Call of Duty League Minnesota Home Series Results: Florida Wins Again


by in Call of Duty | Jun, 15th 2020

There are just some events that are once-in-a-lifetime (or, well, season) that shake up the very foundations of what you know about a league. Such was the case with the recent Call of Duty League Minnesota Rokkr Home Series Weekend where the Minnesota Home Series results were wilder than ever.

Minnesota Home Series Weekend Was the Best Tournament Yet


In all honesty, the Call of Duty League Minnesota Home Series Weekend was the very best event in the entire league’s first season to date. Not only was it the most competitive of all of the events with teams just going back and forth, not giving up, but it was the most entertaining, too.

All of the teams in attendance gave it their all (well, except maybe one surprising team) and the Minnesota Home Series results were just as unexpected as you might expect in this case. Teams came out on top that you wouldn’t have guessed while others fell down a couple pegs

All in all, the Minnesota Home Series results reveal that this Call of Duty League event was the best one yet and it doesn’t look like many will be able to match it in the coming weeks as we wind down with the final set of events that will happen for the remainder of the season.

There are only four Home Series Weekend tournaments left that will cap off the season and leave us with only the championships after that. If we’re being honest, there is only one event left that could compare to this past weekend and that is the final Home Series weekend, but we will see.

Minnesota Home Series Teams and Groups


Until then, we have the best event of the season to go over. This was a stacked event with some of the best teams from across the entire Call of Duty League showing up and giving it their all. Despite this, there were some surprising results that, perhaps, no one expected to happen.

You can find the eight teams that competed this past weekend listed below:

  • Toronto Ultra
  • Los Angeles Guerrillas
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Seattle Surge
  • Florida Mutineers
  • Chicago Huntsmen
  • Dallas Empire
  • Minnesota Rokkr: Hosts of this event

From within the eight teams, we have the five top teams from the league leaderboards, at least at the start of the tournament. This was the first event since the launch weekend where all five of the top teams competed against one another and it did not disappoint in terms of fun.

The eight teams were divided into two groups, with Group A having Seattle Surge, Atlanta FaZe, Minnesota Rokkr, and Dallas Empire. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bracket, Group B had Los Angeles Guerrillas, Toronto Ultra, Chicago Huntsmen, and Florida Mutineers.

Not only were the teams stacked in this competition, but the groups were, too, but we don’t think anyone predicted how some of this would turn out. Even if someone did predict the winner accurately (we almost did), they would likely not have expected the road to the finals to be what it was.

Minnesota Home Series Results: Day 1


The Minnesota Home Series results begin on Friday, June 12, where day one of the competition began. This is where the group stage kicked off and the first four matches of the event started. Going into it, we thought we had some of these matches predicted but we were a bit wrong.

For the most part, though, day one mostly stuck to what we expected but it laid the groundwork for day two where everything would just go crazy. One thing that is worth noting about this whole weekend is the sheer number of game fives that happened.

A vast majority of the matches this weekend had the results be 3-2 for the end of the match. This is because each of the teams gave it their all and forced it to go to a tiebreaker in many of the matches, making for a tough competition and even more fun event to watch.

If you haven’t watched some of these matches yet on demand, we highly recommend that you turn around now and watch them before reading further for our Minnesota Home Series results analysis. If you’re still here, the first match of the event kicked off with two lower bracket teams.

Toronto Ultra faced off against Los Angeles Guerrillas, the latter of which just had some major changes happen. The competition was stiff but the changes the Guerrillas made paid off nicely and they were able to defeat the odds to win against Toronto in the first match of the day, three to two.

The second match to come up will go down as one of the most controversial matches in the history of the league: Atlanta FaZe versus Seattle Surge. While we expected this to be mostly a blowout, that wasn’t the case as Atlanta FaZe was greatly challenged by Seattle Surge.

In fact, despite the close nature of the event, Seattle started strong and won the first two games of the match. People began to believe that FaZe would lose to one of the worst teams in the league and that almost happened.

But after Seattle’s second win, a controversial technical issue occurred and the game was put on hold for roughly 30 minutes. Once the game resumed, the competition was still close but Atlanta was able to barely win three to two in the closest match of Search and Destroy we have ever seen.

People in the chat were calling the game rigged after the break as it did lead to a loss for Seattle who might have won the match had the break not happened. It isn’t uncommon for unexpected breaks like that to kill a team’s vibe and momentum, allowing the other team to catch a break and catch up.

This led to a third match that was also a three to two. This one was one of the most anticipated matches of the event and featured the rivals Florida Mutineers and Chicago Huntsmen face off once again. Florida revealed that it had learned from its own Home Series and was able to win this match.

The fourth and final match of the night was the marquee one, featuring Dallas Empire and the hosts Minnesota Rokkr. Though it was meant to be the marquee one, it was the least entertaining of the four matches on day one, leading to Dallas winning three rounds to one.

