Reigning Call of Duty League champions Dallas Empire is is gearing up to defend its title in season two by signing Tyler “FeLo” Johnson.
FeLo, who last played for Triumph in the North American Challengers league, is joining the team as a substitute player and Search & Destroy specialist.
The verteran player has been active in the CoD scene for years, and represented teams like compLexity, eUnited, and Evil Geniuses throughout his career. He and the Triumph roster were dominant in the Challengers league and took first place back in August.
He replaces Paul “Tisch” Tischler as the team’s substitute moving forward after he left the team in October.
“Bringing FeLo to the team was a natural move for us as we prepare to repeat our championship run from the League’s first season,” Empire head coach Ray “Rambo” Lussier said, “He’s a world-class search and destroy player and helped us prepare for the Grand Finals last year, so we’re expecting great things from him.”
Empire’s core players have remained the same outside of losing James “Clayster” Eubanks due to the CDL moving to a four-vs-four format for the 2021 season and forcing the team to make some tough roster decisions.
The Empire and New York Subliners will play an exhibition game on Jan. 23 at 2pm CT, which will be streamed live on YouTube.