Call of Duty League Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend Preview
Activision and 12 teams from around the world are getting ready for the final event of the normal season before the playoffs and championship begin. The Call of Duty League will be having the Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend event this weekend, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher.
Final Event of the Season Is the Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend
When it comes to the Call of Duty League Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend, this is the most important event of the season bar none. It is not only the final event of the season for the remaining eight teams in the league that hasn’t completed their season but also so much more.
After all, some of the very best teams in the league will be there in attendance, competing for the remaining points that they can get. At the same time, other teams that aren’t among the top teams are competing to see if they can raise their rank just in time for the playoffs season.
The stakes simply couldn’t be higher this weekend for the Toronto Home Series. It is shaping up to be the most exciting event of the year thus far. Teams will have to give their very best to ensure that they don’t end up in a very bad spot when the playoffs come soon.
When and Where to Watch the Toronto Home Series
Just like the London Home Series last weekend, you will be able to watch the Call of Duty League Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend this weekend on the official league YouTube channel. That is the standard and easiest place to find all of the matches, but there are a couple of other places.
You can also watch on the official league website and the Call of Duty companion app, both of which are necessary if you want something rewarding out of watching the matches. You can log in and link your Call of Duty account so that you can earn some awesome, exclusive prizes for free for use in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
The matches will all begin later today, Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26. Three days of matches will happen like the other Home Series Weekends, including the group stages and the finals stage, where a winner will be crowned for the weekend.
Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend Teams and Groups
This final event of the normal season is no different from the past few tournaments that we have had. Eight of the 12 teams will be in attendance, with the other four remaining having already finished up their seasons last weekend during the London event.
Here are the eight teams that will be battling for the final bit of points that they can get:
- Minnesota Rokkr
- Atlanta FaZe
- Dallas Empire
- Florida Mutineers
- Seattle Surge
- Chicago Huntsmen
- OpTic Gaming LA
- Toronto Ultra: Hosts this weekend
These eight teams are in two groups as always, with Group A being the lesser of the two groups with Chicago Huntsmen, Seattle Surge, hosts Toronto Ultra, and OpTic Gaming LA. As you can see, this is a pretty unfair group that is stacked much in favor of Chicago compared to the second group.
Group B, on the other hand, is insane with Atlanta FaZe, Minnesota Rokkr, Florida Mutineers, and Dallas Empire. The two teams to make it out of this group will have the hardest challenges to date. It’s almost like a glimpse of what’s to come in the playoffs season.
Current Call of Duty League Standings
Before we jump too heavily into the Call of Duty League Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend schedule and our predictions for what will happen, it is important to see the standings heading into this event. This will help make it more clear how important this event is for the teams.
You can find the current standings below from first place to last place, along with the current number of points that each team has:
- Atlanta FaZe: 250 points
- Dallas Empire: 240 points
- Florida Mutineers: 220
- Chicago Huntsmen: 220
- New York Subliners: 140
- London Royal Ravens: 120
- Minnesota Rokkr: 120
- Paris Legion: 100
- OpTic Gaming LA: 80
- Toronto Ultra: 70
- Seattle Surge: 50
- Los Angeles Guerrillas: 50
Overall, some massive changes to the leaderboard came about in the last few events in the league. Teams like Minnesota got knocked out of the top five and the top half of the league in general while other teams like Dallas and Florida have started climbing towards the top spot.
And then there are teams like OpTic Gaming LA who were in the top eight but no longer are and will have to show up strong to get back there given Paris Legion’s impressive performance in their final event last weekend. This Toronto event is looking to be an exciting one.
Day 1 Schedule
Before we get into our predictions, here is the schedule that we know about for the Call of Duty League Toronto Ultra Home Series Weekend. Right now, we only know about the first-day proceedings, which will be the first part of the group stage.
The first day will begin with four matches. The first of which will be Minnesota Rokkr versus Atlanta FaZe, kicking off the matches for Group B. This match will start the afternoon and followed by the second match, also of Group B, between Dallas Empire and Florida Mutineers.
The third match of the day will be the first one for Group A and be the Seattle Surge versus the Chicago Huntsmen. And that will lead to the marquee match of the evening, which will be the hosts of the event Toronto Ultra versus OpTic Gaming LA. The results of these matches will determine what the matches are on day two.
Day 1 Predictions
Now that we have that out of the way, we can get to the most exciting part: predicting what will happen this weekend. Beginning with day one, the first matchup is Minnesota Rokkr versus Atlanta FaZe. In many ways, this match is likely already said and done, but it is almost funny in a way.
