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All CDL 2022 rosters: Confirmed teams, leaks, and predictions

Published: 9/Sep/2021 15:31 Updated: 27/Oct/2021 11:44

by Ben Mock

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All eyes are now on the CDL’s 2022 season and the offseason is already well underway. We have you covered with all the leaks and predictions coming out of the league, as well as any confirmed roster moves.

The CDL  offseason is firmly upon is and it is expected to be monumental. Entire rosters have been dropped, icons of the game are free agents, and some teams may not even exist in their current format come next season.

Here, we take a look at the confirmed rosters and biggest leaks coming out of the CDL. For a full list of official roster moves, check Dexerto’s Rostermania tracker.

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Confirmed 2022 CDL rosters

Team Starters Substitute(s) Coach(es)
Dallas Empire
Atlanta FaZe
OpTic Chicago
Florida Mutineers Skyz Davpadie Owakening Havok Yeez Willett
New York Subliners Crimsix Clayster Neptune HyDra Revan
London Royal Ravens
Toronto Ultra Cammy Insight CleanX Bance Hicksy MarkyB, Flux
Minnesota RØKKR Standy Attach Priestahh MajorManiak Saintt, REPPIN
Los Angeles Thieves Octane Kuavo Envoy Drazah JKap
Paris Legion Theory
Seattle Surge Accuracy Sib Mack Pred Fenix
Los Angeles Guerillas SlasheR Asim Huke Gunless Bevils, Ricky

As the off-season continues, expect the confirmed rosters to be filled out. For now, teams are still forming, so check out each team below for their expected lineups based on leaks and rumors so far.

CDL 2022 roster leaks & predictions

Note: All of these are speculative and not yet confirmed.

Atlanta FaZe roster

cdl champs 2021 faze

Predicted roster: 

  • Arcitys
  • aBeZy
  • Simp
  • Cellium

There is no reason to expect FaZe to make many, if any, changes as they look to start on the foundations of a dynasty and defend their title in 2022. All four starters are contracted through next year and the only change may come from the bench if the Surge follow through on reported plans to buy out Sib.

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Chicago OpTic roster

In all likelihood, Chicago won’t be Chicago come the 2022 season. With Envy rumored to buy out OpTic and create a Dallas/OpTic superteam, NRG will likely look to sell their league slot, currently held in Chicago. If the merger happens, Dallas will likely take control of OpTic’s remaining roster assets in Scump and Dashy, meaning whatever Chicago becomes could have a brand-new lineup.

One possible buyer for the Chicago slot could be RISE Nation, with CEO Rodger Saffold expressing a desire to bring back the org’s famous Call of Duty team during an appearance on the Bussin’ With The Boys podcast.

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Dallas Empire roster

Predicted roster:

  • Shotzzy
  • iLLeY
  • Scump
  • Dashy

As mentioned above, Empire are likely to pick up the remains of Chicago’s roster when the rumored buyout of OpTic goes through. This could mean Dallas fields a terrifying team of Shotzzy, iLLeY, Scump, and Dashy in 2022.

Florida Mutineers roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Skyz
  • Davpadie/Yeez
  • Owakening
  • Havok

 

London Royal Ravens roster

Predicted roster:

  • Afro
  • Zer0
  • Nastie
  • Gismo

Royal Ravens dropped everyone except SMG Afro on August 29. Zer0 is expected to return after being cut by the team earlier in 2021. Nastie, who has been playing at challenger, is also expected to return to London after being cut in 2020. Nastie’s Atlas Lions teammate Gismo is also believed to be headed to the Royal Ravens.

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Los Angeles Guerrillas roster

Confirmed roster:

  • SlasheR
  • Huke
  • Asim
  • Gunless

The Guerrillas have already confirmed their team for the season. They knew who they wanted, secured them, and announced their lineup on September 6.

Los Angeles Thieves roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Drazah
  • Kenny
  • Octane
  • Envoy

Minnesota RØKKR roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Priestahh
  • Attach
  • MajorManiak
  • Standy

The RØKKR confirmed their roster in a press conference on September 9.

New York Subliners roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Clayster
  • Crimsix
  • HyDra
  • Neptune

New York confirmed their roster with the signing of Crimsix on October 22.

Toronto Ultra roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Bance
  • Insight
  • Cammy
  • CleanX

2021 sub Methodz has been linked to a rumored roster for the unnamed Washington DC CDL franchise

Paris Legion roster

Rumored roster:

  • FeLo
  • Temp
  • Decemate
  • John

CDL Intel announced a rumored roster for Paris on October 25, but also stated that it is unlikely the team is any near to being finalized.

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Seattle Surge roster

Confirmed roster:

  • Accuracy
  • Mack
  • Sib
  • Pred

After a week of individual teases, Seattle confirmed their roster on September 20.

Washington DC

Rumored Roster:

  • Methodz
  • Vivid
  • PaulEhx
  • TJHaLy

The rumored roster for DC was announced in the same CDL Intel tweet as the rumored Paris roster.


We will update this article with confirmed roster moves ahead of the start of the new season. In the meantime, check out our Rostermania hub for full details on all the moves as they happen.