Fans of the Call of Duty League were treated to an electrifying week full of huge upsets and massive victories. Although we all went into the week with our expectations stacked, some of the matches played out in a way nobody could have expected. It’s a testament to the unpredictable and exhilarating nature of the Call of Duty League, right?
That’s right – the biggest shock of the week was a powerful display of dominance from the Subliners over FaZe. This series came in the form of an intense five map battle, with every round going down to the wire. It seemed that FaZe would walk away with a win on the fourth-round Hardpoint, but NYSL clutched it 250 – 241.
It all ended with an eleven-round Search and Destroy, during which a rogue stun grenade may have cost FaZe the match. Regardless, this marks the first time the NYSL team has beaten FaZe, and they did it with a new member – Hydra.
In a bid to break into the top three, NYSL put a roster change into effect, dropping Diamondcon for Challengers superstar Hydra. And, we can honestly confirm, it has paid off – the star SMG player ran rings around Atlanta FaZe.
Ultra Assaulting The Call of Duty League
Toronto Ultra has burst out of nowhere in recent weeks, following a monumental Major Stage win. At the start of April, Ultra made Call of Duty League history by beating OpTic, FaZe, and Dallas almost back to back to win the $200,000 grand prize.
Now, the Canadian side is refusing to relent, pulling a 3 – 0 victory over both Florida and Dallas this week. There were many who believed the Empire would find some sort of revenge against Ultra for knocking them out of the Major, but it wasn’t to be.
Ultra is now flying up the scoreboard with relative ease and sits just fifteen points outside of the top three. Last year, during the inaugural Call of Duty League season, Toronto Ultra finished in seventh place. This year, however, they’ve already won more matches than they did throughout the entirety of the last season.
In Other News
Elsewhere, the London Royal Ravens suffered two crushing defeats, meaning their record now stands at 2 – 12. There’s almost no coming back for the London side at present unless a miracle pops up sometime soon.
Paris Legion also claimed two huge losses this week, as did Seattle Surge, falling short in fights against the Thieves and OpTic. Now, we look to the future, and the Paris Legion Home Series. Next week, London must face both NYSL and FaZe, while Ultra has two rather forgiving matches ahead.
Let’s see how the plays unfold as we creep towards the next Major Tournament, due to take place on the week of the 10th of May. If you’re interested in a little Call of Duty betting for the Major Tournament, keep your eyes on the matches that are taking place right now.