Evil Geniuses revamps Call of Duty roster
The team’s poor performance leads to a player overhaul
The Call of Duty team for Evil Geniuses didn’t provide a good showing when this year’s Call of Duty World League (CWL) Pro League got underway. The eSports organization looks to shake things up, sending some team members packing while bringing in fresh blood to help turn things around.
According to an announcement by Evil Geniuses, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, a two-time world champ, and former FaZe Black player Timothy “Phantomz” Landis have been added to the lineup. They join Dylan “Attach” Price, John “Xotic” Bruno, and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov to become part of the CWL Pro League roster, with Apathy also being recently acquired. He joined the team on April 18.
Since qualifying for the CWL Pro League this past January, the Call of Duty team has seen a lot of changes. The only player still with the team that was present in January is Xotic. Brice Faccento retired from the league, Jevon “Goonjar” Gooljar-Lim and Tyler “FeLo” Johnson have reportedly been released – or are at least riding the bench – and Matthew “Royalty” Faithfull jumped to the UYU team.
The new team certainly doesn’t have much unified experience, but JKap should be able to help carry everyone while the team gets on its feet. He has titles while playing for different teams, including 2015 Call of Duty Championship, when he was with Advanced Warfare. He won the world title the next year, alongside Apathy, when he was playing for Team Envy.
JKap’s successes, along with Apathy’s two Call of Duty world titles, should give the team a tremendous advantage. We’ll find out May 3-5, when the new team participates together in the CWL London tournament.