Call of Duty Infinite Warfare is done and the teams have already started preparing for the new Call of Duty season that will feature the new title in this franchise, WWII. Considering that the new title will not be released before November, teams have more than enough time to prepare for the new season and to make all the necessary changes in their teams.
Many teams including Evil Geniuses, Team EnVyUs, Epsilon Esports, Cloud9 and many others have already made the changes in their teams. Some of them have opted for changing one or two players in the team but Cloud9 took the most extreme path and decided to release their entire roster and to rebuild their Call of Duty team from scratch.
Faccento’s Departure from the Team
After several weeks of rumors being spread around about Rise Nation making changes in their team, those rumors were officially confirmed when Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento twitted that he was dropped from the team and that he is looking for a team to join for the upcoming WWII season. Faccento did not make any other statement about his departure from the team which seems a bit surprising.
However, what is even more surprising is the fact that Rise Nation has not commented on Faccento’s departure in any form. That raises the question of what was going on in the team and on what terms did these sides decide to terminate the contract. However, Rise Nation did not spend a lot of time with a three man roster because they have announced their new player, not even 24 hours after Faccento announced his departure.
The player that will be replacing Faccento in Rise Nation will be Tommy ‘TJHaLY’ Hally who has already been a member of Rise Nation Call of Duty team. In 2015, TJHaLY competed with Rise Nation at the UMG Dallas where they finished in the top 12. However, that year, Call of Duty World League decided to change the rules when it comes to the age restrictions for the players and because of that TJHaLY was not able to compete with Rise Nation since October 2015.
TJHaLY hoped that he will be able to compete at this year’s Call of Duty World League Championship because he turned 18 in July. However, since the deadline for submitting rosters was before that, he was not able to compete in the tournament even though he was old enough. With the end of that tournament, things change significantly for TJHaLY as he was quickly picked up by Rise Nation for the upcoming WWII season.
TJHaLY was one of the most talented players that ever appeared in Call of Duty scene and it will be interesting to see whether or not his talent is still there after not being able to participate in any tournament for almost two years. If he continues to display his talent as he did back in the Advanced Warfare season, Rise Nation will be on the good path of starting the new Call of Duty season very strong.