Call of Duty League Will Never Be the Same After Dallas Event


by in Call of Duty | Apr, 13th 2020

Activision has truly created one of the most entertaining and interesting esports leagues ever with the Call of Duty League. Returning this past weekend with the Dallas Empire-hosted Home Series Weekend, we have some exciting and extremely surprising Call of Duty League Dallas results to share with you.

Call of Duty League Returned With Dallas Home Series

The Dallas Empire Home Series Weekend event was the first of the rest of the regular season for the league that was recently reannounced. The Call of Duty League was in the midst of its inaugural season when the COVID-19 global pandemic began its sweep across the world.

That sudden shift in the state of the world resulted in many esports leagues and competitions completely canceling or rescheduling for another time. The latter was the case for the Call of Duty League that would continue its first season at a later time and under a different format.

After a month of waiting since the last event, Activision quickly revealed that the league would continue with its Home Series Weekend events but this time in a new online-only format where players and organizers could work remotely from home to protect everyone and prevent spread.

And the first event to kick off this new way of doing things in the league was the recent Call of Duty League Dallas Home Series Weekend. That event was hosted by the Dallas Empire, despite not taking place in Texas like it was originally going to before.

Despite all of this, the Dallas event did not disappoint in the slightest, becoming the most surprising event of the entire league to date. The underdogs reigned supreme in the Call of Duty League Dallas results and we don’t think anyone expected what happened there to happen.

Teams Competing at Home Series Dallas

It all starts with the teams that competed at the Dallas Home Series Weekend event this past weekend. Though the format of the event was changed to online, the same general set up and organization was in place for this particular event.

As such, there were only eight teams that participated in the event, as opposed to having all 12 of the franchised city-based teams from across North America and Europe competing at once. You can find the full list of the eight teams that competed this past weekend below:

  • Seattle Surge
  • Paris Legion
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Minnesota Rokkr
  • Dallas Empire
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas

As you can see, some of the very best teams in the league competed this past weekend. It is too bad that Atlanta FaZe and maybe OpTic Gaming LA couldn’t join in on the fun as that would have been insane. Regardless, this past event did not disappoint in the slightest.

To give you an idea of just how crazy the Dallas event was, we are going to give you the full Call of Duty League Dallas results so that you can see where everything changed and went off the rails in some crazy ways. Without further ado, let’s jump into the Call of Duty League Dallas results.

Day 1 Results: Somewhat Unexpected

The Call of Duty League Dallas results kick off with the first day of competition. It all began on Friday, April 10 and ran for three days. The first two days were dedicated to the group stage of the event while the final day was all about the finals of the tournament.

As such, the eight teams were divided per usual into two groups: A and B. The two groups would battle it out for two days until the top two teams from each group emerged as the teams to move onto the final day of competition.

Group A was composed of Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, Toronto Ultra, and Florida Mutineers. On the other hand, Group B consisted of Seattle Surge, Paris Legion, Chicago Huntsmen, and Minnesota Rokkr. As you can see, the second group was much more stacked in terms of talent.

That said, the results from day one were mostly what we predicted to happen previously but with some slight changes that we didn’t see coming, which is certainly welcome and much more entertaining. The first match of the event on Friday was a Group B match.

It was the Seattle Surge versus Paris Legion and it mostly went the way that we expected it. Paris Legion is a decent mid-range team that has done somewhat good in the league thus far. As such, we expected them to win and they did but only barely with a three to two round win over Surge.

This was followed by a match that we didn’t expect in the slightest as Florida Mutineers and Toronto Ultra fought against one another. We thought it could be close but we didn’t expect the Toronto Ultra to make a comeback win to beat the Mutineers three rounds to two. This was not what we predicted to happen here at all.

But for the rest of the day, though, it was mostly what many assumed would happen. The next match was Chicago Huntsmen versus the Minnesota Rokkr and the Rokkr proved once again that it couldn’t take down one of the top teams in the league, despite being the only team to defeat Atlanta so far.

This was followed by the host team of Dallas Empire taking on its first match of the weekend against Los Angeles Guerrillas, a team that changed up a good bit just before the previous event in the league but hadn’t been able to do enough to make a huge difference, unlike its fellow Los Angeles team OpTic Gaming.

This was further proved again when Dallas Empire had a relatively easy match win of three rounds to one against Los Angeles Guerrillas. Thus concluded the first day of matches for the group stage with mostly expected results minus the fact that Florida was much farther behind and things didn’t look good for them.

Day 2 Results: Mostly Expected

After the mostly expected Call of Duty League Dallas results from day one, it honestly continued down the same path on day two with a minor exception. The second round of matches for the group stage took off with the previously winning Paris Legion taking on Chicago Huntsmen.

