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Clayster dropped by Dallas Empire days after CDL Championship triumph

James “Clayster” Eubanks has been made a restricted free agent just days after winning his third Call of Duty Championship.

The decision to revert back to 4v4 gameplay next year shocked many members of the CoD community. It means that players across the league will have to be dropped as all teams begin reshuffling ahead of the 2021 season.

However, not many were expecting a player of Clayster’s calibre to be dropped, especially so soon after a championship win.

The now three-time world champion was reported to be the one to leave the squad and he later confirmed this decision on Twitter.

Clayster was humble in his announcement as he shared nothing but praise for his team and the entire Team Envy organisation.

Clayster dropped Dallas Empire
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He then went on to blame himself for the decision and express his disappointment about being dropped:

“Only can blame myself for not doing more to secure my spot and the league for making this decision.

Pretty heartbroken with how things turned out, got about 24 hours of happiness before I got thrown back into the blender, but that's the story of my career.”

Despite his mostly positive attitude towards the situation, Clayster couldn’t help but feel anger at being forced out the roster for a buyout straight after winning the biggest tournament of the year.

Team Envy owner, Mark “Hastr0” Rufail, tried explaining the decision to Clayster from an investor’s perspective.

The two had a slight back-and-forth exchange on Twitter but it seems there is no bad blood between the two parties.

Clayster can now be signed by any organisation under his restricted free agency. With his stock high, we would expect Clayster to find his way onto another squad for the coming CDL season.

The veteran’s future will surely be confirmed in the coming weeks as Rostermania kicks into gear and teams chop and change ahead of the next season.

With the sheer amount of obstacles Clayster has overcome in his Call of Duty career, it would be unsurprising to see him back on a winning roster and potentially earning himself a fourth championship ring. 

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