Call of Duty League Florida Home Series Preview


by in Call of Duty | May, 8th 2020

Activision is hosting the latest Call of Duty League event this weekend and it will be potentially the wildest one yet as it is rather strange. The new hosts for the event will be the Florida Mutineers. This will be the Call of Duty League Florida Home Series tournament event.

Florida Home Series Happens This Weekend


This weekend will be the Call of Duty League Florida Home Series tournament for eight of the 12 teams in the first season of the esports league. This event is going to be an exciting one as it shines the spotlight on a good number of teams that haven’t had the chance yet.

We will see matchups that could potentially go either way and, as such, fans will likely have an eventful and exciting tournament on their hands. The Home Series Weekend Florida Mutineers event will happen this weekend and fans will be able to watch all of the action live.

Three days of action will happen this weekend and players will be able to check out all of the action live. The matchups are fairly interesting this weekend and the teams will compete in some intense matches to see who will come out on top and earn the most points in the leaderboard.

Call of Duty League Has the Strangest Tournament Yet


The Call of Duty League Florida Home Series weekend event will be the strangest tournament in the league to date. This is because the teams that are competing in the event will be a mix of some of the most interesting teams that we have seen in an event thus far.

They are some of the bottom and middle-tier teams in the league at this point and many of them are in the exact same places when it comes to the points and wins that they each have. It is a bizarre lineup that we expect to result in some rather intriguing wins and losses this weekend.

In previous tournaments, the events have always had a fairly even mix of the best teams in the league and the worst, with some of the middle ones thrown in there as well. Don’t get us wrong, three of the best teams are here, but the rest are wildcards. This has us excited as we have really no idea how it will all play out in the end.

Florida Home Series Weekend Start Date and How to Watch


The Call of Duty League Florida Home Series weekend will kick off this weekend and run for three days in total. It starts the same day like the last couple of events today, Friday, May 8, and will run through Sunday, May 10.

The first match will happen at approximately 1 pm PT on Friday with the events continuing on Saturday at around 10 am PT and finally finishing it off with the last match on Sunday at around 4 pm PT. There are three days of competition that players will have to enjoy.

But since the changes that were made to the inaugural season of the league a while back, this Home Series Weekend event will happen entirely online and remote like the rest of the season will. As such, the only way that you will be able to watch it now is online.

All of the Call of Duty League matches in the upcoming tournament will happen on the official league YouTube channel. Activision and the league signed a deal with YouTube to have the entire league exclusively shown on the video streaming service for this first season. If you do miss out on the matches as they happen, you should be able to watch them afterward on the channel as well on demand.

Florida Home Series Teams and Groups


Like we mentioned before, there are only eight of the 12 teams in the league who will be competing in this upcoming tournament like all other events, minus the launch weekend, before it. You can find the eight teams that will be in the Florida Mutineers Home Series Weekend event below:

  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Paris Legion
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • New York Subliners
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • Florida Mutineers: Hosts of the event

Of those eight teams, they will be split into two groups of four teams each as usual for the Home Series Weekend events. Group A will consist of Toronto Ultra, New York Subliners, Florida Mutineers, and Minnesota Rokkr. This is the more competitive group, for sure, though not by much.

Meanwhile, on the other side of things, the second group, Group B, will have Paris Legion, Atlanta FaZe, OpTic Gaming LA, and London Royal Ravens on their side. These two groups are rather bizarre overall, leading us to the standings that show just how weird this event will be.

Call of Duty League Standings


The Call of Duty League current standings are here after five events in total (not including the launch weekend that everyone participated in) with the Call of Duty League Florida Home Series tournament being the sixth. You can find the current leaderboard for all of the teams from first to last place below:

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

Many of the teams at the bottom and in the middle are roughly in the same areas with the same number of points or just about the same. Even in the top five teams, there is a good bit of intense competition as many of them are rather close to one another.

With teams like FaZe, Rokkr, and Mutineers an event behind the top two teams in the league, it is likely that the standings will greatly change with this upcoming event. And there really is no telling how the middle and bottom teams will react to this tournament. As such, we expect this to be the event where the leaderboard finally diversifies a bit more.

Current Match Schedule


The current match schedule is pretty limited at this time. There are only four matches that we know about right now as the rest of the tournament will, unfortunately, be decided later or has already been determined but we don’t know about them officially just yet.

The first match of the event will kick off later today at 1 pm PT. It will feature Atlanta FaZe taking on Paris Legion. This will be the match to start the event and it will be followed by London Royal Ravens versus OpTic Gaming LA at 2:30 pm.

The third match of the event will be at 4 pm PT and feature New York Subliners versus Toronto Ultra. Last but not least, the marquee match of the night will be at 5:30 pm and feature Minnesota Rokkr versus Florida Mutineers. This will conclude the first day of competition.

