Esports in Call of Duty this year has seen a bit of conflict this past week. \n \nThis season of professional Call of Duty play has been franchised, with twelve representing geolocated areas in the Call of Duty League. \n \nMost teams have announced five core players along with substitutes, each slot featuring one of the best Call of Duty players in the world. It hasn’t been complete paradise, however. \n \nWith the limited space on the lineup, many professionals that have been competing in Call of Duty esports for years were not picked up by a team. \n \nOne of those players is Christopher “Parasite” Duarte, a professional who’s been a part of the professional scene for years and won the 2013 World Championship. \n \nHe has voiced his displeasure about the franchise structure and how his career has been railroaded because of it. \n \nIt looks like Parasite is making the best out of the situation, as he competes in the Call of Duty Challengers division, which is made up of amateurs and professionals that didn’t make it onto any of the Call of Duty League rosters. \n \nParasite has assembled a stacked roster of professional players, each with their own accolades. \nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/Parasite\/status\/1196944313021677568 \n• Michael “SpaceLy” Schmale - His most notable accomplishments include a third-place finish at the CWL Anaheim Open 2018 and a seventh-place finish at Call of Duty World League Championship 2018. \n• Maurice “Fero” Henriquez – Fero scored a first-place finish at the CWL Pro League 2018 Stage 2 Playoffs, and second at the Call of Duty World League Championship 2018. \n• Christopher “ProFeeZy” Astudillo – He had multiple top 15 finishes in the Call of Duty World League 2019 season, including the World League Championship. \n• Kristoff “Spart” – As an 18-year-old, he is just getting his career started with a busy 2019 season. Spart has multiple first-place finishes in smaller tournaments. \n• Christopher “Parasite” Duarte – Parasite has been competing in professional Call of Duty play for a better part of a decade and became a World Champion in 2013. \n \nThis roster won first place in the GameBattles North American Challengers: 2000 Series Tournament #2 on November 16, competing under the name wedoitforAri. \n \nThey are currently looking for an organization to sponsor them. \nIt will be interesting to see how the Call of Duty Challengers league goes for these players that didn’t make it to the big stage. \n \nAlso, teams like the Florida Mutineers haven’t announced their roster yet, and most teams haven’t publicly stated their substitutes. There may be room on a Call of Duty League lineup for a couple of these players.