Call of Duty League Stage 2 Week 3 LA Guerrillas Home Series Preview and Predictions
The Call of Duty League is gearing up for the next portion of the current stage, and it is going to be an important one. The LA Guerrillas Home Series is almost here. It will be a time for teams to cement their place in their groups or try to make a comeback in time for the next event.
Call of Duty League Week 3 Is the LA Guerrillas Home Series
This week will mark the Call of Duty League Stage 2’s third week of normal matches. But what is interesting about this is that Activision is calling this week the LA Guerrillas Home Series Week, which is interesting since the Home Series of last year’s 2020 season is all but gone.
Sure, the occasional normal week of matches will be hosted by one of the 12 teams, but it doesn’t nearly impact the events that we had last year did. It is just the LA Guerrillas Home Series, mainly in name alone.
There might be some ad deals or something of the like, but it isn’t like there is such a heavy focus on the Guerrillas that it means much other than that. In this time of online competitions and the like, there is no way for the Guerrillas to host the other person.
Furthermore, the LA Guerrillas Home Series doesn’t even have the team participate in either of the marquee matches for the weekend. The one good thing is that the LA team fans will get to see them participate in two matches this week to finish off the current stage of competition.
If you are interested in checking out all of the action this week, there will be four days of matches. All four days will be streamed live on the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel, where you will be able to watch them all go on as they happen.
If you happen to be working or unable to watch the matches while they are going on live, fortunately, you will be able to check out all of the action from Week 3 of Stage 2, also known as the LA Guerrillas Home Series on-demand on the same YouTube channel.
Current Standings in Stage 2
As we head into the LA Guerrillas Home Series this week in Stage 2, it is important to note where all of the 12 teams currently are in the standings. We are hot in the middle of this stage and nearing the culmination of it, so the standings will be more important than ever here.
You can find the full list of the current standings for the Call of Duty League 2021 season as of the end of the second week of Stage 2 below from the current first place to last place:
- Atlanta FaZe: 155 points
- Dallas Empire: 120 points
- New York Subliners: 110
- OpTic Chicago: 90
- Los Angeles Thieves: 80
- Minnesota Rokkr: 60
- Florida Mutineers: 60
- Los Angeles Guerrillas: 50
- Toronto Ultra: 40
- Paris Legion: 40
- Seattle Surge: 30
- London Royal Ravens: 20
As you can see, the points are how the teams are ranked. Points are earned by doing well in the matches each week. Winning a match will earn a team 10 points, so every team has a chance to move up and down the ranks based on how the matches go in this third week of competitions.
The places to watch this week include the second and third place spots that are close and sixth through 12th places, where the teams are just a couple of matches away from overtaking the others in that region. Some teams are still so close to one another that it will be interesting to see how the standings turn out after this week.
Day 1 Preview and Predictions
To help you figure out what will happen this week in the Call of Duty League Stage 2 Week 3 set of matches, we have the full schedule for the four days. The first day of the event will kick off the 10 total matches with only two of them.
The first day begins on Thursday, April 1, and there we will see the first two battles. Every team will either participate in one or two matches this week, and these are the final ones for them before the next major part of the 2021 season.
The first match will be the Florida Mutineers vs. the Dallas Empire. This is a matchup of the current second-place team and world champions, Dallas Empire, up against Florida Mutineers, the current seventh-place team coming off a very hot upset last weekend.
Florida has had a weird season thus far, doing pretty badly during the first stage of the year and then recovering recently with two upsetting and overwhelming wins against both the Minnesota Rokkr and OpTic Chicago three to nothing for both of them.
Meanwhile, I will still argue that Dallas Empire isn’t the team it was last year when it won the championship. It is close, but it has fallen short, which isn’t a good sign in a year where other teams are potentially better. Though the team has only lost one match thus far this stage, it was an upset one against Minnesota in a group that should have been, arguably, the easier of the two.
It is a tough situation since the two teams are tied right now, so this match’s outcome will largely determine the fate of this group. If I’m real, I do think that Dallas Empire will likely win this match, but there is a chance that the vastly improving Florida Mutineers could come out on top. No matter what, I do think this will be a bit closer than you might expect.
