London Royal Ravens Release Zer0 & Dominate

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to reek havoc in the Esports community, with the London Royal Ravens being the latest... Pablo | 12. May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to reek havoc in the Esports community, with the London Royal Ravens being the latest team forced to make changes due to travel restrictions. The Ravens have been unable to field the lineup they had originally planned, with roster changes having occurred as a result.

Neither Main AR Trei “Zer0” Morris or head coach James “Dominate” Batz were able to travel from the UK to the United States, with the duo having been lined up to feature for the Ravens in the 2021 Call of Duty League season. Announcing the news via Twitter, the team posted:

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce the release of Zer0 and Coach Dominate from the Royal Ravens.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to get both individuals into the US and implement the plan we had for this season. We wish them nothing but the best.”

Why Zer0 Was Forced to Leave the Ravens

Zer0 had joined the team from the New York Subliners back in May last year, having returned during the offseason. However, in January this 2021, it was reported that the Brit had been unable to travel to the U S due to visa issues. As a result, the Ravens were forced to sign Challengers player Christopher “Parasite” Duarte as a stand-in.

The Ravens have now also signed Paul “PaulEhx” Avila, with the American being another former Challengers player. Meanwhile, following a disappointing Stage One, London also decided to bench Thomas “Dylan” Henderson for the incoming Alex “Zaptius” Bonilla ahead of Stage Three.

What the Future Lies for Coach Dominate

Former Head Coach Dominate had been with the Ravens since the team was founded in 2019. Speaking on his departure, the 28-year-old former pro said that the season had been full of a “series of unfortunate events”, before wishing his former team the best for the future. His future now likely lies in the Challengers scene.

The Ravens find themselves rock bottom of the Call of Duty League, with their 2-12 record having not been helped by uncertainty surrounding their roster. They will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on the New York Subliners this week.