Dallas Empire – Team Breakdown – Call Of Duty League Esports Inaugural Series

Credit: Dallas Empire via YouTube

The inaugural season of Call of Duty League is set to get underway on January 24, 2020.

Call of Duty League is an international, city-based esports league with 12 city teams competing, hailing from four different countries. Competitors will be facing off in the popular first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Here is a breakdown of the Call of Duty League team representing the state of Texas.

Team Name: Dallas Empire

City: Dallas, Texas USA

James “Clayster” Eubanks
Birthplace: United States
Birthday: May 7, 1992
Twitter: @Clayster
Team Role: AR Slayer
Notable Accomplishments: Clayster is a 2015 and 2019 World Champion as well as the 2015 World Championship MVP.

Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
Birthplace: United States
Birthday: July 4, 2001
Twitter: @Shotzzy
Team Role: Player
Notable Accomplishments: Shotzzy has many first-place finishes in small Call of Duty tournaments.

Cuyler “Huke” Garland
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Birthday: October 21, 1999
Twitter: @Huke
Team Role: Player
Notable Accomplishments: Huke has many top-ten finishes in major Call of Duty tournaments, including fourth in the CWL London 2019 and sixth in CWL Pro League 2019.

Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal
Birthplace: Canada
Birthday: October 20, 2001
Twitter: @iLLeYYY
Team Role: Player
Notable Accomplishments: iLLeY has a lot of experience in small Call of Duty tournaments, scoring first in many of them.

Ian “Crimsix” Porter
Birthplace: United States
Birthday: May 29, 1993
Twitter: @Crimix
Team Role: Main AR
Notable Accomplishments: Crimsix is a 2014 and 2017 World Champion and he holds the title as the most winningest Call of Duty player in history, winning 32 major tournaments.

Mike “Hastr0” Rufail
Birthplace: United States
Birthday: May 15, 1983
Twitter: @hastr0
Team Role: Owner
Notable Accomplishments: Hastr0 has a wealth of experience in esports, including Call of Duty. He is the owner and CEO of Dallas Empire.

Substitutes: Thomas “Tommey” Trewren and Charlie “MuTeX” Saouma.

Here is the official Join the Empire announcement video by Dallas Empire:

Team Owners: Dallas Empire is owned by Envy Gaming, an esports organization that owns the Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel. Envy Gaming has an extensive history in Call of Duty esports, owning the very popular Team Envy.


The colors of the Dallas Empire are black and gold, and their logo is a crown sitting on top of the name of the team, symbolizing the championship the Dallas Empire hopes to acquire. Furthermore, the N and V shapes of the crown is a call to Envy Gaming’s illustrious history in Call of Duty.

Dallas Empire has a lot of hype behind them as a team ran by Envy Gaming, who has had many successful rosters compete in professional Call of Duty tournaments. Envy has the most Call of Duty World Championship Grand Finals appearances out of any team.

The team name Dallas Empire seems fitting for a team with such a legacy behind it. “The Dallas Empire name and branding are a nod to our past, our future, and the great State of Texas.”

Official Website: www.dallasempire.com

Social Media Handles:
• Twitter: @DallasEmpire
• Instagram: @thedallasempire
• Facebook: Call of Duty Dallas
• YouTube: Dallas Empire
• Discord: Dallas Empire Discord

The first season of Call of Duty League will start on January 24, 2020, at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the Minnesota Røkkr will be hosting the first event. Competitors will be playing the freshly launched Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

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