Minnesota RØKKR

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Minnesota RØKKR
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
Region
CDL
CDL Franchise
OwnerWISE Ventures, LLC
Head CoachBrian "Saintt" Baroska
SponsorX Rocker
History
Created2019-07-01
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Current Roster
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Minnesota RØKKR is the official Call of Duty League franchise team of Minnesota, United States. It is owned and operated by WISE Ventures, LLC. The team's main rival is Toronto Ultra, who they play in the "Battle of the North".

History[edit]

Modern Warfare[edit]

Minnesota was revealed as a franchise in the second set of team announcements on July 1, 2019. On September 20, Assault, GodRx, and SiLLY joined as the team's first three player signings along with Saintt joining as head coach and general manager. Alexx was announced as the team's fourth on October 10. 2 weeks later, Asim joined, finalising the starting roster, REPPIN joined as assistant coach and analyst, and Exceed and TTinyy joined as substitutes. On October 29, the team branding was revealed as the Minnesota RØKKR.

The RØKKR entered Launch Weekend as a middle of the pack team but number one to their fans in Minnesota, where the first ever Call of Duty League event was taking place. They put on a show in front of the home crowd by beating Los Angeles Guerrillas in dramatic fashion (winning map two by forfeit) and taking down Toronto Ultra in the Battle of the North. In Week 3, the RØKKR made their first possible semifinal appearance, despite only beating the Paris Legion two times in the group stage. Atlanta defeated them. Similar to the previous week, Minnesota beat the Seattle Surge twice and then faced off against Atlanta FaZe again in the semifinal of Week 4. This time they defeated FaZe but lost 3-2 to Dallas in the final. After an extended break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the RØKKR made another grand final appearance in Week 5 where they once again lost, this time 1-3 to the Florida Mutineers. Week 7 would be one to forget. After getting revenge on Florida Mutineers, they lost six of the next seven maps to Toronto Ultra and New York Subliners, two teams who had yet to make a semifinal appearance, to get knocked out in the group stage for the first time in the season.

With Dallas and Atlanta not attending in Week 8, the RØKKR had a great opportunity to catch up in the standings for the final stretch of events. They beat OpTic Gaming Los Angeles 3-2 but then fell 3-0 to Chicago Huntsmen. In a rematch against OpTic, RØKKR fell 3-0 and failed to exit the group stage for the second time in a row. They entered their Home Series in poor form and it continued to due unfortunate circumstances. After dropping a .58 K/D on Friday, it was revealed on Saturday that Alexx was playing with pain in his right thumb. Exceed moved into the starting lineup to replace him. The team lost 3-1 to Dallas and were reverse swept by Seattle to go out in last place in their own home series. Alexx returned to his place in the starting lineup by Week 11 but team continued to struggle and placed last again. RØKKR rounded out the year with another last place finish in Week 13. Their great start early in the season allowed them to narrowly hold on to the 8th seed with 120 CDL Points, giving them a winners bracket start at Champs.

In the week following the end of the regular season, Minnesota moved GodRx to the bench replaced him with Exceed citing "pacing issues" due to the meta changes and the switch to online. Minnesota started in Winners Round 1 at the Call of Duty League Championship 2020. They lost 1-3 to New York Subliners and then fell 0-3 OpTic Gaming Los Angeles in Losers Round 2. RØKKR finished the tournament Top 10 and ended the season by losing their final ten series.

Black Ops Cold War[edit]

Minnesota released their whole roster of TTinyy, GodRx, SiLLY, Assault, Exceed, Alexx, and Asim on September 7. The following week, the new lineup of Attach, Priestahh, MajorManiak, and Accuracy was announced.

The RØKKR recorded a 3-2 record in Stage 1. But unfortunately for them, only managed to get a Losers Round 1 bye. The Major was a quick one as they lost 2-3 to Toronto Ultra. After back to back 3-0 losses to start Stage 2, MajorManiak was replaced on the lineup by Standy, who had just won the NA Challengers Cup the day before. The improvements were immediate. Minnesota beat OpTic Chicago, Dallas Empire, and Seattle Surge, and by tiebreakers, they secured the top spot in the group with a 3-2 record. Winners Round 2 at the Stage 2 Major for the RØKKR ended in a heartbreaking Round 11 loss to Dallas Empire, but they then delivered a Round 11 heartbreak themselves to OpTic Chicago in Losers Round 4. Toronto Ultra defeated Minnesota in Losers Round 5 to end their run at fourth place.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoined
NA

AttachDillon PricePlayer
Sep 20202020-09-15
NA

MajorManiakMichael SzymaniakPlayer
Sep 20202020-09-15
NA

PriestahhPreston GreinerPlayer
Sep 20202020-09-15
NA

StandyEli BentzPlayer
Mar 20212021-03-22
NA

AccuracyLamar Abedi
Substitute
Sep 20202020-09-15
NA

SainttBrian Baroska
Head Coach
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(–)
Also Sub
Jan 20212021-01-13

