Chicago Huntsmen

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Chicago Huntsmen
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
CDL
 CDL Franchise
OwnerNRG
Head CoachTroy "Sender" Michaels
SponsorTurtle Beach
GameFuel
Zippo Gaming
Popeyes
Scuf Gaming
History
Created2019-09-13
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Chicago Huntsmen is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Chicago, United States. It is owned and operated by NRG.

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.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • January 13, Sender (Head Coach to Head Coach/Substitute) changes position.[9]
  • January 23, Team partners with Turtle Beach.[10]
  • January 24, Team partners with GameFuel.[11]
  • February 25, Team partners with Zippo Gaming.[12]
  • May 4, General moves to starting roster. Gunless moves to substitute.[13]
  • May 12, Team is sponsored by Popeyes.[14]
  • May 18, Prestinni joins. General moves to substitute.[15]
  • June 24, Team partners with Scuf Gaming.[16]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

C ID Name Role Joined
United States Scump Seth Abner 2SMG Player 2019-10-24
United States FormaL Matthew Piper 3AR Player 2019-10-24
United States Arcitys Alec Sanderson 4Flex 2019-10-24
United States Envoy Dylan Hannon 5SMG Slayer 2019-10-24
United States Prestinni Preston Sanderson 6SMG Player 2020-05-18
Canada Gunless Peirce Hillman 7Substitute 2019-10-24
United States General Jordon General 8Substitute 2019-12-06
United States MBoZe Marcus Blanks 9Substitute 2019-12-24
United States Sender Troy Michaels 10Substitute 2019-12-09

Former[edit]

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
United States H3CZ Hector Rodriguez 90CEO
United States Brett Lautenbach President
United States Sender Troy Michaels 90Head Coach
United States x2Pac ThuGLorD John Hartley 90Analyst

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-23A33 - 4$ 10,000
Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta
 Scump •   FormaL •   Arcitys •   Envoy •   Gunless
Coach
  Sender
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-09A11$ 50,000
Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 - London
 Scump •   FormaL •   Arcitys •   Envoy •   Gunless
Coach
  Sender
GameIcon MW.png2020-01-26A11 - 4
Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend
 Scump •   FormaL •   Arcitys •   Envoy •   Gunless
Coach
  Sender

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.

Gallery[edit]

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
GameIcon MW.png 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 CDClogo small.png CDC Chicago Open 2020 Europe Europe Europe 309 $ 6,000 Team WaRlogo std.pngTeam WaR Logo std.pngThe Connect
GameIcon MW.png 2020-04-24 2020-04-26 Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png Call of Duty League 2020 Week 6 - Chicago United States Chicago 8 $ 100,000 Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL Empire Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngATL FaZe
GameIcon MW.png 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 CDClogo small.png CDC Chicago Open 2020 North America North America North America 316 $ 7,500 Team Singularitylogo std.pngTeam Singularity Logo std.pngWestR
GameIcon MW.png 2020-04-25 2020-04-26 CDClogo small.png CDC Chicago Open 2020 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific 53 $ 1,500 Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades Mindfreaklogo std.pngMindfreak

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