Chicago Huntsmen is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Chicago, United States. It is owned and operated by NRG.
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.
- September 13, Team is announced as a Call of Duty League franchise team.
- September 15, H3CZ (CEO) joins.
- October 24, Arcitys, Envoy, FormaL, Gunless, and Scump join.
- October 31, Team reveals branding as the Chicago Huntsmen.
- December 5, x2Pac ThuGLorD (Analyst) joins.
- December 6, General joins as substitute.
- December 9, Sender (Head Coach) joins.
- December 24, MBoZe joins as substitute.
- January 13, Sender (Head Coach to Head Coach/Substitute) changes position.
- January 23, Team partners with Turtle Beach.
- January 24, Team partners with GameFuel.
- February 25, Team partners with Zippo Gaming.
- September 13, London, Seattle, and Chicago unveiled as latest Call of Duty franchises by Ross Deason on Dexerto
- September 13, Chicago, Seattle, and London join the Call of Duty League | The Esports Dispatch by LandO on UMG Gaming
- September 14, London, Chicago, Seattle latest franchises for Call of Duty by Reuters on ESPN
- September 15, From the bottom of my Heart by H3CZ on YouTube
- September 19, H3CZ on OpTic: "We're competitors now" | Call of Duty with Arda Ocal on ESPN Esports
- September 20, NRG co-founder Andy Miller: “I think everyone who loves Call of Duty will love our roster” with George Geddes on Dot Esports
- September 25, New Call of Duty esports league will begin play in home markets in 2020, start with 12 teams by Mike Hume on The Washington Post
- September 29, "We're blessed that he picked us."@NRGgg CEO @amiller discusses the what the addition of @H3CZ means for the organization and what plans they have for @Chicago_COD. with Cheddar Esports on Twitter
- October 9, Call of Duty® League™ – Reveal Trailer by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- October 9, All 12 Call of Duty League team names reportedly leaked by Tyler Esguerra on Dot Esports
- October 24, THE FINAL GOODBYE by NRG Esports on YouTube
- October 24, Chicago’s Call of Duty franchise introduces lineup featuring Scump and FormaL by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- October 25, Is Chicago NRG the scariest roster we've ever seen? | The Esports Dispatch by LandO on YouTube
- October 29, How H3CZ plans to make NRG the biggest brand in esports by Dexerto on YouTube
- October 31, It’s on. #NewProfilePic by H3CZ on Twitter
- October 31, NRG and H3CZ reveal logo and branding for Chicago Hunstmen CoD franchise by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
- October 31, H3CZ Explains the Huntsmen Logo by H3CZ on Twitter
- November 1, Meet Envoy Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series with NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 4, Meet Arcitys Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series by NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 8, Meet Gunless Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series by NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 12, Meet Hecz Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series (Special Edition) by NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 15, Meet Formal Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series with NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 24, Scump Addresses COD Drama & Describes Every CDL Team in One Word | NRG Sunday Sit Downs by NRG Esports on YouTube
- November 27, Meet Scump Huntsmen | Chicago COD Player Series with NRG Esports on YouTube
- December 5, Meet the analyst @x2Pac_ThuGLorD by Chicago Huntsmen on Twitter
- December 6, Meet the best 6th man in the league @JordonGeneral by Chicago Huntsmen on Twitter
- December 9, Meet the coach @Sender_FN by Chicago Huntsmen on Twitter
- December 24, Here’s an early Christmas gift. Meet @BoZe with Chicago Huntsmen on Twitter
- January 10, Watch the First Episode of New Call of Duty League Docuseries ‘The Campaign’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Alex Stedman on Variety
- January 10, Chicago Huntsmen Prepare for War | The Campaign Episode 1 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 14, Exclusive Look at Logo Reveal to Players by NRG Esports on Vimeo
- January 15, Where’s Formal? | The Campaign Episode 2 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 17, The Clock is Ticking | The Campaign Episode 3 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 17, The Road to Minnesota: Players and Coaches Dish on the Competition by Katie Bedford on Call of Duty League
