Call of Duty Esports

Minnesota Rokkr Come Out Swinging with New Roster, Takes Down OpTic and Empire

Minnesota Rokkr shocked the Call of Duty League this weekend after sweeping OpTic Chicago and defeating the defending champions Dallas Empire all with a new player on the roster.

Eli “Standy” Bentz was put onto Rokkr’s starting lineup in place of MajorManiak just last week, and not a moment too soon his debut weekend was a lights-out performance from the 19-year-old rookie.

Although the original roster looked good on paper, the results from the Rokkr team that started out the 2021 CDL season together just weren’t what they had hoped for. They sat comfortably in the middle of the standings for Stage 1 of the Call of Duty League, so Head Coach Saintt and Assistant Coach & Analyst Reppin announced that they would be bringing Standy onto the main squad.

With less than a week of practice, the refreshed roster of Minnesota Rokkr was able to pull off the unthinkable defeating the veteran OpTic Chicago team, and doing so in convincing fashion with a 3-0 sweep.

If that wasn’t enough to turn heads, Rokkr were then able to take down defending Call of Duty League champions Dallas Envy in a Game 5 nail-biter where Standy was once again a key player for the victory. The weekend resulted in the new team going 2-0, a complete turnaround to their 0-2 start to Stage 2 of the CDL 2021 season.

When it was all said and done, Standy walked away from his debut weekend with a massive overall KD of 1.52 and a S&D KD of 3.25.

After such a dominant showing, surely coaches Saintt and Reppin are happy with the decision to bring Standy up to the big leagues.

The question now is whether or not the new and improved Minnesota Rokkr can continue to make waves and remain a problem for the rest of the league as we approach the second major of the season.

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