It didn’t take much for the powerful Huntsmen to win against Paris three rounds to one, securing their place as the first and only team thus far confirmed to be in the finals for the Home Series Weekend event. This was soon followed by the second team in the next match with Toronto versus Dallas.

Though Toronto Ultra did an amazing job in upsetting Florida Mutineers, they were just barely not able to hold against Dallas Empire. It was a close match, three rounds to two, but Dallas Empire was able to get the victory and be the winner of its group.

From there, though, things got a little bit more complicated as the remaining teams had to battle it out to see who would be the other two teams to move onto the finals. It started with Minnesota Rokkr versus Seattle Surge where Rokkr was barely able to get out a victory three rounds to two.

Meanwhile, Florida Mutineers had a lot to prove after losing its first match of the event but was able to easily take out Los Angeles Guerrillas three rounds to one. Then it was time for Minnesota and Paris to determine who would move on from the group with both teams having one win and one loss.

In the end, it didn’t take much for Minnesota to win either as it took down Paris three rounds to one. With that decided, there was only one more match to do and it was a rematch between Florida Mutineers and Toronto Ultra with the two teams now tied up.

Though Toronto made some impressive moves in their first match, they were unable to rekindle that flame again for the rematch. As such, Florida was able to get an almost clean victory three rounds to one against Toronto Ultra at the end of day two.

Day 3 Results: Everything Went Crazy

With the end of day two, it was time for the final three matches on day three to determine the winner of the event and the new standings for the league. The four teams that moved on from the group stage were winning teams Chicago Huntsmen and Dallas Empire, and second place teams Florida Mutineers and Minnesota Rokkr.

The first match of the finals was Chicago Huntsmen versus Florida Mutineers in a rematch for the ages. The Mutineers were the first and only team to that point who had taken down the powerful Huntsmen, though, we still haven’t seen Atlanta take them on.

As such, it was exciting to see if that win was just a fluke on Florida’s part or not and we got our answer officially. In a near-landslide win, Florida Mutineers was able to win again against Chicago Huntsmen three rounds to only one and move to the final match of the tournament.

The second match was Dallas Empire versus Minnesota Rokkr, a matchup that we would have expected the hosting team of Dallas to win. But that wasn’t the case as Minnesota came in swinging, much like Florida did, and won the match three rounds to one in a very surprising match.

This led to an underdog-focused match up in the grand finals of Minnesota Rokkr versus Florida Mutineers. This was an unexpected match up that ended up with Florida Mutineers winning it three rounds to one.

Florida Mutineers Win in an Underdog-Dominated Event

With the relatively easy grand finals win, Florida Mutineers won the entire Call of Duty League Dallas Home Series Weekend event and became one of the few to claim that title as an event winner. They won in an event that somehow became dominated by the underdogs of the tournament.

We expected both Florida Mutineers and Minnesota Rokkr to be on day three of the event, but we barely gave a thought to either of them being in the final match of the event, let alone both of them. They turned around and upset two of the best teams in the league right now.

And then they turned around and fought one another in a match of the underdogs where the Florida Mutineers secured themselves as one of the best teams in the league now. It will be interesting to see what happens from here as the time between this event and the previous one has yielded some crazy results.

New League Standings Are Wild

As you might expect after that crazy event this past weekend, the Call of Duty League standings are completely different from what they were before. You can find the current standings of all 12 teams right now with the fresh results from the Dallas event below. It is listed in order from first place to last place.

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

There is an insane battle right now in the top five team spots in the league currently. They are all close to one another with Chicago barely hanging on now with only a 10-point lead over the others. But the major unknown is Atlanta, a team 10 to 20 points behind the others but still having another event to play in.

As such, we fully expect Atlanta to come back to its top spot and truly cement itself as the best team soon enough. However, only time will tell as the next event is set to happen soon.

What’s Next for the Call of Duty League

The next event to happen in the Call of Duty League in its new online format will be around two weeks from now. It will be hosted by the league’s leader Chicago Huntsmen. They will go into the event as the number one team around and the host, so many will be vying to take them down.

It will take place April 24-26 and be completely done remotely and online for fans to watch on the official Call of Duty League YouTube channel. As always, only eight teams will compete but the eight will be some of the best ones around. You can find the full list of them below:

  • London Royal Ravens
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Seattle Surge
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Dallas Empire
  • OpTic Gaming LA
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • New York Subliners

With the exception of Minnesota Rokkr and Florida Mutineers, this event has the top teams in the entire league right now plus some rapidly growing ones like OpTic Gaming LA. This is likely going to be another unexpected event as the four teams that sat out the Dallas one will have a chance to show what they’ve done over the past month of no competitions. Stay tuned for our full breakdown of it closer to the event.

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