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Minnesota RØKKR
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
CDL
 CDL Franchise
OwnerWISE Ventures, LLC
Head CoachBrian "Saintt" Baroska
History
Created2019-07-01
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Minnesota RØKKR is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Minnesota, United States. It is owned and operated by WISE Ventures, LLC. The team's main rival is Toronto Ultra, who they play in the "Battle of the North".

History[edit]

Modern Warfare[edit]

Minnesota was revealed as a franchise in the second set of team announcements on July 1, 2019. On September 20, Assault, GodRx, and SiLLY joined as the team's first three player signings along with Saintt joining as head coach and general manager. Alexx was announced as the team's fourth on October 10. 2 weeks later, Asim joined, finalising the starting roster, REPPIN joined as assistant coach and analyst, and Exceed and TTinyy joined as substitutes. On October 29, the team branding was revealed as the Minnesota RØKKR.

The RØKKR entered Launch Weekend as a middle of the pack team but number one to their fans in Minnesota, where the first ever Call of Duty League event was taking place. They put on a show in front of the home crowd by beating Los Angeles Guerrillas in dramatic fashion (winning map two by forfeit) and taking down Toronto Ultra in the Battle of the North. In Week 3, the RØKKR made their first possible semifinal appearance, despite only beating the Paris Legion two times in the group stage. Atlanta defeated them. Similar to the previous week, Minnesota beat the Seattle Surge twice and then faced off against Atlanta FaZe again in the semifinal of Week 4. This time they defeated FaZe but lost 3-2 to Dallas in the final. After an extended break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the RØKKR made another grand final appearance in Week 5 where they once again lost, this time 1-3 to the Florida Mutineers. Week 7 would be one to forget. After getting revenge on Florida Mutineers, they lost six of the next seven maps to Toronto Ultra and New York Subliners, two teams who had yet to make a semifinal appearance, to get knocked out in the group stage for the first time in the season. With Dallas and Atlanta not attending in Week 8, the RØKKR had a great opportunity to catch up in the standings for the final stretch of events. They beat OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 3-2 but then fell 3-0 to Chicago Huntsmen. In a rematch against OpTic, RØKKR fell 3-0 and failed to exit the group stage for the second time in a row. They entered their Home Series in poor form and it continued to due unfortunate circumstances. After dropping a .58 K/D on Friday, it was revealed on Saturday that Alexx was playing with pain in his right thumb. Exceed moved into the starting lineup to replace him. The team lost 3-1 to Dallas and were reverse swept by Seattle to go out in last place in their own home series. Alexx returned to his place in the starting lineup by Week 11 but team continued to struggle and placed last again.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

C ID Name Role Joined
United States SiLLY Justin Fargo-Palmer 2Flex 2019-09-20
United States Assault Adam Garcia 3AR Player 2019-09-20
United States GodRx Adam Brown 4Flex 2019-09-20
England Alexx Alex Carpenter 5Player 2019-10-10
Canada Asim Obaid Asim 6SMG Slayer 2019-10-24
United States Exceed Kaden Stockdale 7Substitute 2019-10-24
United States TTinyy Devin Robinson 8Substitute 2019-10-24

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.

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
United States Brett Diamond COO
United States Annie Scott Riley VP of Marketing and Creative
Belarus Gary Vaynerchuk Investor
United States MiDNiTE Ashley Glassel 90Director of Content
United States Saintt Brian Baroska 90Head Coach/General Manager
United States REPPIN Jacob Trobaugh 90Assistant Coach/Analyst

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
GameDatePlacePrizeEventRoster
GameIcon MW.png2020-03-08A22$ 30,000
Call of Duty League 2020 Week 4 - Los Angeles
 SiLLY •   Assault •   GodRx •   Alexx •   Asim
Coach
  Saintt
GameIcon MW.png2020-02-23A33 - 4$ 10,000
Call of Duty League 2020 Week 3 - Atlanta
 SiLLY •   Assault •   GodRx •   Alexx •   Asim
Coach
  Saintt
GameIcon MW.png2020-01-26A11 - 4
Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend
 SiLLY •   Assault •   GodRx •   Alexx •   Asim
Coach
  Saintt

Media[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020

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Reveal 2019-10-29
Colors #351F65, #211551, #00B2E2, #000000
Meaning In Old Norse dialects, “røkkr” translates as “twilight,” the moment between day and night when the last light fades beyond the horizon. Røkkr is commonly associated with Ragnarøkkr (Ragnarok), the end of the world or “Twilight of the Gods” in Norse mythology.
Minnesota Røkkr: Our Story
Inspired by these legends, our modern day Røkkr is a team of chosen warriors forged in the fierce climate of the true North. As darkness falls, the Minnesota Røkkr emerge. By morning they are the last ones standing.

As with the mythical heroes who battled fate itself, the Minnesota Røkkr must unite all allies — the best players in the world, the fans who wear the colors, and the community they represent.

Gallery[edit]

Tournaments Hosted[edit]

Game Start End Tournament Location Teams Prize Winner Second
GameIcon MW.png 2020-07-15 2020-07-15 MINlogo small.png CDL City Circuit 2020 MIN North America North America 244
GameIcon MW.png 2020-06-12 2020-06-14 CDL2020logo small.png Call of Duty League 2020 Week 9 - Minnesota United States Minneapolis 8 $ 100,000 Florida Mutineerslogo std.pngFLA Mutineers Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngATL FaZe
GameIcon MW.png 2020-06-06 2020-06-07 CDClogo small.png CDC Minnesota Open 2020 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific 36 $ 1,500 Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades The Chiefs eSports Clublogo std.pngChiefs Esports Club
GameIcon MW.png 2020-06-06 2020-06-07 CDClogo small.png CDC Minnesota Open 2020 North America North America North America 179 $ 7,500 Atlanta FaZelogo std.pngAF Academy UYUlogo std.pngUYU
GameIcon MW.png 2020-06-06 2020-06-07 CDClogo small.png CDC Minnesota Open 2020 Europe Europe Europe 153 $ 6,000 Team WaRlogo std.pngTeam WaR Logo std.pngConnect 5
GameIcon MW.png 2020-01-24 2020-01-26 CDL2020logo small.png Call of Duty League 2020 Launch Weekend United States Minneapolis 12
GameIcon MW.png 2020-01-24 2020-01-26 CDClogo small.png Call of Duty Challengers Launch Weekend Open 2020 United States Minneapolis 168 $ 250,000 Team Singularitylogo std.pngTeam Singularity Hybrid Gaminglogo std.pngHybrid Black

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