Twelve teams have been assembled to compete in the Call of Duty League, with eleven of the teams already announcing core players on their roster, however, professional player Christopher “Parasite” Duarte is noticeably missing.
The 2013 World Champion has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the league awarding 15,000 pro points to all players on a team’s roster, including substitutes.
Pro points are awarded in official Call of Duty esports events via GameBattles and are used to determine seeding.
Somebody like Parasite, who didn’t get a spot on one of the Call of Duty League rosters must grind a ton to make up for not getting a placement on a team. Parasite feels that he must put in way more work to maintain his seeding compared to players that have been invited onto rosters.
During a Twitch stream, Parasite was talking to fellow Call of Duty gamers and slammed Call of Duty League players. In the PG version of what Parasite said, he told them to kick rocks and take their 15,000 points with them, and that his career has been messed over even though he feels that he’s better than a lot of the players invited onto rosters.
Afterwards, Parasite wanted to let Call of Duty League participants know that his frustration is with the system, not with them. He also talks about the way he reacted and that he is standing by it.
Earlier, Parasite commented about the Call of Duty League Challengers system.
All in all, it is evident that some Call of Duty gamers are not happy with the introduction of the Call of Duty League. Especially professional players that have been around for a long time who did not make a roster and must settle with the less glamorous Challengers bracket.
The Call of Duty League’s inaugural season starts on January 24 as a Launch Weekend event that Minnesota Røkkr is hosting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All twelve teams will be at the Launch Weekend event, battling it out on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Each team, except for Florida Mutineers, has announced their core roster. Each player has been awarded 15,000 pro points and will be competing throughout the year for Call of Duty League.
The teams are:
Atlanta FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen, Dallas Empire, Florida Mutineers, London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Minnesota Røkkr, New York Subliners, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, Paris Legion, Seattle Surge, and Toronto Ultra.