The second day of competition and the grand finals are both unknown at this time even though, technically, the second round of matches could be revealed already but they are hidden for now. As such, our chances of predicting what will happen are a bit limited at this time.

Match Expectations and Winner Prediction


That said, we have gone through past events and results, and come up with our match predictions of what will happen this weekend. In turn, we have even come up with a winner who we think will be the overall winner of the entire tournament this weekend.

The first match that kicks things off is Atlanta FaZe versus Paris Legion. Legion is an interesting team that is somewhat forgettable at times but has technically carved itself an interesting niche as the only team bridging the gap between the greats and the not-so-greats.

As such, we could see Paris Legion turn out this event with strong skill to take down Atlanta but we, ultimately, think this will not happen. FaZe is still arguably the best or second-best in the league, so we don’t think that that will happen at this event. This first match will likely end with FaZe winning.

The second match, though, is even more interesting. It is London Royal Ravens versus OpTic Gaming LA. Technically, London Royal Ravens is doing better than its competition but that means little here. It really comes down to how the changes OpTic has made since the last event stick.

If they do, this could be a challenging match for both teams. But if it doesn’t, London Royal Ravens will likely come out on top. As much as we like OpTic for some reason, we don’t think this will be enough for them to overcome, so we think that London will win this match.

The third match of the event is New York Subliners versus Toronto Ultra. Both teams are near the bottom of the list, but New York recently shocked everyone by taking down Chicago Huntsmen, the currently ranked second team in the entire league.

As such, we are placing our bets on the Subliners to win this match. With that said, we come down to the final match of the first day, which happens to be the marquee one and the most exciting of them all. This match is Minnesota Rokkr versus Florida Mutineers.

Both teams are tied right now in terms of points and both are legend-killers. Florida is known as the team who first took down Chicago Huntsmen, while Minnesota Rokkr is the first team to ever take down Atlanta FaZe. This is, honestly, one of the best matchups we’ve seen in a long time.

Based on the facts that Florida is the home team and the results of the Dallas tournament where Florida was able to take down Minnesota, we think that this match will end up with the Mutineers on top. That will conclude day one of the tournament.

Day two will largely change based on who battles who in the second round of matches. Presumably, Atlanta will take on either London or OpTic in which case we think Atlanta will win that match and be the first team to move to the finals round of the event.

As for who the second team will be from the group to move to the final day will largely depend on who fights who. Honestly, our bet is on the London Royal Ravens, though, as we do think they will be able to beat both OpTic and Paris Legion at the end of the day.

On the other hand, Group B is more set in stone at this point. Unless New York Subliners are able to channel whatever crazy energy it used to defeat the Huntsmen, we don’t think it will be able to beat either Minnesota or Florida. Florida will be the first team to move on from this group while Minnesota will follow up after.

This will lead to the four teams in the finals being Atlanta FaZe, London Royal Ravens, Florida Mutineers, and Minnesota Rokkr. Based on our predictions, the matchups will be Florida Mutineers versus London and Atlanta versus Minnesota.

Florida will easily win its match and successfully make it to the finals of its home event, while the other matchup is interesting. Minnesota was the first team to ever take down Atlanta, but it wasn’t easy for them. As such, it really comes down to how the team is doing at that point in the match.

It has made it to the grand finals match several times but seems to run out of stamina or something by the end of the tournament and loses each time. If Minnesota has to go through several rounds on the second day to make it to the finals due to an initial loss against Florida, they could be running out of strength by this point.

As such, we think it is possible that lightning will not strike twice for the team and Atlanta FaZe will come out on top. This will lead to the grand finals of Atlanta versus Florida where we do think that the home team will be unable to win, leaving Atlanta FaZe as the winner of the tournament and the number one team in the league.

So, our prediction is Atlanta FaZe for the winner. However, this could change if Minnesota does beat Atlanta. In that case, we do think that Florida will be the winner of its home event instead. Even still, we stick to FaZe as our official prediction for this event.

What’s Next for the Call of Duty League?


The question remains after that: what is next for the Call of Duty League after this event? Well, like always, we have another tournament coming up that will happen two weeks from now. It will take place Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24.

This interesting tournament will be hosted by Seattle Surge, the first tournament to be hosted by a team that is at the bottom of the leaderboard. The interesting event will have an interesting lineup of teams that is quite similar, in fact, to the current Florida Home Series Weekend.

The eight teams who will participate are as follows:

  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Paris Legion
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming Los Angeles
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • New York Subliners
  • Seattle Surge

Group A will consist of the London Royal Ravens, Los Angeles Guerrillas, hosts Seattle Surge, and New York Subliners. Meanwhile, Group B will have Paris Legion, Chicago Huntsmen, Minnesota Rokkr, and OpTic Gaming Los Angeles.

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