The 26-year-old player has long history within Call of Duty esports, starting out in 2011 and becoming a World Champion in 2013. Over the past year, he’s been competing in the Challengers competition, with this marking his step up into the big leagues once again.
It’s unclear how long he’ll be replacing Zer0 for, who is stuck in the UK due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and won’t be able to compete in the first matches this weekend.
Parasite confirmed the news on Twitter, explaining he had been scrimming with the team over the past week in preparation for this weekend’s Atlanta FaZe Home Series.
Excited to announce I’ve joined @RoyalRavens as a stand-in for @Trei due to Covid related travel issues. Nonetheless we have been scrimming for a little over a week in preparation for the first @CODLeague matches. Excited to compete in the CDL and represent the Ravens 🤝— 👹 (@Parasite) February 9, 2021
He’ll be joining Alex “Alexx” Carpenter, Thomas “Dylan” Henderson and Sean “Seany” O’Connor on the roster.
The opening weekend kicks off Thursday 11th February, and in a change from last year’s events, will see all twelve teams compete at every home series.
We got a glimpse of this year’s teams at the Kickoff Classic last month, where OpTic Chicago showed they’re the team to beat in a dominating display against LA Thieves.