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Los Angeles Thieves has added Carlos “Venom” Hernandez to their roster in place of Donovan “Temp” Laroda.

LA Thieves general manager, Eric “Muddawg” Sanderson, and coach, Jordan “Jkap” Kaplan, addressed the Call of Duty fans in their roster update video. In the video, the two discussed how the team has had glimpses of greatness but that they have not gotten to where they want to be. They will be bringing on amateur player, Venom, from WestR to compete on the roster.

Venom began playing professional Call of Duty in 2019 on Athaim Gaming during Black Ops 4. Afterward, he bounced between minor amateur teams before landing on Atlanta FaZe Academy’s roster last year. He played alongside Paul “PaulEhx” Avila, who was recently recruited by the London Royal Ravens. Both rookies were part of the WestR team that has been taking the challengers team by storm. In the video, Jkap also brought up how Venom was the one constantly making plays when LA Thieves scrimmed against WestR.

Los Angeles Thieves remove Temp from the starting roster

With Venom’s addition to the team, LA Thieves will be removing Temp from the starting roster. Temp was the last member to join LA when the team was being formed. Since joining, he has alternated between looking like one of the best and worst players on the roster. While he has had glimpses of greatness, he has also had moments that some wish to forget.

LA Thieves got reverse swept by the New York Subliners in yesterday’s match after each player had induvial bad plays. Some fans have been calling for Temp’s resignation for weeks on social media after his rocky performance. However, LA Thieves stuck to their original plan with playing out the roster and did not make changes until after the Stage 1 Major.

Venom will now join the roster, pushing Temp to the bench for the time being. LA Thieves also has Zack “Drazah” Jordan who could be played on the roster in the future. LA Thieves will face off against London Royal Ravens and Atlanta FaZe next weekend.


Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant. When Danny is not writing about all the latest news, he can be found on the 100 Thieves / Seattle Surge Discord or playing Call of Duty.


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