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

AsimObaid AsimPlayerOct 20192019-10-24Sep 20202020-09-07New York Sublinerslogo std.pngNY
NA

ExceedKaden StockdalePlayerOct 20192019-10-24Sep 20202020-09-07Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo std.pngLAG A
NA

TTinyyDevin Robinson
Substitute
Oct 20192019-10-24Sep 20202020-09-07Rebel Esportslogo std.pngRBL
NA

AlexxAlex CarpenterPlayerOct 20192019-10-10Sep 20202020-09-07London Royal Ravenslogo std.pngLDN
NA

AssaultAdam GarciaPlayerSep 20192019-09-20Sep 20202020-09-07Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo std.pngLAG
NA

GodRxAdam Brown
Substitute
Sep 20192019-09-20Sep 20202020-09-07Built by Gamerslogo std.pngBBG
NA

SiLLYJustin Fargo-PalmerPlayerSep 20192019-09-20Sep 20202020-09-07Los Angeles Guerrillaslogo std.pngLAG

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Brett Diamond COO
Annie Scott Riley VP of Marketing and Creative
GaryVee Gary Vaynerchuk 80Investor
MiDNiTE Ashley Glassel 80Director of Content
Saintt Brian Baroska 80Head Coach/General Manager
REPPIN Jacob Trobaugh 80Assistant Coach/Analyst

Trivia[edit]

Team Achievements[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Minnesota RØKKR Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
GameDatePlPrizeEventRoster
2021-05-235 - 8 Call of Duty League 2021 - All-Star Weekend Pro Skills 1v1 Standy
2021-05-169 - 10 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Major Attach •  Priestahh •  Accuracy •  Standy Saintt
2021-05-097 - 8 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 3 Attach •  Priestahh •  Accuracy •  Standy Saintt
2021-04-114$ 40,000$ 40,000$ 40,000 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Major Attach •  Priestahh •  Accuracy •  Standy Saintt
2021-04-041 - 2 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 2 Attach •  Priestahh •  Accuracy •  Standy MajorManiak Saintt
2021-03-079 - 10 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 Major Attach •  MajorManiak •  Priestahh •  Accuracy Saintt
2021-02-287 - 8 Call of Duty League 2021 - Stage 1 Attach •  MajorManiak •  Priestahh •  Accuracy Saintt
2021-01-24W Call of Duty League 2021 - Kickoff Classic Attach •  MajorManiak •  Priestahh •  Accuracy Saintt
2020-11-309 - 12 Fero Memorial F3K 2020 MajorManiak •  Accuracy •  Priestahh •  Attach Saintt
2020-11-141$ 400$ 400$ 400 UMG Gaming Prime $500 4v4 S&D Kickoff 2020-11-14 Accuracy •  MajorManiak •  Attach •  Priestahh
Total Prize:USD 40,400

Media[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

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Reveal 2019-10-29
Colors #351F65, #211551, #00B2E2, #000000
Meaning In Old Norse dialects, “røkkr” translates as “twilight,” the moment between day and night when the last light fades beyond the horizon. Røkkr is commonly associated with Ragnarøkkr (Ragnarok), the end of the world or “Twilight of the Gods” in Norse mythology.
Minnesota Røkkr: Our Story
Inspired by these legends, our modern day Røkkr is a team of chosen warriors forged in the fierce climate of the true North. As darkness falls, the Minnesota Røkkr emerge. By morning they are the last ones standing.

As with the mythical heroes who battled fate itself, the Minnesota Røkkr must unite all allies — the best players in the world, the fans who wear the colors, and the community they represent.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Los Angeles and Minnesota cities announced for franchised Call of Duty League charlieintel.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gary Vaynerchuk's Tweet twitter.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 MiDNiTE's Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 COD MN's Tweet - Saintt joins twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Saintt's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 COD MN's Tweet - Alexx joins twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 COD MN's Tweet - Asim joins twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 COD MN's Tweet - REPPIN joins twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 COD MN's Tweet - Exceed joins twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 COD MN's Tweet - TTinyy joins twitter.com
  11. Minnesota Røkkr's Tweet twitter.com
  12. Rebel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  13. Parasite's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Rebel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  15. TurnUp2eZ's Tweet twitter.com
  16. RBL eSports Gamebattles Team gamebattles.com
  17. Exceed's Tweet twitter.com
  18. Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  19. Alexx's Tweet twitter.com
  20. ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  21. X Rocker x Minnesota Rokkr: The Official Gaming Chair of the Minnesota Rokkr youtube.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 GodRx's Tweet twitter.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 TTinyy's Tweet twitter.com
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet (Alexx) twitter.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet (Asim) twitter.com
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet (Assault) twitter.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet (Exceed) twitter.com
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet (SiLLY) twitter.com
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Minnesota ROKKR's Roster callofdutyleague.com
  31. 31.0 31.1 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Yeez's Tweet twitter.com
  33. 33.0 33.1 Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  34. Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com
  35. Minnesota ROKKR's Tweet twitter.com