Miami Heretics ¡Take My Vamos!, Spain is coming to take over the CDL
Heretics… TAKE MY VAMOS!
Esports organizations Misfits and Heretics have combined forces to field a fully Spanish team in the Call of Duty League called Miami Heretics, starting in 2024.
The announcement of the partnership celebrated the seventh anniversary of Heretics as an organization. The team have been around in multiple esports in their existence but have been away from Call of Duty since 2019's World League.
As first reported by esports.gg in May, the two brands will come together, with the new team playing out of the old Florida Mutineers facility. It is important to note that unlike the G2 and Version1 merger, this is simply just in regards to the Call of Duty League team.
In their official announcement, Heretics thanked fans for welcoming them back into the league.
"We are humbled and thrilled to be back in the leauge. Miami Heretics is here and we couldn't be more excited," the statement read.
"Miami Heretics is here to continue [Florida Mutineers'] legacy and bring back from the spirit of the Heretics brand to Call of Duty. We don't just represent the city of Miami or the Spanish and Latino community, but every person that loves CoD with the same passion that we do."
Miami Heretics roster 2024
The roster for the Miami Heretics consists of a full Spanish team. That trend goes even as deep as the coaching staff in the roster. The team in full is:
- MethodZSick (Coach)
- Noel (Coach)
The team are yet to decide on which of the five players will begin the year on the bench for the team. It is a decision they will make closer to the start of the season.
Many CDL fans may not have heard of some the new Miami Heretics roster, with an influx of new-generation fans in recent years. Here's what you need to know about them.
- Name: Eric "EriKBooM" Ferrer
- Age: 20
- Role: SMG
- Fun fact: Short
EriKBooM made Challengers Champs Grand Finals during the MW2 season alongside MettalZ. He has shown incredible versatility over the last two seasons in amateur Call of Duty, growing as a player to help his teams win.
He won countless tournaments in the MW2 season on his Team Notorious team. He has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to win. Erik is the only one of the Miami Heretics roster with no prior history in pro CoD.
- Name: Adrian "MettalZ" Serrano
- Age: 22
- Role: SMG
MettalZ garnered a reputation in European Challengers over his insane ability to get kills and dominate on the scoreboards. There were times that he dropped 40-bombs in back-to-back series'. A quiet but determined character, Adri is one to look out for when it comes to making an impact.
He was also on the Team Notorious roster that fell just shy of becoming Challengers World Champions in Vegas in June. They did, however, win a chip at the Texas Major last season.
- Name: Javier "Vikul" Milagro
- Age: 20
- Role: SMG/Flex
After knocking out OpTic Texas in Scump's last LAN event of his Call of Duty career, Javi has been a staple in the CDL. He may have been moved in and out of the Florida Mutineers roster last season but he has shown again and again that he has the talent to match the best of the best.
Vikul is the only player coming back to the team from last season's Mutineers roster and he will be bringing all of the legacy from the previous branding with him.
- Name: Juan "JurNii" Munoz
- Age: 23
- Role: SMG/Flex/2nd AR
Juanito, JurNii has long been one of the staples in competitive Spanish Call of Duty. He has incredible history for someone just 23. He was on Heretics for their entire original run in the esport and is helping the brand to make a triumphant return.
Also with time on Atlanta FaZe's academy, JurNii is no stranger to having to compete with players fighting to be the best.
- Alejandro (Alex) "Lucky" Lopez
- Age: 23
- Role: Main AR
Another returning Heretics alumna, Lucky has consistently been at the top of the game in Challengers for years. He was also on Heretics for the entire original run of Call of Duty, right up until 2019 before signing as part of the funky 10-man roster that Toronto Ultra decided to try and make work in 2020.
Lucky didn't get to play a single game for Ultra in the 2020 season and will come into the 2024 season ready to show everyone that he's one of the best out there.
That's everything you need to know about Heretics heading into the 2024 Call of Duty League season. It'll be a while until the January start of the league but there's plenty to get excited about in the interim.