At the beginning of the inaugural 2020 Call of Duty League (CDL) season, Toronto Ultra went all out with their roster. There was a maximum roster size of ten players, and Toronto filled each and every spot. The goal here was to have a more traditional sport take, with the ability to rotate players regularly to whatever was needed.
It was most definitely an interesting move, and not one that had been made regularly in the past in any esports, not just Call of Duty. This formula didn’t seem to be successful, and it’s understandable why. Most esports titles require heavy daily practice, and not playing with a consistent set of players for the majority of it, leads to a lack of chemistry and familiarity. Unfortunately, it’s not like a sport where a team can rotate players in and out and still find success.
Toronto Ultra 2021 Roster Change Roster & Formula
As mentioned, the 10 man roster didn’t exactly work. If you combine that with the transition from five per team to four, it left Toronto in a tricky situation to work from. This meant offloading players and properly preparing for the upcoming CDL 2021 season. Toronto released the following players from their contracts; Brack, Classic, Loony, Lucky, Mayhem, and MettalZ. Loony and Classic both got acquired by other franchises, with the rest having to take alternative options. Although a new player came in as a substitute, the core Toronto Ultra players have been with the team since last season.
- Ben “Bance” Bance (Player)
- Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan (Player)
- Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jønsson (Player)
- Anthony “Methodz” Zinni (Player)
- Jamie “Insight” Craven (Substitute)
The core of the roster helped Toronto see elements of success and progression at the end of season 1, once the roster became more stable, so it made sense to keep them on moving into this year. Offering them stable support and guaranteed starting spots, will surely help the team gel better and obtain better results.
Toronto Ultra Past Achievements
The second half of the inaugural season was much better for Toronto. They finally found a roster that worked better together, and they were able to pick up better results. Toronto Ultra went from inconsistency to managing to finish 3rd-4th in Week 11 at the New York Home Series, to winning their own Home Series event in Week 13.
This late-season success helped them to finish 5th-6th at the Call of Duty Championship in 2020, taking home $300,000. Some may not think the 5th-6th finish is overly impressive in a 12 team franchise league, but given Toronto’s form at the beginning of the season, this was an impressive turnaround.
Toronto Ultra Betting Tips
Before you place a bet on Toronto Ultra, it’s worth getting yourself familiar with the CDL, the teams, and Call Of Duty Betting Websites. We recommend watching the league regularly, as this will help you to gauge what Toronto Ultra odds are actually good and worth betting on.
Despite the upturn at the end of the 2020 season, Toronto Ultra are still predicted to be a mid-table team at best, which means there will be many cases where they are the underdog team. This means Toronto Ultra odds might not be overly favourable in many cases. This is where watching the league and being able to make informed decisions and predictions can pay off. Also, make use of extended betting markets and CoD betting odds when on offer.