The second match is an interesting one, too, with Seattle Surge going up against OpTic Chicago. Seattle is the other current leader of the group right now with two wins and one loss, while Chicago is near the bottom of the group in a very surprising fashion.
This is a match that I do think Chicago will win, but there is a chance that we start to see Seattle improve some more here and get the win. Regardless of what happens here, this will probably be a case where this second group gets even crazier intense than it already is.
Day 2 Preview
From there, we come to the second day of the week. As the first day of the third week, there will only be two matches on this day. Like the first day, they are going to be some very important ones for the fate of one of the groups in the league.
First up is London Royal Ravens and Toronto Ultra. We are potentially looking at a different London team now in the 2021 season. They went from a top four-worthy team in the playoffs last year to the worst team in the entire league after making some controversial changes.
But with PaulEhx’s addition to the roster, London has done well this stage with its first wins of the season and against two juggernauts no less: LA Guerrillas and LA Thieves of the top teams of the Atlanta FaZe group.
Meanwhile, Toronto was able to get a win against the LA Guerrillas as well. However, they did fall short against the Thieves, someone who London could beat pretty easily. I don’t want to hype up the new and improved London too much, but I think they will win this one.
The second match to happen is the Los Angeles Guerrillas vs. the Atlanta FaZe. The Guerrillas need a win this stage, going from one of the most exciting teams to one of the most disappointing quickly. But I don’t see that win coming from this match, which I will hand to the unstoppable FaZe.
Day 3 Preview
This is where the competition starts to pick up as we get an extra match on this day to make for three matches in total on Saturday. The first one to happen will be the Paris Legion vs. the Florida Mutineers. I see this match being an important one for both teams.
While I might have given this to Paris at the last stage, I think that Florida is finally improving and getting to the place it should have been at all along. As such, I am going to hand this win over to Florida. The second match of the day is going to be an important one as well.
This one will feature Seattle Surge vs. Minnesota Rokkr. Both are tied right now in win and losses and are on an upswing once more in skill. It will be a tough fight for both teams here, so I imagine this one will be pretty close.
It will also play a huge factor in what happens with this particular group. But in the end, I think Minnesota is in a much better place with the addition of Standy. Sweeping OpTic Chicago of all teams and then winning a second time against Dallas has cemented this roster as a stronger one overall, so I think that Minnesota will win here.
And the last match of the day, the marquee one, will be Toronto Ultra vs. New York Subliners. The Subliners were a team that struggled to work together but have been consistently improving, just like last year, and are now in an amazing place.
The Toronto Ultra is a good team that is doing well at this stage, but I don’t see them winning this one against New York. The Subliners will want to close out this stage near the top of the group, so they can’t afford to lose this particular match.
Day 4 Preview
From there, we come to the fourth and final day of the week and the third stage before we come to the next major tournament. The first match to kick things off will be London Royal Ravens vs. Atlanta FaZe. London will likely be doing quite well at this point.
However, I don’t see London being the team to topple the unbeatable Atlanta FaZe finally. It might be a rather close match, but one that FaZe will undoubtedly win, continuing its undefeated streak and remaining at the top of the first group.
Next up will be the Los Angeles Guerrillas and the LA Thieves. The battle of Los Angeles will happen once more, but what will be the outcome of this fight? Both teams are doing bad this stage, especially compared to the first one, so both will probably give it their all in this rematch.
Unlike last time, I don’t think the Guerrillas will win this one, sadly, as I think the Thieves will come through. But that means that the Guerrillas will end this normal part of the stage without a single win.
With that, we come to the final match of the normal section of the stage, with OpTic Chicago going up against Dallas Empire. Normally, this would be a fight that we would be excited for, but Chicago is just struggling quite a bit right now.
Unless we see some major changes from OpTic in this match, I don’t doubt that Dallas will come through even with its fair share of issues going on.
Following up on this third week of matches will be the second Major next week, where the results of this group stage will determine where the 12 teams are placed going into the event. We’ll have more to say about it next week but, for now, I get the feeling it won’t be as cookie-cutter predictable as the first one was.