Chicago Huntsmen

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Chicago Huntsmen
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
Region
CDL
CDL Franchise
OwnerNRG
Head CoachTroy "Sender" Michaels
SponsorTurtle Beach
GameFuel
Zippo Gaming
Popeyes
Scuf Gaming
History
Created2019-09-13
Disbanded2020-11-11
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Current Roster
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Chicago Huntsmen was the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Chicago, United States. It was owned and operated by NRG. The team rebranded to OpTic Chicago on November 11, 2020.

History[edit]

Modern Warfare[edit]

The team was announced as a franchise on September 13, 2019. Two days later, H3CZ joined from OpTic Gaming as CEO of the team. On October 24, the full starting roster of Scump, FormaL, Arcitys, Envoy and Gunless was revealed at the end of THE FINAL GOODBYE by NRG Esports. On October 31, the team branding was revealed as the Chicago Huntsmen. x2Pac ThuGLorD joined as an analyst on December 5 and General joined as a substitute the next day. On December 9, Sender joined as head coach. MBoZe joined as he second substitute on December 24. Sender was listed as a substitute on the Call of Duty League website on January 13, 2020.

The team started off the season with a 2-0 record at the Launch Weekend after defeating Dallas Empire, the team who had dominated most online tournaments, and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, H3CZ and Scump's former team. In Week 2, the Huntsmen became the first ever Call of Duty League tournament winners by beating Dallas Empire at London and finishing the event with a 12-3 map count. Going into Week 3, the Huntsmen were poised to face off against home series host Atlanta FaZe in the finals to claim their stake as the top team in the league. Unfortunately, the Florida Mutineers has other plans as they defeated Chicago 3-2 in the semifinals. After an extended break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Chicago returned in Week 5. After taking down Paris Legion and Minnesota RØKKR in the group stage, they once again lost to the Florida Mutineers in the semifinals, this time 3-1. In the weeks leading up to their home series in Week 6, rumors and some player interviews revealed that the team had some internal problems. New York Subliners took down the Hunstman, in the first match but the Huntsman were able to recover with wins against London Royal Ravens and then the New York Subliners in the qualifier match. Dallas Empire had their number, however, in the semifinals as they were defeated 3-0.

After what the team called "chemistry issues", Gunless was benched on May 4, with substitute General joining the starting lineup for the next two weeks. Prestinni, who had recovered from his anxiety driven self-benching with Florida, reunited with his brother Arcitys and officially joined on May 18, four days before Week 8. Either good "vibes" or Dallas and Atlanta not attending allowed the Huntsmen to win the tournament, dropping only three maps the whole event. In Week 9, the honeymoon phase ended as Huntsmen failed to advance out of the group stage for the first time all season after losing 2-3 Florida, beating Toronto 3-0, and then losing 2-3 to LA Guerrillas. In Week 1, the Huntsmen won both of their group stage matches to face off against Atlanta FaZe for the first time in the semifinals, they won handily 3-0 but were then beaten by home series hosts New York Subliners in the grand final. In the final week of the season, the Huntsmen failed to make the bracket stage for the second time in three weeks as the lost to Toronto Ultra and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in both qualifier matches. They finish the season in 4th place with 230 CDL Points.

Chicago started the Call of Duty League Championship 2020 in Winners Round 2 where they beat New York Subliners 3-2. The Huntsmen then lost to Atlanta FaZe 3-2. In losers, they beat OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 3-2 in one of the best series of the season, then eliminated London Royal Ravens 3-1 before losing to Atlanta FaZe in the Losers Final. They finished the event in third place.

Black Ops Cold War[edit]

Gunless was released on September 7 with Prestinni, Arcitys, and analyst X2Pac ThuGLorD all following the next day. The lineup was confirmed for the new season with Scump, Envoy, FormaL and Dashy, who joined the team on September 14. The team rebranded to Chicago OpTic on November 11, 2020.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

No members found.

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

DashyBrandon OtellPlayerSep 20202020-09-14Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

SenderTroy Michaels
Head Coach
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(–)
Also Sub
Jan 20202020-01-13Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

MBoZeMarcus Blanks Jr.
Substitute
Dec 20192019-12-24Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

GeneralJordon General
Substitute
Dec 20192019-12-06Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

EnvoyDylan HannonPlayerOct 20192019-10-24Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

FormaLMatthew PiperPlayerOct 20192019-10-24Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

ScumpSeth AbnerPlayerOct 20192019-10-24Nov 20202020-11-11OpTic Chicagologo std.pngCHI
NA

PrestinniPreston SandersonPlayerMay 20202020-05-18Sep 20202020-09-08Seattle Surgelogo std.pngSEA
NA

ArcitysAlec SandersonPlayerOct 20192019-10-24Sep 20202020-09-08Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngATL
NA

GunlessPeirce Hillman
Substitute
Oct 20192019-10-24Sep 20202020-09-07Seattle Surgelogo std.pngSEA

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 80CEO OpTic Chicagologo std.pngOpTic Chicago
Andy Miller CEO/Founder OpTic Chicagologo std.pngOpTic Chicago
Brett Lautenbach President OpTic Chicagologo std.pngOpTic Chicago
Sender Troy Michaels 80Head Coach OpTic Chicagologo std.pngOpTic Chicago
MaNiaC Nick Kershner 80Streamer OpTic Chicagologo std.pngOpTic Chicago
x2Pac ThuGLorD John Hartley 80Analyst
None

Trivia[edit]

  • Chicago won the CDL 2020 Comeback of the Year and Moment of the Year awards.

Team Achievements[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Chicago Huntsmen Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
GameDatePlPrizeEventRoster
2020-10-254 Atlanta FaZe Black Ops 4 Invitational Scump •  FormaL •  Envoy •  Dashy Prolute
2020-09-133 - 4 Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1 Envoy
2020-09-135 - 8 Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1 Scump
2020-09-1317 - 32 Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1 FormaL
2020-09-1317 - 32 Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1 Arcitys
2020-08-303$ 600,000$ 600,000$ 600,000 Call of Duty League Championship 2020 Scump •  FormaL •  Arcitys •  Envoy •  Prestinni Sender
2020-08-299 - 12 CDL City Circuit 2020 Championship Diabolic •  Glory
2020-07-265 - 6 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 13 - Toronto Scump •  FormaL •  Arcitys •  Envoy •  Prestinni Sender
2020-07-269 CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 6 Envoy •  MBoZe •  Sender •  x2Pac ThuGLorD
2020-07-122$ 30,000$ 30,000$ 30,000 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 11 - New York Scump •  FormaL •  Arcitys •  Envoy •  Prestinni Sender
Total Prize:USD 630,000

Media[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

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Reveal 2019-10-31
Colors #231F20, #B58150, #EED484, #D1D3D4, #38754B
Meaning
Chicago Huntsmen: Our Story
We are the Huntsmen. We are Chicago.

We’ve always been on the hunt for glory, but to make it, we’ve had to out hustle everyone. No rest, no days off, always another mountain to climb.

Like the land we come from, we are ready for anything; rain, wind, sun or snow we’ve been through it all and have the scars to prove it. The Huntsmen are more than just the biggest names in the game. The Huntsmen are tenacious. The Huntsmen are champions.

Life will give you just enough to be comfortable. We’re never comfortable, because to achieve greatness you must become the Huntsmen, not the hunted.

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