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CDL Minnesota Home Series: What Each Team Needs To Do To Win

The Call of Duty League returns this weekend with the Minnesota Home Series. This weekend will be telling across the league as the top five teams face off to truly prove themselves as the second half of the season progresses. Let’s take a look at what each team needs to do to win.

Chicago Huntsmen (180 Points)

The Chicago Huntsmen lead the league in standings due to the extra event over both Dallas and Atlanta. This weekend will be a big proving ground for them, but if they get past both teams, they cement themselves as the best in the league. 

Chicago needs to continue to build their synergy with newcomer Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson as they head into their second event with him on the roster. He looked great in the Seattle Home Series and will need to play big with the rest of the Huntsmen big names to take home another victory.

Atlanta FaZe (170 Points)

The Atlanta FaZe have consistently been a top team, if not the top team for the entire 2020 season. They have arguably the strongest roster in the entire league and if the dynamic playmakers McArthur “Cellium” Jovel and Chris “Simp” Lehr are on their a-game, the FaZe should make a showing of the weekend. 

They rarely struggle or make mistakes which is impressive for such an aggressive team. The FaZe can sometimes be hot or cold and sometimes fall victim to those cold streaks. Their entire roster is talented enough to dominate most of the time and when the entire team is on, Atlanta is in the best position to win the Minnesota weekend. 

Dallas Empire (150 Points)

The Dallas Empire has a scary roster that seems to get better as the season progresses. The rookie duo of Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro and Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal continue to impress, especially Shotzzy who has really come into his own following a rough start to the season. 

Dallas’ mixture of young talent and season veterans has typically paid off this season and everyone will need to play cohesively as a team to take this weekend. Shotzzy is the main focus, though, and can help lead the Empire to their third event victory. 

Minnesota RØKKR (120 Points)

Minnesota has struggled in the past couple of events and dropped matches against teams they should be winning. They look their best when Adam “GodRx” Brown is playing at the top of his game and he will need to arguably play the best he has all season if Minnesota wants to step up to Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. 

The RØKKR’s team chemistry was consistently some of the best in the league. Everyone will need to be on the same page to not only enable GodRx to put in the work needed, but also raise the team’s overall play. Minnesota has been just out of reach of one of the top spots all season and they have a chance to step up at their home event.

Florida Mutineers (100 Points)

The Florida Mutineers are fearless. They consistently go toe-to-toe with the top teams in the league and their underdog attitudes helped them win an event once the league transitioned over to the online format. Maurice “Fero” Henriquez needs to continue to shine after he replaced Huntsmen’s Prestinni ahead of the Los Angeles weekend back in March. 

The Mutineers need to keep a chip on their shoulder and continue to believe in themselves as a team that can compete with the best. They’ve shown it before and they have the opportunity to do it again this weekend. 

Seattle Surge (40 Points)

Adrian “MettalZ” Serrano should continue to be in the starting roster for Toronto and he will need to play out of his mind this weekend for the Ultra to compete. They looked pretty solid in their last outing during the Florida event as they took down both New York and Minnesota before narrowly missing the finals after losing to OpTic Gaming LA.

They should capitalize on that momentum as they seemed to have settled into a starting roster for the rest of the season. It might not be enough for the Ultra, but they have shown more promise than Seattle at times this season and could possibly play upset to a few tough teams this weekend. 

Los Angeles Guerrillas (30 Points)

The Los Angeles Guerrillas are without a doubt the worst team in the Call of Duty League. They have put up poor performance after poor performance and it will take a miracle for them to win the entire event. It just doesn’t seem possible. 
They will need their entire roster to play the best Call of Duty they have ever played for a chance. All that matters though, is the Guerrillas show improvement this weekend. Getting a win or two under their belt would do wonders for the team moving forward.

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