- January 20, Ready For Launch | The Campaign Episode 4 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 20, Why Your Team Is Op: Atlanta Faze, Chicago Huntsmen, and Dallas Empire by Stephanie Glover on Call of Duty League
- January 21, Why Dallas Empire vs Chicago Huntsmen is Call of Duty's new eClásico by Joe O'Brien on Dexerto
- January 22, Atlanta FaZe No. 1 in Call of Duty League preseason coaches poll by Jacob Wolf on ESPN
- January 23, Rivalry Watch: Which Teams Will Be Gunning Hardest for the Opposition by Katie Bedford on Call of Duty League
- January 24, The Chicago Huntsmen Are Trying To Become The ‘Call Of Duty’ League’s Wu-Tang Clan by Martin Rickman on Uproxx
- January 24, "We just put them in a trap" Formal talks victory over Dallas Empire and Scump reunion with ESPN Esports on YouTube
- January 24, "The soul of it is no longer there." H3cz remarks on LA Optic and Huntsmen's win against Dallas with ESPN Esports on YouTube
- January 24, Scump explains "RENT FREE" comment to Crimsix after Huntsmen's dominant win at CDL Launch Weekend with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 24, FormaL on competing again with Scump at CDL Launch Weekend with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 25, The Fight Begins | The Campaign Episode 5 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 25, Chicago Huntsmen defeat Dallas Empire in first Call of Duty League match by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- January 25, Huntsmen's FormaL explains why beating Empire was "so satisfying" by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- January 25, "We Knew We Were Better Than Them" | Scump Destroys Dallas with Call of Duty League on YouTube
- January 25, Scump and FormaL FULL Press Conference After Win VS Dallas Empire @ CDL LAUNCH WEEKEND with Water Wave TV on YouTube
- January 26, "It still feels like the same family" Scump talks transition to Chicago Huntsmen with Emily Rand on YouTube
- January 26, Scump on Crimsix patch complaints: ‘Just play’ with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 26, Huntsmen's FormaL on Empire: "They were scared of us" with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 26, Arcitys hits back at "disrespect" from Empire with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 26, Chicago Huntsmen reign supreme over OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in first Call of Duty League clash by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- January 29, Call of Duty League power rankings -- Atlanta FaZe No. 1 after opening weekend by ESPN.com on ESPN
- February 3, Call of Duty League | Team Packs Trailer by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- February 3, Running into @Arcitys in the HECZQUARTERS Elevator for Cash Madness. Straight genius. by H3CZ on Twitter
- February 4, Arcitys: I’m Ready for My Time by Alec Sanderson on Call of Duty League
- February 5, Call of Duty League coaches poll - Who can overtake the Atlanta FaZe? by ESPN.com on ESPN
- February 6, The Hunt (Episode 1) | Addressing the Optic and Empire "Rivalries" by NRG Esports on YouTube
- February 8, Some strong words from @FormaL following the @Huntsmen's win over the @LAGuerrillas. with GGIntel on Twitter
- February 8, “They Made It Easy” | FormaL Talks Win Against Guerrillas with Call of Duty League on YouTube
- February 8, SCUMP explains why he's looking forward to Dallas Empire rematch at CDL London with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 8, FormaL discusses the BEST team in Modern Warfare: Huntsmen or FaZe? with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 8, "We've been playing lights-out" | Scump talks Chicago Huntsmen's continued domination in the CDL with ESPN Esports on YouTube
- February 8, H3CZ reveals why he wants Huntsmen vs Royal Ravens in CDL London final with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 8, Arcitys: "Huntsmen are the BEST team at CDL London" by interview on YouTube
- February 8, Chicago Huntsmen, Royal Ravens advance at 2020 Call of Duty League London Home Series by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- February 9, Dallas Empire vs. Chicago Huntsmen grand final set at 2020 Call of Duty League London Home Series by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- February 9, Chicago Huntsmen sweep Dallas Empire to win 2020 Call of Duty League London Home Series by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- February 9, "Beating them three times is huge" Scump on defeating Dallas Empire at CDL London with ESPN Esports on YouTube
