Call of Duty League Dallas Home Series is in full swing, here is everything you need to know about yesterday's fixtures.
The Call of Duty League is back, with the Dallas Home Series. Transitioning to an online series due to the scale of the pandemic, day one saw Chicago Huntsmen, Toronto Ultras, Dallas Empire and Paris Legion rack up wins. Day two shaped up with some interesting encounters, and the first two elimination matches. Here’s our recap of day two.
If you missed day one, you can find a full recap of day one of the Dallas Home Series here.
CDL Dallas Home Series day two recap
Florida Mutineers won both of their games yesterday after falling to Toronto Ultra on day one, placing them in the knockout match against Los Angeles Guerrillas. The Guerrillas, who were comfortably beaten by Dallas in the first match, didn’t put up too much of a fight and were swept aside 3 – 1 overall. Sweeping them aside with comfortable victories on hardpoint and domination, Fero and Frosty were combining brilliantly to hold map control and to allow their teammates to rack up hill time. The downfall of the Mutineers so far has been Search and Destroy, where they have lost all three of their SnD games so far. LA Guerrillas will have to go back to the drawing board for next week as they were outgunned in all aspects. Mutineers moved on to force a rematch with Toronto later in the day.
In the other knockout game, Seattle Surge was painstakingly defeated by Minnesota Rokkr in one of the closest contests so far. Falling to the hands of GodRx, Seattle lost the first two maps before heating up. With a draw on Gun Runner Domination, Seattle forced a replay of the map which they won to keep their unbeaten streak on Gun Runner going. Both teams looked impossible to separate, and it came down to just one point in the map 4 Hardpoint on Hackney yard, as Seattle got the early rotation to the final hill, pipping Rokkr 250 – 249. But Rokkr turned the heat back up in SnD in map 5, and GodRx proving once more that he is a force to be reckoned with in this tournament, clutching up two pieces and bringing Rokkr out victorious. One of the better sides in the CDL sent home packing early, with the Surge eliminated. Rokkr moved on to play Paris Legion.
Paris, who beat Seattle in their first game, faced the Chicago Huntsmen. The Huntsmen beat Rokkr 3 – 0 on day one stepped up again to comfortably win this confrontation. Coming out as 3 – 1 victors, the Huntsmen put the sword to Paris Legion, with Dylan Envoy showing why he is arguably the best player in the league right now. An absolute monster on every game mode, Envoy provided the firepower, which was too much for Paris to handle, including an ace on round 10 SnD. A routine victory placed Chicago into the semi-finals.
Dallas Empire faced Toronto Ultra in their second game of their homestand and proved themselves worthy of where they stand in the league so far, crushing the Ultras hopes of continuing their fine form. After trading two maps each it went down to an SnD on the dreaded Piccadilly, where ILLeY was on fire. Getting three kills in the final round, he pushed the Empire through to the semi-finals. Toronto who had been impressive so far just didn’t have to composure for the final map and were placed in the knockout round versus Florida Mutineers who they pipped 3 – 2 on day one.
Losing out to Dallas Empire seemed to have really deflated the Toronto Ultra, as they struggled in the knockout match against Florida Mutineers. Map two’s SnD on St. Petrograd went down to the wire with a map 11, and Florida secured the win, moving the scores 2-0, and it would have taken a miracle for Toronto to turn that around. Although they forced a map four with an impressive domination display, Toronto ran out of ideas and was defeated on Hackney Yard Hardpoint sending them home. With their weekend crashing to an end, they can take many positives from their displays going into the Chicago homestead in two weeks’ time. Florida moves on to play the Chicago Huntsmen in the Semi-finals today.
In the final fixture, Minnesota Rokkr pushed on from their enthralling match versus Seattle, this time defeating Paris Legion 3 – 1. Paris played to their strengths winning the SnD map but were suffocated by the Rokkr’s rotations and map control on both Domination and Hardpoint and were eliminated as a result. Rokkr has been seriously impressive so far and are outside contenders for top the championships this year, having continuously improved. They’re going to have their work cut out in their next game, facing Dallas Empire today for a place in the finals.
You can keep in the loop with everything that has happened in the series so far by visiting our Dallas Home Series Hub, where you can find all the results and keep up to date with everything CDL.
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