Call of Duty League 2021 kicked off last week with the Atlanta FaZe Home Series. The first event of the season ended tonight and both the hosts Atlanta FaZe and newcomers LA Thieves cleaned up the opposition.
The Call of Duty League 2021 has finally kicked off! Last weekend, CDL teams gave us some exciting matches at the Atlanta FaZe Home Series with some surprises.
LA Thieves and Atlanta FaZe Destroy Call of Duty League
The LA Thieves were considered a big surprise this weekend. Taking over a Call of Duty League spot from OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, they are part of the CDL for the first time this year and proved straight away that they are one to watch out for. They opened the Atlanta FaZe Home Series with a dominant 3-1 win against Minnesota ROKKR. A Search & Destroy loss to Miami would end up being their only one throughout the Series. They even won the series against New York Subliners on 3-0, although the individual matches were very close.
Host Atlanta FaZe also showed why they are favourites every year. They won their first match against LA Guerrillas 3-0. It was a little more difficult when they met OpTic Chicago though. The team around CoD legend Scump was considered the favourite and stretched the series over the full five matches but lost in the decider. What was particularly surprising was how easily Atlanta FaZe took both Search & Destroy rounds - 6:0; 6:1. Even OpTic's Sender had to admit that the two S&D matches were a letdown.
Ggs to the faze boys, the amount and how well we've been playing snd in practice lately didn't reflect in the match unfortunately. I'm still super confident in the guys in every game mode and this will only make us stronger. Appreciate the support, onto TOR and LAG next week— OpTic Sender (@Sender) February 15, 2021
CDL 2020 champion Dallas Empire could only secure a single win against Seattle Surge. They lost to Minnesota ROKKR but even that defeat could not diverge attention from newcomer Huke. The man looked formidable and seems set for a bright future in the Call of Duty League.
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Atlanta FaZe Home Series Results
- Minnesota ROKKR 1 – 3 LA Thieves
- Seattle Surge 0 – 3 Dallas Empire
- Paris Legion 0 – 3 OpTic Chicago
- LA Guerrillas 0 – 3 Atlanta FaZe
- Paris Legion 2 – 3 LA Guerrillas
- Toronto Ultra 3 – 1 Florida Mutineers
- New York Subliners 0 – 3 LA Thieves
- Seattle Surge 3 – 2 London Royal Ravens
- Minnesota ROKKR 3 – 2 Dallas Empire
- OpTic Chicago 2 – 3 Atlanta FaZe
After the first home series of CDL 2021, the LA Thieves are in first place together with Atlanta FaZe with 20 CDL points each. Toronto Ultra, Dallas Empire, OpTic Chicago, Minnesota ROKKR, Los Angeles Guerrillas and Seattle Surge all have 10 points. The London Royal Ravens, Florida Mutineers, New York Subliners and Paris Legion could not win their first points. All teams except Toronto Ultra, London Royal Ravens, Florida Mutineers and New York Subliners have had two matches so far.
Matches resume on February 18. We will update you on proceedings when the second round of matches is over on February 21.
Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Ballat.