The Los Angeles Thieves announced that they have signed Octane, who will be competing alongside Kenny, Drazah, and Envoy in the Call of Duty: Vanguard season next year. This move reunites Octane with Kenny, who competed with one another for Thieves during the 2019 Call of Duty World League season. While together, they won two championships in Black Ops 4, and Octane was named the MVP of CWL London 2019.
Those would be the last two events Octane won before joining the Seattle Surge for the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League. He spent the last two years with Seattle while the franchise struggled to find \ success, especially in the online era of the CDL. Arguably the Surge’s best achievement in the CDL came at the Stage Five Major in July when Seattle beat the Atlanta FaZe on LAN, eliminating the top team from the tournament. Following this event, Seattle released its entire lineup on August 20th, making Octane a free agent for the first time since 2019.
Meanwhile, The L.A. Thieves had a mediocre first season in the Call of Duty League, earning four top-six placings in the regular season and a top-eight finish at COD Champs 2021. The team made multiple roster changes throughout the Black Ops Cold War season but just couldn’t seem to find the right lineup combination to put them on top.
Octane is the first player officially signed to the L.A. Thieves for 2022. The organization extended Huke’s contract, according to the CDL’s player tracker, but he was acquired by the Los Angeles Guerrillas on Sept. 6 alongside SlasheR, who also played for the Thieves in 2021. A start date for the 2022 Call of Duty League season hasn’t been announced yet. The next COD title, Vanguard, is set to be released on Nov. 5.
(All information was provided by Dot Esports)