Warfare season, he made an appearance with Team Singularity, with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning Challengers were forced to go online indefinitely. As a result, he was shipped out to Dallas to complete the season.
With London’s 2022 team averaging an age of 21, they will be hungry to have a taste of success early on in their careers. Whilst inexperienced that doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability. Hopefully they claim their first tournament title when the next season begins. Until then, make sure to pick up a copy of Call of Duty Vanguard right here, and be sure to check out which iconic film characters could be making an appearance in the game sometime soon.
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