Day 2 Results: Game 5s Everywhere


Going into day two, we had our clear leaders from the first day and some of them were quite surprising. But we didn’t expect what would happen in day two with some of the most insane matches and results ever. It began with the winners from day one, Florida and LA, battling it out.

This went about as expected, with Florida winning the match three to one. This was followed by the highly anticipated matchup of Atlanta and Dallas, the latter of which was one of two teams to beat them. Though it was close, Atlanta came out on top three rounds to two.

This was followed by one of the only blowouts in the tournament where Chicago Huntsmen was able to make a comeback and beat Toronto Ultra three rounds to nothing. This was followed by a surprising match of Minnesota Rokkr and Seattle Surge.

Normally, we would have predicted that Minnesota would win this, but Seattle was hot off of its near-win against Atlanta the day before and was able to beat Minnesota three rounds to two. But that wasn’t even the most surprising match of the event as the next one was.

In a tiebreaker match, Chicago Huntsmen faced off against Los Angeles Guerrillas and it was much closer than anyone expected. Los Angeles was able to show up and defeat Chicago three rounds to two, securing their place in the finals for the first time.

The final match of the day was Dallas Empire versus Seattle and though the team had done well up until this point, it all came apart against Dallas. Dallas Empire was able to win this match easily three rounds to nothing; the only other blowout of the entire event.

Day 3 Results: Atlanta FaZe Is Knocked Down


This all led to a final day of the weekend where the four finalists of Los Angeles Guerrillas, Atlanta FaZe, Florida Mutineers, and Dallas Empire faced off against one another. Overall, this was largely what we expected besides the fact that Los Angeles was able to beat out Chicago who is somewhat on a downward spiral.

In the first match of the finals, Atlanta FaZe faced off against Los Angeles Guerrillas and this match confirmed the shakiness that Atlanta is having currently. For some reason, the team showed its most flawed and inconsistent performance this past weekend.

They almost lost to Los Angeles, winning still three rounds to two. This was followed by the second finals of the day where Florida Mutineers and Dallas Empire faced off. Florida was able to keep the momentum and upturn going, winning this match-three rounds to two.

The final match of the event was Florida Mutineers versus Atlanta FaZe where any other day, we would have placed our bets on Atlanta FaZe. But for some reason, Atlanta was slacking this past weekend and showing some signs of weakness that we hadn’t seen before.

Unfortunately, they weren’t able to pull out the late-game strength that it normally has and lost to Florida in the finals three rounds to one.

Florida Mutineers Win Second Home Series Weekend


The Minnesota Home Series results gave Florida Mutineers its second Home Series Weekend win of the season. This puts it up there with Dallas Empire, Atlanta FaZe, and Chicago Huntsmen as the fourth team to reach that point. So far, no team has been able to get a third as if it is almost a curse.

It was a bit surprising that Atlanta wasn’t able to win this event, but even more surprising that Chicago Huntsmen failed to make it out of the group stage of the event. This could point to a bit of a downturn in both top tier teams as we head into the final stretch of this season.

In a similar vein, this event confirmed that Minnesota Rokkr might not be the team we thought they were in the league as this is the third event in a row where Rokkr failed to make it out of the group stage. This is really bad news for the team at its home event where it could have made a change.

On the other hand, Florida Mutineers was a team that we were worried about but they were successfully able to reinvent themselves and show this weekend that they are still in the competition and mean business as one of the best teams in the league, defeating the top three teams to win the championship for the weekend.

New Call of Duty League Standings


As you might expect, the Call of Duty League standings are quite a bit different from what they were before with only some changes but others that are on the way. You can find the full Call of Duty League standings up until this point below from first place to last place:

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

Overall, it is largely the same except for the fact that Atlanta FaZe has reclaimed its spot at the top and likely will keep it for a while now. After all, Chicago Huntsmen have played one more event than Atlanta and so the team is likely to rise, so long as it recovers from this past weekend.

On the other hand, Florida Mutineers had its best event yet with its second win and is encroaching on the top three teams with Dallas Empire in its sights while Minnesota Rokkr falls further and further behind. Fortunately for Los Angeles and Seattle, they are no longer the worst teams in the league.

Next Up: Paris Legion Home Series


Because of a recent delay, you won’t have to wait too much longer for the next event in the league. The Call of Duty League Paris Legion Home Series event will kick off this upcoming weekend with some intense competition on the way.

While not nearly as interesting as this past weekend, it still could turn out to be fun as no event is purely predictable at this point in the season. Here are the eight teams that will compete in the upcoming Home Series Weekend event, hosted by Paris Legion:

  • Florida Mutineers
  • Paris Legion
  • Dallas Empire
  • London Royal Ravens
  • OpTic Gaming LA
  • New York Subliners
  • Toronto Ultra
  • Atlanta FaZe

Those eight teams are divided into Group A of hosts Paris Legion, Florida Mutineers, London Royal Ravens, and Dallas Empire while Group B has New York Subliners, OpTic Gaming LA, Atlanta FaZe, and Toronto Ultra. The event will happen this weekend, Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21.

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