Call of Duty League World Championship Finals Recaps and Results
The last event for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is in its final stages, as the Call of Duty Championships got underway today. Four teams, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, London, are the final squads remaining and are all fighting for their share of the $4.6 million cash prize. The CDL Playoffs were quite entertaining last weekend with some of the most memorable matches in recent memory taking place. However, that's all behind us, and COD Champs promises to deliver some life-changing gameplay.
Championship Weekend Day 2 - August 30
Grand Final - Atlanta FaZe (1) vs (5) Dallas Empire
It's all over. The Call of Duty League inaugural season has come to a close as the Dallas Empire has defeated the Atlanta FaZe to win the 2020 Call of Duty Championships. Many predicted the best-of-nine match to go the distance but it almost couldn't have been farther from that. The Empire ran through FaZe similar to how they did yesterday, winning 5-1. This is Crimsix and Clayster's third ring in Call of Duty esports, matching Damon "Karma" Barlow as the only three-time Champs winners. The Empire look to be an absolute powerhouse heading into next year, as the roster is made up of two of the best players ever and three rising stars.
However, what really could throw this roster into mayhem is if either Crimsix or Clayster decide to ride off into the sunset. It would be a true shock if that happened though, and Dallas should stick together heading into next year. As for FaZe, their squad also looks scary going into Black Ops Cold War. However, it'll be interesting to see if any of the players look at any other opportunities in the CDL.
Congratulations to the Dallas Empire for winning the 2020 Call of Duty League Championships. We'll see you next year.
Championship Weekend Day 1 - August 29
Elimination Semifinals - Chicago Huntsmen (3) vs (1) London Royal Ravens
The day got underway with a truly interesting matchup, as the London Royal Ravens weren't predicted to make it this far. However, they've been on a hot streak as of late and looked to give the Huntsmen all they could handle. It seemingly started out that way as well, as London took the opening Hardpoint but a good margin. Although, this victory was shortlived as Chicago made quick work of the Ravens in the next three matches. The S&D and Domination were somewhat close but the fourth map Hardpoint was an absolute mopping. Chicago was led by Seth "Scump" Abner and Matt "FormaL" Piper as usual and moved on to the Losers Finals.
Winners Final - Atlanta FaZe (2) vs (3) Dallas Empire
Next up we had a battle of the top teams in the CDL. Atlanta vs. Dallas has been a dogfight all year long and it was that way again today. The maps went back and forth as each team took turns taking blows from the other. However, in the end, Dallas managed to outlast Atlanta in the final S&D, winning 3-2. It was the veterans of the Empire that really stepped, as Ian "Crimsix" Porter and James "Clayster" Eubanks led the team for the majority of the series.
Elimination Finals - Atlanta FaZe (3) vs (1) Chicago Huntsmen
The last match of the day was perhaps the most highly-anticipated. Atlanta and Chicago, the two squads with the most recognition in the CDL, faced off in an effort to end the other's season once and for all. FaZe came in as the favorite thanks to their seeding but Chicago looked strong against London and even took the first Hardpoint. However, after a choke in the map two S&D, FaZe started doing what they do. It looked like the Huntsmen might force a game five but then McArthur "Cellium" Jovel went off in the map four Hardpoint to put the Huntsmen's season to rest.
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