In a press conference earlier today, the Minnesota ROKKR officially revealed its complete starting roster for the upcoming 2022-2023 Call of Duty League season. The roster consists of three new additions along with one returning player.
This was the rumored roster for Minnesota assembled, but now the organization has made it official. The full roster for ROKKR in the 2023 CDL season will be:
- Dillon “Attach” Price
- Marcus “Afro” Reid
- Benjamin “Bance” Bance
- Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan
- Kevin “Fame” Bonanno (substitute)
- Tiago “Real” Segovia (substitute)
Your roster for MWII. pic.twitter.com/uV0vw4E8Ru
— Minnesota RØKKR (@ROKKR) August 25, 2022
Afro, Bance, and Cammy are all new players to the organization, with Attach returning for his third year with Minnesota. All four players will be on the standard 1+1 contracts with Minnesota. This means that next season each player has a team option in their contract.
Afro is coming from the London Royal Ravens, where he spent the past two seasons. The young SMG star hasn’t seen much success in the CDL thus far, but he’s now on the most talented roster of his career.
Bance and Cammy are making a small trek south from Toronto, where each of them spent the past three seasons with the Ultra. Bance was an unrestricted free agent this offseason after being dropped by Toronto while Cammy was a restricted free agent. This means that Minnesota paid an undisclosed buyout to Toronto for the rights to Cammy’s contract. The former Ultra players have the utmost respect around the CDL and look to bring their famous style of teamwork to the ROKKR’s roster. Bance will pair with Afro to form the SMG duo while Cammy will likely run an AR for Minnesota.
That just leaves Attach, who didn’t seem like a probable candidate to return to Minnesota after becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason. However, Version 1 executive Brett Diamond stated that bringing back Attach was the organization’s number one priority this offseason. Attach was a Second-Team All-Star this past season, and was a hot commodity on the free agent market.
When Upcomer asked Attach about the free agency process this offseason, he stated that he wanted to build a roster in Minnesota due to how well the organization has treated him over the past two seasons. Attach revealed that “a couple of other organizations” were talking to him, but once he began speaking with Afro, Bance, and Cammy, the vision for the Minnesota ROKKR 2023 roster became clear. If Attach couldn’t assemble quality players on ROKKR, though, he said he felt comfortable leaving the team due to his desire to win.
The coaching staff was asked about the roster’s fit as a whole, and the talent level of the players clearly has the staff excited. However, the leadership qualities of the roster as a whole was the focal point for assembling this particular group of players.