Call of Duty League: Empire Look to End Ultra’s Streak

Posted on April 23, 2021

Toronto Ultra stormed through the Call of Duty League Major II with ease, decimating some huge names. In an almost back-to-back spree, Ultra defeated OpTic, Rokkr, Dallas, and FaZe to claim a $200,000 grand prize.

The third stage of the tournament has now kicked in, and Ultra remains dominant. Since the regular season began, Toronto Ultra has handed the Florida Mutineers a devastating 3 – 0 loss. Is the Call of Duty League’s Canadian side looking to prove itself and bring home the big money?

However, if Ultra wishes to pick up another huge victory this week, it’ll need to go toe-to-toe with the Dallas Empire. Now, Ultra pushed Dallas out of the major with a 3 – 1 win, but the Empire has already shown strength this week.

Furthermore, Dallas has had a roster shift, with Huke switching out for FeLo – could this change bring a fresh perspective to the team?

The Call of Duty League Remains Unpredictable

We know that Call of Duty betting is important to the League, but it’s an unpredictable landscape right now. As the competition heats up and rosters change, it can be harder to lock in those all-important Call of Duty odds.

For example, this week, we’ll be witnessing the London Royal Ravens clash with the LA Thieves. It might seem an easy result on paper, but it was the LA Thieves that gave LRR its second win, during the second stage of the League.

In fact, the LA Thieves have only beaten the Ravens once, and that was an extremely difficult 3 – 2 finish. So, it stands to logical reason that the Royal Ravens might just beat down the Thieves once again. Both of these teams have had considerable shake-ups in recent weeks – one-half of the Thieves have rotated out, and three-quarters of the Ravens have changed.

Can Subliners Break Into the Top Three?

The New York Subliners and OpTic Chicago are in a straight tie in the Call of Duty League standings. While OpTic has the edge with more games won, both teams have won ten, and lost seven matches. It’s not impossible for Subliners to break into the top three, but it’s a challenge.

For this to happen, OpTic Chicago will have to lose to the London Royal Ravens and Seattle Surge this week. However, given OpTic’s underwhelming performance in recent weeks, that isn’t necessarily a huge ask.

Furthermore, the Subliners will have to beat Atlanta FaZe, the most dominant team in the Call of Duty League so far. The Subliners suffered two enormous 3 – o losses throughout the last Major – can they find a little redemption here? After all, NYSL has made a roster change that, so far, is looking dominant…

The Battle to Break Away from Bottom

Seattle Surge has two big matches to play this week, facing off against the LA Thieves and OpTic Chicago. Behind the London Royal Ravens, Seattle Surge has been the most inconsistent and low-performing team in the 2021 season of the Call of Duty League.

When they last met, OpTic Chicago handed Surge a 3 – 1 loss, and before that, a 3 – 0 loss. When Thieves and Surge played, it was the former team who walked away with a big 3 – 2 victory.

Can Seattle Surge pull off a remarkable streak this week and drag itself out from the bottom of the table?

 

 

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Grant is a freelance writer and gamer from Surrey, England. He is an avid 'omnigamer' but plays primarily on PC, enjoying a diverse collection of games. His favourite esports title is Call of Duty, and he backs Dallas Empire in the CDL.

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