Los Angeles Guerrillas sign Vivid and Spart
Los Angeles Guerrillas have reportedly signed two new young talent to their Call of Duty roster in Kris "Spart" Cervantez and Reece "Vivid" Drost, who will join the Guerrillas ahead of their Home Series weekend, set to take off on Saturday, March 7, at Shrine Expo Hall, in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Guerrillas have announced the addition of the two new members this Saturday, February 29, with a Twitter post. That said, the team did not specify whether the new additions will be joining the starting roster straight away or will Spart and Vivid play a role of substitutes.
There are, however, speculations, indicating that at least one of the two youngsters will get pushed into the main roster, given that L.A. Guerrillas have failed to see much success so far this Call of Duty League season and will surely look to switch things up. Ahead of their Home Series weekend, Patrick "ACHES" Price and the company won only one out of four series played (1-3) and won only 10 CDL points from the first two events, which sits them at the eighth place on the league standings.
Vivid is a 20-year-old CoD pro, who started off his professional career as an esports athlete in December 2018, when he played for OutCold Gaming. In January 2019, he teamed up with Mazer Gaming and the same month left for InControl Gaming, where he spent four months, before enjoying short stints at Team WaR, Sage eSports and Elite Esports.
At the turn of the year, Vivid joined a Call of Duty Challengers team Hybrid Gaming and finished fourth at CoD Challengers Launch Weekend Open 2020 event. Now he will team up with Los Angeles Guerrillas, where he will get to try out his skills at the highest level of play, after having spent most of his career playing for the second-tier teams.
Spart, who is barely 18-years of age, began his Call of Duty career in March 2019, when he won a $750 2v2 SnD tournament. He later participated in some lesser 3v3, 2v2 and 5v5 events, until June, when he got signed by Athaim Gaming and finished fifth-eighth at MLG GameBattles Premium $1000 5v5 CWL Variant 2019-06-09.
Spart continued to play for some lesser teams in the upcoming months and saw a respectable amount of success at GameBattles tournaments, which helped him get spotted by Rich and Lonely, who signed him in January 2020. Spart participated at Call of Duty Challengers Launch Weekend Open 2020, where he alongside Michael “Spacely” Schmale, Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, Byron "Prolute" Vera and Christopher “Parasite” Duarte finished ninth-12th.
Shortly after, Spart got signed by FaZe Academy and made an appearance at CDC Atlanta Open, where FaZe Academy pocketed gold, which is Spart's biggest career achievement to date.
By signing two promising players to their squad, Guerrillas will hope to see more success heading into their Home Series event, where they face off against OpTic Gaming LA in round one, followed by a clash against Minnesota RØKKR or Seattle Surge in round two.
Looking back at this season, Guerrillas lost their opening match against Minnesota RØKKR during Launch Weekend, where they had to forfeit a match they otherwise won due to the use of a prohibited perk. Guerrillas then went on to defeat the Florida Mutineers on day two, yet failed to see the same success at London Home Series, where Guerrillas lost both of their matches against Chicago Huntsmen and Seattle Surge.
With only 10 CDL points under their belt, Guerrillas sit at the eighth place on the league standings, tied with Seattle Surge, NY Subliners and Toronto Ultra, who all have only 10 points to their name.
Guerrillas and OpTic Gaming, who have yet to win a single match this season are set to host their Los Angeles Home Series, beginning on Saturday, March 7 and concluding a day later, on Sunday, March 8. At the LA Home Series, Guerrillas and OpTic will start their venture in the same group where they will first play each other and later face off against the winner of RØKKR vs Surge match.