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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater is a college student from England with a passion for esports gaming especially Call of Duty. He has followed the competitive scene since Black Ops 2. He hopes to pursue this passion through a university esports degree.

CDL 2021 Power Rankings after Stage 4 Week 1

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Here’s our updated Call of Duty League Power Rankings.


Stage 4 of the 2021 Call of Duty League season got off to a bang with some incredible matches. Shock results see some teams move up the rankings, while some of the big teams fall down. Here’s our updated Power Rankings following Stage 4 Week 1.

12. Seattle Surge (-1)

Nicholas “Classic” DiCostanzo appears next to the words "Welcome Classic" and a Seattle Surge logo.

Seattle Surge changed up their roster heading into Stage 4, bringing in Classic to replace Decemate. While theory tooko the LA Thieves to a game five, the mapset played into their hands, and the Thieves didn't look completely there just yet. Because of this, Surge find themselves rock bottom of our Rankings.

11. LA Guerrillas (-1)

Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov faces the camera in his gaming chair wearing a white hoodie

The LA Guerrillas suffered a 3-1 defeat to the New York Subliners this week, something that was completely expected. Yet again, the Guerrillas won the Search and Destroy, the only game mode that seems to give them a fighting chance in any series. They need to improve their respawns quick, or they could get left behind.

10. Paris Legion (+1)

A half face shot of Alex "Zaptius" Bonilla appears with the words "Welcome Zaptius" accompanied by the Paris Legion logos.

While they suffered back-to-back 3-1 losses this week, Paris Legion looked better than ever. Their Search and Destroy was great, and if it wasn't for mistakes of their own, they would have beaten Minnesota ROKKR 3-1. Paris just needs to brush up on their small errors, and then they could be a dark horse.

9. London Royal Ravens (-1)

Alex "Alexx" Carpenter appears in front of a PC with the words "Dialed In Alex Behind the Controller" with a red white and blue PlayStation below.

Taking Dallas Empire to a map five seemed like a great start to Stage 4 for the Ravens, however a swift 3-0 defeat to the hands of the Florida Mutineers came right after. The first week with the new squad was difficult for Lnodn, but they showed talent, and with time they could become a top 6 team. The only issue is… they don't have much time.

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8. Minnesota ROKKR (+1)

Dillon "Attach" Price points to a team mate during a live series in the CDL

MajorManiak has made a great return to the squad this week. While they lost 3-0 to OpTic, their 3-1 win over Paris showed their talent in respawns. This was a win that Minnesota needed, and they have to take this momentum into next week's matches.

7. Dallas Empire (-)

Pro Call of Duty League player Reece “Vivid” Drost stands in front of a Dallas Empire crown logo on a blue background.

Dallas Empire recently made the move to bring in Vivid to the squad, and this was a week to forget for him. Vivid struggled in his debut with the squad as he put up a 0.67 overall K/D. In their defeat against Toronto, it didn't look any better, with a 0.58. This is just his first week, and in time he will find his rhythm. If he does, Dallas could be a title contender once again.

6. LA Thieves (-1)

Thomas "TJHaLy" Haly watches his screen during a live match

The LA Thieves returned to their previous roster this week, and it wasn't a smooth start. While they took a 3-2 win over Seattle Surge, they would’ve expected this to be slightly more dominant, and they’ll need to stop the mistakes for Week 2. However, TJHaly looked good on his return, and Thieves fans can look forward to the future.

5. OpTic Chicago (-1)

Matthew "Formal" Piper makes a call to his team mates through the headset during a live game

OpTic Chicago started the week strong, bringing their momentum from the Stage 3 Major and dominantly taking a 3-0 win over Minnesota ROKKR. This was a great start for OpTic, however FaZe didn't let the celebrations last long, as they took a 3-0 win of their own, and left Formal with the lowest overall K/D in CDL history at 0.46. OpTic can't seem to get past FaZe, and this is an issue if they want to win championships.

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4. Florida Mutineers (+2)

Cesar "Skyz" Bueno walks on stage in his Florida Mutineers jersey

The Florida Mutineers find themselves in the Top 4 of our Power Rankings for the first time this season after a 3-2 win over Toronto Ultra, and 3-0 over the London Royal Ravens. Florida’s inconsistency has been a problem this year, but they;re finally starting to find form, and it’s sticking. With Skyz and Owakening shooting like they are, the Mutineers look dangerous in Stage 4.

3. New York Subliners (-)

Obaid "Asim" Asim stands against a black background under low lighting during his time playing for the Minnesota Rokkr

The Subliners looked excellent once again in their 3-1 win over the LA Guerrillas. In this match, it was Mack who really took centre stage, as his 1.50 overall K/D saw New York completely dominate the respawns. New York are a dangerous team, and one to watch in Stage 4.

2. Toronto Ultra (-)

Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan waves as he enters the stage in his Toronto Ultra hoodie

The Top 3 remains the same, with Toronto Ultra sitting in second place. Their loss to Florida was a shock, however the team bounced back with a 3-0 win over Dallas Empire as they looked back to their best. This bounce back is great to see, and shows that the loss to Florida was more of an off day, than a real issue.

1. Atlanta FaZe (-)

Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris on stage after one of FaZe's 2020 victories

Atlanta FaZe look like the Stage 1 and Stage 3 team we saw out of them. Completely dominant, and almost impossible to beat. Arcitys continues his run of form as he tore through OpTic, and FaZe look to take back to back championships in Stage 4.

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