CDL 2021 Power Rankings After Stage 5 Week 1

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CDL 2021 Power Rankings After Stage 5 Week 1

Here’s our updated CDL 2021 Power Rankings.

This week Stage 5 of the 2021 Call of Duty League season got underway. With some incredible games, and massive surprises, here’s our updated Power Rankings following Stage 5 Week 1.

12. Los Angeles Guerrillas (-)

Members of the LA Guerrillas, Martin "Cheen" Chino and Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov lean forward in their seats during a team discussion

Starting Stage 5 with two losses is something that the LA Guerrillas were not looking for, and this looks like a terrible end to the 20921 season for them. Mental has come into the roster and struggled to keep up with the pace, with their matches only getting harder, LAG may see another 0-5 Stage.

11. Paris Legion (-1)

Matthew "Skrapz" Marshall looks down at his keyboard during a live game of Call of Duty

Paris Legion failed to win a single map in their two matches to kick off Stage 5. While they did play two of the best teams in the game in Atlanta FaZe and OpTic Chicago, they didn't look competitive at all, and therefore move down to 11th.

10. London Royal Ravens (+1)

The Call of Duty League stage, set for a match between the London Royal Ravens and Seattle Surge, awaits the players arrival to their team booths

The London Royal Ravens also went 0-2 this week, suffering a 3-0 defeat to FaZe, and a 3-1 defeat to the Thieves. However, unlike Paris, London looked competitive. If they kept their cool and closed out leads, London could’ve seen themselves 2-0 up against Atlanta FaZe. However, they didn't, and therefore their hopes of reaching Champs are too far gone.

9. Seattle Surge (-1)

A close up shot of Sam “Octane” Larew during a live CDL match

Seattle Surge return to their Online form after having a great showing on LAN. A 3-1 defeat to Florida was generally expected, and Seattle will need to find a way to perform well Online, and on LAN.

8. Minnesota ROKKR (-2)

Eli "Standy" Bentz sits at the PC in his Minnesota Rokkr jersey

Minnesota ROKKR move down two places not due to their own performances, but due to the performances of their competitors. Minnesota went 1-1 in their matches this week, and could definitely take a winners bracket start at the Major, but a rejuvenated LA Thieves leapfrogs them, sending them down to 8th.

7. LA Thieves (+2)

Kenneth "Kenny" Williams jokes with team mates ahead of a game of Call of Duty

LA Thieves made yet another roster change healing into Stage 5, and they most definitely made their mark. They began their week with a 3-2 win over the New York Subliners, before taking down the London Royal Ravens 3-1. This new LAT squad could be dangerous if they get some momentum heading into Champs.

6. Florida Mutineers (-)

Pro Call of Duty League player Colt “Havok” McLendon sits at a PC with a Florida Mutineers logo behind him.

In their only match this week the Florida Mutineers defeated Seattle Surge 3-1. This was a fairly dominant match, and the Mutineers looked great. Havok was on form, and if he can continue to make plays like he did this week, Florida will be in a great spot.

5. New York Subliners (-1)

Obaid "Asim" Asim cheers at the camera after a victory during his time with the Minnesota Rokkr
The New York Subliners struggled in their first week with Asim back in the squad. An 0-2 start to the Stage is something that they would not have been expecting, and they will be disappointed about. Needing to win all three of their remaining matches to make the Winners bracket at the Major, NYSL need to fix things before next week.

4. OpTic Chicago (+1)

Brandon "Dashy" Otell makes a call through the mic during a live game of the Call of Duty League

OpTic Chicago looked great this week as they went flawless with two 3-0 sweeps. Paris Legion and New York Subliners were the victims of their sweeps, and OpTic put themselves in an incredible position heading into the Major.

3. Dallas Empire (-)

Ian "Crimsix" Porter cracks his knuckles ahead of a game of Call of Duty with the Dallas Empire
The top three remain the same following one of the most dominant matches in the League so far. Dallas Empire swept the Guerrillas 3-0, 100 point clubbing them in the Hardpoint, going 5-0 up in SnD before winning 6-2 and 3-0’ing the Control. Dallas continue to look great, and will be extremely confident for this Major.

2. Toronto Ultra (-)

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

Their only match this week saw the Ultra defeat Minnesota ROKKR 3-1. Cammy performed once again, and Toronto Ultra looked back to their best as they got off to a great start in Stage 5.

1. Atlanta FaZe (-)

The stage lit up with the Atlanta FaZe colors and the word "Champions" displayed on the big screen after the team's recent victory

Yet again, Atlanta FaZe sit at the top of our Power Rankings. Back to Back 3-0 sweeps sees them 2-0 in the group, and almost certainly top seed for the Major. FaZe will be looking for three in a row at Major 5.

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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.