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CDL Los Angeles Home Series 2020 Betting Preview




The inaugural season of the franchised Call of Duty League is well underway now, with each team starting to establish themselves more each event. With moving into franchising, the format has switched up an incredible amount for those long-standing Call of Duty fans. Long gone are the days of every team turning up and battling it out in an open event. Now the Pro League has separated itself from the amateurs, referred to now as the “Challengers” system.

Call of Duty League Format

With the move to franchising, each team now hosts their own “Home Series” weekend, which is probably the biggest change for viewers this year. The season was kicked off in Minnesota at the end of January, at the Launch Weekend. This included all 12 franchised teams competing, as well as a $250,000 Challengers tournament.

Moving forward, the pro league will be played out at each Home Series event that is hosted throughout the season. With the new format for the Call of Duty League, they have also introduced a new scoring system:

  • 10 CDL Points per win + 10 bonus CDL Points for winning the bracket
  • 50 CDL Points for 1st Place
  • 30 CDL Points for 2nd Place
  • 20 CDL Points for 3rd/4th Place
  • 10 CDL Points for 5th/6th Place
  • 0 CDL Points for 7th/8th Place

Each Home Series is played out as two double-elimination format (GSL) groups, with best of 5 series throughout.

The Franchised Teams

The move into Call of Duty franchising created a new, interesting dynamic whenever teams were being built. With the gameplay remaining 5v5, teams could have anywhere between 5-10 players on their roster, creating more opportunities for players to move into substitute positions and collect a healthy salary.

Sixteen franchise spots were initially advertised, with 12 of them eventually being filled:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Florida Mutineers
  • London Royal Ravens
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • New York Subliners
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Paris Legion
  • Seattle Surge
  • Toronto Ultra

Recap of Previous Home Series Events

Since the Launch Weekend, there have been two Home Series events hosted which have helped to gauge the quality difference between each team.

Call of Duty League Week 2 – London Home Series

Following the launch weekend, we had a fair idea of where the teams sat quality-wise, but with time to adjust any mistakes, there was the potential for changes here. Results:

Place

Team

1st

Chicago Huntsmen

2nd

Dallas Empire

3rd

Paris Legion

4th

London Royal Ravens

5th

Seattle Surge

6th

New York Subliners

7th

Los Angeles Guerrillas

8th

Toronto Ultra

Call of Duty League Week 3 – Atlanta Home Series

After the opening events, many fans and analysts believed that Chicago and Atlanta were the best teams in the game. With the potential of them clashing at Atlanta’s Home Series, the stakes increased with the winner taking home all the bragging rights. Results:

Place

Team

1st

Atlanta FaZe

2nd

Florida Mutineers

3rd

Minnesota Rokkr

4th

Chicago Huntsmen

5th

London Royal Ravens

6th

Paris Legion

7th

OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

8th

Toronto Ultra

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the Atlanta vs. Chicago matchup, but with Chicago failing to reach the final, Atlanta currently hold the title of being the best team.

Upcoming CDL Los Angeles Home Series

The Los Angeles Home Series takes place on March 7th – 8th and has an incredibly unique storyline to it, one that we haven’t really seen in the past. With there being two Los Angeles based teams in the Call of Duty League, they are working together to host this Home Series, and will both be competing at it.

This means we will see the “battle for Los Angeles” in the group stages, something that is being heavily promoted by the franchises during the run-up, allowing for excellent COD Betting opportunities.

CDL Los Angeles Teams Attending

Group A 

  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • Seattle Surge
  • Los Angeles Guirellas
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles

Group B

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Dallas Empire
  • New York Subliners

Call of Duty League Standings

This is how the whole league looks coming into this event, Atlanta will be hoping to jump into the lead, whilst others will be scrambling to get some points on the board.

Place

Team

Total CDL Points

1st

Chicago Huntsmen

90

2nd

Atlanta FaZe

70

3rd

Paris Legion

50

4th

Minnesota Rokkr

40

5th

Florida Mutineers

40

6th

London Royal Ravens

40

7th

Dallas Empire

30

8th

LA Guerrillas

10

9th

Seattle Surge

10

10th

New York Subliners

10

11th

Toronto Ultra

10

12th

OpTic Gaming LA

0

Call of Duty League Los Angeles Home Series Betting Odds

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Favourites for Call of Duty League Los Angeles Home Series

Atlanta FaZe poised for back to back victories?

At the beginning of the season when the rosters were announced, the hype surrounding the Dallas & Chicago rosters overshadow quite how good this Atlanta team is. It’s a team full of young guns that have been performing exceptionally well over the past year or so.

They have attended two events so far, the Launch Weekend and their own Home Series. As it stands, they haven’t lost a series yet. They sit on a 6-0 record with an incredible 18-4 map count. Following the win on home soil, they’ll travel to LA full of confidence and are without a doubt favourites to come out on top here.

Florida Mutineers ready to prove fans wrong?

At the beginning of the season, there were many doubts hanging over this team. Whilst they picked up Prestinni, one of the best players in the world, people seemed to think the rest of the roster was built with “leftovers”.

This seems to have lit a fire under the Florida roster and they looked impressive in Atlanta two weeks ago until the home team shut them down in the final. They will clash with Atlanta once more in their opening group game, which could set the tide for how the event plays out.

Minnesota Rokkr chasing success

Following a successful launch weekend (2-0 record), Minnesota had a break before heading to their first Home Series in Atlanta. A 3rd place finish in Atlanta with their only losses coming against Chicago and Atlanta have increased the belief on how much potential they really have.

They have a well-rounded roster, with a couple of veterans pairing with upcoming explosive players. It seems like they have started to find a rhythm and will be looking to make some noise in LA.

Can Dallas overcome disappointment?

Alongside the Chicago Huntsmen, the Dallas Empire were the most hyped up team coming into the start of the league, and rightly so. With a starting roster consisting of Clayster, Crimsix, Huke, iLLeY and Shotzzy, it looked like they may have formed a dream team.

There were slight doubts regarding Shotzzy as he was moving over from Halo, and likewise towards iLLeY as he hadn’t shown himself to be a quality respawn player yet. Their disappointing start at events could very well be these doubts proving true, but it’s unlikely as they were dominating online at the beginning of the game. Can they snap out of the rut in Los Angeles?