Results are in but not without controversy

CoD League Playoffs: Disconnects, Upsets and the Results!

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CoD League: Playoff Results (Image Credit: Activision)

The 2020 CoD League playoffs results are in and fans and pro players are pissed off as some teams were robbed of their grand finals dreams by unstable servers causing straight up lobby disconnects mid-match.

The NA, EU and APAC regions are competing for a $4.6 million prize pool with the finals coming next weekend August 29-30. Regardless of the lobby disconnects, we have the stage set for the CDL Grand finals. Let's hope that Actionvison gets their servers actually stable for the finals.

Despite the drama and upsets caused by disconnects we have next weekend's grand finals showdown. These Four Teams advance to the finals:

  • ATL FaZe and DAL Empire (Winner's Bracket finalist
  • LDN Royal Ravens and CHI Huntsmen (Loser's Bracket finalist)

Here is how the elimination bracket played out:

Playoff match Results

Playoff match Results (Image Credit: Activison)

Day 1 and Day 2 The Unfair Disconnects

Several players across different teams disconnected mid-match allowing other teams to have a clear edge. The most impactful disconnect was in the London Royal Ravens and Toronto Ultra upper bracket match where Raven player Trei "Zero" Morris suffered a D/C allowing for a 4v5 and lead to Ultra easily securing game 4. Different CoD pros teams expressed their frustration over Twitter:

Anything can Happen in CoD - But Not Like This!

On Wednesday, OpTic Gaming Kenny "Kuavo" Williams got kicked from the game and this led to a map loss for OpTic. "Dashy" quickly replaced OpTic in the next map and the team was still able to rally and win the series.

The obvious has to be said, CoD is a blisteringly fast game, dynasties are formed in split-second plays. Matches come down to literal seconds and imagine getting disconnected and losing your chance at a multi-million dollar finals because of scuffed servers. It should be noted that CoD has no online pause button - and the CDL only restarts a map if it happens at the beginning of a map.

Disconnects Lead to Stream Delay

After the firestorm on Twitter - the CDL implemented a Stream Delay in day 3 of competition leaving many asking why it wasn't done sooner - the remaining days of playoff matches seemed to be unaffected with only minor lag complaints heard over in-game player coms.

Here come the finals, next weekend players and fans will be sitting from the comfort of their living room watching and playing to see who takes home the cash, the glory, and title of CDL 2020 Champions.

CoD CDL Playoffs

CDL Playoffs Ravens vs Subliners

Disconnects Lead to Stream Delay

After the firestorm on Twitter - the CDL implemented a Stream Delay in day 3 of competition leaving many asking why it wasn't done sooner - the remaining days of playoff matches seemed to be unaffected with only minor lag complaints heard over in-game player coms.

Here come the finals, next weekend players and fans will be sitting from the comfort of their living room watching and playing to see who takes home the cash, the glory, and title of CDL 2020 Champions.

CDL Finals Bracket

CDL Finals Bracket (Image Credit: Activison)

The Grand final is a grueling best of 9! And hopefully disconnects notwithstanding, it is going to be a battle of the CoD gods and only one team will have the skill and will power to this steal this series.

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Paul Hayes

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