Call of Duty rostermania continues as the New York Subliners look to pick up three-time world champion James “Clayster” Eubanks. Less than 48 hours after winning his third world championship in Call of Duty, Clayster announced that he would be a free agent for the 2021 CDL season. This announcement came shortly after the league revealed that the format would be returning to four versus four.
With only 48 starters this season over the original 60, there is a lot of movement being made in the Call of Duty world. Already teams like the Toronto Ultra and Seattle Surge have begun dropping most of their rosters to start fresh. Other teams like the Chicago Huntsmen, Atlanta FaZe, and Dallas Empire are looking to make minor changes to fit the new meta.
Multiple sources have leaked that the New York Subliners are looking at picking up Clayster for the 2021 season. Donovan “Temp” Laroda recently took to Twitch to reveal that he had been dropped from the New York Subliners. His removal would potentially free up an AR or Flex spot on the team, which would fit Clayster’s playstyle. Sources also say that New York is currently only looking to keep Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto and Makenzie “Mack” Kelley. Both Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi and Dillon “Attach” Price are still unknown for New York.
— CDL Intel (@INTELCallofDuty) September 4, 2020
New York looks to become a top team
The New York Subliners had an average year in the first season of the Call of Duty League. While they did win their own home series, they still finished 7th/8th at the 2020 championship. This performance wasn’t what the Subliners wanted, regardless of their glimpses of greatness. If the team could secure Clayster in the off-season, their team would become a lot scarier. New York’s submachine gun duo Mack and ZooMaa were unstoppable during the four SMG meta. If New York does decide to keep both Mack and ZooMaa while picking up Clayster, the team would reach the top 5 easily.
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