Call of Duty League End of Season Power Rankings

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Call of Duty League End of Season Power Rankings

The 2020 Call of Duty League regular season is officially over. Atlanta FaZe top the CDL Standings, but do they top our Power Rankings? Let’s find out.

12. Los Angeles Guerrillas (-)

The Los Angeles Guerrillas finish the CDL Season in 12th place. They sit the same on our power rankings, far from their high of 8th place. Rasim “Blazt” Ogresevic tops the charts for the Guerrillas with his 1.09 overall season K/D, the only player to be positive on the team. The first round at champs sees the battle for Los Angeles take place as LAG take on rivals OpTic Gaming. With the recent form of OGLA, this is looking like a loss for the Guerrillas.

11. Seattle Surge (-)

Yet again Seattle Surge left a Home Series after just two matches, losing both. Firstly The Chicago Huntsmen took them down 3-1 before they took their second loss to OGLA in 3-0 fashion. This has been a hard season for Seattle, with their Main AR Sam “Octane” Larew topping the overall season K/D charts for the whole league with a 1.25. Seattle take on Paris Legion in their first playoffs matchup, this is a game which could go either way as there is plenty of World Championship experience on this Seattle team.

10. Paris Legion (-)

The bottom three stay the same this week, with Paris Legion stuck in 10th place. Last week we mentioned how Paris were in the mix with teams such as OpTic and Toronto, well this week those teams have extended that gap. Meaning the bottom four and the top eight is a massive jump in quality. Paris will need to make an incredible run at champs in order to win some prize money and a good placing. In a team which hasn't changed all year, Denholm “Denz” Taylor tops the leaderboard with a 1.11 overall season K/D, while the rest of the team finish negative.

9. Minnesota Rokkr (-)

The stage set for the Minnesota Rokkr to play.
Image: @ROKKR

Minnesota Rokkr took a 3-0 and 3-1 loss to Atlanta FaZe and Florida Mutineers last weekend. This cements their 9th place position in our Power Rankings. This is a massive fall from grace for Minnesota compared to their earlier results however they just couldn't win a Final. That is something that really hurt them all year, reaching two Final’s and not winning a single one must not be good for confidence. In terms of stats, both Adam “GodRx” Brown and Adam “Assault” Garcia top the charts with a 1.13 overall season K/D. Taking on the New York Subliners in round one of playoffs will not be an easy task, however they at least start in the winners bracket. This means they have one extra match even if they lose one.

Darren "Hollow" Chverchko sits at his monitor on stage, ready to compete with the London Royal Ravens

8. OpTic Gaming Los Angeles (-1)

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles reached another semi-final this weekend. However they were beaten 3-0 by Atlanta FaZe ending their CDL Season in 9th place, and as a result starting in the losers bracket for playoffs. The new additions of Zack “Drazah” Jordan and Darien” Hollow” Chverchko have definitely impressed, with Drazah nearly breaking the record for most kills in an SnD match putting up a massive 17. Austin “Slasher” Liddicoat achieved the highest overall season K/D for OGLA with a 1.09, while newcomer Drazah tops the overall SnD K/D with a 1.16. Taking on the Guerrillas in loafers round one of playoffs, OpTic should come out with a win, but anything can happen when such a big prize pool is on the line.

7. London Royal Ravens (-1)

London finished 6th in the CDL Standings but finished 7th in our Power Rankings due to Toronto’s Home Series victory. Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall finished the season with a 1.24 overall K/D putting him 3rd in the league and top for the Ravens. While they didn't manage to win a Home Series this year, they made multiple Semi-Finals and one Final. London will take on Toronto in winners round one at playoffs, this will be one of the closest matchups all season, and a battle of Europe with Toronto having more European players than Paris themselves.

6. Toronto Ultra (+2)

The stage before Toronto Ultra enter the stadium showing their team name and logo on the big screens

Toronto Ultra became Home Series champions this weekend. They are the third team to win their own event, the sixth to win an event and tenth to make a final this year. Anthony “Methodz” Zinni tops the leaderboard with a 1.13 overall season K/D, while Cameron “Cammy” McKilligan, Toronto’s “aggressive AR” as Tobias “CleanX” Jønsson dubbed him in our recent interview put up a 1.22 overall K/D in SnD. Their victorious run this weekend included some of the closest matches all year, winning their last three Hardpoint’s by a combined total of 12 points!

5. New York Subliners (-)

The New York Subliners completely turned their season around when Makenzie “Mack” Kelley joined. He tops their overall K/D leaderboard with a 1.12, however it's Dillon “Attach” Price who scores the highest throughout the whole season with a 1.08. As they finish the season 5th in the CDL Standings, they take on 8th placed Minnesota Rokkr in winners round one at playoffs, this should be an easy game for New York and see them face Chicago Huntsmen in round two.

4. Florida Mutineers (-1)

The Florida Mutineers were sent home after two defeats to the Dallas Empire at CDL Toronto. This saw them finish 3rd in the CDL Standings giving them a bye through winners round one and into winners round two at playoffs. Cesar “Skyz” Bueno has the highest overall season K/D with a 1.24, finishing 2nd overall in the league. However, both Joseph “Owakening” Conley and Maurice “Fero” Henriquez aren't far behind with a 1.17 and 1.13 respectively. Owakening has been exceptional this year and came in clutch when Florida really needed him. They have been an inconsistent team this year, but when they play well, they're the best team in the game. They’ll need to go into champs with a strong mindset, adn play in championship form.

3. Chicago Huntsmen (-1)

While they didn't manage to reach the Semi-Finals at CDL Toronto, Chicago Huntsmen stay in the top three for their consistency throughout the season. Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson lost power mid map 4 vs Toronto, leading to Chicago getting reverse swept before losing to OpTic and being sent home. They start in winners round two at playoffs, and will likely take on the New York Subliners. In terms of stats, Matthew “Formal” Piper leads with a 1.09 overall season K/D, however we all know that champs Formal is a different beast.

2. Dallas Empire (-1)

Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro sits behind the monitor with headset on, playing a game of Call of Duty

Dallas Empire have been one of the best teams all year and finish second in our Power Rankings. Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro tops the charts with a 1.07 overall K/D which is exceptional for an SMG player to have the highest overall K/D on his team across the season. This is even more impressive given that Shotzzy’s first two events he put up a 0.70 and 0.90 K/D. Finishing 2nd in the CDL Standings, Dallas Empire starts in winners round three at playoffs, taking on the winner of Florida Mutineers vs London or Toronto.

1. Atlanta FaZe (+4)

Atlanta FaZe shoot up the Power Rankings after their excellent performance this weekend. They defeated Dallas Empire 3-0 and while they lost in the finals, they had a 11-3 map record only losing maps in the Final. Chris “Simp” Lehr finishes the season with the highest overall K/D for FaZe with a 1.17. Starting in winners round three at playoffs, FaZe will play the winners of Chicago vs New York or Minnesota.

The final CDL Standings:
The final standings for this week in the CDL league, showing Atlanta Faze in first position

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.