Both teams are off to a 1-0 start in Stage Five. With the commencement of Stage Five group play today, the Call of Duty League has returned. Atlanta FaZe and OpTic Chicago each defeated the London Royal Ravens and the Paris Legion, respectively, 3-0.
In the first game, Checkmate Hardpoint, Atlanta looked a little rusty, but they still won 250-188. FaZe, on the other hand, left no doubt after that. Atlanta’s players all had their moments of brilliance, with all members having a K/D of 1.15 or greater. Throughout the three games, the Tiny Terrors, Atlanta’s SMG pair of Simp and aBeZy, led the way with 1.40 and 1.28 K/Ds, respectively.
Despite the 3-0 loss, the Royal Ravens fought hard and kept the maps competitive. Before Atlanta came roaring back to take map one in the Checkmate Hardpoint, London enjoyed a lead. Before Atlanta won 6-4, London had an opportunity to bring the series’ second map, Standoff Search and Destroy, to a decisive round 11. PaulEhx was the only Royal Ravens player to post a positive series K/D, with a 1.06 series K/D.
Chicago cruised to victory in the series finale, defeating Paris three times in a row. FormaL began the series with five consecutive kills on Garrison Hardpoint and didn’t stop until the end. With a 1.48 K/D across the series, he led OpTic in a vintage performance. Except for Standoff Search and Destroy, Chicago dominated the 3-0 victory. In the series’ three maps, Scump and Dashy helped lead the way with 1.22 and 1.08 K/Ds, respectively.
At times during the series, Paris appeared to be outmatched. During a 3-0 map loss, the Legion dropped two aggressive rounds in Raid Control, letting OpTic sweep the series. With 0.98 and 0.93 K/Ds, Temp and Skrapz led the way for Paris. When Atlanta takes on Paris on Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. CT, they will be back in action. On Sunday, July 11 at 5 p.m. CT, OpTic will face the New York Subliners.