London Royal Ravens

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London Royal Ravens
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Team Information
Org LocationEngland England
Region
CDL
 CDL Franchise
OwnerReKTGlobal
Head CoachJoseph "Joee" Pinnington
SponsorHyperX
Affiliated Team(s)Rogue
Royal Ravens Academy
History
Created2019-09-13
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London Royal Ravens is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of London, England. It is owned and operated by ReKTGlobal.

History[edit]

Modern Warfare[edit]

The franchise was officially announced on September 13, 2019. Over the next few days, the team announced their initial coaching staff of Dominate, ShAnE, and Joee. On September 17, they announced not only their first player signing but also the first player signing in the history of the franchise league, wuskin. wuskin's brother, Skrapz, and Dylan joined the team on September 20. Irish SMG Jurd joined as the first non-Britsh player on September 28. A day later, the organization became the second franchise team to complete it's starting roster, with Rated joining as their 5th. On October 15, the team became the first Call of Duty League team to reveal their official name and branding, the London Royal Ravens. Seany joined as substitute on November 3 followed by MadCat on November 7. On January 23, 2020, the Royal Ravens announced their academy team, Royal Ravens Academy, with MadCat and Seany joined by Weeman, Nolson, and Defrag.

At Launch Weekend, the Royal Ravens dominated New York Subliners only to get dominated in return by Paris Legion. Going into their homestand, the team had questions marks but were expected to perform in front of their legendary English crowd. The crowd delivered, but the Royal Ravens did not as they were eliminated by Dallas Empire in the semifinals after winning their group. In Week 3, London beat Florida but then lost Atlanta and then again in their Mutineers rematch to finish Top 6. Nastie had joined to replace Rated but moved to the bench due to not being able to stay in the United States. Seany then joined the starting lineup. After an extended break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, London returned in Week 6 for their first matches in just over two months. Atlanta FaZe and Chicago Huntsmen were the Ravens two matches and both ended with loses and a last place finish in the Chicago home series.

In Week 7, the Royal Ravens defeated OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in round 1, then essentially forfeited map one of their Qualifier series against Atlanta FaZe when the London players stopped playing map 1 before it began because Skrapz was not at his setup when the map began. The Ravens went down over 100 points before beginning to actually play. They lost the series 3-1 and then fell 3-0 in their rematch against OGLA. Leading up to Week 8, Jurd was moved to the bench and replaced by former New York Subliners substitute Zer0. They reached the grand finals of the event, beating the Subliners and both LA teams before falling to Chicago 3-1. The Royal Ravens fell twice to Dallas Empire in Week 10 and failed to advance out of the group stage and repeated a similar result in Week 11 with another group stage exit. The Royal Ravens ended their season in Week 12. They beat Seattle Surge and Florida Mutineers to make it to the bracket stage again before falling to Paris Legion 3-2 in the semifinals. London finished the season with the 6th seed with 120 CDL Points.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

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Former[edit]

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Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
England ODEE Michael O'Dell Managing Director
Northern Ireland Swizz Michael Butterworth 80General Manager
England Joee Joseph Pinnington 80Head Coach
England ShAnE Shane McKerral 80Strategic Coach
England Dominate James Batz 80Assistant Coach
Republic of Ireland Padrman Peadár Murphy Social Media Manager

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-23A55 - 6 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta wuskin •   Skrapz •   Dylan •   Jurd •   Rated
  Joee
  ShAnE
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-09A33 - 4$ 10,000 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 - London wuskin •   Skrapz •   Dylan •   Jurd •   Rated
  Joee
  ShAnE
GameIcon MW.png2020-01-26A55 - 8 Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend wuskin •   Skrapz •   Dylan •   Jurd •   Rated
  Joee
  ShAnE

Media[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

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Reveal 2019-10-15
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Meaning
London Royal Ravens: Our Story
The London Royal Ravens represent England. Our Managing Director, Michael O’Dell (ODEE), is a veteran in the Esports world, with strong ties within London and the UK. In addition to ODEE’s representation, every region of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and Ireland is represented through our players and entire coaching staff.

Our home region is known for their pride and their extreme enthusiasm for the Call of Duty game franchise and the esports industry. When they cheer for the home team, we know they will be proud.

Our team is hungry, passionate, and scrappy. We look forward to bringing the Call of Duty League Championship title home.

The idea behind our name, the London Royal Ravens, stems from the legend of the Tower Ravens. It has been said that the Kingdom and the Tower of London will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress.

We have seven ravens at the Tower today – the required six and one to spare. Additionally, Charles II is thought to have been the first to insist that the ravens of the Tower be protected after he was warned that the Tower and, thus, the crown itself would fall if they left.

Our team represents the guardians of London and we look forward to them protecting their crown.

Gallery[edit]

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-17 2020-07-19 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 12 - London United States 8 $ 100,000 Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL Empire Paris Legionlogo std.pngPAR Legion
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-18 2020-07-19 CDC London Open 2 2020 North America North America North America 176 $ 7,500 Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngAF Academy Triumphlogo std.pngTriumph
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-18 2020-07-19 CDC London Open 2 2020 Europe Europe Europe 114 $ 6,000 Logo std.pngConnect 5izzle Team WaRlogo std.pngTeam WaR
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-18 2020-07-19 CDC London Open 2 2020 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific 31 $ 1,500 Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades The Chiefs eSports Clublogo std.pngChiefs Esports Club
GameIcon MW.png 2020-02-08 2020-02-09 CDC London Open 2020 England London 33 $ 10,000 Team Singularitylogo std.pngTeam Singularity TrainHard Esportlogo std.pngTrainHard Esport
GameIcon MW.png 2020-02-08 2020-02-09 Call of Duty League 2020 Week 2 - London England London 8 $ 100,000 Chicago Huntsmenlogo std.pngCHI Huntsmen Dallas Empirelogo std.pngDAL Empire
GameIcon MW.png CDL City Circuit 2020 LDN North America North America

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