“But we were told eight days before the season was due to start. Now that’s the thing that gets to me. That’s not acceptable.”
Esports commentators Christopher Tunn and Alan "Brice" Brice have been dropped from the Call of Duty League's (CDL) talent roster due to budget cuts.
Call of Duty League drops Brice and Tunn
According to Brice and Tunn, they were let go from the CDL's 2023-2024 season due to the budget. In a video on X, Tunn added that visas and flights from the U.K. contributed to the budget issue. He then noted that they were let go eight days before the new CDL season. The new season kicked off on Dec. 2.
"There's more details to it, but I kinda don't wanna divulge too much," Tunn said in the video. "But we were told eight days before the season was due to start. Now that's the thing that gets to me. That's not acceptable, and I don't think anyone should have to go through what we went through — being told for four months that we're in the plans, you'll get an offer. Turns out that that plan had apparently changed."
Tunn then gave shoutouts to his CDL colleagues, recalled how he's worked with Brice for nearly a decade, and reiterated that they were let go due to the budget. He added that he's unsure in terms of what's next for him.
"I've loved every single minute. Thank you very much, guys," Tunn said.
Brice, Tunn, and the CDL
Brice also made a post on social media about the situation and how much the CDL meant to him. He wrote that they were dropped from the CDL's main talent roster because of a significant budget cut. Similar to Tunn, Brice noted their passion for the Call of Duty esports scene and emphasized their short-notice removal from the CDL's main cast.
"Our passion and work ethic was driven by our genuine love for the sport, and we always pushed ourselves to deliver the very best performances, both on and off camera," Brice wrote on X. "This passion has been [recognized] internally, so to be told that we won’t be attending this CDL solely due to budgetary reasons, coupled with the incredibly short notice we were given ahead of the event, has left us devastated."
Brice added that he doesn't know his next move. He concluded his post with praise for Tunn and a message about returning to the scene.
"I will leave you with this. Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I’ll be back," he wrote.
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