This weekend’s Call of Duty League Minnesota Home Series has the chance to be the biggest event of the season leading up to the end of the season playoffs. Eight teams (including the top five) will square off with each team looking to make a statement as the CDL inches closer to the playoffs. Bad blood runs deep this weekend and former teammates will duke it out.
Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas, all with two event wins, will fight for the top spot. When the dust settles, who remains at the top among them is the team to beat moving forward. These teams didn’t get where they are without top-tier players and this weekend has some of the best in professional Call of Duty history. Which players will shine the brightest during the Minnesota Home Series?
Seth “Scump” Abner (Chicago Huntsmen)
Scump is arguably the most iconic Call of Duty player of all time and rightfully so. He is among the leaders in career major wins and has helped lead the Chicago Huntsman to the top spot in the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League. Even after being at the top for so long, Scump hasn’t slowed down at all.
He reunited with his former OpTic Gaming teammate Matthew “FormaL” Piper for the 2020 season and with a roster full of top tier talent. Still, Scump has stood out quite often this year and has come up clutch in Search and Destroy moments and dominates Hardpoint maps. The Huntsmen have the opportunity to hold onto their standings lead if Scump performs well this weekend.
McArthur “Cellium” Jovel (Atlanta FaZe)
The Atlanta FaZe roster can sometimes be overshadowed by their powerhouse superstar Chris “Simp” Lehr. He is arguably the best player in the world right now, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the Atlanta roster is lacking. In fact, they have one of the most talented rosters in the league including a second superstar in Cellium.
Cellium helped lead the FaZe to two Home Series victories and was even awarded the Atlanta Home Series MVP earlier in the season. He picks up the slack when Simp is off his game and Cellium’s electric gameplay makes him a dangerous opponent for any team. The FaZe have a good chance to win it all if Cellium is on top of his game this weekend
Ian “C6” Porter (Dallas Empire)
Crimsix turned C6 this season as a signal of a new beginning for the tenured veteran. He sits alongside Scump and FormaL as the biggest name in CoD history and leads all players with most major event wins of all time. There is a lot of bad blood between the three former OpTic Gaming teammates and this one looks no different.
C6 isn’t necessarily the best player on his team anymore but he brings the energy and veteran presence needed to a young Dallas Empire squad and he should step up even with the added pressure of playing bitter rivals. His big-game experience will be key to enable Dallas’ young guns to play out of their minds.
Maurice “Fero” Henriquez (Florida Mutineers)
Fero started making his mark with the Florida Mutineers after he replaced Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson ahead of the Los Angeles Home Series in early March. Though Prestinni took himself out of the starting rotation, Fero played well enough to keep hold of the starting position once Prestinni was ready to play again.
Since then, Fero helped lead the Mutineers to a Dallas Home Series win and Prestinni finds himself starting for the Chicago Huntsmen. This is Fero’s chance to show the Florida organization they made the right move by sticking with him. It’s gonna be tough for the Mutineers, but if Fero plays out of his mind, they have a chance.
It’s a race to the top for the Minnesota Home Series. Each team is looking to move up the leaderboard and show the rest of the league where they stand. With so much top-tier talent on display this week, it will be these players that can make a big difference for their teams.
Written by NGame Esports Writer, Brandon Howard.