The Call of Duty League returns this weekend with the Seattle Surge Home Series, and with that, some of the best players in the world will have the opportunity to shine once more. There are playmakers on every team that can impact the outcome of any given match. Let’s take a look at some players to watch heading into the weekend.
Makenzie “Mack” Kelley (New York Subliners)
The New York Subliners have been quite disappointing for the majority of the season. They got off to a slow start despite being touted as one of the better teams in the league and quickly fell behind in the standings. Things didn’t really start to seem better for New York until they added Mack to the roster heading into the Los Angeles weekend.
The Subliners have shown some life since then but still find themselves in 11th place in the league. Mack has been performing well, though, and has quickly become an important factor in New York’s success.
Adam “GodRx” Brown (Minnesota RØKKR)
GodRx took a darkhorse Minnesota RØKKR squad and helped turn them into one of the strongest teams in the league capable of going toe-to-toe with the best. He has consistently performed each time he gets the opportunity and his leadership shines with a Minnesota team built with such strong team synergy.
He is one of the scariest snipers in the game during Search and Destroy maps. Minnesota hasn’t won a Home Series championship yet but they have come close. If GodRx continues to play at a high level, they have a chance to do it this weekend.
Kenny “Kuavo” Williams (OpTic Gaming Los Angeles)
OpTic Gaming Los Angeles might be the most disappointing team in the league this season. They boast some of the strongest players but never seem to put it all together. Despite all the doom and gloom, OpTic Gaming’s season seems to be turning around slowly as they recently made it to the finals before losing to Atlanta during the Florida weekend.
Kuavo stands out among the rest of a talented roster and his good performances have been key to the sporadic success the team has enjoyed. If he can consistently play at a high level and help his teammates reach the same highs, OpTic Gaming has a good opportunity this weekend to continue their momentum they built from the last event.
Bradley “Wuskin” Marshall (London Royal Ravens)
The London Royal Ravens got off to a strong start at the beginning of the season. Wuskin was a major factor in the team’s success with clutch moments in seemingly every match. He shines in Search and Destroy with a sniper in his hands.
London has struggled recently and Wuskin will need to perform to his typical high standard if they want to find success over the weekend. If the rest of the team can perform to a high level alongside Wuskin, they certainly have a chance to do so.
Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson (Chicago Huntsmen)
Prestinni is an interesting case as he was announced as the newest member of the Chicago Huntsmen earlier in the week. He was a key piece for the Florida Mutineers earlier in the season but took himself out of the starting lineup ahead of the Los Angeles weekend.
Once he was ready to return to play, the Mutineers opted to continue to play his replacement and he hasn’t seen play since. Prestinni reunites with his twin brother (and former teammate) Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson. It’s unclear how much of a role Prestinni will play immediately, but if he steps up big, it might be the boost needed for a somewhat struggling Chicago team sitting in third place.
The article was written by NGame Esports Writer, Brandon Howard.
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