- February 9, FormaL on Huntsmen's mental advantage over Dallas Empire with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 9, After all the "SH*T talk" it's "FUN" to beat Dallas : Gunless with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 9, "There's this feeling around you that you're going to win a championship" | Envoy on his CDL victory with ESPN Esports on YouTube
- February 12, SCUMP talks beating Dallas and Aches at CDL London with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 12, H3CZ: Chicago vs Dallas is good for CDL with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 17, Crimsix claims Chicago Huntsmen broke CDL gentlemen's agreement by Andy Williams on Dexerto
- February 20, Home of the Raven| The Hunt EP 2 by NRG Esports on YouTube
- February 21, Tournament Takedown: The Teams and Players to Watch in Atlanta by Miles Ross on Call of Duty League
- February 21, Toronto Ultra Solves The Mystery | "Who Are The Chicago Huntsmen" by Toronto Ultra on YouTube
- February 21, Can the Chicago Huntsmen continue the momentum heading in to the Atlanta FaZe home series? by ESPN on YouTube
- February 21, Chicago Huntsmen or Atlanta FaZe: Which Is the Better Team by Jonno Nicholson on GGRecon
- February 22, Gunless: Toronto's Dream Killer by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- February 22, H3CZ: "We're winning content creator of the year" with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 22, "So far so good." H3CZ shares his thoughts on the progress of the CDL with Arda Ocal on YouTube
- February 22, Scump: 'Looking forward to playing FaZe is hurting us' with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 22, "It's hard to picture" Arcitys reflects on possible match against brother with Arda Ocal on YouTube
- February 22, "We can't underestimate anyone" - FormaL on Huntsmen's Day 1 performance in ATL with Emily Rand on YouTube
- February 22, FaZe, Chicago Huntsmen start 2-0 at 2020 Call of Duty League Atlanta Home Series by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- February 23, Arcitys: ‘Toronto had studied Huntsmen SnD game’ with Dexerto on YouTube
- February 23, Florida Mutineers upset Chicago Huntsmen in 2020 Call of Duty League Atlanta Home Series semifinals by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- February 23, Emotional Brothers Reflect on Huntsmen vs. Mutineers with Call of Duty League on YouTube
- February 23, "We have to lock down on a lot of things, we're super inconsistent" Envoy disappointed in Huntsmen with Emily Rand on YouTube
- February 23, Sparks fly as twin brothers Arcitys and Prestinni face off for first time with Arda Ocal on YouTube
- February 24, After Action Report: Atlanta FaZe defend home turf, Mutineers shock Hunstmen by James Mattone on Call of Duty League
- February 24, Call of Duty League Game of the Week - Toronto Ultra vs Chicago Huntsmen by ESPN on YouTube
- February 24, Gaming brothers won the weekend in Call of Duty and NBA 2K League by Emily Rand and Jacob Wolf on ESPN
- February 25, The 2019 World Champs – Where is eUnited now? by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- February 26, Chicago Huntsmen increase CDL Challengers prize pool after fan criticism by Scott Robertson on Dexerto
- February 26, Call of Duty League coaches poll: Florida, Minnesota moving up by ESPN on ESPN
- February 29, Scump not fazed by results in Atlanta - Huntsmen need to work on carrying momentum with Arda Ocal on YouTube
- March 4, Chicago Huntsmen’s General reveals personal reason he changed last name by Jacob Hale on Dexerto
- March 4, General | E6 Spent Millions Helping Cod Teams | Eavesdrop Podcast Ep. 56 by H3CZ on YouTube
- March 5, Fear the Deep | The Hunt EP 3 by NRG Esports on YouTube
- March 12, Call of Duty League Shifting Currently Scheduled Live Events to Online Competition by Call of Duty League on Call of Duty League
- March 14, Huntsmen Opinion on Cdl Going to on Line Matches (Call of Duty) by Chicago Huntsmen on YouTube
- March 22, Arcitys & Prestinni: Battling Brothers by Call of Duty League on YouTube
- April 2, Talent Power Rankings Ep. 1 by Call of Duty League on YouTube
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|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.