The two teams that are starting the event are the two top (well, once top in the case of Rokkr) teams that have been struggling the most in the league for the last several weeks. In the case of Rokkr, this has gone on for months, while Atlanta has dropped off the last few events.
Both teams know the stakes of this event. So, I’m honestly hoping that they show up and give everything they have here to make sure they don’t lose out, and I truly believe they will. Even at half strength, I think Atlanta will still win this match rather easily.
The second match will perhaps be the most anticipated one of day one: Dallas Empire versus Florida Mutineers. If you watched the London event last weekend, you would know that this is a sudden rematch of these two teams from the finals.
Before, we would have given it to Florida based on past performance, but Dallas Empire showed up last weekend and destroyed its rivals to win the event. This is one of the most up-in-the-air matches that we have ever seen as it is 50/50 split on who could win. But if we have to pick, just on a whim, we will say Florida will be the winners this time.
The third match of the day is much easier to predict. Seattle Surge will take on Chicago Huntsmen where the latter will likely have a pretty easy time of winning. This will lead to the marquee match of the night that will be the hosts Toronto Ultra versus OpTic Gaming LA.
This one is interesting as these two teams are next to each other in the leaderboards, so it could go either way. However, OpTic did show up some last weekend and nearly did some impressive feats. I think the team understands what it needs to do to get back into the top eight.
As such, I do think that OpTic will show up in this match and win it, but it will likely be a very close one. There is a chance that Toronto might win given they know the stakes as well, though.
Day 2 Predictions
This all leads into day two where the teams will compete in the second part of the group stage. First up would be the winners from day one, so it will likely be Atlanta FaZe versus Florida Mutineers or Dallas Empire. We went with Florida for no particular reason. I think that Atlanta could win this, but it requires the team to show up once again truly.
If not, this is one match that could easily go the way of Florida. But I truly believe that Atlanta understands what’s happening and will finally lose the first place spot for good if they don’t show up this weekend. I predict Atlanta will show up and win this match, claiming victory over the most challenging group.
On the other side, Chicago Huntsmen will take on OpTic Gaming LA. While I would like to see an upset from OpTic, this match will likely go the way of Chicago to move onto the finals. Then, there will be Minnesota versus Dallas, where Dallas will likely win this match.
After that, it will be Seattle Surge versus Toronto Ultra where I think it could go either way, but I will say that hosts Toronto will be able to get the victory here. This will lead to some tiebreaker matches where Dallas Empire and Florida Mutineers will face off again, and I am going to predict that Dallas wins this second match wildly.
And last but not least, the final match will also be a rematch between Toronto Ultra and OpTic Gaming LA. Again, it could go either way, but I do think that OpTic will show up and win this match, getting the 100 points necessary to potentially beat Paris Legion and get into the top eight again.
Day 3 Winner Predictions
The four teams that I predict will be there on the final day of the event will be Atlanta FaZe, Dallas Empire, Chicago Huntsmen, and OpTic Gaming LA. The first match will likely be Atlanta FaZe versus OpTic Gaming, where Atlanta will win but with some competition so long as they return to their former selves.
And the other match will be Dallas Empire and Chicago Huntsmen. The Huntsmen will not have the momentum that Dallas will have going into this match because of how little competition there was, so I think Dallas could win this. If so, I would predict that Dallas will win this match and move into the finals.
This would lead to a finals match of Dallas Empire and Atlanta FaZe for the first season’s last Home Series Weekend. If this match happens, I would predict that Atlanta would come out on top and officially be the first place team in the league heading into the playoffs season.
What’s Next for the Call of Duty League?
With the end of the Toronto Home Series comes the next part of the Call of Duty League, which is the first playoff season ever. It will be like the playoffs for other sports leagues where the teams will compete to see who will make it to the championship.
Fortunately, all 12 teams will play in the playoffs season, but the initial placements are based on their places at the end of the normal season. For instance, the bottom four teams will start in the knockout bracket where a single loss ever in the playoffs will mean they are out for good.
This is why it is important for teams like Toronto and OpTic to climb out of the bottom four, and why teams like Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Florida are competing so much for the top two spots in the league. The top four teams will get a bye round if they are three or four while the top two will get two bye rounds.
Stay tuned for the Call of Duty League playoffs season to begin in a few weeks on Aug. 19. The event will run until Aug. 23 when the top four teams will be determined. They will get to compete in the first-ever Call of Duty League Championship Aug. 29-30, where a winner of this season will be determined. Stay in the coming weeks for our coverage of the event, our predictions, power rankings, and more.