Toronto Ultra vs Los Angeles Thieves provides a chance for the 2022 champions to start out this year’s Champs with a bang.
The 2023 Call of Duty Championship is upon us! The best 8 teams are preparing for the final challenge of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II season, where they have a chance to prove to everyone that they are the best team in the world! Los Angeles Thieves have a title to defend, while Toronto Ultra can finally achieve their first victory since the CDL started in 2019 – but which one of these teams will be able to stay in the Winner’s Bracket?
Toronto Ultra vs Los Angeles Thieves Preview
- Tobias “CleanX” Juul Jonsson
- Jamie “Insight” Craven
- Thomas “Scrappy” Ernst
- Charlie “Hicksy” Hicks
Toronto Ultra was the last team to break through the 300-point mark regarding the 2023 CDL Regular Season, beating Los Angeles Thieves by 20 points for the 4th seed of Champs. They had a very successful year, as their worst placing in a Major was top 6, and they managed to get 2 4th places. Their greatest accomplishment was the Stage 3 Major victory, where they demolished OpTic Texas in the Finals 4-2 after beating everyone in the Upper Bracket.
While Toronto Ultra has a positive winrate in Search and Destroy and Hardpoint, their Control performance is outstanding, as they won 33 out of 45 matches played in this mode.
Los Angeles Thieves
- Kenneth “Kenny” Williams
- Zack “Drazah” Jordan
- Sam “Octane” Larew
- Dylan “Envoy” Hannon
However, Los Angeles Thieves won it all last year when they defeated Atlanta FaZe in the Championship finals. They couldn’t really live up to the hype they received at the start of the season, as LAT finished in the top 6 at the Stage 1 Major. Later, they made it to the finals of Stage 2, where they face FaZe again, but couldn’t slay the giant that time around. After a weaker Stage 3, Kenny and co. stepped their game up and crushed the entirety of Stage 4, winning the Major Finals against OpTic Texas. While they had some great performances, they weren’t consistent, so they only finished 5th in the regular season.
Los Angeles Thieves are very similar to Toronto Ultra in winrates according to stats site Breakingpoint: they have 45-31 record on Hardpoint, a 28-26 record on Search and Destroy, and a 30-18 record on Control.
Toronto Ultra vs Los Angeles Thieves Predictions
While Toronto Ultra ranked higher than LAT, the Thieves don’t have as much of a disadvantage as it seems. However, when you look at the head-to-head of the teams, you can see that Toronto won 4 out 5 clashes against LA – can Kenny and co. step up to defend their title?
Where to watch Toronto Ultra vs Los Angeles Thieves
You can find Toronto Ultra playing against Los Angeles Thieves this Thursday at 7:30PM on the official Call of Duty League Twitch and YouTube channels. Don’t forget to follow ESTNN through the CDL Champs for the latest updates!